I bought this sound card to use with a studio mic but decided to bypass this sound card and use PC sound card. I did use it one time since, so this will be part of a back up plan should the sound card go out in my desk top PC. The time that I’ve used this, it has functioned well. All led lights worked (indicating volume or loudness) and volume control knob functioned as well. It is very basic in setting up and using, plug and play, and allows usage of a mic, headphones and a gaming headset. This sound card plugs into a USB port and there’s not much of a usb cable to it, so if it is used on a PC, like I did, it may have to hang down the side of the PC tower or screen as was the case with my set up. This sound card is really designed to be used with a laptop, but can be used with either. In review, I’m not sorry that I purchased this sound card because when I did use it, it worked well and while I’m not using it presently, I’m sure I’ll use it sometime in the future
UPDATE: Originally I plugged a studio mic into the mic jack from my computer, but after using and experimenting with it, I didn't care for the sound during recording. I decided to connect my mic to this sound card and then connect to my desktop PC by USB port. Now, I have a better, cleaner and crisper sound to recordings that I make with my mic. If anyone is contemplating using a studio mic for YouTube or any type of voice recording, this a a great value for the money. I am very happy that I purchased this sound card!
Works great! I use this for my ModMic 5. My on-board Mic-Input had horrible background noise which is surprising because it's Asus's X299 flagship, the Rampage XI Extreme **sigh**. Anyway, this was a perfect solution being that I use an external DAC/amp for the my headphones. I used some double sided adhesive and set the unit right next to my DAC using a USB extension. I love it! Had an integrated mute and volume button. Sounds amazing! As other users have stated the input is only Mono which is fine for a mic but not ok for other audio inputs.
Been using my ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming based rig for gaming for a few years now...supposedly the on-board "SupremeFX" audio chip is noise isolated and "flawless", but in fact, it had horrible hissing & noise coming through to my headphones.
This USB card has a Universal 3.5mm Headset Audio Jack on top of the regular mic & audio 3.5mm jacks, and that allows me to use my in-ear headsets. If you back the amplification a tad from 100%, the audio quality you receive - even at 100% audio levels on the Window's mixer - is very clear - clearly superior to the on-board Audio my Asus board had and comparable to a SoundBlaster E5 DAC that I had and decided to just stop working after less than two years of ownership.
I have the plugged into my monitor's USB hub for easy access and I had zero issues setting it up for Discord & Team speak.
People on the other end like the mic quality. Overall I believe it was a pretty good buy.