Summary: Seems to make everything sound better. Many inputs and outputs for a less expensive audio adapter. Blue light is kind of bright that flashes and is a little annoying in low lighting but that is easily covered up. Allowed me to choose stereo mix recording which is one of the reasons I got this audio adapter. Nice little device.
Summary: I am completely satisfied with the purchase of the Vantec USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter. I use it mostly to modify the sound from my laptop to my speakers. The accompanying software gives me broad options on how I can modify the sound coming from my HP Windows 7 Computer to my external speakers. This unit also has an enormous amount of other features. Many of which I have yet to use.
Summary: I have been using this sound card as a replacement for the onboard sound on my Acer desktop for about two weeks now. It's connected to a Klipsch 2.1 computer speaker system and everything sounds great. This was a cheaper and easier alternative to putting a sound card in the computer, especially since it is a very small, compact desktop. Other reviews have mentioned the bright blue blinking light on the top, and though it is annoying, it is easily covered up.
Summary: This external USB sound capture card is similar to units costing a bit more but still offers the same features. Construction is good and driver installation was easy using Windows XP. I cannot comment on the more advanced features as I'm using this unit to capture a mono audio source using the line input. But, for what it does it works well for me. I wouldn't hesitate buying another or recommending it to others.