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His motherboard is an Asrock p55m pro, so I doubt his onboard audio is that great, but he has no headphones, I know it's a low budget but I'd figure asking for advice here would beat him just buying some random pair off of internet for $30 that's as good as $5 headphones.


Again I realize $30 ain't much, but it beats no headphones or some Fatal1ty crap thumb.gif
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JVC RX700 , i dont think you can find better ones at this price range
    
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JVC RX700 , i dont think you can find better ones at this price range

Where is it sold for that price?
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I love my Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Connector Circumaural Stereo Headset cheap $23.99 best bang for the buck for me.
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Where is it sold for that price?

They used to be but have gone up in price as far as I know.
For the money, if you can find a pair, there's nothing to touch them.
Even if you find them used for 30 they're well worth it
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mike-IRL View Post

They used to be but have gone up in price as far as I know.
For the money, if you can find a pair, there's nothing to touch them.
Even if you find them used for 30 they're well worth it

He is on onboard audio, is this a problem or is it worth getting a cheap sound card with it just curious?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post

He is on onboard audio, is this a problem or is it worth getting a cheap sound card with it just curious?

If his budget is $30, he's probably better off just getting the headphones.
I mean, I hear a slight difference between my onboard and soundcard/G510 but it could just be in my head.
If he doesn't get interference through his onboard sound I'd say he's fine for now, maybe get a cheap soundcard if he has money to spare at some point. smile.gif

EDIT: I actually googled that board's onboard sound and it uses VIA's VT1718S chip, I know nothing about it and can't find info in reviews.
There might be something in a spec sheet but I haven't looked at many of them and it would take me ages to find anything useful.
It's probably decent though, most modern onboard sound chips aren't far behind a soundcard except that other components on the motherboard can cause interference.
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Panasonic RP-HTF600

Yeah that's what he ended up getting.
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