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Hey guys, so I have an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3.

It has the 6 audio ports. If I were to buy a true surround sound headset with 4 x 3.5mm connections, would I get surround sound off the motherboard? I would think so, I know it wouldn't be as good as the quality off a sound card, but it would still be surround sound correct?
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i never could do it..but i do it now with this sound card...
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1111756&Sku=M501-1042
 
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Thanks for the input but I still need an answer
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You should be able to

There are 6 3.5mm connections right? bottom row is pink, green, and lt blue. the top row is orange grey and black. Correct?
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Hey guys, so I have an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3.

It has the 6 audio ports. If I were to buy a true surround sound headset with 4 x 3.5mm connections, would I get surround sound off the motherboard? I would think so, I know it wouldn't be as good as the quality off a sound card, but it would still be surround sound correct?

yes you can get surround sound off that motherboard no problem, but i don't think you can get a good surround sound using a "TRUE" surround sound headphone. if you really must use a surround sound headphone, the virtual/simulated/dolby surround sound headphone can do a lot better than the "TRUE SURROUND" one.

examples:
true surround sound: tritton ax pro
simulated dolby surround sound: logitech g930
logitech is able to reproduce decent quality surround sound sound, unlike the tritton which seems like there is no positioning at all
Edited by ghostrider85 - 2/11/12 at 1:28pm
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yes you can get surround sound off that motherboard no problem, but i don't think you can get a good surround sound using a "TRUE" surround sound headphone. if you really must use a surround sound headphone, the virtual/simulated/dolby surround sound headphone can do a lot better than the "TRUE SURROUND" one.

I don't like the virtual surround sound crap, that's why I'm buying a headset with true surround sound
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MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

yes you can get surround sound off that motherboard no problem, but i don't think you can get a good surround sound using a "TRUE" surround sound headphone. if you really must use a surround sound headphone, the virtual/simulated/dolby surround sound headphone can do a lot better than the "TRUE SURROUND" one.

I don't like the virtual surround sound crap, that's why I'm buying a headset with true surround sound

what headset exactly are you gonna buy?
just to let you know, there is no "real" surround sound headphone, its just a marketing gimmick, cramming multiple drivers in each earcup won't produce the doppler effect, if you know what that is. the virtual surround is better when in comes to headphones.
Edited by ghostrider85 - 2/11/12 at 1:52pm
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