Summary: I love this product. It is a separate audio card. Also, comes with a USB cord extension. This way it does not stick out too much from the USB port. My Toshiba Laptop does not silence the speaker after plugging in my headphones. The USB Sound Card solves this problem for me.
Summary: Well priced and easy to setup. Drivers are required for this so it's not plug and play. Driver installation does require a restart. No bloated software either which is a big plus for me!
Pros: Easy to install. Works well for systems without 3.5mm jack for mic and earphones/speakers. Comes with an extender so you don't have it getting in the way of your other USB devices. No bloated software to install to get the drivers.
Cons: Noticeable hiss. Makes a popping sound when plugging in.
Summary: I bought this product to fix a problem with my sound card but it wasn't the right fix for the problem. BUT what a pleasant surprise as far as the sound is concerned. I really enjoy listening to music or anything actually with this piece of equipment. Low price,but the quality of the sound is great.