This item takes sufficient place of your computer sound IF you do not care about quality. This small USB soundcard can barely amplify bass frequencies; that sucks. I compared it to other laptop outputs and getting your sound repaired may be preferred rather than wasting any more money on gaudy sound surrogates. Better than purchasing this item, a decent external soundcard for USB could suffice. This TOY isn't even big enough to at least be a paperweight. Save money and buy something useful.
I purchased this item for my son because his headphone jack went out on his laptop and it was much cheaper than getting it fixed. It worked well for a while but then it just stopped working. This is the second item like this that I purchased, I thought since this one costed a little more than the last one it would last but unfortunately it didn't. I would not recommend this item.