Originally Posted by HaunteR
How will it fair when it's paired with Sennheiser PC 350 SE headset?
Haha the audiophile in me just twitched to think of running that through an onboard chipset.
Depends what you're doing with it. It will definitely make at least a small difference in all regards, but if you're just doing gaming/streaming, then it might not make a huge difference. You will certainly be able to boost headphone/mic volumes to higher levels with no hiss.
If you're recording an audio stream (either through a mixer or not) though, and monitoring it on your computer speakers (or headphones) at the same time, it will make a HUGE difference.
Even the little cheesy Sonar daughtercard that came free with my motherboard blows onboard audio chipsets away in that regard.