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Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter

You Pay: $12.95
Product Highlights
  • 16 bit, 44.1 kHz/48 kHz Sample Rate
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Operation
  • LED Light Indicators
  • Mute Button & Volume Control
  • Plug-in Power for Mics That Need Power
  • Windows & Mac Compatible

The ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter from Audio-Technica converts any headphone, microphone or headset with a 3.5 mm plug into a USB compatible device. This adapter is equipped with microphone and headphone inputs, a mute button and volume control. It features USB 2.0 full speed operation and provides plug-in power for microphones that need power.

The Audio Adapter features one 0.13" (3.5 mm) headphone jack for connecting your headphones to the device. It also has one 0.13" (3.5 mm) microphone jack to connect a standard microphone with 3.5 mm connector to the adapter for quality recording or communication.
With USB 2.0 interface, it provides high-speed operation with 16 bit, 44.1 kHz/48 kHz sample rate for High Definition Audio.
The adapter features a Rotary Volume Control that is used to adjust headphone volume moreover, a Mute Button is used to silence microphone audio*. 1
The adapter provides plug-in power for microphones that need power.
The Mute Light illuminates red when the microphone is muted. Moreover, the USB Light illuminates green when properly connected to a powered computer USB port and also when the microphone is un-muted.
It is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OSX**. 2
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±1 dB)
S/N Ratio >70 dB
Operational Voltage Range USB 5V
USB USB-B type, 2.0 full-speed, backwards compatible with USB 1.0/USB 1.1
Bit Depth 16 Bit
Sampling Rate 44.1 kHz/ 48 kHz
Output Power Headphone: 13 mW at 16 Ohms
Headphone Connector 0.13" (3.5 mm)
Microphone Input 0.13" (3.5 mm)
Compatibility Win 2000/ Win XP/ Vista/ Win 7 and Mac OSX without additional driver
Note: *** Specifications measured with headphones in active mode
Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter
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    Audio-TechnicaATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter
     
    4.1

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home computer (3)
      • Replacement (3)
      • Upgrade (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (9)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8), Business (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A Lifesaver!

      The audio out broke on my laptop which I use in my DJ business. This unit was immediately recognized by Windows 7 and worked great right out of the box! The output is stronger...Read complete review

      The audio out broke on my laptop which I use in my DJ business. This unit was immediately recognized by Windows 7 and worked great right out of the box! The output is stronger than the audio out of my laptop which is a godsend when trying to cue up a song while another one is playing full blast through the sound system. I would give it 5 stars if the volume control worked better. It looks like a dial but is actually a momentary contact switch which raises and lowers the volume when moved in either direction. It does not work that smoothly, but once the volume was set I didn't have to adjust it anymore.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Does what it's suppose to, I guess

      I used this on my Tower PC Machine.
      The sound was mediocre and the volume control isn't that great

      I used this on my Tower PC Machine.
      The sound was mediocre and the volume control isn't that great

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      5.0

      Saved old Mac mini running windows

      By simdude

      from CT

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

      I had an old Mac mini that could no longer run the latest Mac OSX software so I didn't want to run an old OS and risk security. I put a copy of Windows on it and the only problem was the audio didn't work. I bought this adapter and it worked as soon as I plugged it in. I now can use this as a backup machine or to run an occasionally windows program.

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      5.0

      Great

      By AlbiL

      from Italy

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

      Excellent audio quality. Great item

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      4.0

      Works well and the price is right.

      By TJ

      from Sacramento, Ca.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

          I bought this because I have no mic imput on my laptop. I have found the output to my headphones is better than the laptops native jack as well.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          1.0

          Avoid

          By Yetsuh Frank

          from New York, NY

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            Cons

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                Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                Introduced background noise to the recordings. Useless. Go with a Blue Icicle.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                A Lifesaver!

                By G. O. G.

                from Coral springs, FL

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Enhance Experience
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                  The audio out broke on my laptop which I use in my DJ business. This unit was immediately recognized by Windows 7 and worked great right out of the box! The output is stronger than the audio out of my laptop which is a godsend when trying to cue up a song while another one is playing full blast through the sound system. I would give it 5 stars if the volume control worked better. It looks like a dial but is actually a momentary contact switch which raises and lowers the volume when moved in either direction. It does not work that smoothly, but once the volume was set I didn't have to adjust it anymore.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  Perfect cost for it's function

                  By Matty P

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                    my headphone jack was broken, so I spent $13 for this converter, and it works perfectly. It's a very straightforward adapter, with a couple extra functions that I don't need personally, but add even more bang for your buck. It's a great deal and solution for the cost

                    the only downside is that the exterior plastic casing is a little flimsy, and while this doesn't effect it's usage, and I haven't had any problems, I expect it's lifetime to be lowered because of this.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Excellent

                    By Duck

                    from Orlando FL

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                        Came quickly, very quickly. I had an older headset with 1/8" jacks and needed to use it for VOIP on my laptop so needed USB connection. Works great and cheaper than a new headset.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Works Well

                        By River Man

                        from Irons, Michigan

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                        • Could Be More Sturdy

                        Best Uses

                        • Speech Recognition Softwa

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                        I use the product with voice recognition software to dictate. I needed a USB microphone and headset adapter. This almost immediately worked with Windows 7, after the driver automatically downloaded. I has been working flawlessly. The Mute and Volume Control were added bonuses I hadn't required. The Indicator LED's are nice to have. It's not the most sturdy piece of electronics, but more than adequate, especially for the price.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Please with the results

                        By Mad Scientist

                        from High Desert, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                            I am having problems with my 1/4" jack. I gotthis and it solved my problems, plus the manual volume conrol is nice so I dont have to use my mouse to adjust the volume. Quicker that way, too.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Excellent value.

                            By Fred

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Value

                            Cons

                            • Awkard Cable
                            • Limited Power

                            Best Uses

                            • Enhance Experience
                            • Replacement

                            Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                            Plugged right in on Windows7 and Windows8. Good sound quality and nice to have volume control. Short extension cord a bit awkward and should use efficient head phones/ear buds. It drives Audio-Technica ATH-T400 head phones to high-enough sound levles.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Great Reliable Product

                            By celtici

                            from Simi Valley, CA

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Enhance Experience

                              Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                              use for dictating using a dictation progrtam. Sound quality good.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              4.0

                              Good product for young gamers

                              By Anthony

                              from Fountain Valley, CA

                              Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                              I bought this for my daughter to use for Skype-ing while playing Minecraft with her friends. This adapter allows her to use a less expensive heasdset than the USB versions ($+) and still have excellent quality audio. Great price, prompt service. A good deal.

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                              3.0

                              Does what it's suppose to, I guess

                              By Gemini_69

                              from Sterling VA

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design

                              Cons

                              • Poor Sound Quality

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Computer

                              Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                              I used this on my Tower PC Machine.
                              The sound was mediocre and the volume control isn't that great

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Accesory

                              By aodor

                              from Sacramento, CA

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Computer
                                • Mobile Device
                                • Music and Movies
                                • Office Computer

                                Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                                Used it to conect a wired lavalier mic to my laptop. Works great.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                4.0

                                Does the job

                                By Travis

                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Great Sound Quality

                                Cons

                                • Takes Up Cpu

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Computer
                                • Music and Movies
                                • Office Computer

                                Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2USB 0.13" (3.5 mm) to USB Audio Adapter:

                                My laptop's audio-out port was damaged, so I needed a roundabout way to connect my speakers to my laptop. I looked online and found out I can reroute the connection via USB with what is essentially an external sound card.

                                I found this product at B&H and it works just fine. However, sometimes streaming video lags behind the sound because I think the adapter takes up some CPU. But after I pause and let it buffer a bit, it works perfectly.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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