***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.
Description: This Sabrient 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. Features no external power required. system requirements mac OS 8.6 or above what's in the box? information: 1 Year limited . When you register your new Sabrient product online within 90 days of purchase, your standard 1-year coverage is extended to 2-years.