Startech.com USB Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card

Mfg.Part: ICUSBAUDIO2D | CDW Part: 3134644 | UNSPSC: 43201502
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  • Add an SPDIF digital audio output and standard 3.5mm audio/microphone connections to your system through USB
  • USB Stereo Audio Adapter
  • External Sound Card w/ SPDIF Out
  • USB Sound Card Adapter
  • USB to Audio Converter
  • USB SPDIF Sound Card
  • USB DAC
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Main Features
  • Add an SPDIF digital audio output and standard 3.5mm audio/microphone connections to your system through USB
  • USB Stereo Audio Adapter
  • External Sound Card w/ SPDIF Out
  • USB Sound Card Adapter
  • USB to Audio Converter
  • USB SPDIF Sound Card
  • USB DAC
  • USB Audio Adapter
  • 4 position TRRS headset with Mic supported
  • 16in Attached USB Cable
Add an SPDIF digital audio output and standard 3.5mm audio/microphone connections to your system through USB. The ICUSBAUDIO2D External USB Sound Card lets you add an S/PDIF digital audio output and standard 3.5mm analog audio/microphone connections to your system through USB - a convenient way to bypass or replace an internal sound card without having to open the computer case.

For home-theater quality sound, the USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter) offers 96KHz / 24-bit sampling rates for both playback and recording, and a 3.5mm S/PDIF port with support for Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (AC3) and DTS pass-through (5.1 surround sound is supported in Windows only).

This versatile USB audio adapter features an integrated 3.5mm 4-position TRRS connection for your headphones or combination headset/microphone. Also a convenient external volume control for quick adjustments, a hardware EQ switch for Bass or Treble boosting, and an LED status bar to display the current sampling rate.

Startech.com USB Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small with Big Features! This is a very small (it surprised me, I thought it would be a lot bigger) external USB sound card with lets you have great sound for both headphones and for normal cheap microphones (more so than if you connect them to your microphone in on your motherboard sound card (or any internal sound cards I've ever tried). If you need great sound for your PC or laptop and you're on a budget (and even if you're not on a budget), this is the one for you.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sub-$100 home theater/stereo investment ever I run a tri-amp system that predominantly plays all channel stereo from my .flac library. I am most definitely an audiophile and there is certainly a SQ improvement using this device. I have a 3.5mm spdif to optical audio hooked straight to amp 1 as opposed to laptop media port (? Is that what it's called) to HDMI to TV then optical out to amp 1. I recommend setting the main volume to 85% player at 100% then adjust amps from there. Last night I set up Dolby Atmos for headphones free trial plugin, enabled 7.1 virtual surround and hooked my velodyne cans to this device. I was blown away with the AC3-encoded Valerian and the city of 1000 planets swarming around the headphones. Top notch product, startech. Hurry up and make an android app/plugin so I can enjoy my .flacs on my LG g5 with neutron! Also, send me some devices to review on my blog. You guys rock!
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No need to replace your sound card It has become a hassle to replace any type of card inside my computers. I used to do it all the time, back in the day when computers were simple. But now, what kind of buss to I have, what type of memory - I no longer have the knowledge to confidently upgrade or change out components. I'll bet there are a lot of folks in the same situation. The sound on my favorite old computer got so bad I almost got rid of it. I couldn't even understand the spoken word. But I decide to try the Startech External Sound Card first and it worked flawlessly. Simply plugged it in and ran the software - Wa La I was listening to great music once again. I have bought other Startech products and they too proved to be good products, so I doubt I will have any trouble with this one.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as you would expect I purchased this adapter a month or so ago with the primary goal of getting an optical output out of my Windows 10 PC. It works like a charm. Obviously, I was looking to get high quality output. This too was delivered.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beware Windows 10 users This seems like a great product but I get an error when I try to install on my windows 10 laptop. Because I cannot install the driver, I have to plug in the device then plug headphones into it in order to hear any sound. Wish they would update for windows 10.
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound Again I had bought two new laptops running Windows 10 both, however, only had a single audio socket for a headset and not proper stereo line inputs. As a result when trying to record my old LP records I would get prominent tick, tick, tick sounds with the music quietly underneath it. I eventually found and ordered a StarTech Stereo Audio USB External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio. After a bit of changing inputs and setting the input as a USB microphone and output as the laptop's normal speakers the sound is perfect again. The search was not easy as I didn't really know what to look for - many USB adapters are not stereo, and this is. I got mine from Span.com as I'm in the UK.
Date published: 2016-01-18
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