First up I'm not an audiophile or know how all the settings work.
Before i installed the new Phoebus i tested the Tiamat 7.1 headset with my ASUS Maximus V Extreme Motherboard.
It was OK and I was happy with the results but was wondering how much better will the dedicated card be.4
Installed the new card into the 1x PCI slot and installed the new drivers from the ASUS website.
Plugged the controller mic thing into the back of the sound card and plugged the Tiamat 3.5mm connectors in. the Mic 3.5mm had to be adapted with a 1 meter extension cable so it would reach the Xonar Phoebus Desktop mic thing.
Had to set it to 7.1 surround
Tested it again with various games and i must say its an improvement on the first test setup but would have been happy with the first set up. The real test will be when i used the mic in game.
Other headsets/ headphones are the turtle beach XP500 wireless headset (good headset but always cracked because of wireless interference) the Dr Dre Beats are good for music but found them simple and one dimensional for games.
If you want any more info please ask.