Summary: I bought a second one to replace the first and everything worked good again for the first few months and then the same problem. The audio jacks aren't meant to last on this thing at all.
Pros: Cheap alternative to failed ports or for older cases which don't have front jacks.
Cons: Lousy construction. Not meant to last nor for a gamer. I bought this to replace a failed audio connector on my case. After a few months, the audio jacks loose connection. Either the mic on my headset goes out and nobody can hear me on voice communication software, or I can only hear out of one side (Left or Right) of my headphones (ANNOYING)!
Summary: I had questions about device specific to cabling and the manufacturer quickly responded. they shipped quickly and at a very good price. Once I went to install in my case, found that the audio cable was going to be about one inch too short. Called the manufacturer and was told that an extension cable would be mailed out that day. No complaints at all on this purchase.
Summary: Followed the wire diagram, took a lot of careful attention, wiring going here ..., but it hooked up alright. It was a little snug and had to use a stronger push than I would have expected, but that could be the case as much as the bay. Good product and oh so convenient!
Summary: This is NOT a front panel hub, each of the 4 USB ports requires its own individual header MOB or expansion card. If you want additional headers for card reader etc in this day of limited MOB expansion slots, good luck. The natural aluminum housing is just natural, no anodizing of any kind. The front panel of the unit we received was not bent squarely.
Pros: Installation was straightforward, no hiccups. Now I have easily accessible audio and USB ports!
Cons: DON'T USE USB AND HEADPHONES! With headphones plugged in I can hear a very loud clicking interference noise. It goes away when I unplug my USB cables from this device. Luckily I have other USB ports on the front of my computer. They should have shielded the audio. I don't notice the interference with my powered speakers, but it's painful with headphones.