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to have the best sound you would need to unplug your 5.1 speakers and then reconfigure your sound card between speakers and headphones. there will be a loss when using a splitter, but it will be minimal. If you get a really good cable/splitter then the loss will be even less.
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K, thanks for the many replies. Bear in mind I know nothing about sound cards or such.

1. The 5300's have a Mic port on the control, but its only one port with a headphone symbol on it, so that would only give me sound, I wouldn't be able to use the headset part.

2. Whats a 6.MM jack, I'm buying a headset today and are wondering what is the best combo, 3.MM/usb. Does the usb utilize my soundcard? Where does the 6.MM even plug in????

3. My case does in fact have the both plug ins for the Mic and the headphone(pink and green right), but I'm not going to spend 100 dollars on a soundcard to have my headset run of of onboard, or does it run off of onboard or my souncard. If it runs off of onboard, is there anyway to wire them to the souncard.

4. Right now the splitter seems the way to go, as I really don't want to be unplugging 5.1 every time I want to use my headset
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The usb headsets do not use the sound card at all, the 6.5mm jacks plug into the soundcard
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So then an usb headset would not be the better choice right? You'd spend 100 bucks on a soundcard(probally bluegears) and then dont even use it. Now let me get this straight. You can have 2 3.5mm connectors, one green and one red, one for mic and one for headphones. Or you can have a 6.3mm jack, is there only one 6.3mm jack so it does both the mic and the headphones, and does the bluegears have a 6.3mm jack???
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Damn, the the standard is 3.5mm, the 6.5 is on the karaoke microphone
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Usb headsets are a great choice if you are using the headsets for voice chat.
I have my sound going through my normal sound card, through speakers.
I also have a usb headset (logitech) plugged in, with the voice options (in control panel, under sounds and audio) set to the usb headsets, and the normal audio set to my sound blaster.

Plus most voice apps let you pick which sound device you are going to use, and this makes it very easy.

oh, plus my headset is just the one ear type, because I knew i was going to use it this way.

Not sure if this is what you are looking for.
    
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