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  • posted byKuskus68 on 12/14/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros: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 a... Read more

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  • posted bylloydxxx007 on 12/03/2013

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day Pros: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 Cons:A little distortion at very lo... Read more

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  • posted bydsonck92 on 11/13/2013

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:It just works with linux. Has independent output channels so you can use it with jack to output different audio streams on different outputs. Cons: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... Read more

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  • posted bypadova0rg on 08/25/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:*Very easy to install on Win 7 *Good sound *Does what it has to do *The cheapest i found around Cons:*Too smal for my cables *Don't simulate 5.1 when you play something 2.0, only when you change between Pro-Logic/Normal OtherThoughts:*The driver app could be better *Som... Read more

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  • posted byalexandrebt on 06/07/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:- Small for what it does; - Solid construction; - The software that came with it is very intuitive and have several configuration options; Cons:- 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,... Read more

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  • posted byGrijan on 05/23/2013

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros: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... Read more

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  • posted byMaxFox on 04/21/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:This sound card works fine, I was surprised with how it works very good. Works fine in Ubuntu and Windows 7 systems. The well plate is constructed and safe use. My TV could not send the sound to my 5.1 Home Theater but with this card I can send 5.1 sound from my compute... Read more

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  • posted byrafig93 on 03/23/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:*Smaller than it seems, i was very surprise by it...it fits on one half of my hand. *fairly easy to use, I use windows 8 and its plug n' play. it is recognizes as an external USB sound card. *The metal housing around it is in good build quality. Cons:*It could be cheaper.... Read more

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  • posted byjstroy on 03/10/2013

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:From two channels to 7.1 channel configurations, this CMI106-based audio adapter offers good sound quality over USB 2.0. If you use all the analog audio input features, you can access up to six output channels, one microphone input, and two line-in channels (5... Read more

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  • posted byiltavilli on 12/25/2012

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:Does what's supposed to do. Can do DD and DTS spdif passthrough at least with the latest drivers. Works fine with Windows 7 and Windows 8. Package includes driver CD and Usb Cable Good build quality. Cons:Finding newer drivers from the internet was a bit diffi... Read more

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