Summary: I bought this product to connect my home-theater PC to my receiver. Although I had an HDMI port, I wanted to use it separately to connect to the TV and use the surround sound only when needed. The optical connection of this device works well and passes through digital encoding without any problem. I can easily switch between the TV speakers (HDMI) and the surround sound (Optical) with the computer.
Pros: Added features, Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Optical port
Summary: This item is truly Plug and Play. Simply plug it in, no software to install and begin listening to its high quality digital sound output via your computer's speaker.You just cannot buy a comparable sound card for less than what this little beauty costs. Why would anyone want to pay more when this little dungle can get the job done right and at a really good price? The only thing that isn't so great about this item is that it outputs in stereo only. Thank you, J & R!
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, True Digital Stero sound
Summary: My laptop had the sound system go out, so that the volume needed to remain low or an extremely loud screech would emit from the failing speakers, and the headphone jack didn't produce any sound. Turtle Beach Micro II USB Analog & Digital Audio Adapter by Turtle Beach provides a perfect bypass so that I may now use external speakers at any volume for great sound quality. Excellent product! Excellent price!
Pros: Added features, Comfortable, Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, No Software to Install
Summary: I use this with an Acer netbook running Ubuntu 10.04. The onboard sound is pretty poor -- this adapter takes up almost no room and sounds great. I also use it to stream audio to my stereo with an optical "cable." The only thing I would change, if I could, is the "power on" LED. Why do companies insist on using high intensity blue LEDs just to tell us the power is on? A nice, comfortable, low power red LED would work just fine (and not periodically blind me!).
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality
Summary: Fantastic product that works out of the box for the WinXP (PC) and the latest Mac OS X (5.8 I think). No compatibility problems at all! I use this for streaming uncompressed AIFF/MP3 files (stereo) from my Mac and PCs to my audio system over an optical SPDIF interface. I haven't tried it with the analog audio out yet. I note that it wasn't able to stream Dolby Digital / DTS from my laptops, but I'm not sure if it's because I haven't configured something properly.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact Design, Compatible w Mac and PC, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality