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StarTech ICUSBAUDIOB USB Interface Black Audio Adapter

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  • Add headphone and MIC audio connectors through USB
  • USB Sound Card
  • USB External Sound Card
  • Laptop Sound Card
  • USB Stereo Adapter
  • 3.5mm mini-jack connectors for headphone and MIC

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This StarTech ICUSBAUDIOB USB Audio adapter converts a USB port to an audio port, allowing you to 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, the USB audio adapter couldn't be any simpler to install...it's as easy as connecting the adapter to an available USB 2.0 port, then connecting your audio devices to the provided 3.5mm audio ports as needed.

The adapter integrates into most computer environments including Windows and Mac OS 9 and later, providing superb sound quality and convenience that can't be matched.

  • newegg USB to Audio Running out of audio jacks? Now, with StarTech ICUSBAUDIOB, you can add headsets and microphones to your computer without the need to unplug other devices!
  • newegg USB Port The StarTech ICUSBAUDIOB 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 the adapter into a USB port.

Learn more about the STARTECH ICUSBAUDIOB

Model

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Brand
StarTech
Model
ICUSBAUDIOB
Part
ICUSBAUDIOB

Audio core

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Audio Chipset
C-Media CM108

Details

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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
Mac OS 10.x (Tested up to 10.10)
Linux

Features

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Features
3.5mm mini-jack connectors for headphone and MIC

Headphone and microphone support on PlayStation 3

Compact, palm sized form factor

Compliant with USB audio device class specification 1.0

Plug-and-Play compliant

Dimensions & Weight

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Dimensions
0.60" x 3.10" x 1.60"
Weight
0.30 lb.

Package Contents

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Package Contents
1 x USB to Audio Adapter
1 x Instruction Manual

Group

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Style
HP + Mic
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Linux MInt friendly!

Pros: -About as good as my onboard sound which I had 'lost' so that's a big plus

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Worked right out the box with my Linux MInt 18 DE. Perfect if you somehow lose your audio after dumping windows for Linux.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great product, no setup required

Pros: Small device that added additional sound input and output to "feature-poor" laptop.
My laptop has no mic or line in port. >>Gr...<< This device fills the gap seamlessly. I am sending sound from my laptop out through this USB device's line out port to a nearby sound mixing board. There it is mixed with all other audio sources from my speaker, band equipment, etc... Once mixed, the sound board sends all audio back to the same laptop via this USB device's line in port. Once there, I combine this audio with my video via on board HDMI audio and send the mix to two remote monitors with sound. Everything works great.

Cons: Plastic feels thin, so I'm planning to handle this gently. I will be using the included short USB extension cable. Had one been available, I would have purchased a similar device with a metal case.
I would have preferred the device fit inside a normal USB drive footprint. It would be good to have a similar device that is a little thinner. I have to use the included USB extension cable in order to be able to plug in my mouse and power cable. Had one been available, I would have purchased a smaller device.
The biggest con is not with this device but rather with windows 10 changing my mixer settings if this device is unplugged. I am running an unusual set-up and can't have my settings going crazy so I will have to leave this device hooked up to my laptop 24/7.

Other Thoughts: Much, much cheaper than replacing my laptop to get an adequate supply of audio inputs and outputs.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Update

Pros: Works much better when connected to an external USB hub. Had awful static and noise when plugged directly into the back of my computer. Worked “ok” when plugged into the front though it still had some popping. Originally I gave it three stars but I'll up it to four.

Cons: Needs a separate hub to not pop and hiss.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Works.

Pros: Good quality. Hot decibels means I can always turn it down.

Cons: Design is a bit bulky. for a compact audio driver, I would expect not to NEED the provided USB extension cable. It does, however, come with the extension, so I guess it's a minor inconvenience.

Other Thoughts: Used this for recording a Skype interview on a newer Macbook Pro that didn't have both audio I/O's (without an adapter) - this did the trick.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great, inexpensive, quick sound card solution!

Pros: This USB Sound card is very easy to install (honestly just plug it up and voila!) Sound works and it sounds great! Good for computers with damaged jacks or if you need multiple outputs. The removable cap is great for travel/portable use (cap actually goes on one way). Even comes with an USB extension if you don't have enough space around the USB ports.

Cons: Doesn't take an egg off but the size of this one is kind of big compared to others. Then again that is why the extension cable was included.

Other Thoughts: Used this to fix a customer's sound problem on their Windows XP machine. Just plugged it in and bam! No need to even use the install disc! Cool that they provided the installation CD just in case!

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: Works great, now I can quit being screamed at for gaming with the ambient mic on my laptop. :)

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Doesn't like the cheap usb hub I originally tried to plug it into. Not enough of a deal for me to try and figure out why.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
works great

Pros: Plug and Play with Win 8.1 on tablet with hub.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Like most Startech products, you get drivers (didn't need), a manual and a device that works. You pay a little more but it works and there is tech support (didn't need).

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Sound Card for Old Box

Pros: Easy use, portability, and quality sound

Cons: Protrudes from ATX case USB ports with desktop machines, but easy enough to be careful.

Other Thoughts: Had an old P4 dual core 32 bit machine that did not have a working PCI slot available. This is a linux box for teaching my son command-line operation, so the sound card was not a heavy consideration, but ZI believe this dongle has comparable sound to many older on-board audio chips. Now my son can listen to Beethoven and Mozart while he does his homework.

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