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Hi all, I'm building a new rig soon and would like some advice.

Currently I'm using an astro mixamp, but I would like to go with a discreet soundcard and connect a good headset using analog outputs, as opposed to digital to the mixamp or using a USB headset, since those wouldn't be processed by the soundcard as I understand it. However, I would miss having the external volume control that the mixamp provides, and I assume the only means of controlling volume with the headset connected directly to the pc would be through the windows volume control panel. I noticed that the Xonar Phoebus comes with a control box like what I'm looking for, but I don't believe it's sold separately.

Does anyone know of anything else like that, or would I be better off going with an external DAC/headphone amp, which would also have the volume control? How does everyone else control the volume with headphones connected directly to the soundcard?
post #2 of 3
I have coolmaster sirus Head Phone with PCI Asus Xonar sound card. I am happy with the 5.1 sound quality.
I have inline volume control with the headphones. I also have a volume knob on my Logitech G19 keyboard.
That would be my suggestion use a keyboard for this
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Use your keyboard to control volume.
I have G105 and G110 keyboards, the G110 has a wheel volume controller and the G105 has macros set up for volume controlling.
Really, I can't understand ppl who can live without the basic media keys on their keyboards. Or is it weird to listen to music while playing/surfing the net?

I'm using DT-770 pro (80ohm) headphones with my Xonar DG soundcard. None of the good studio headphones have volume control, and for a reason.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 6/5/13 at 3:36pm
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