Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac. Plug and play No drivers Needed. (AU-MMSA)
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This Sabrent AU-MMSA 2.1 Audio Sound Card Adapter is a highly flexible audio interface, which can be used with either laptop or desktop system. No driver required, plug-and-play for instant audio playing and compliant with all mainstream operation systems. Simply Plug the Sound Adapter into your USB port, and then plug your headphones into the Adapter.
What's in the box?
- Size: USB Type-A
- Color: Black
- Brand: Sabrent
- Model: AU-MMSA
- Dimensions: .90" h x .40" w x 1.50" l, .2 pounds
- Connectors: USB Type-A, Stereo output jack, Mono microphone-input jack.
- Driverless for Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7/8/Linux/Mac OSX.
- USB bus-powered, no external power required.
- Reverse Compliant with USB Audio Device Class Specification 1.0
Most helpful customer reviews
107 of 115 people found the following review helpful.
Now my microphone works
***UPDATE FEBRUARY 02, 2017***
Now there have been multiple comments on this review stating that there has been a drop in quality with these Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter. There have been reports of distorted sounds when using the microphone. While I do stand by my original review, I felt it was right to add these new findings, since this review is rated as the top comment and will most likely be seen by future customers.
***ORIGINAL OCTOBER 25, 2015***
I had a damaged microphone port on my computer, so unfortunately, Neewer® 2X 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone (2X Lapel Microphone) that I had bought wasn't working. I had bought that cheapo mic because I had so many complaints about my built-in mic being grainy and unpleasant to listen to. So I got the new mic, and it didn't work on my computer. I even tested the mic on other computers, which it worked perfectly. Eventually I came to the conclusion that the microphone jack must of been damaged and the the signal wasn't going through. I bought this guy for like $6, plugged it in, and now it works flawlessly. For those who are curious, yes, you can set your speakers to still use your built in sound system, and not use the USB. Just go into Windows Sound settings and change it. In the Playback tab, make your built in speakers the default, and then go to the Recording tab and then make the USB the default for the microphone. I attached pictures so you know what it looks like. USB audio is the Sabrent. Now I did test the audio capacity too, just to see how it was, and it sounds find. You can plug your headphones into the green port. I attached some pictures to give an idea of size, and how I use it. Here is my recommendation. The thing is bulky compared to most USB devices, which given the fact that it is doing it's own processing makes sense. Try to make sure you have the set-up to where it doesn't get yanked. I can see that being bad. I received it October 17, 2015. If it breaks or anything like that, I'll try to remember to update this review of when it happened, how rough I was being on it, etc. As of right now, this is a stationary computer with a mic that I never take off the desk, so I can't imagine it getting damaged anytime soon. Green = headphone jack. Pink = Microphone Jack.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
I just bought a new Dell laptop and after getting it all set up just how I like it, I discover that while the computer speakers work just fine, my headphone/speaker jack doesn't. Plug in, zero sound. Ack! Meanwhile, I have a USB transcription headset that I use for works just fine. MY headphones and speaker plugged into my phone worked just fine. Jack's dun broke. So, I stumbled across this little adapter widget, took a gamble and what a MIRACLE...I can now use my headphones and outside speakers! I was stressing because I use the jack and speakers with my voice students and I didn't know what I was gonna do. I did NOT want to waste time taking my laptop back to the store to have it fixed or worse yet, have to replace the laptop after all my time setting it up. So THANK YOU for saving my life! Works great!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
This splendid plug-and-play device allows me to record audio with an external mic on my MacBook Air
By Mike Pritchard
This tiny, effortless, 5 star device allows me to record audio with any external mic on my MacBook Air. Consumer use case is documented below.
Problem: I use a MacBook Air. I could not use an external microphone to record on that machine due to the MacBook Air's lack of a functional microphone port. It has a headphone port that is supposed to also work as a mic port but which is not compatible with almost 100% of external mics. You can Google "mic three ring format" for more detail on why.
Solution candidate: Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter.
Test criterion: Must allow me to record audio on my MacBook Air software through any external mic.
Method: Plug Sabrent USB into my Mac. Plug mic into Sabrent. Record audio, including mic check. Playback recording to verify success.
Conclusion: If you have a MacBook Air and have a microphone you wish to use to record audio, spend your six bucks on the Sabrent USB. It's worth ten times the retail price.