|Item model number||SD-CM-UAUD|
|Operating System||Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista, Linux, Mac OS|
|Item Weight||3.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||6.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches|
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SYBA external USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with Microphone SD-CM-UAUD
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- Compliant with USB 2.0 Full Speed (12Mbps) Specification
- Compliant with USB Audio Device Class Specification 1.0
- Compliant with USB HID Class Specification 1.1
- USB Bus-powered Mode, No External Power Required
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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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I notice a lot of people here on Amazon seem to be completely clueless when it comes to examining a product thoroughly and giving a detailed, unemotional review so here's something I hope is useful.
The following was done with 3 different Windows 7 SP1 machines and nothing more.
Recently, I lost my Audio Advantage Micro which I've been using for many years so I decided to buy a replacement. I was looking at Amazon and while I was leaning towards the Creative USB Go key but I couldn't help notice the very cheap Syba dongle with such glowing reviews. I decided to buy it since the total price was barely anything and if it sucked I'd just get the pricier one.
I just got this little guy in today and it's definitely not the most sturdy built thing, but it was fine enough for every day use without breaking it. You'd have to be a complete moron to break this thing, really. The build quality is exaggerated by some people here. It's really just fine, even beyond the price you are paying for it. If you really are that paranoid about breaking it and have a tendency to do such thing, you could always just give it a good wrap with some electrical tape and add more protection that way.
The two things I noticed people were complaining about were about how much it sticks out and the "annoying" light. Coming from the Audio Advantage Micro, this light is a very dim green that blinks when audio is being fed. I don't know about most people but my attention span is higher than that of a kitten so I was able to not be annoyed by it because there's a big bright screen in front of me, you know?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Far better than expected. Sure it isn't audiophile grade, at this price who would expect that?
But when the onboard audio went south on my oldest boy's PC, his gaming... Read more
Completes the audio output and input connection to USB port for Sennheiser headphones and Mic.. Works just great.Published 2 days ago by Kfpeirson
Didn't work on my Linux computer, but It was a good product. Worked on my Windows though.Published 3 days ago by jennifer gutierrez
This little guy does exactly what it's made for. Plugged in the headphone and microphone jacks from my Turtle Beach x12 headset and was good to go. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer