Digital audio bliss (complete with blue LED)

I stumbled across the Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro a few days ago and ordered it on a whim. It’s a USB device that provides, among other features, passthru optical S/PDIF suitable for sending a raw Dolby Digital 5.1 signal to my receiver. I bought it figuring there was a slim chance it’d be as good as the website claimed, but for $30, that chance was worth it.

Holy crap was I surprised.

Not only is this gadget small and sleek with a cool matte black finish, it also has a COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED blue LED right on the top! I am in love. Plus, it works exactly as advertised. I can now listen to crisp clean Dolby Digital 5.1 audio when I watch movies via Ghostwheel. This is the best $30 I’ve spent in a long time.