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StarTech ICUSBAUDIO USB to Stereo Audio Adapter Converter

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This USB to Stereo Audio Adapter Converter lets you add headsets and microphones to your computer without the need to unplug other devices!

Compliant with USB 2.0 and USB audio device specification 1.0, this USB to audio adapter couldn't be any simpler to install.

Compatible with Windows 98SE and up, as well as Mac OS 9.x and later, the USB Audio Adapter integrates into any computer environment, providing superb sound quality and convenience that can't be matched.

  • newegg Plug and Play Running out of audio jacks? Now, with StarTech ICUSBAUDIO, you can add headsets and microphones to your computer without the need to unplug other devices!
  • newegg USB Port The StarTech ICUSBAUDIO adapter allows you to link your sound to a PC or MAC through the USB port instead of a sound card. Just plug in your headphones or speakers into the adapter and plug he adapter into a USB port.

Learn more about the STARTECH ICUSBAUDIO

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
ICUSBAUDIO

Audio core

Audio Chipset
C-Media - CM108AH

Ports

MIC In
Yes

Details

Interface
USB
External Box
Yes
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), 2000
Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
Mac OS® 10.x (Tested up to 10.10)
Linux

Features

Features
Compliant with USB audio device class specification 1.0
USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compliant

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
0.60" x 1.60" x 3.10" (H x W x D)
Weight
1.90oz.

Package Contents

Package Contents
1 - USB to Audio Adapter
1 - 9in USB Extension Cable
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Tom A.
  • 8/14/2015 7:34:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAn excellent addition as a USB sound card to any computer

Pros: This StarTech.com USB Audio sound card device has great sound quality, no scratchy sound or anything negative. It has a headphones/speaker port and one microphone port!

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Use this StarTech.com Audio USB Device! It's worth every penny.

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  • OCTAPHARMA P.
  • 8/14/2015 5:49:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: Cheap, simple.

Cons: Audio jack input hole barely adequate. I have to balance my audio jack just so, or else I lose either the left or the right ear. It's very annoying. I pretty much can't get both ears to sound.

Other Thoughts: Not worth the money. But newegg itself rocks.

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  • Simon E.
  • 8/3/2015 7:10:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat gadget

Pros: Excellent substitute to my on-board burnt sound card. Working like charm.

Cons: none I can think of. great product

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  • Simon E.
  • 5/30/2015 4:38:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat device

Pros: plugged in - it install necessary drivers, working good, clear sound from my speakers

Cons: Nothing wrong I can think of

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  • David B.
  • 5/16/2015 9:41:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Replaced a motherboard's failed audio couple years ago. Easy enough for older parents to just plug in and use.

Cons: Could be cheaper/ smaller

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  • Computer o.
  • 2/4/2015 9:02:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood product

Pros: good

Cons: good

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  • Nancy M.
  • 1/22/2015 6:21:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood little sound card

Pros: Had a generic computer build by our previous IT department who's motherboard sound card stopped working. This little device plugged right into one of the USB ports and the speakers plugged into it. No problems (on Windows 7 Professional). Working for over a month now.

Cons: Our Network File Servers don't have sound cards and I tried running this on one of them to see if it could also be of use. They are running Windows Server 2008 and the computer did not recognize this device. I knocked an Egg off of the rating for this, but probably shouldn't have since I didn't investigate it further and the description doesn't say that it would work with that operating system.

Other Thoughts: The lady running this workstation kept nagging me that she couldn't listen to her internet radio. This nifty little device solved that problem and she is now happy!

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  • Roger S.
  • 1/9/2015 9:49:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt really works.

Pros: Installs instantly and it works.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I bought this because one of my jacks wasn't working. The night before receiving this item, I got my jack working. Once I received the USB sound adapter, I decided to see if it really works. The sound is excellent. In fact, it may even sound better than my onboard sound card. There is no question that I would recommend this product to other people.

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  • Joshua T.
  • 9/24/2014 6:31:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAdequate. Worth what I paid.

Pros: If you spent $20-$30 on your headset/mic, or got it free with software, and you have some problem with your laptop soundcard, then this will probably be exactly what you need..

The quality of the audio output is fine for anything I might want. The audio input is okay, but not great. Input quality was improved by checking "AGC" (Automatic Gain Control) in the system audio settings. It installed instantly on Win 7, with no problems.

I had loud hissing through the headphones on my laptop previously, with screeching if you wiggled the headphone jack, so my bar for quality was very low. I can use this for dictation.

Cons: The audio quality is not great. Adequate, but not great.

For better quality audio, I was recommended the Andrea USB adapter, but my headset isn't good enough to warrant a $40-$50 adapter.

Other Thoughts: It dramatically increases the output volume on the headphones. For me, that is not desirable. I'm doing transcription and dictation in a quiet room, not listening to music on the subway. If I've been using the built-in speakers, I've got to remember to turn the volume WAY DOWN before I use these.

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  • Joseph I.
  • 9/18/2014 3:37:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlug 'N Play. Good Sound Quality

Pros: Easy install - just plug it in. I bought it because my headphone jack on my macbook stopped working. If you own a macbook, don't make the mistake I did and insert the minidisc into your optical drive ( it will get stuck ). Still works after the metal connector got bent the first day I used it, so it's pretty sturdy. Good sound quality - crystal clear, no real distortion.

Cons: none really, it does what it's supposed to.

Other Thoughts: Best value I've found for this kind of product.

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