Summary: Problems that I had were because there were 2 audio drivers - one is 5.1 and the other stereo. I use it with true 5.1 headphones - Roccat allows me to test each sound channel so it does work fully for 5.1. At full volume there is hiss, but it is negligible and could come from the laptop? - it does have the right connection types unlike the Creative Labs one for £50 using 5.1 Roccat headphones.
Summary: I have 2 of these for a duel DJ set up, 2 laptops, Exteranl harddrives and soundcards. All is well on one laptop but the other seems to have difficulty seeing the soundcard. After 3 or 4 start ups, extreme pain in the ass, it sometimes sees it but not always. Light wait and very plastic, it does not shout quality at you but sound is good when working. The mute button on top can get knocked in a work set up and then you panic as to why no sound is coming out.
Trust Sound Expert 510EX USB 5.1 Sound Expert External: Does exactly what it says on the tin.... but nothing else.
13 August 2010
Summary: Mac users will no doubt be aware that if you're using an iMac as your desktop computer then you're limiting your expandability options to a memory upgrade somewhere down the line. My work and living room computer is unfortunately an iMac and when I wanted to fit it out with surround sound, I encounter the Apple expandability roadblock. I'm not sure what output sockets modern iMacs come equipped with but mine, circa 2006, comes only with a simple 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pros: Will output surround sound from any USB equipped computer.
Cons: Only supports windows out of the box, cheap construction, only plays exactly what's fed to it.
Summary: It does what it needs to - I have only used it in order to get a Line In port on a laptop which didn't have one - and it does this absolutely fine. It is smaller than it looks in the picture, so don't be put off by that. Feels relatively solid, although I'm not sure I'd want to rely on it once I'd dropped it a few times!
Summary: I purchased this item after reading various reviews,which i took with a pinch of salt.After all they sell by the thousand,so a few bad reviews are to be expected.WRONG!Things started well,all installed & running within 15 mins.Then, click, no sound. Windows media player showed 'media changing'.The screen was then frozen,I could not exit,I was unable to close the window or to turn off my computer.The only way I could get any response was to remove the usb plug to the...
Summary: Some of the reviews on here are just silly, this external sound card for £20 does what it says on the tin, it works on a Windows Vista Laptop fine..(the drivers come on the disk), you can hook up 5.1 speaker systems to it, not sure if it supports 7.1 properly. The reason i bought this sound card is because I couldnt go another song not hearing any bass from my laptop speakers, all the 6 speakers work fine.
Summary: I generally agree with ShineBella - the instructions are all wrong, check the internet. Apart from that, there were no set up problems, The driver included is quite good too. In fact, when it wants to work the sound card works well too, but at roughly £20 it is just a cheap sound card and I'm not the only one to complain here of a crackling which kicks in after a couple of hours of the sound card being in operation.
Summary: I needed a new soundcard as I had just purchased a 5.1 setup. As I already parted with alot of my hard earned money for the speakers I didn't want to pay much more for a soundcard. BIG mistake..... After about 30 mins, if you are listening to music or watching a film it will speed up by more than double the speed and crackle. The only way to stop it is to close WMA or the program your watching your film on or listening to music on and re-open it.