10 Best USB Sound Cards
for December 2021

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Optimal Shop USB 2.0 External Sound Card 6 Channel 5.1 Surround Adapter Audio S/PDIF for PC (Blue)

Optimal Shop USB 2.0 External Sound Card 6 Channel 5.1 Surround Adapter Audio S/PDIF for PC (Blue)

by Optimal Shop
What We like

2.The player settings are important: if it is set up with PowerDVD software from the fiber output "Passthrough" through. Meaning that the sound card is only responsible for the fiber signal output, not decoding. Dispensers strongly recommend KMP this player, the function is very powerful3. After the fiber output must be AC3 / DTS decoder, or built-in AC3 / DTS decoder amplifier and the like

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Product Features

  • In analog playback mode, it supports 6 channels codec for analog playback In digital recording mode, it receives S\PDIF digital audio input and sends back to PC through USB. Three sampling rates, includes 32KHz,44.1KHz are automatically locked internally. In analog recording mode, fixed 48KHz sampling rate issupportedby analog audio recording.
  • USB sound is and USB audio controller. It supports 32KBz, 44.1khz. (which two need driver or application software support) and 48Khz sampling rate in digital recording, 48KHz sampling in digital\analog audio playback.In digital playback mode, itreceives audio stream form PC via USB interface and transmits audio data according to the AES\EBU, IEC60958, S\PDIF cnsumer interface standards. Only R L channel PCM audio in 5.1 channel can be conveyed in digital playback mode.
  • USB 6 Channel 5.1 External Sound Audio Card for PC Laptop OS support: win98 / XP / 2000 / Vista / Win7/8.External sound card USB 6 channel 5.1 audio. Record & play back digital and analog audio without sound card in your computer.
  • If you want the fiber output to support 5.1-channel output, you must have the following conditions:1.The sound source must be DTS 5.1 channels, such as 3D games, HD movies. If it is a general MP3 or general 2-channel video, you can only have 2-channel effect.

In analog playback mode, it supports 6 channels codec for analog playback in digital recording mode, it receives s\pdif digital audio input and sends back to pc through usb. three sampling rates, includes 32khz,44.1khz are automatically locked internally. in analog recording mode, fixed 48khz sampling rate issupportedby analog audio recording. Usb sound is and usb audio controller. it supports 32kbz, 44.1khz. (which two need driver or application software support) and 48khz sampling rate in digital recording, 48khz sampling in digital\analog audio playback.in digital playback mode, itreceives audio stream form pc via usb interface and transmits audio data according to the aes\ebu, iec60958, s\pdif cnsumer interface standards. only r l channel pcm audio in 5.1 channel can be conveyed in digital playback mode. Usb 6 channel 5.1 external sound audio card for pc laptop os support: win98 / xp / 2000 / vista / win7/8.external sound card usb 6 channel 5.1 audio. record & play back digital and analog audio without sound card in your computer. If you want the fiber output to support 5.1-channel output, you must have the following conditions:1.the sound source must be dts 5.1 channels, such as 3d games, hd movies. if it is a general mp3 or general 2-channel video, you can only have 2-channel effect.

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StarTech.com 7.1 USB Sound Card - External Sound Card for Laptop with SPDIF Digital Audio - Sound Card for PC - Silver (ICUSBAUDIO7D)

StarTech.com 7.1 USB Sound Card

External Sound Card for Laptop with SPDIF Digital Audio, Sound Card for PC, Silver (ICUSBAUDIO7D)

by STARTECH.COM
What We like

Built-in features: The external sound card features easy-to-use volume control and two external microphone inputs. It also supports 44.1KHz and 48KHz sampling rates for analog playback and recording or 48KHz for SPDIF.

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Product Features

  • 7.1 Sound card: This 1.7 USB Sound card turns your laptop or desktop PC into a 7.1-channel home theater-ready sound system through a single USB 2.0 connection.
  • Easy installation: The digital audio adapter is easy to install with plug and play support in Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems.
  • Cost-saving upgrade: With support for analog and digital audio output for stereo to 7.1 channel audio applications, the audio to USB adapter upgrade the existing integrated audio on a laptop or portable computer.

Cost-saving upgrade: with support for analog and digital audio output for stereo to 7.1 channel audio applications, the audio to usb adapter upgrade the existing integrated audio on a laptop or portable computer. Easy installation: the digital audio adapter is easy to install with plug and play support in windows xp and windows vista operating systems. 7.1 sound card: this 1.7 usb sound card turns your laptop or desktop pc into a 7.1-channel home theater-ready sound system through a single usb 2.0 connection.

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Long USB to 3.5mm Jack Audio Adapter, DuKabel ProSeries TRRS 4-Pole Mic-Supported USB to Headphone AUX Adapter Built-in Chip External Stereo Sound Card for PS4 PC [Metal Housing & Durable Braided]

DuKabel Long USB to 3.5mm Jack Audio Adapter

DuKabel ProSeries TRRS 4-Pole Mic-Supported USB to Headphone AUX Adapter Built-in Chip External Stereo Sound Card for PS4 PC [Metal Housing & Durable Braided]

by DuKabel
What We like

Smart Chip: Built-in with DUKABEL's exclusive advanced chip for the better listening experience. Efficiently Decoding the signal of sound, and optimizely amplifying the analog signal to make a much clear sound. For optimize experience, we recommend to use with DuKabel cables.

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Product Features

  • One for All Compatibility: No standard restrictions. Support CTIA standards jack. No system restrictions. Support Android earphones. Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, Linux, Google Chromebook, Windows Surface 3 pro, Raspberry Pi and PS4 etc. Note: The USB interface on PS3 does not carry audio signal, so this usb audio adapter does not work with PS3.
  • 0 to 1 Setup: The DuKabel Audio Adapter is super easy setup. Simply plug and play. The USB to 3.5mm port will be automatically recognized by system in seconds. No driver download required, USB bus-powered, no external power required.
  • 2 in 1 Essential: Support listening + speaking, dual functions. Easily adds a 3.5mm TRRS aux port (integrated audio-in and audio out interface) to your devices. Your essentials gadgets for all your USB-Enable devices, such as PS4, PC, Laptop, Desktop, MacBook, and more.

0 to 1 setup: the DuKabel audio adapter is super easy setup. simply plug and play. the usb to 3.5mm port will be automatically recognized by system in seconds. no driver download required, usb bus-powered, no external power required. 2 in 1 essential: support listening + speaking, dual functions. easily adds a 3.5mm trrs aux port (integrated audio-in and audio out interface) to your devices. your essentials gadgets for all your usb-enable devices, such as ps4, pc, laptop, desktop, macbook, and more. One for all compatibility: no standard restrictions. support ctia standards jack. no system restrictions. support android earphones. support windows 10/8.1/8/7/vista/xp, mac os x, linux, google chromebook, windows surface 3 pro, raspberry pi and ps4 etc. note: the usb interface on ps3 does not carry audio signal, so this usb audio adapter does not work with ps3.

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Micolindun External Sound Card USB Hubs Audio Adapter to USB Port & 3.5mm Audio & Micro Jack for PC Laptop. Plug and Play (Blue)

Micolindun External Sound Card USB Hubs Audio Adapter to USB Port & 3.5mm Audio & Micro Jack for PC Laptop. Plug and Play (Blue)

by Beexcellent
What We like

EASY TO CARRYThis little device with diameter of 5,5cm and lightweight of 100g can be easily put in your pocket or handbag without any burden.Frosted surface materialgive you a wonderful touch, the bright RED/BLUE light enhance the atmosphere of gaming.

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Product Features

  • EXTERNAL SOUND CARDMicolindun external sound card has its own audio chip, can turn one USB port to several 3.5mm ports, so can connect 3.5 mm audio devices like headphones, headset, speakers, microphone, etc. Support single plug and dual plug headphone at the same time, no adapter needed.
  • USB HUB FUNCTHIONConventional external sound card will take one USB port, meanwhile Micolindun GM-280 expand one USB ports to two. The 2 USB ports are compatible with USB disk, hard disk, mouse, keyboard, laptop cooler, card reader, USB fan and other commonly used USB devices. Quick response, without delay.
  • PLUG AND PLAYPlug and play, no drivers needed. Compatible with all the commonly used system including Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Vista, Mac IOS systems.
  • REPLACE FAULTYDEVICESPerfect to replace a faulty sound card, damaged 3.5mm audio port, or a broken USB audio adapter. With textile flexible cable of 1.2m, you can put the sound card on your desk, so easily plug your devices without bending over.

External sound cardmicolindun external sound card has its own audio chip, can turn one usb port to several 3.5mm ports, so can connect 3.5 mm audio devices like headphones, headset, speakers, microphone, etc. support single plug and dual plug headphone at the same time, no adapter needed. Replace faultydevicesperfect to replace a faulty sound card, damaged 3.5mm audio port, or a broken usb audio adapter. with textile flexible cable of 1.2m, you can put the sound card on your desk, so easily plug your devices without bending over. Usb hub functhionconventional external sound card will take one usb port, meanwhile micolindun gm-280 expand one usb ports to two. the 2 usb ports are compatible with usb disk, hard disk, mouse, keyboard, laptop cooler, card reader, usb fan and other commonly used usb devices. quick response, without delay. Plug and playplug and play, no drivers needed. compatible with all the commonly used system including windows xp, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and vista, mac ios systems.

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USB to 3.5mm Jack Audio Adapter, Koopao 2in1 External USB Sound Card, 3.5mm Aux to USB to Audio Jack Sound Adapter Support CTIA OMTP Headphone TRRS Jack for PC Windows 10 PS4 Laptop Mac, 24Bit 96Khz

KOOPAO USB to 3.5mm Jack Audio Adapter

Koopao 2in1 External USB Sound Card, 3.5mm Aux to USB to Audio Jack Sound Adapter Support CTIA OMTP Headphone TRRS Jack for PC Windows 10 PS4 Laptop Mac, 24Bit 96Khz

by KOOPAO
What We like

Volume Control / Sound Recording / Wire Remote The new generation chip allows this usb to 3.5mm jack audio adapter to support the wire remote control signals like volume adjust , sound recording , pause/play & etc without any peripherals like knob switch and control center . other models in market may not able to provide this convenience & the size much bigger .

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Product Features

  • Support Both CTIA & OMTP Jack This USB to audio jack adapter compatible with both Apple CTIA & Android OMTP standard 3.5mm TRRS jack headphone , It will prevent the static , crackling noisy, no respond problems which caused by incompatibility of different standard jacks(Mic - GND port short circuit) . It also work with audio play TRS jack , NOT work with TRS Microphone . NOT work with TS jack .
  • Realtek DAC Chip This external usb sound card will provide 24Bit 96Khz sound quality. Its built-in ALC4050 Realtek chip is newest generation DAC chip which max decoding speed up to 32bit / 384khz . Its way better than the computer's original soundcard with only 16bit 44.1K/48K. It will do improve the audio's sound quality in / out your computer, specially the Hi-res music, singing, live-streaming that requires good audio signal.

Support both ctia & omtp jack this usb to audio jack adapter compatible with both apple ctia & android omtp standard 3.5mm trrs jack headphone , it will prevent the static , crackling noisy, no respond problems which caused by incompatibility of different standard jacks(mic - gnd port short circuit) . it also work with audio play trs jack , not work with trs microphone . not work with ts jack . Realtek dac chip this external usb sound card will provide 24bit 96khz sound quality. its built-in alc4050 realtek chip is newest generation dac chip which max decoding speed up to 32bit / 384khz . its way better than the computer's original soundcard with only 16bit 44.1k/48k. it will do improve the audio's sound quality in / out your computer, specially the hi-res music, singing, live-streaming that requires good audio signal.

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UGREEN USB Audio Adapter External Stereo Sound Card with 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jack for Windows, Mac, Linux, PC, Laptops, Desktops, PS5 (Black)

UGREEN USB Audio Adapter External Stereo Sound Card with 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jack for Windows

Mac, Linux, PC, Laptops, Desktops, PS5 (Black)

by Ugreen Group Limited
What We like

Compact and Portable: Durable ABS material made the USB to headphone adapter compact and lightweight. IMPORTANT NOTE: This usb audio converter only supports mono microphone TRS, does NOT support TS, TRRS.

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Product Features

  • Superior Features: No driver required, just plug and play! USB bus-powered, no external power required for this convenient sound card.
  • Wide Compatibility: Windows 10/98SE/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7/8/Linux/Mac OSX/ PS5/ PS4/ Google Chromebook/ Windows Surface Pro 3/ Raspberry Pi are ok with the usb to audio adapter. Please kindly note it only supports mono microphone TRS, it does not support TS, TRRS. Not compatible with PS3.
  • Ideal Sound Card Option : UGREEN usb audio adapter is ideal to replace your faulty sound card or audio port, it adds a mono microphone-in and a stereo audio-out port to your computer through a USB port, which enables you to connect your existing headphones, headset, speakers, or microphone with 3.5mm jack to your PC through a USB interface.
  • Practical Stereo Sound Adapter: It protects against electromagnetic interference and enjoy the stable and best sound quality. Quite great for Skype/ ICQ/ Google Hangouts/ TeamSpeak, additionally suitable as a second sound source for simultaneous operation of loudspeakers and headphones.

Wide compatibility: windows 10/98se/me/2000/xp/server 2003/vista/7/8/linux/mac osx/ ps5/ ps4/ google chromebook/ windows surface pro 3/ raspberry pi are ok with the usb to audio adapter. please kindly note it only supports mono microphone trs, it does not support ts, trrs. not compatible with ps3. Ideal sound card option : ugreen usb audio adapter is ideal to replace your faulty sound card or audio port, it adds a mono microphone-in and a stereo audio-out port to your computer through a usb port, which enables you to connect your existing headphones, headset, speakers, or microphone with 3.5mm jack to your pc through a usb interface. Practical stereo sound adapter: it protects against electromagnetic interference and enjoy the stable and best sound quality. quite great for skype/ icq/ google hangouts/ teamspeak, additionally suitable as a second sound source for simultaneous operation of loudspeakers and headphones. Superior features: no driver required, just plug and play! usb bus-powered, no external power required for this convenient sound card.

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KEKU Virtual 7.1-Channel USB Sound Card Adapter External 2.0 Audio Stereo Sound Card Converter, 3.5mm Headset Headphone PC Laptop Desktop Windows Mac OS Linux, PS4, Plug & Play, (Black)

KEKU Virtual 7.1-Channel USB Sound Card Adapter External 2.0 Audio Stereo Sound Card Converter

3.5mm Headset Headphone PC Laptop Desktop Windows Mac OS Linux, PS4, Plug & Play, (Black)

by KEKU
What We like

NO DRIVERSEasy to use, no extra drivers is needed. Plug and play for instant audio playback. Microphone/Headphone mute design makes the headset and speaker mode switch freely without unplugging anything from the computer. Output audio sound can be adjusted by the volume adjustment wheel.

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Product Features

  • LOUDER PREVIOUS-SOUNDLouder the sound that computer cannot do by itself, create surround sound effect which will bring you fantastic feelings. Support normal stereo, earphone, headphone, headset or microphone with 3.5mm jack, Raspberry Pi 2/3 Xbox PS4 Surface Tablet Laptop, especially for gaming headsets.
  • Mixer FUNCTIONMixer Function can adjust the output electronically level. Functional keys including microphone-mute, speaker-mute and volume-up/down roller. The mini LED indicator and surround sound can improve the level of gaming audio. Two headset jacks with one microphone jack can satisfy all your needs for an external sound card adapter.
  • WIDE APPLICATIONSDesigned for 3.5mm jack devices like headphones, headset or microphones that stop working or have issues with output cutting in and out. It is also suitable for sound card in the computer/laptop/desktop that dying or losing connection with motherboard. You can also use mic and headphone together on iMac/Mac Mini devices with our product.
  • OPERATIING SYSTEMThe External USB 2.0 Sound Card Adapter can work with all major operation systems like Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP/ Server 2003/ Vista/Windows 7, Linux, Mac OS, etc. Lightweight and portable size makes it convenient to take everywhere.

Louder previous-soundlouder the sound that computer cannot do by itself, create surround sound effect which will bring you fantastic feelings. support normal stereo, earphone, headphone, headset or microphone with 3.5mm jack, raspberry pi 2/3 xbox ps4 surface tablet laptop, especially for gaming headsets. Wide applicationsdesigned for 3.5mm jack devices like headphones, headset or microphones that stop working or have issues with output cutting in and out. it is also suitable for sound card in the computer/laptop/desktop that dying or losing connection with motherboard. you can also use mic and headphone together on imac/mac mini devices with our product. Mixer functionmixer function can adjust the output electronically level. functional keys including microphone-mute, speaker-mute and volume-up/down roller. the mini led indicator and surround sound can improve the level of gaming audio. two headset jacks with one microphone jack can satisfy all your needs for an external sound card adapter. Operatiing systemthe external usb 2.0 sound card adapter can work with all major operation systems like windows 98se/ me/ 2000/ xp/ server 2003/ vista/windows 7, linux, mac os, etc. lightweight and portable size makes it convenient to take everywhere.

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Hagibis USB External Sound Card Adapter 2 in 1 USB to 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jack Audio Adapter Mic Stereo Sound Card for Windows, Mac, Linux, PC, Laptops, Desktops, PS4 (White)

Hagibis USB External Sound Card Adapter 2 in 1 USB to 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jack Audio Adapter Mic Stereo Sound Card for Windows

Mac, Linux, PC, Laptops, Desktops, PS4 (White)

by Shanghai Xinxie Industrial Co., Ltd.
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TROND External USB Audio Adapter Sound Card with One 3.5mm Aux TRRS Jack for Integrated Audio Out & Microphone in, Do Not Work for TV or Car

TROND External USB Audio Adapter Sound Card with One 3.5mm Aux TRRS Jack for Integrated Audio Out & Microphone in

Do Not Work for TV or Car

by TROND
What We like

Lightweight & slim size. Measured at 1.42(l) x 0.75(w) x 0.39(h) and weighed at 0.19oz, trond ac2-p can easily fit your computer, and wont block the adjacent usb port on your pc.

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Product Features

  • Plug-n-play. No driver required & usb bus-powered. Stays connected to a usb hub or dock to avoid repeated unplugging
  • Compatible with windows 10/8.1/8/7/vista/xp, mac os x 10.2 or above, ps4, linux, and google chromebook, windows surface 3 pro. Incompatible with the usb port on your tv or car
  • Bypasses a faulty sound card or audio port of your computer to regain audio function so that you can avoid the hassle or save the high cost of replacing a failed sound card
  • Enables you to connect your existing phone or gaming headset with one 3.5mm aux trrs plug (integrated audio out & mic in) to your pc or ps4 through a usb interface. Does not work with the usb port of tv, amplifier, cd player, car or truck

Enables you to connect your existing phone or gaming headset with one 3.5mm aux trrs plug (integrated audio out & mic in) to your pc or ps4 through a usb interface. does not work with the usb port of tv, amplifier, cd player, car or truck Bypasses a faulty sound card or audio port of your computer to regain audio function so that you can avoid the hassle or save the high cost of replacing a failed sound card Plug-n-play. no driver required & usb bus-powered. stays connected to a usb hub or dock to avoid repeated unplugging Compatible with windows 10/8.1/8/7/vista/xp, mac os x 10.2 or above, ps4, linux, and google chromebook, windows surface 3 pro. incompatible with the usb port on your tv or car

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Apoi USB Audio Adapter(3 Pack) 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jacks External Stereo Sound Card Plug and Play No Drivers Needed Compatible Windows, Mac, Linux, PC, Notebook, Desktop, PS4 (3 Pack)

Apoi USB Audio Adapter(3 Pack) 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jacks External Stereo Sound Card Plug and Play No Drivers Needed Compatible Windows

Mac, Linux, PC, Notebook, Desktop, PS4 (3 Pack)

by Apoi
What We like

The External USB 2.0 Sound Card Adapter can work with all major operation systems like Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP/ Server 2003/ Vista/Windows 7, Linux, Mac OS, etc. Lightweight and portable size makes it convenient to take everywhere.

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Product Features

  • Audio adapter with no external drivers required; Plug in the adapter, configure the sound settings on your computer and enjoy; USB powered adapter boosts the signal of your headset, speakers, or microphone.
  • For a failed audio card in a laptop; USB powered adapter requires no external power; Pair with a USB hub or a USB extension cable for a flexible installation; Convenient 3-Pack USB to audio adapter provides a spare to travel with your laptop.
  • Applies to: 3.5mm jacks such as earphones, headphones or microphones The device stops working or the output cuts in. It also applies to computer / laptop / desktop sound card and motherboard connections. You can also use the microphone and headset with your iMac / Mac Mini device.

Audio adapter with no external drivers required; plug in the adapter, configure the sound settings on your computer and enjoy; usb powered adapter boosts the signal of your headset, speakers, or microphone. Applies to: 3.5mm jacks such as earphones, headphones or microphones the device stops working or the output cuts in. it also applies to computer / laptop / desktop sound card and motherboard connections. you can also use the microphone and headset with your imac / mac mini device. For a failed audio card in a laptop; usb powered adapter requires no external power; pair with a usb hub or a usb extension cable for a flexible installation; convenient 3-pack usb to audio adapter provides a spare to travel with your laptop.

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