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Virtual 7.1 USB Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card

Turn a USB port into a virtual 7.1 channel Sound Card

Product ID: ICUSBAUDIO7

  • Compliant with USB audio device class specification 1.0
  • Built-in volume control buttons
  • USB 2.0 compliant host interface and USB Audio Device Class specification 1.0
  • No drivers required for Windows XP/2000/Vista/7
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Overview

This USB to Audio Adapter lets you connect headphones or speakers, and a microphone to your computer without the need to unplug other devices!

Compliant with USB 2.0 and USB audio device specification 1.0, this USB to audio adapter couldn't be any simpler to install.

Compatible with Windows 98SE and up, the USB Audio Adapter integrates into any computer environment, providing superb sound quality and convenience that can't be matched.

Included with the USB Audio Adapter is the Xear 3D software for virtual 7.1 channel sound for use with Windows XP and Windows Vista™.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Add speaker/headphone and MIC to almost any USB system without having to install drivers
  • Built-in volume and mute controls and virtual 7.1 audio output for Windows
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

Add audio support to almost any USB enabled computer system

Replace a failed onboard audio port for desktops or laptops

Listen to 7.1 surround sound audio from regular headphones

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Chipset ID C-Media - CM108
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male
2 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 90°C (-40°F to 194°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Product Height 0.6 in [14 mm]
Product Length 2.2 in [57 mm]
Product Weight 0.5 oz [14 g]
Product Width 1 in [25.4 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.9 oz [82 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB to Audio Adapter
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016

Certifications

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Virtual 7.1 USB Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card

Customer Reviews

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(5 stars) It works perfectly

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Motherboard sound card damaged on older computer that still works perfectly. Couldn't source a PCI sound card. This was the perfectly simple solution. All sound functionality still controlled from the Windows interface. Best solution for solving a troublesome problem.
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(2 stars) interesting piece

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not sure why they went all the way to 7.1 with it. I would never use this to power a 7.1 surround sound system? definitely not something you want hanging out of your computer for a long length of time especially if you have a speaker and mic cable hooked to it. it really pulls on the connection. the buttons on the device are also odd. of course im going to control everthing on my computer. plus the buttons are so small and there is no indicator to see what your doing with the buttons you have to look at the computer for that so they're really kind useless and in the way. I guess its digiital sound. not sure. as far as quality I hear no difference compared to my realtek integrated card. basically this an emergency piece for when the integrated card on your laptop has gone bust. just be careful when u have it all plugged in.... its really a disaster waiting to happen.
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(5 stars) Just what I needed

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Sounds were coming from my laptop computer but not from the sound jack. This device solved my problem and now I can get wonderful sound to go through my movie protector. This device is great!
Quality of Product (5/5)
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