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Plugable USB Audio Adapter with 3.5mm Speaker/Headphone and Microphone Jacks (Black Aluminum; C-Media CM108 Chip...
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 215 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 2.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.8   above average
Quality4.7   above average
Sound4.2   average
Adapter3.4   below average
Audio3.1   below average
USB3.0   below average
Headphone2.6   mediocre
Connector1.7   mediocre


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Adapter

Adapter:
"The Plugable USB audio adapter is NOT recommended for the PS4."
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"The bad news is the microphone I've been waiting to test it out on isn't that good XDStill, THIS adapter worked and it works great."
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"This little adapter fixed problem and did it in about 5 mins."
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"I whined and complained for a week or two and finally found this adapter."
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"I've yet to work out the kinks with that but its not the audio adapters problem."
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"I have been advised that there are problems with 32bit Windows 10 using this sound adapter and that there will be an update in future."
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"This little adapter works great, just plug and play."
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"An adaptive cable would be a solution except another problem was they used a 20 inch monitor with the previous computer but the new one had no connector that matched their monitor and the solution ( an adapter of course) channels the sound as well but only for external speakers, nothing for mic."
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"Great little adapter."
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"no problems, sound is clear and crisp and the USB adapter is so small that I hardly notice it."
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"I love this USB Audio Adapter!"
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Audio

Audio:
"The Plugable USB audio adapter is NOT recommended for the PS4."
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"Had audio problems with a 27 iMac after upgrading to 10.11."
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"For 9 dollars, this is a good alternative to a broken damaged audio jack."
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"The audio isn't the best quality."
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"I needed one because my Desktop's front panel audio connectors are broken, used this and it worked like a charm."
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"Solved my audio problem without any effort."
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"Simultaneous, good quality audio in and out on Raspberry Pi with PureData."
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"My headset uses two 3.5mm audio jacks so this was perfect for me."
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"Connect, select USB Audio Device, and great sound follows."
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"I love this USB Audio Adapter!"
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"For 9 dollars, this is a good alternative to a broken damaged audio jack."
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Connector

Connector:
"This saved me a small fortune when my mic plug broke off in the jack on wife's work laptop."
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"For 9 dollars, this is a good alternative to a broken damaged audio jack."
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"I needed one because my Desktop's front panel audio connectors are broken, used this and it worked like a charm."
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"On the latter unit I had broken off the headphone pin in the headphone jack and couldn't get it out.."
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"Messed up my speaker jack on my Samsung rf711, and there's no good way to repair it as it's delicately attached to the motherboard."
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"I use it on my Linux laptop as the built-in audio connector failed."
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"My headset uses two 3.5mm audio jacks so this was perfect for me."
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"Good connector fit checked with several headphone sets and cables."
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"For 9 dollars, this is a good alternative to a broken damaged audio jack."
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"High quality case, excellent connectors, much better than the others I have tried."
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"Great product.. My computers sound jack is messed up and all I had to do was plug this thing into a USB and plug my speakers into it and boom sound on my computer works again through my speakers."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"On the latter unit I had broken off the headphone pin in the headphone jack and couldn't get it out.."
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"The headphone jack on my daughter's laptop broke."
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"I didn't even know these existed until I told my daughter that my headphones broke off in my laptop rendering them useless."
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"The sound circuitry on my mother board was failing but my usb headphones still worked fine."
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"Because of this my headphone jack broke and I needed a quick solution."
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"Plug this in and headphones work perfectly with it! "
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"Good connector fit checked with several headphone sets and cables."
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"Works Great With My Headphones!"
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"Reliable mic and reliable headphone!"
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"Love this as I can route my headphones under my desk and keep them away from my keyboard."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The bad news is the microphone I've been waiting to test it out on isn't that good XDStill, THIS adapter worked and it works great."
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"This saved me a small fortune when my mic plug broke off in the jack on wife's work laptop."
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"A good idea for computers that do not have a mic speaker port; however, not the best interface."
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"I love the product because it is a replacement for my broken mic slot."
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"I bought it for the stereo mic capability, which it does not have, but I am keeping it for the excellent stereo speaker headphone performance."
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"I ordered a stereo-to-mono adapter through Amazon but I received an incorrect item so I haven't gotten the mic to work with it yet."
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"An adaptive cable would be a solution except another problem was they used a 20 inch monitor with the previous computer but the new one had no connector that matched their monitor and the solution ( an adapter of course) channels the sound as well but only for external speakers, nothing for mic."
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"Reliable mic and reliable headphone!"
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"this is the best item when you need a headset and a mic at the same time"
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"I love the product because it is a replacement for my broken mic slot."
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Plug

Plug:
"This plug eliminated all of my problems!"
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"This saved me a small fortune when my mic plug broke off in the jack on wife's work laptop."
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"My original problem was the audio port on my laptop, which was only working if the plug was inserted perfectly with pressure on it at an exact angle."
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"This little adapter works great, just plug and play."
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"Plug this in and headphones work perfectly with it! "
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"sounds is great , no drivers needed just plug in and listen to audio."
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"My original problem was the audio port on my laptop, which was only working if the plug was inserted perfectly with pressure on it at an exact angle."
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"I found this usb device to plug my speakers into and all is good again."
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Price

Price:
"I am delighted to have found such an inexpensive and easy solution to this problem."
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"Great price."
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"Great inexpensive product! "
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"Well worth the small price and provides big, reliable results!"
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"No complaints here for the price that I paid."
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"Works perfectly and saves you money! "
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Quality

Quality:
"The audio isn't the best quality."
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"Good quality."
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"Simultaneous, good quality audio in and out on Raspberry Pi with PureData."
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"Excellent quality of both product and service!"
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"We had a Skype conversation just the other night using it and they sounded clean and clear as if they were using the built in sound card and they said quality in their headset was same as on old computer which was very good."
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"love it, great quality."
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Sound

Sound:
"Solved my problem of sound not coming from my laptop."
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"Because of other problems with the upgrade, I returned the PC to Windows 7 and connected this sound adapter and it works very well."
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"I have been advised that there are problems with 32bit Windows 10 using this sound adapter and that there will be an update in future."
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"The sound circuitry on my mother board was failing but my usb headphones still worked fine."
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"Works good but there is a humming sound that's a little annoying."
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"An adaptive cable would be a solution except another problem was they used a 20 inch monitor with the previous computer but the new one had no connector that matched their monitor and the solution ( an adapter of course) channels the sound as well but only for external speakers, nothing for mic."
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"I have owned a dongle like this for years and always been good to have on hand if your sound card dies or is simply being difficult since it is a self contained sound card that simply works plug n play."
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"We had a Skype conversation just the other night using it and they sounded clean and clear as if they were using the built in sound card and they said quality in their headset was same as on old computer which was very good."
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"Works good as a basic sound card, but the Fidelity is noticeably bad."
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"Connect, select USB Audio Device, and great sound follows."
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USB

USB:
"I only have 3 USB ports on my laptop (one port is broken) so I have to use a USB hub, which can be annoying for some."
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"That's my one and only complaint - the device itself is so wide it renders the adjacent USB ports useless (I knew this when I bought it)."
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"The Plugable USB audio adapter is NOT recommended for the PS4."
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"Unfortunately I have a limited number of USB slots, so I use a USB hub and your audio adapter consumes the area of two slots; wasting one."
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"The Plugable USB audio adapter fixed this problem and the DAC amplifier works fine."
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"The computer they are using is one of the new Dell 5000 series and , of course, it was given early as they needed it now and am happy to report that they say it was as simple as plugging this into the USB, Windows recognized it and it works fine."
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"Connect, select USB Audio Device, and great sound follows."
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"no problems, sound is clear and crisp and the USB adapter is so small that I hardly notice it."
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"I love this USB Audio Adapter!"
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"I am plugged into a USB hub and the sound is clear with occasional faint static."
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