Summary: Wow, this was a great item. It works great with my computer. I mainly use it for my dj equipment. Simple to plug in, although configuring it maybe slightly complicated,for certain electronics.
Summary: Though I have 5.1 Sub woofer set in Home I wanted to have one in My Boarding place. There for I purchased this Product & It realy works well. Quality is Super. Installed Drivers automatically. My Only Worry is I couldnt Install the relevent software downloaded from Zalman Website.
Summary: I wanted a small external usb sound card for my linux/xbmc multimedia center. Stereo sound is working out of the box, 5.1 wont (no AC5.1 driver/setting found at the moment). Channel mapping is working with alsa (rear speakers output the same sound as the front speakers). It fits my needs.
Summary: Works GREAT. Sometimes, however, if you put your computer in "sleep" mode and awaken it, you have to disconnect, then reconnect the USB connector to "refresh" the unit, and it works again. But it does a super job of creating 5.1 surround from a 2.0 (Dell) laptop!
Summary: I bought it due to its relatively low cost. Now that I've used it, it would have been a deal for twice the money paid. It is actually fairly good! The 5.1 optical with 3.5mm adapter meshes well with my entertainment system. Honestly for a low-cost USB 5.1...it cannot be beat.
Summary: surround on a laptop can't beat the price of the refurbs plugged it in and driver automatically loaded. chsnged number of speakers in Windows Sound/speakers/configure VLC Tools/Preferences - show settings: all audio/output modules - choose waveout or direct x audio/output modules/waveout or direct x...