Vantec USB External 7.1 Audio Adapter

MX31016 USB External 7.1 Audio Adapter
MX31016 USB External 7.1 Audio Adapter MX31016 USB External 7.1 Audio Adapter MX31016 USB External 7.1 Audio Adapter MX31016 USB External 7.1 Audio Adapter

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Average Rating: 2.6 / 5 With 5 Customer Reviews

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
By: chuck
From: edmonton

Terrible unit

Strengths:

small, a few inputs/outputs

Weaknesses:

The unit is heavily distorted to the point you have to turn the volume down to 50% to clear it up. At that volume you can't hear it. Turn it up and the distortion is incredible. My spdif out on the unit produces 7.1 surround when hooked to my surround receiver but analog input is unusable. If not for Covid 19 I would return. Garbage and unusable.

Additional Comments:

Buy something that works.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
By: John
From: Winnipeg

Junk

Strengths:

Works decently enough for 7.1 and general usages

Weaknesses:

It's cheap junk you can find on wish/geek/AliExpress. The blinking light is something it has in common with other cheapy electronics from over seas. I don't think this box actually does anything to boost the signal. It's also 16 bits so it's not much more quality than your on board. Buttons are loud and stiff. Light blinks 24/7. Doesn't support XLR. Doesn't support 4 pole 3.5mm.

Additional Comments:

Good if you need a audio adapter quick, but you can find the same thing cheaper elsewhere. Works, but that's all I can say about it.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
By: Metro Facility
From: Edmonton

Stereo only from SPDIF

Strengths:

Seems to work fine for analog Easy to install

Weaknesses:

There is only stereo available over the SPDIF input and output. If you bought this to add a multichannel optical output to your laptop or PC you are out of luck.

Additional Comments:

It should be made clear on the packaging or website that multichannel SPDIF is not an option with this unit. But for analog output and input it works fine.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
By: kwksnd
From: edm

great product for the money

Strengths:

sounds great
better than my old top dollar sound card
easy to configure software
upto 7.1 channels
controls, through usb, actualy control the pc volume mutes etc
if you cant add a sound card this is one of the few options you have and you sure you cant beat the price !!

Weaknesses:

with wires comming off 3/4 sides it doesnt fit well anywhere to make it reasonably easy to reach the controls

creates a wiring mess

Additional Comments:

cant go wrong for the price in my opinion
the sound is great
its a cool small black box with buttons and blue leds whats not to love
Friday, May 27, 2011
By: Tim
From: Edmonton

Good with a few caveats

Strengths:

- Allows monitoring of recordings (which is why I purchased it)
- Good sound

Weaknesses:

- Plugging in headphones doesn't mute the speakers (tried it with two different sets of headphones)
- When audio is playing through the adapter, the power light flashes, and there's no way to disable it that I've been able to find, short of a piece of electrical tape to cover it (who was the genius who came up with this feature?)

Additional Comments:

I bought this unit as a quick and dirty solution, as my onboard audio wasn't allowing me to hear line-in audio while recording. Seems like I traded some advantages for some disadvantages, but on the whole the unit's okay.
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