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HDEA Mini 3.5mm Flexible Microphone for PC
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Plug the Sound Adapter into your USB port, and then plug your headphones into the Adapter. Ta-Da! 7.1 Channel sound without the investment in a whole set of speakers!
Replaces the need for a traditional Sound Card
Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound experience
Advanced C-Media 108 or equiv. Chipset
Plug n’ Play USB interface – installs in seconds
1x 3.5mm audio Jack; 1x 3.5mm microphone Jack
Built-in digital Class B amplifier
Compact and stylish design – ideal for Notebooks
Ideal for Games, DVD entertainment and businesses
Compatible with Microsoft® Windows 98/ME/2000/XP,
Vista®, Windows7™ and MAC OS® 8.6+
Integral Volume, Mute and LED functionality
Approx. weight 51 grams
More Information A Sound investment for your Computer. Do you have a Notebook, Netbook or Desktop PC and need to connect your existing Stereo Speakers or Headset and Microphone but do not have the common 3.5mm Phono Jacks available? Are you looking for the latest virtual 7.1 surround sound for your Gaming or Multimedia experience? The new USB-SOUND7 from Dynamode is the ideal solution. Small and compact, the Plug n’ Play USB adapter simply plugs into any available USB Port on the Computer and allows immediate connection of Speakers, Headphones and/or Microphone into the standard 3.5mm Phono jacks located at the rear of the adapter. What’s more it used the acclaimed C-Media chipset for outstanding realism in the world of surround sound by using the Xear 3-D simulation software. Integral Volume and Microphone mute status, the new USB-SOUND7 is the ideal surround sound solution for Windows® and MAC® OS X systems.
Product code : MICDYNUSB-SOUND7x6
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The first point to clear up in response to reviews saying that there is no 7.1 sound or that the left and right speakers are reversed, is that YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE AND DRIVERS to enable the 7.1 functionality. The Xear 3D software provides lots of effects functions as well as providing the option to swap left and right channels.
So to be clear, the device does not come with a CD containing any software. The unit will download the generic drivers it needs to operate when you first plug it in, but the associated Cmedia / Xear3D device management software that provides control over the 7.1 effects etc. needs to be separately downloaded and installed. I use DriverGenius software to automatically detect new drivers and download them but you should also be able to find it by searching for Cmedia CM108 drivers and/or Xear 3D.
I suspect this device is being sold cheaply because it doesn't have the software bundled with it, but once you have tracked down and installed the software it is excellent! I have uploaded screen-shots of Cmedia / Xear3D software to the product description. Hope this helps !
Plug headset Mic into back of TV
headset headphone into soundcard
Plug soundcard into USB socket on PS3.
Config PS3 to use soundcard for micophone input and sound out as normal
Can now have chat and game audio at same time.
First of all, keep one thing in mind: IT IS NOT a 7.1 sound adapter! This adapter has 1 input and 1 output sockets, to connect 7.1 or 5.1 properly you need 4 and 2 sockets.
First thing i came to notice after removing the dilivery packaging is word "virtual 7.1" (Which basically means "not real"). That made me glad it was cheap and I got it for testing and not using. Virtual 7.1 (or simulated as packaging says) is supposed to give you the effect of 7.1 through a headset, which made me wonder, where the does "1" in "7.1" go, there is no way a headset can simulate a subwoofer, nor can it boost the bass without risk of burning the headset. Furthermore, 2 speakers cannot provide 5 directional sound (not to mention 7).
When i actually tried it out on 5.1 speakers and a normal headset i noticed 2 things.
Speakers: no "3d", not even a 3d effect, it worked like normal stereo sound card.
Headset: Bass as well as most of other low frequency sounds actually dissapeared or faded to the point where i could bearly hear them, only high frequency sound remained unchanged (or maybe amplified a bit).
Overall, if your sound card burned down this might be a good thing to have until you get get a proper one, but it's not the kind I would like to be using.
Update: Figured out that the press-able casing over the mute buttons had come lose and were pressing into the buttons inside, causing the mute/unmute problems. Managed to pull the shell open with surprising ease to refit the lose part - in fairness I have raised rating from 2 to 3 stars, but find the outer build quality poor compared to the decent sound quality it produces. If this was the same sound card housed in a solid case, with better buttons I would happily pay a few quid more.
The sound quality is dire though and no matter how much I messed around with graphic equalizers and other settings it still sounds very tinny, no base at all. The volume switches on the device sometimes work and are at best a bit laggy. I found it easiest to set the device volume quite low and control the actual volume though Windows Media Player or whatever program you intend to use it with.
However, for a couple of quid it does work. But not very well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I initially bought this as a way to do stuff with podcasting, but now it's being used to convert one of my headsets into a USB headset instead. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Andy K / Stormkeeper
Buy cheap you get what you pay for. It's basic and can't seem to determine the outputs intermittentlying malfunctionsPublished 9 months ago by Scotty
It was ok but didn't take look to fall apart. Also really slow to Deliver.Published 11 months ago by Bradley Bennett
Arrived well within timescale and do exactly what I want them to do.Published 11 months ago by Stuart Munro
Doesn't really work (It works but with A LOT OF STATIC) + at the time it said that it was "Buy one get one free" of course I didn't get another one. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Steffan Jones
Great sound for price, but only lasted a couple of monthsPublished 13 months ago by Ian M hutchinson