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Hi guys,

Im considering trying out the corsair vengeance 1500 headset since its $50 at frys after MIR. I currently dont have a sound card, just the built in sound that comes on the asus maximus iv gene-z gen3 (creative labs codecs) and was wondering, am I loosing any chance of going to a sound card once I get a usb headset? Is usb a bad thing? I feel like it will limit me in the future some way but it could just be ignorance on my part.

Any input on the vengeance 1500 will be appriciated too, trying to see if the 1300 is similar to the 1500 other than appearance.
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Well, I don't know about you, but I always have a need for more USB ports, but I never need more than one headphone jack. Unless you have a compelling reason to go USB instead of 3.5, then I'd just go with the standard headphone terminal.
    
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The way I understand it is that the 1500 has it's own built in sound card, which probably wont sound as good as a 1300 with a sound card. I have no real world experience, but FWIW, I'm planning on going with the 1300 + sound card.
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Well, I don't know about you, but I always have a need for more USB ports, but I never need more than one headphone jack. Unless you have a compelling reason to go USB instead of 3.5, then I'd just go with the standard headphone terminal.

Im more concerned with quality of sound, I have PLENTY of usb ports, probably 8-9 unused ones lol

Overall seems like the 1300/1500 headsets favor mid and high, not much base, but unless there is ZERO base I should be happy, I tend to like the highs more but need base to fill the ear too
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Anyone else have input about usb vs analog? Hoping to buy today
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USB bypasses the soundcard....

Much rather get the Samson SR850 + external mic tbh.
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USB bypasses the soundcard....
Much rather get the Samson SR850 + external mic tbh.

Yeah saw the review on a audiophile site, was impressed with the writeup but wanted something I could return locally if I wasnt pleased, I had some bad luck with a wireless logitech one and I think the wired one too so easy return is a plus. I literally gave up searching for almost a year because of that lol

I picked up the 1500's and so far Im happy, I mean $50 is very good for the quality (I paid $69.99 plus there is the $20MIR). So far BF3 hasnt sounded better lol. Gonna tweek settings tomorrow to get the most out of it.
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