Pros: This is a hot little gadget, the blue vacuum tube glow is a sweet design. So as far as looks goes, its awesome. Luckily, it sounds pretty awesome too. Definitely an improvement over my dell vostro V130 laptop sound. The sound is good on its own, but once I installed the 5.1 software and pressed t...
Cons: Word of caution! I initially had this plugged into a USB hub and all i heard was crackle, crackle, crackle! I thought it wasn't going to work, but then I had the genius idea to plug it directly into the laptop USB port and eureka, no problems after that.
Summary: The sound driver for my notebook doesn't recover from hibernate without a reboot. No such issues with this adapter. I was seeking better sound and a more stable device and achieved both with this adapter. Good job, Iogear!
Pros: My best results have been with a good quality stereo, 2-ch source. The soundfield through my Senheisser headphones is noticibly improved. Small size is great for my notebook.
Summary: vacuum tube design with blue glow is kinda cool..but sound sucks
Pros: None really..may be, the old vacuum tube looks and glow
Cons: This adapter is meant for experiencing DTS surround sound. I was hoping that it would some how make stereo sound clearer and distinct. But even after trying it out with a number of 5.1-channel test audio clips (from THX, DTS itself), I did not find it impressive at all. To me it does nothing but ...