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StarTech ICUSBAUDIO7D
8.9 out of 10

StarTech ICUSBAUDIO7D

This versatile External USB Sound Card/Audio Adapter offers a hi Read more

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Reviews and Problems with StarTech ICUSBAUDIO7D

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Overall 4
4.0

Strange Recording Problem

Thomas L., Newegg
15 July 2015
  • Pros: Mostly worked as promised. Connected very easily, does NOT need to be reconnected after laptop standby.
  • Cons: I bought this specifically for a laptop that is more or less permanently connected to my stereo. The output was fine, though I used the stereo out only. But I needed this to be able to record, since the laptop did not have a stereo input. I would guess that I had ripped from vinyl about 16 hours ...
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Overall 10
10

Great device!

Alexander H., Newegg
23 May 2015
  • Summary: In order to get it to work with your VM you must use either the vSphere local client or the web client. If you RDP to it, it will just pick it up as a generic device.
  • Pros: Fantastic sounds card! Great price and lots of options! I am using it with ESXi5.5 in a PowerEdge R710 to pass audio from my weather radios and police/EMS scanners to my audio streaming server.
  • Cons: None at the moment
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Overall 10
10

EXTERNAL SOUND CARD

RICHARD F., Newegg
7 May 2015
  • Pros: Arrived on time, installed easily, worked the first time even without loading the driver. Loaded the driver and I think it sounds even better. Solved a problem for me without having to go inside and install something on the motherboard. That was a problem because it is hard to find a sound board ...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Great

Michael W., Newegg
27 January 2015
  • Summary: If you have newer stereo equipment with spidf those in and out those are on the back so it might look better sitting on a desk.
  • Pros: Works well with Windows 8.1 and surround speakers, Mine are 5.1. The default drivers provided by windows operate without trouble, try it out before using the provided CD. The power light is not obtrusive when watching a movie in the dark. Volume control and mute buttons work too.
  • Cons: Small form factor means the USB input is on the back and the stereo jacks on the front. That means it doesn't look very pretty sitting on your desktop. My old phillips psc805 aurilium was bigger but looked and functioned better as a desktop audio controller.
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Overall 10
10

Thank you God for this LOL

AquaLady85, Walmart
18 January 2015
  • Summary: I have a old PC and the internal sound went out & I use this as a replacement... It works wonderful... I would really recommend it to anyone... Only thing is it took a lifetime for me to receive this after I ordered it...smh, but in spite of that... I'm so grateful my computer sound works again...
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Overall 10
10

plug and play win 8.1

Michael W., Newegg
14 January 2015
  • Pros: Surround Sound worked with the default drivers installed by Windows 8.1, I have a Lenovo Mix 2 and it works great.
  • Cons: Audio Jacks in the front usb in the back, so it doesn't look clean sitting on a desktop.
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Overall 4
4.0

Will not Produce 7.1 or 5.1 Channel Surround Sound on Win 8.1!!! Confirmed by StarTech Technical Support

Happidaddi, Amazon
24 September 2014
  • Summary: This device will not produce 7.1 or even 5.1 channel surround sound on Win 8.1. After spending 40 mins on the phone with Star Tech technical support, he got back on the phone and said that their senior developers had informed him the unit will not generate more than 2.1 channels on Win 8.1.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect

mike d, Amazon
15 May 2014
  • Summary: Works as described I have a TON of music and this sends my audio out to my Pioneer SC-1222 . I tried a dvd-a with DTS and my receiver was able to use all channels. 2 channel via optical was also cleaner.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Sound

E. Adsett, Amazon
1 May 2014
  • Summary: When used with a good set of personal surround sound speakers such as the Limitless Creations X806, the sound is superb.
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Overall 8
8.0

PITA but worth it

H. Schwab, Amazon
2 April 2014
  • Summary: Not as good as a creative card but for use with a macbook pro or any laptop it is worth it. Takes a little time to set up and reading the instructions is almost a must. Reason for 4 stars is the card does not like to readily switch to headphones from speakers and vise versa Works with Windows 8.1...
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