If you are just after a pair of headphones, there are alternatives that will sound much better for the same price as the kit from Sennheiser which we can help with if you wish. Thank you Tharic-Nar, you have gone above and beyond in helping me. The only real problem with going with a pair of headphones over a headset is the lack of a microphone, so that’s something you will have to consider. Do you already have an account? Yes, my password is: I’ll tip Jamie off to this thread, since he’s far more educated in audio than I am.
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In cad fairness though, the mics on gaming headsets are atrocious, most are over-filtered and end up sounding like a garbled mess. The vast majority of gaming headsets are virtual surround.
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Surround Sound in the physical sense is typically 5. Thank you Pie, you have gone above and beyond in helping me. Both Rob and I like our audio and we’re not keen on the virtual surround sound in a lot of gear, so we both ended up going with high-end stereo headphones. If you plan to run a real 5. This helps me a lot in making a decision. I have learned much here at the forums. Did a little reading and not sure that this answers my question.
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Since it’s not using discrete audio channels, it’s dubbed ‘virtual surround’, since it’s simulating surround over stereo. Virtual surround is a software effect that takes the 5.
But as a comparison between the USB module and the onboard audio, they will sound almost the same without software interfering. The simple truth is, both will sound near enough the same soynd you disable all the software, though the motherboard will likely sound slightly better. I’ll do some more investigating and research.
If you are just after a pair of headphones, there are alternatives that will sound much better for the same price as the kit from Sennheiser which we can help with if you wish. I’ll tip Jamie off to this thread, since he’s far more educated in audio than I am.
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Thank you for the feedback. However, as soon as software is thrown into the equation, who knows, and that’s the problem.
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Since the sound card has a dedicated supremsfx amp as well, it may be best to splash out on a good pair of headphones instead of getting a headset with virtual surround. Jan 8, 8. Exceptional and uncoloured sound quality, and the loss of surround sound is not a huge problem. Jan 7, 6.
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Dec 31, 4. Yes, my password is: There are some Headsets out there with individual drivers for each channel, and are technically classed as real surround sound headsets, as they require the 3 or 4 connectors to work.
If you are specifically after the 7. If you are confused between virtual and real surround, I’ll quickly explain. I’m personally not a fan of virtual audio, it doesn’t work well for me for spacial awareness and just distorts music too much for it to be of any benefit. Dec 30, 3.
The only real problem with going with a pair of headphones over a headset is the lack of a microphone, so that’s something you will have to consider.
Pcue 28, 1. Jan 7, 7. Your name or email address: This will be typically a realtek chip with some software tuning via the the drivers you’ll need to install.