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Would I get same audio quality if I hook them up to the headphone jack on my Klipsch 2.1 speaker system or would I need to hook them up to the back of my PC?

Edit: I am talking about this,
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It is on the right satellite.

Edit: I ask because my tower is positioned oddly and I can reach behind it to connect and disconnect the speakers. I want to know if the sound will degrade.
Edited by Zcypot - 2/5/12 at 11:06pm
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Would I get same audio quality if I hook them up to the headphone jack on my Klipsch 2.1 speaker system or would I need to hook them up to the back of my PC?
Edit: I am talking about this,
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It is on the right satellite.
Edit: I ask because my tower is positioned oddly and I can reach behind it to connect and disconnect the speakers. I want to know if the sound will degrade.

Do you have a dedicated sound card or are you using onboard? If it's just onboard I don't think you'll see any difference. Many dedicated soundcards however have a built in headphone amplifier and for it to work correctly you'd have to plug directly into it.
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I use onboard sound at the moment, I did not check but do the AD700s have volume control or do I need to fiddle with windows volume? I think it might actually be good having it hooked up to my speakers for now, as long as it is not hindering the sound quality.
Edited by Zcypot - 2/6/12 at 1:14am
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I use onboard sound at the moment

Then I highly doubt you'll see any decrease in quality by plugging into your speakers. Of course, you'll just have to try it yourself when your headphones arrive.
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Then I highly doubt you'll see any decrease in quality by plugging into your speakers. Of course, you'll just have to try it yourself when your headphones arrive.

Ah okay, well I guess I ill have to wait... damn amazon free shipping.. it is going to take prob 2 weeks judging from past experiences.
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Ah okay, well I guess I ill have to wait... damn amazon free shipping.. it is going to take prob 2 weeks judging from past experiences.

Strange, my experience has always been good. I ordered my headphones from Amazon with free shipping and they shipped it next-day.
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I have a set of A-700's and the pro-medias, use the headphone out all the time. Its great because you're using the amp from the speakers and have the volume control from the speakers. I tried setup both ways, headphones directly out of my Asus DX and out of the speakers and I couldn't tell any difference. Plus you don't have to mess with switching from headphones to speakers.

You're next step should be a dedicated sound card, If you think you're pro-medias sound good now, they dont sound that good. The speakers and headphones only sound as good as the source. Love my DX!
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I thought the headphone out from the ProMedia sounded atrocious. I thought it was pretty clear that there was signal degradation by using it even with the old RX700 I had.
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