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  • posted byMartinCC on 07/14/2016

    Pros: None. Cons: SPDIF doesn't work with Openelec, Analog outputs make a LOT of noise, but really A LOT of noise so it seems it doesn't have any kind of filters or something. I'll be requesting an RMA cause it's impossible to use even on Windows, the level of noise is unacceptable and the output... Read more

    Impression:very bad;

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  • posted bystijnvdb on 01/14/2016

    Pros: compact & stylish design - good hardware solution for PC without SPDIF out - is recognized in windows 7 - use this external soudcard to output digital audio from HTPC to digital sony home cinema

    Impression:good;

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  • posted byrankodd on 12/05/2015

    Pros: No drivers needed under linux, good volume Cons: Could be cheaper. Low quality USB cable Bought one a while ago because the built in sound on my computer suffered from electrical noise. Ended up getting a new motherboard, so didn't use this much. Eventually used it on a rasberry pi running... Read more

    Impression:It's great!;

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  • posted byvm123 on 07/10/2014

    small and handy, connectors are okay quality. Optical spdif, does 8channel(7.1). I mostly use to watch films in DD and DTS, output to Onkyo amp, no problems there. at same time it gives analog output. you can control everything in the driver, mini cd included. no cons so far, very satisfied. be i... Read more

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  • posted byKuskus68 on 12/14/2013

    The sound box is very small and useful. It performs hiqh quality sound. I need it for outputting HTPC sound to my home cinema amplifier and it streams 5.1 output through SPDIF perfectly. Just what I wanted. Easy install through USB and enough connections for jack inputs and outputs. I don't see I... Read more

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  • posted bylloydxxx007 on 12/03/2013

    Supports upto 7.1 speaker configuration Virtual Speaker Placing with virtual 7.1 Very lightweight and portable Windows 7 64 Bit support and drivers auto detected Strong metal casing which is not not available in any other card A little distortion at very low noise Not actual surround for 4.1 the... Read more

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  • posted bydsonck92 on 11/13/2013

    It just works with linux. Has independent output channels so you can use it with jack to output different audio streams on different outputs. Although it would be 7.1 as advertised, it can be clearly seen that it's just a 5.1 audio card. The chip however does support 7.1 audio and linux sees it a... Read more

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  • posted bypadova0rg on 08/25/2013

    *Very easy to install on Win 7 *Good sound *Does what it has to do *The cheapest i found around *Too smal for my cables *Don't simulate 5.1 when you play something 2.0, only when you change between Pro-Logic/Normal *The driver app could be better *Sometimes it bugs and i need to disconnect and It... Read more

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  • posted byalexandrebt on 06/07/2013

    - Small for what it does; - Solid construction; - The software that came with it is very intuitive and have several configuration options; - Maybe i can say that the cable that came with it is too short... But you can easily replace it for a longer one. by the way, the cable being short, you Used... Read more

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  • posted byGrijan on 05/23/2013

    Really good price. Actual 5.1 output (not 7.1 as stated). Virtual 7.1, probably by mixdown to 5.1 (not tested). Reasonable build quality. Easy to disassemble if you need just the board to place it inside other equipment. Both Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 64-bit SP1 recognized it without drivers,... Read more

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