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Customer Reviews for StarTech Startech 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio

StarTech Startech 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio

Enhance the audio performance of your computing setup with this StarTech 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card. It easily connects to any computer or laptop via a USB 2.0 port. The SPDIF sound card supports both digital and analog audio for 7.1 channel audio applications without any additional software. The two included 3.5mm mini jacks let you connect the StarTech sound card's output to external speakers or to any other audio output system. Easy-to-reach volume control and mute buttons on the top of the external sound card unit provide you with a convenient way to manage the audio output with just one touch. Two external microphone inputs add even more versatility to your audio setup, as well as providing recording functionality to your computer or laptop.
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Review 1 for Startech 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio

Very good and priced right

03/19/2012
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I bought this for my lap top to play music to a sound system and still monitor through the headphone output. It works well and is a bargain if you need such a device.
Recommends this product? Yes
+5points
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Posted 05/28/2013
Would like to know if this prouduct will allow me to record from my turntable to my PC?
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Review 2 for Startech 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio

Record Audio With Startech

06/09/2013
By ,
Atlanta Ga.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I bought this item because I needed to record some audio from my turntables but my laptop doesn't recognized external input via mic jack. This sound card did exactly what I needed with great sound quality. Also, when headphones are connected to the sound card the sound is much louder than when they are plugged directly into my laptop. Worked great on Windows 7, not so much on Windows 8.
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Once per week
+7points
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Review 3 for Startech 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio

Works Great - needs better documentation

11/13/2014
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
The unit works great. Took me a few hours to discover how to figure out how the software actually worked. The documentation is lacking and there's nothing on it on the Internet. Once I figured out the software I was able to get my 5.1 surround system to work. I'm able to control the levels of each speaker - to some extent. And am able to simulate 5.1 surround with 2.1 media streams.
There is a good deal of 'bleed' between the channels; but for <$30 I can't complain.
The Line-In works - but it doesn't seem to pass through the same signal processing as the primary media stream - so you lose a lot of controls for anything connected through the line-in jack. I haven't actually used the Headphone or Mic jacks - I figure my laptop has enough mics already :-)
Recommends this product? Yes
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Review 4 for Startech 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio

Great price, easy setup

09/04/2011
By ,
Freedom, NY
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I bought this for the computer at my church. I run the multimedia ministry. We needed a new soundcard and I like the option of an external usb sound card. I can use it on my laptop or switch it to the church desktop. I run a sound board to the computer to record sermons, and run music to the sound board from the computer thru the Startech. Multipel inputs and outputs make this easy. Also a volume control on the Startech gives me more options. The music is much more powerfull than the thru the onboard sound that I blew out on the computer.
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5 out of 5
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Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
+13points
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Review 5 for Startech 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio

Adapter is great for adding surround sound to a PC

06/02/2013
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Enfield, NC
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
My computer would NOT play through the built in adapter. The sound was only mono. My new adapter fixed all of this. My sound is now awesome. The sub-woofer blasts and the rear speakers add a new dimension to my listening experience. Thanks.
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Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
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Recommends this product? Yes
Age:65 or older
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
+2points
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Review 6 for Startech 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio

barryahargett

02/20/2014
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Hayden Alabama
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A friend recommended this product to me and I'm recommending it to you. It works great with excellent sound. No problems found in this unit. Thanks for a good product "again " .
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Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
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