Are you trying to enhance your laptop to become a terrific sound system? That’s a very specific request. But I’ve been trying to find a way to give my little electronic notebook theater quality sound. And after a month or so of searching I found a Sound Blaster USB that processes your laptops sound and improves the quality. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly of this little device.
What’s good about the Go-Pro? It’s small and not intrusive physically. The sound quality that it generates is clear and easily heard. I noticed the quality difference instantly. With a few settings between speakers, headphones, and mic, the Go-Pro really transfers audio to make it powerfully crisp.
What’s bad about the Go-Pro? While I think this little invention is great, the software on the cd that makes it work wants to install millions of programs on your machine. Then the updates to the software wanted more of my hard drive space for programs as well. I can’t stand when software tries to take over my computer.
What’s ugly about the Go-Pro? It only works with external speakers and headphones. You can’t just plug it in and make it work. It needs audio codecs that the installation software takes care of. I honestly believe a device like this should be a little simpler. However, the most interesting aspect of the processor is that the quality changes depending on the headphones you’re using.
To conclude, I enjoy the Sound Blaster Go-Pro. Here you have a small usb that generates theater sound for your personal listening pleasure. Unfortunately, that also means dealing with its software which can be very invasive on your system. I’d give it a 7 out of 10. It has great sound but I’m still annoyed by the installation.