Lets review compact external USB sound card Behringer U-PHONO UFO202, which is able to record and play stereo signal and styled as cassette player on 90ties. It works with sampling rates up to 48 kHz and 16 bits precision ( sampling rate is more or less acceptable, but 16 bits is not enough for high quality nature sounds recording, capturing signal from analogue sources and voice and music recording in studio ). On top side it has : inputs work mode switch; grounding connector; 2 RCA inputs and 2 RCA outputs with gold-plated connectors. On front side it has USB connection indicator, to the left panel USB cable itself is mounted; bottom side has : 1/8″ mini-jack output for headphones and volume control.
Behringer U-PHONO UFO202 can work in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 and Mac OS X operating systems, but has no specialized drivers with support of ASIO 2.0 and CoreAudio interfaces, however there is ability to download and install ASIO4ALL drivers for it with simulation of such interface. So, it is not very well suited for work with DAWs. After purchase there is ability to download from manufacturer’s site DAW Tracktion and large amount of VST plugins and sounds samples packs. Package contains : Behringer U-PHONO UFO202 sound card itself, 3-year warranty card and user’s guide. Card has following pluses : ability to record and play stereo sound, headphones output and adequate price for its functions. But, if there is need to buy sound card for professional work with sound, then it is better to buy device with 24 bits precision and native support of ASIO 2.0 and Core Audio, so that there’ll be ability to use device for wide spectrum of tasks. So, it is better not to buy this sound card and acquire more functional audio interface.