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Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter, C-Media Chipset, RoHS

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  • USB Audio Device Class Specification 10
  • USB HID Class Specification 11
  • LED indicators: Microphone-Mute Status, Activity
  • Compliant with USB 20 Full Speed
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001MSS6CS
  • Item model number: SD-CM-UAUD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,532 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 19, 2009

Product Description

USB Stereo Audio Adapter, C-Media Chipset, RoHS.Support Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista / 7, Linux and Mac OS.

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Customer Reviews

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This little product solved all my problems.
Chase
Plug your PC headset into the adapter, plug the adapter into your Mac's USB port and it works right out of the box.
Adam Swick
Literally, just plug the device in and set it as the computer's audio output and you're good to go.
David

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

383 of 397 people found the following review helpful By 501(c)Geek on January 8, 2010
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This is the platonic form of a USB sound card. It works well in Windows XP and Mac OS X, has clearly labeled inputs, decent build quality, and has no unnecessary features, at a very affordable price. We bought it to use stereo jack headsets with Skype on Mac computers that don't have microphone jacks, and this adapter fits our needs exactly. This also resolves a problem we have when using Windows XP on our iMacs - Apple doesn't provide the correct sound drivers in Boot Camp, and the built-in iMac headphone jack doesn't work in Windows - the USB adapter works perfectly.

In Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 (tested in both) the device is identified as a "C-Media USB Audio Device". Installation was plug-and-play, the device was immediately recognized after plugging in, although I had to manually select it as the input/output device in the Sound preference pane. After selecting it and setting the input levels, OS X and Skype both automatically switched back and forth between Built-in Audio and C-Media USB when it was plugged/unplugged, and remembered the input levels last used on each (although not the systemwide output levels).

A sticker on the outside of the box identifies the chipset as the C-Media CM119, and it is a USB 2.0 device.

Physically, the construction seems plenty robust for a $10 device. The mic and headphone jacks are color coded in standard pink and green, and have large white icon labels that are easily identified. The case is darkly translucent black, and a green LED inside blinks when sound is being transmitted or received, and otherwise glows steady when plugged in but not in active use. It is too thick to plug into the USB ports on the edges of the 2007-2009 silver aluminum iMac keyboards.
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114 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Eric on May 6, 2009
If you need a basic stereo speaker output and a mic input, this will probably suit your needs well.

-Pros:
It's inexpensive, and it works as described.

Installation couldn't be easier - just plug it in, and a driver is set up automatically. It works equally well with Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Ubuntu Linux. I have used the 64-bit versions of each on my PC, and each recognized and set up this device when I plugged it in, without any extra effort on my part.

This device is also thin enough that it doesn't block USB ports that are above or below, unless they're using a thick USB plug. However, it could block USB ports to the sides.

-Cons:
The audio output has a little bit if distortion, at least in my experience with it in Windows Vista 64-bit. Fortunately, at least in Windows Vista, you can use a different audio device for audio output.

Also, the microphone input is mono. For musicians, this wouldn't be suitable for making stereo recordings.

-Other Thoughts:
I bought this to use primarily as a microphone input, since the microphone input on my new PC does not work well. The microphone input on this device works very well. The microphone signal is loud and clear with no noise.
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219 of 237 people found the following review helpful By Pejhvaak on May 26, 2011
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Buyers Be Aware - This item is Not as described with 'C-Media Audio Chipset' ! I'm a returned customer for the second one. Now, Seller is shipping a different model which has low sound quality with lower volume level compare to the original one I ordered from this Seller 3 months ago. It is smaller in size, different design & also Windows detect it as a 'Generic USB Audio'. I just filed a claim with Amazon after I received a rejection response from this seller.
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168 of 186 people found the following review helpful By Kyle170 on December 6, 2010
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When this unit came, I plugged it in and the instillation was quick. I noticed that this sounded a bit worse than my cheap laptop's sound card... Saw other bad reviews and thought something was up... after some tinkering, I found that the fix to set the sound quality is to open up the sound control panel. Then click on the adapter and click 'properties'. Then go to the 'enhancements' tab and check 'Bass Boost' & 'Virtual Surround'. Then go to the 'Advanced' tab and make it so the drop-down list selects '16 bit, 48000Hz (DVD Quality)' instead of the crappy CD quality. I found that the sound is higher in quality and sounds amazing compared to the built in one...

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79 of 88 people found the following review helpful By zemes on February 6, 2010
I had initially thought that this USB card was an incredible bargain. After more use and a comparative test, I started to believe that it is just an OK product.

The biggest attractions of this are its compact size, solid build, reliability, simplicity, clear markings (with the right colors), absolutely no installation requirement (on Windows 7), and low price.

However, I discovered some shortcomings of this product which may or may not matter, depending on your use.

First, the noise level isn't the best. It is very usable, but not as good as a decent built-in sound card. At least a laptop (Lenovo X200 tablet) I recently tested has noticeably cleaner builtin sound than this USB card.

Second, the microphone input of this USB Sound card is not powered. Most USB sound cards are insufficiently powered, but I suspect this one is particularly bad. This means that the sound card may not work with many condenser microphones that require power. I just tested with several microphones including an Audio Technica AT9842 lapel microphone, which works perfectly with the built in PCI soundcard of my desktop computer, but absolutely not with this USB Sound card. For your information, this microphone does not even require a very high voltage for power (I think it requires less than 5V). So you can forget about it if you want use some of the professional microphones that may require a phantom power much higher than 5V.)

All in all, for very simple use, this is a very good choice thanks to the several advantages mentioned above. But if you are going to use it for more advanced functions, you may find this sound card lacking.
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