You can plug the Manhattan 150859 USB 3D Sound Adapter into any USB port to add audio input and output connectivity to laptops and desktop PCs. The Hi-Speed USB Sound Adapter can be used to bypass a defective sound card or audio ports. It is also useful for upgrading a computer's audio performance because the surround sound USB audio 5.1 adapter supports 3D and virtual surround sound technologies. The Hi-Speed USB Sound Adapter features a 10-band equalizer and preset sound effects. Featuring easy plug-and-play installation, the Manhattan 150859 USB 3D Sound Adapter is also hot swappable.