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Vantec USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter - Model NBA-200U

  • USB 2.0 Connection
  • 7.1 Channel Surround Sound
  • Full-Duplex Playback/Record
  • Support 48/44.1 KHz Sampling Rates For Both Playbacks and Recordings
  • SPDIF Optica
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The Vantec USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter is an amazing audio accessory for any computer or laptop. Simply connect this device to any USB port to enjoy true audio bliss with its amazing 7.1 channel audio technology. Sound will never be the same with full-duplex playback, giving you a cleaner and more dynamic sounding experience. Movies, music, and videos will sound surreal; supporting 48/44.1 KHz sampling rates for not only playbacks but recordings too. Combining high quality audio recording and playback capability, the Vantec USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter is the ideal for anyone looking to take their audio experience to the next level.

  • newegg 7.1 Channel Surround Sound With the support of 7.1 channel surround sound, the VANTEC NBA-200U provides fantasy and dynamic audio experience.
  • newegg Full-Duplex Playback/Record With the full-duplex system, it is convenient for you to playback and record audio simultaneously, which is time-saving.
  • newegg Support 48/44.1 KHz Sampling Rates 48/44.1 KHz Sampling Rates gives you more details than ever.
  • newegg SPDIF Optical Digital Input And Output Equipped with the SPDIF(SONY/PHILIPS Digital Interface Format) optical digital input and output, the VANTEC NBA-200U allows audio transmit to/from an amplifier or receive.
  • newegg True Stereo Recordings The VANTEC NBA-200U uses separate left and right microphone for true stereo recordings.

Learn more about the Vantec NBA-200U

General

Brand
VANTEC
Model
NBA-200U

Connectors

Specifications
Interface: USB
Dimensions: 100 x 58 x 26 mm
System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7 (32/64-bit)

Features

Features
Simple USB 2.0 Connection (Backwards Compatible w/ USB 1.1)

7.1 Channel Surround Sound

Full-Duplex Playback/Record

Support 48/44.1 KHz Sampling Rates For Both Playbacks and Recordings

SPDIF Optical Digital Input And Output

Line-In Input For Direct Recordings

Separate Left And Right Microphone Inputs For True Stereo Recordings

3.5mm Jack For Your Headphones

General

Type
USB to Audio

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • William D.
  • 3/13/2014 2:28:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDid not work well with Tiamat 7.1

Pros: Simple install, hilarious Chinese accented english in surround test

Cons: Sadly produced drastically inferior audio compared to an old Audigy SE I had lying around, to the point of being tinny. Swapping for a real sound card (Asus Xonar D1 PCI)

Other Thoughts: May work great for many, sadly I'm not one of those. Kudos to Newegg for all they do for the PC enthusiast.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/3/2014 11:33:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks in ideal conditions

Pros: 7.1 works (see cons), reduces cable clutter

Cons: 7.1 does NOT work on my vantec if it is connected to a USB hub. I have a USB 3 and USB 2 powered hub (i.e. with a power supply) and 7.1 wouldn't work on either. Stereo and even 5.1 worked, but not 7.1. So I'm connecting it via it's own 12 foot USB extension cable and 7.1 is working fine.

The blue LED is really bright and the geniuses at Vantec thought it would be good to have it BLINK whenever audio is playing... That might be useful in some sort of diagnostic mode, but not all the time, guys.

Other Thoughts: I haven't tested the mic inputs or the buttons on the device itself. If you're not doing 7.1 it will probably be fine. If you are doing 7.1, be aware that you may need a dedicated cable connecting this thing directly to your computer.

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  • Micah J.
  • 5/16/2013 8:45:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great but Beware CD

Pros: Works great via USB. I have not used the SPDIF. Connected to 5.1 channel system. Installed automatically on Win 7.

Cons: *** Setup File contains WORM. Detected by Kaspersky Labs Antivirus.
Worm.Win32.Luder.agzf Email

DO NOT use CD.

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  • Gerald H.
  • 4/20/2013 8:42:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent External Audio Quality

Pros: Tried to upgrade the drivers for the Sigmatel HD Audio chipset in my Dell Latitude D830, and finally gave it up as a lost cause. Nothing I tried (drivers, software equalization, etc., etc.) made any difference. The sound was just plain awful.

I took a gamble on the Vantec USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter because of the good reviews here, and I seriously could *not* be happier with what I'm hearing. I'm using the 2.1 jack on the front of the box, and running it into a Dayton Audio DTA-1 with Dayton Audio B-652 bookshelf speakers and a Dayton Audio 8" subwoofer, and you'd (literally!) have to be deaf to not hear how much better things sound.

Listening right now to Chic Gamine's "Closer" album, and *man* does it sound great. A massively extended range, and an actual *presence* and soundstage that just weren't there with that worthless Sigmatel chipset.

VERY happy camper!

Cons: None so far. Then again, I'm just doing 2.1 stereo with it. But *man* does it *work* for that!

Other Thoughts: Have to buy a couple more of these. Or see if Vantec has a newer model!

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  • Mahdi M.
  • 2/1/2013 6:06:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoesn't work on PS3

Pros: -

Cons: -

Other Thoughts: It works, but not on a PS3.. For anyone else trying to use this to convert PS3 toslink out -> this -> 3.5mm computer speakers. It gets power just fine from the PS3 USB ports but doesn't convert.

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  • Riley R.
  • 1/19/2013 10:58:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding Device

Pros: Amazing sound quality for a sound card this cheap, volume control buttons control windows audio levels rather than having a pre-amp control of it's own (a personal preference for me).

Cons: Blue LEDs are bright, but the worst part is that the power LED actually blinks when sound is 'detected'. Had to cover up the LEDs with electrical tape, otherwise I would see a bright blinking LED just about every time my computer is running.

Other Thoughts: Will probably buy a few more for my media center and laptop.

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  • PATRICK B.
  • 3/12/2012 9:36:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Addition

Pros: Has both analog and digital outputs, optical SPDIF, stereo mic in, line in ... wow and it's in such a small box too. Value priced.

Cons: I'm not a fan of these super bright blue LED's, not worth docking an egg though. I just turn the unit over.

Other Thoughts: Wow this is a nice addition to any laptop where you need something more than those puny built-in speakers. I use a laptop on the coffee table to view on-line and downloaded videos. This unit helps me get high quality multi-channel audio to my house audio system. I'm very happy with this unit so far.

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  • Thomas L.
  • 12/14/2011 12:33:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs3/5

Pros: Compact
No lag or problems with sound quality
Supports outgoing audio devices
Blue LEDs

Cons: Lights are very bright (hurts eyes)
Mic jacks are not on the front with the headphone/speaker jacks

Other Thoughts: Not using anymore just another device to stockpile

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  • S P.
  • 11/30/2011 6:59:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: NewEgg Support Staff:

Cons: Does NOT have stereo headphones jack. It is a headphone jack (3.3MM) just like any standard newer device jack, not 6.3MM.

Other Thoughts: If I could just have this added to my previous review submitted.

Thank you NewEgg support staff.

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  • S P.
  • 11/30/2011 6:54:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Replacement For Laptop Headphone Jack

Pros: Mobile, effective, high quality and useful.

Good for output when headphone jack is not an option. I use lots of speakers without a surround sound stereo, often I am using my computer to make up for that. With my laptop, I am able to replace the headphone jack (broken), make it easy to plug something in without worrying about bending anything, and even allows for duplicate in/out. Driver works great (when Windows isn't finicky*) and does what it says.
(The driver control in OS works great, and is very efficient with in/output)

Works well with my Studio Digital Headphones at high performance levels(Headphones: 5Hz-30KHz,63 ohms, 106dB/mW)-As well as my multiple stereos shared sound. (unfortunately my stereos are not surround sound)

No problems with hardware interface.

Cons: The LED light is extremely annoying. Not only is it as bright as an LED flash light but it blinks rapidly. This obviously could be fixed very easily by opening it up and disconnecting the lights (why did they think it needed LED lights in the first place?) or just placing some black duct* tape (Something of that sort) over the LED lights.

Sometimes the driver and the hardware commands (buttons) don't work perfectly together. What I mean by that is that the driver often decides to ignore any buttons pushed in favour of Windows Control.
-This is obviously a Windows issue. But just something to keep that in mind if you want button control (See Pros last line)

This product seems to give the impression that it provides you with the ability to turn a USB port on a computer or other device into a surround sound stereo. This is not true, it does not turn it into surround sound. Rather, it supports surround sound and can be used in addition to a surround sound capable device.

Other Thoughts: This item was purchased to replace use of a broken (very disappointing) headphone jack (Toshiba, I did not expect that from them) on a laptop. It works great as a USB output and as a USB input for Mic. It also relieves pressure for a laptop (or computer) if you were to want flexibility on where you set it down.

Great way to make a bad headphone jack on a computer, useful. Also extends the distance the speakers can be away, allows an additional output/input, and is small, mobile, low maintenance.

Effective Vantec product. Nothing I've purchased any time recently I can remember from them, but will remember the brand name.

There is two microphone/stereo inputs L R(one is left, obviously mono), headphones
|Also, first product review on NewEgg or any website, if you're wondering why it's so long. I will be posting under the name of FreeBrain for all my purchased products|

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