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BAH!!! Surround Sound headsets....rolleyes.gif
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Some people really like USB headsets. A friend of mine who is an audiophile never uses his PC for music. In his circumstances, he wants something that sounds decent and can emulate 5.1/7.1 because it's entirely for gaming and having that surround effect gives him an extra edge in competition play. Not everyone wants to listen to FLAC files with a headset.
Also, the people with the clip on mics sound noticeably worse than people with PC-350s/360s over mumble. I have friends who do both.

I always thought that USB "soundcard" < Real Sound card?

 

A USB soundcard should perform exactly the same as a "real" (by which I assume you mean PCI-E) soundcard if they both have the same specifications. Why? Because USB is just a means for component(s) to connect to other components, the same as PCI-E.

 

That's theoretically though, which unfortunately never happens. USB 3.0 closes that gap, but I'm not sure of what kind of bandwidth a soundcard needs/uses or latency etc.


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A USB soundcard should perform exactly the same as a "real" (by which I assume you mean PCI-E) soundcard if they both have the same specifications. Why? Because USB is just a means for component(s) to connect to other components, the same as PCI-E.

That's theoretically though, which unfortunately never happens. USB 3.0 closes that gap, but I'm not sure of what kind of bandwidth a soundcard needs/uses or latency etc.

Are you saying this because it makes sense logically or because you actually know the technical details behind it?
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If they put the HD555s in that casing without the mic I'd grab it in a heartbeat. It looks pretty classy tbh.

PC350/360 already exist ^^
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Some people really like USB headsets. A friend of mine who is an audiophile never uses his PC for music. In his circumstances, he wants something that sounds decent and can emulate 5.1/7.1 because it's entirely for gaming and having that surround effect gives him an extra edge in competition play. Not everyone wants to listen to FLAC files with a headset.
Also, the people with the clip on mics sound noticeably worse than people with PC-350s/360s over mumble. I have friends who do both.

A good headphone with (if you really want it) Dolby headphone sounds much better than these crappy "7.1" headsets.

My friend has PC-350s, my friends say the mics are equal in quality (although my clip-on is more sensitive).
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Are you saying this because it makes sense logically or because you actually know the technical details behind it?

the only difference between USB and PCIE is the bandwidth and latency, audio doesn't need that much bandwidth/latency. USB and PCIE are both DIGITAL, means USB can carry audio just as good as PCIE. what matters here is the DAC/AMP, not the connection interface.
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Obligatory "If you want surround in your headphones go here instead of buying overpriced cans marketed as being 'surround' " post:

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The Nameless Guide to PC Gaming Audio (with binaural surround sound)
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I don't really care. As long nothing changes about their headphones tailored towards audiophiles.
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A good headphone with (if you really want it) Dolby headphone sounds much better than these crappy "7.1" headsets.
My friend has PC-350s, my friends say the mics are equal in quality (although my clip-on is more sensitive).

and they say that those REAL surround headphones like AX PRO is much better than emulated/FAKE surround headphones like AX 720
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the only difference between USB and PCIE is the bandwidth, audio doesn't need that much bandwidth. USB and PCIE are both DIGITAL, means USB can carry audio just as good as PCIE. what matters here is the DAC/AMP, not the connection interface.

That makes sense. Thank you for explaining.
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