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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
£20.99 GBP exc VAT
£25.19 GBP inc VAT
340+ In stock
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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, 2019
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 1.4 cm [0.6 in]
Product Length 57 mm [2.2 in]
Product Width 25.4 mm [1 in]
Weight of Product 14 g [0.5 oz]
Packaging Information
Package Height 31 mm [1.2 in]
Package Length 17.3 cm [6.8 in]
Package Width 14.6 cm [5.7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 82 g [2.9 oz]
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, 2019

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Virtual 7.1 USB Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card

Customer Reviews

4 (5 reviews)
4 out of 5 stars
Quality of Product
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(3 stars)

By: vk7kwb
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Matt, Customer Support
We're sorry to hear the disc for our ICUSBAUDIO7 was damaged. The drivers for this adapter can be found here: https://www.startech.com/ICUSBAUDIO7#dnlds . If you require assistance, please feel free to contact us at www.startech.com/support where our Technical Advisors are available 24-hours a day, 5-days a week to provide support.

(5 stars) Best of breed

By: JoeK
We need an external sound card to ship with our sound systems because many internal sound cards are too noisy. We have tested 27 external cards. Many are cheap unbranded Chinese knock-offs. This was by far the best sound card we found. It has a C-Media CM108 chip. It has excellent gain and low noise. It is expensive however.
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(5 stars) It works perfectly

By: Stephan
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

By: rpsabq
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.
Quality of Product (1/5)
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(5 stars) Just what I needed

By: Berty
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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