I love this little thing! I'm surprised at the high sound quality out of such a cheap USB interface. Just a nice clean signal, in and out. Can't ask for much more than that at this price.
It's also great that everything "just works" out of the box (I'm using OSX - but I assume for Windows as well). Other USB audio interfaces I've used have horrible drivers that required restarts of programs, unplugging the USB and plugging it back in, etc. - but not this thing - it just works. Awesome.
I highly recommend this for anyone who owns a laptop and a good pair of headphones or speakers, since it will probably be better than the headphone jack on any laptop. Even my MacBook Pro (which generally has the reputation of being 'good for media') has horrible muddy noisy sound out of the headphone jack. At this price, everyone with good ears can enjoy a nice clean sound from any computer.
Update after a couple days of use:
Turns out that while this thing is an excellent value and works well with no hassles, but really doesn't give much in the way of audio fidelity. For those intrested, I popped it open and the chips used are a Burr Brown/TI PCM2902E USB Audio interface and codec, and three JRC J341H Op Amps. The Burr Brown DAC isn't very high spec'd, and the op amp is a cheap thing. In testing, I actually prefer the headphone out of my laptop to this thing, whose sound is sadly dry and flat with no definition. So while most people will not notice at all, if you have good ears and have been spoiled by high resolution devices, you might want to look for something that calls itself a "USB DAC" instead of a simple audio interface. It definitely does the job though, and I still recommend it for the price.
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