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Insten USB Sound Card Adapter for Skype / Internet phones / Chat programs / MSN / Yahoo / ICQ / AIM and more
Report Date: 12/15/2015
Based on 181 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.3
Returned or considering to return: 2.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Headset4.3   above average
Quality3.8   below average
Price3.5   below average
Sound3.3   below average
USB2.7   mediocre
Headphone2.6   mediocre
Connector1.3   mediocre


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Adapter

Adapter:
"* Sound-playing software has problems recovering when the USB adapter is unplugged."
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"Unfortunately, the compact design of this adapter concentrates bending forces from movement of the headset cable to the usb plug."
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"The result was a USB adapter that only sort-of-works as an audio-out solution for broken stereo-out jacks (oh yeah, it only works if you push on it from a certain angle)."
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"I do not use these for their sound quality with headphones, only for use as a mic-to-USB adapter, and in that regard, they do work well."
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"I use these to connect microphones and smartphone headsets to PS3 game consoles, which they can work very well with, depending on specific cables and adapters."
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"It works great with my PS3 as an adapter for my headset."
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"Got my sound card adapter and it worked really well upon opening."
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"To avoid this when unplugging the USB adapter, some programs must be fully stopped (e. g. WinAmp) while others must be completely exited and restarted (web browsers).Also, if I remote-connect to a machine which has the USB adapter plugged in, and I need to be able to hear sound ques, the USB adapter prevents any sound from being transmitted across the remote-connection."
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Audio

Audio:
"For the price, it's worth it if you're stuck with a broken or missing audio jack."
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"The audio jack on my laptop broke (from too many attempts to walk away with my headphones still plugged in), so i needed one of these to remedy the situation."
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"I originally bought this product as a replacement because my audio 3.5mm jack broke on my laptop and needed this so I could have an audio outlet on my computer again."
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"I bought this because one of my audio ports on my laptop was malfunctioning."
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"laptop audio plug went dead, this gadget works greatas replacement, plug & play, small & convenient, nodifference in audio output from original built-in -good cheap replacement! "
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"If you use headphones this is a must buy even if your current 3.5mm audio jack works perfectly fine! "
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"This thing at first seemed pretty ordinary until I plugged it in and listened to some music with my Audio Technica Pro700 MK2s... Oh my goodness!"
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"I had already purchased a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro for sound playback, but eventually realised that I was missing any form of microphone recording."
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"The device does, however, have an Automated Gain Control (AGC) option, that will boost audio levels nicely."
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"laptop audio plug went dead, this gadget works greatas replacement, plug & play, small & convenient, nodifference in audio output from original built-in -good cheap replacement! "
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Connector

Connector:
"For the price, it's worth it if you're stuck with a broken or missing audio jack."
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"The audio jack on my laptop broke (from too many attempts to walk away with my headphones still plugged in), so i needed one of these to remedy the situation."
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"I originally bought this product as a replacement because my audio 3.5mm jack broke on my laptop and needed this so I could have an audio outlet on my computer again."
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"If you use earbuds and need a fix for a broken 3.5mm jack, steer clear of this product!"
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": I broke my old headphone jack so i got this butt now this..."
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"I was excited to find a cheaper solution to my head phone jack being broken, the only Pro in my opinion is the price."
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"I was able to avoid this by plugging the headphone jack directly into the PC headphone port, but it's the kind of thing that drivers would probably fix."
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"If you use earbuds and need a fix for a broken 3.5mm jack, steer clear of this product!"
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"If you use headphones this is a must buy even if your current 3.5mm audio jack works perfectly fine! "
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"My laptop headphone jack stopped working and this is a good, cheap fix for the problem."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"The audio jack on my laptop broke (from too many attempts to walk away with my headphones still plugged in), so i needed one of these to remedy the situation."
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": I broke my old headphone jack so i got this butt now this..."
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"But I'm afraid I damage my expensive headphones due to headphones heating up when plugged into this deviceAgain what were they thinking ?"
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"I got this to replace a broken headphone jack in my laptop and when I plugged it in, it make the headphones hot and I could not use them."
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"I bought one in June so that I could use headphone on the Mac (it's native headphone jack is broken)."
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"I was able to avoid this by plugging the headphone jack directly into the PC headphone port, but it's the kind of thing that drivers would probably fix."
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"7 months later only one side of the headphones work, and it's because of this device, because the headphones work perfectly fine on my phone."
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"The headphone works good with it."
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"My laptop headphone jack stopped working and this is a good, cheap fix for the problem."
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Headset

Headset:
"The product works very well on my crappy Logitech headset, but the piece already broke in less than 2 weeks of usage."
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"The main reason I bought this was to try and get my headset to work on my Xbox 360; unfortunately that did not work."
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"Does the trick perfectly converting my 3.5mm headset to USB...lost no sound quality at all & no connection issues."
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"I use these to connect microphones and smartphone headsets to PS3 game consoles, which they can work very well with, depending on specific cables and adapters."
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"A great way to connect a headset (with mic) to my laptop for Skyping at Starbucks!"
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"It works great with my PS3 as an adapter for my headset."
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"Bought this to be able to use my turtle beach x-12 headset with my ps3."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"That isn't even the worse part; plugging a microphone into this is guaranteed to make anyone listening hate you."
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"I had already purchased a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro for sound playback, but eventually realised that I was missing any form of microphone recording."
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"I wouldn't recommend using the microphone port for line-in recording."
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"Fatal flaw is no matter what I did the microphone would not work thru this piece of junk."
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"A great way to connect a headset (with mic) to my laptop for Skyping at Starbucks!"
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"I choose 5 stars because how well it works and I believe it even improved my sound and mic quality as well."
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"It's good to plug microphone."
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"This product works very well with my playstaion 3 (so far) sound and mic qualities are pretty good and would definitly buy this as the alternative for buying an expensive mic only thing i recommend it to buy an extension cable( which is like $4 so you can move around freely)"
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Price

Price:
"If you can add the missing capacitors, it's a cheap do-it-yourself solution (as little as $1, if ordered direct from China).1."
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"For the price, it's worth it if you're stuck with a broken or missing audio jack."
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"The one downfall of this device though is that it 3D sound and 3D sound in general doesn't work well on IEMs or earbuds that are cheap like my 100 dollar Bose IE2s."
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"Your selling items that are faulty and cheap, that come with no instructions or help FAQ link."
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"I was excited to find a cheaper solution to my head phone jack being broken, the only Pro in my opinion is the price."
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"It was cheap, and I'm lazy, so I'll eat the cost; but it is very disappointing."
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"Works perfectly and the quality is great for the price I pay!"
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"For the price, it's unbeatable."
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"Very clear transmission and a great price."
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"Cheap, easy to use, and works great!"
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"overall good product and cheap."
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Quality

Quality:
"That's not good for sound quality, and it's bad for your earbuds, and possibly for your ears as well."
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"Big mistake... poor sound quality for anything but room ambience."
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"If they would carry a slightly more expensive but greatly higher quality product then I think not only would their customers be satisfied, but so would their sales."
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"Works perfectly and the quality is great for the price I pay!"
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"As I said, though, overall, I'm happy with the quality of the device."
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"As far as sound quality, I have no complaints."
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"It did it's job perfectly, but it's a very poor quality."
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"I choose 5 stars because how well it works and I believe it even improved my sound and mic quality as well."
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Sound

Sound:
"That's not good for sound quality, and it's bad for your earbuds, and possibly for your ears as well."
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"It produces weird crackling beeps that sound kind of like the sound source but that's about it."
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"The one downfall of this device though is that it 3D sound and 3D sound in general doesn't work well on IEMs or earbuds that are cheap like my 100 dollar Bose IE2s."
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"This product not works good for ps3, there's a sound when you speak."
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"I had been having problems with the sound on Skype and it gave me so much extra umph."
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"As far as sound quality, I have no complaints."
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"While it was working the sound was good, but the product is cheaply made."
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"The software interface especially can be confusing, Follow along with step by step instructions for USB sound adaptors (easily found online), the specific brand is not important because these cheap ones are all very similar."
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"gets the job done, works great with my ps3 and there is no sound distortion or anything."
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"Works well if your sound is working but wont work if your having sound issues like i had when i purchased it"
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USB

USB:
"I have no idea what is wrong with it, but it seems to be a bad solder job to the USB connector."
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"Both units failed as soon as they were plugged into the USB port."
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"I get the Windows 7 error: USB DEVICE NOT RECOGNIZED."
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"The external USB sound card solved the problem for a few dollars."
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"* Sound-playing software has problems recovering when the USB adapter is unplugged."
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"I originally bought the usb outlet since my originally broke."
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"Does the trick perfectly converting my 3.5mm headset to USB...lost no sound quality at all & no connection issues."
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"Works great once you finally get the thing to read in a USB port or hub."
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"The software interface especially can be confusing, Follow along with step by step instructions for USB sound adaptors (easily found online), the specific brand is not important because these cheap ones are all very similar."
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"Easy to install and my computer picked up the USB port quickly!"
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"Perfect way to have a usb sound device for a headset for skype or teamspeak while allowing your PC speakers to handle game sound."
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