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 ...
Summary: Apparently supports 7.1 audio on every semi-recent Windows OS (even 2000) EXCEPT 8.1. Latest driver on their web page has a note indicating only 2.1 audio is supported on Windows 8.1--and I can't imagine anyone needing to buy an external device for stereo, given pretty much every motherboard these...
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.
Perfect to connect Bose QuietComfort 25 to a stubborn desktop PC
4 January 2015
Summary: This unit is the final solution for anyone whose PC audio hardware won't get along with a "Made for iPhone" headset. In the past few weeks I've gone through a series of 3.5mm TRRS to 2x3.5mm TRS splitter cables trying to get a Bose QuietComfort 25 to work for PC gaming voice chat.
This was a good solution for me instead of buying and installing a ...
28 September 2014
Summary: Works as a described. Plugged into free USB port on a PC running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 64-bit and it automatically installed the drivers, plugged in my computer speaker cable into the headphone icon jack on the StarTech.com USB Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card ICUSBAUDIOB, and had...
Will not Produce 7.1 or 5.1 Channel Surround Sound on Win 8.1!!! Confirmed by StarTech Technical Support
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.
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.