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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Worth its price – Virtual 5.1-Surround USB 2.0 External Sound Card Reviews

posted by entropy23 on 07/09/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
- Cheap!
- Works out-of-the-box with Linux
- easy to open casing (fingernails are enough, no screwdriver needed)
Cons:
- Can't really adjust volume, the volume slider only ranges from "loud" to "much too loud" when used with headphones.
- PCB looks like it got wet once, white residue on bottom.
- the jacks don't look like they survive many plug in/out actions.
Other:
- Also registers a HID (Keyboard) element over USB.
If you're into modding, you can probably add buttons for mute, volume +/- given you find the right pins.
The device identifies itself as
1130:f211 Tenx Technology, Inc. USB audio headset
Bottomline:
Definitly worth it, unless you plan to listen to classical music with it.

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