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Exactly what I wanted
on December 24, 2015
A few months ago, I dropped my laptop while I had my earphones plugged in, and, of course, my laptop had to land right into the earphones, which pushed into my laptop's port and broke both earphone and headphone port. Since then, I had to search for a USB sound card to replace that.
It serves its purpose well. It's lasted me quite some time. Admittedly, the flashing blue light can be a bit irritating. I covered it up with some paper and tape so it wouldn't bother me. The process to install it was fairly simple: Let Plug-n-Play do its thing, then go to the Audio settings and set the Turtle Beach USB as your Default Device. From there, bada bing bada boom!
One complaint, though: I can hear the air from my laptop sometimes through the audio. In other words, I don't believe the material of the device is insulated very well. When my laptop is running many programs and its fan is whirring away, I can quite literally hear the air pushing around the USB. However, I can only hear it when I have my earphones on, but no music/audio playing. Once I start playing music, I don't hear the air.
As for sound quality itself: sounds just as it did with my laptop sound card. No distortion, no problem!