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post #1 of 8
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Is it OK if my new audiophile approved headphones are plugged into the headphone jack of my speakers, which are plugged into my sound card?

Also, will I notice an improvement if I replace my xtremeGamer with an Asus Xonar DG?
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post #2 of 8
Why wouldn't it be ok? If anything you might hear a little bit of interference through the heaphones if the headphone jack and cables your speakers use aren't shielded very well.

And no, you most likely won't hear a single difference if you got a DG. They're both entry level sound cards.

"Audiophile approved" headphones doesn't mean anything by the way.
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post #3 of 8
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I dunno why it wouldn't be okay...because it has to go through another cable?

Will i be able to leave my headset plugged in and choose to have audio go out of my speakers?
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post #4 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cretz View Post

Will i be able to leave my headset plugged in and choose to have audio go out of my speakers?

If your speakers are able to do that, then yes.
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post #5 of 8
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Another question: I have my front panel connector connected to my sound card. Is it okay to plug my headphones into the front panel so I can leave my speakers connected? If I plug my headphones into the headphone jack on my speakers I can't control the audio output.
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post #6 of 8
There's nothing about your computer or speakers that will damage your headphones by plugging them in. Do what you want.

Just know that you'll get the lowest EMI (noise interference) by directly plugging your headphones into your sound card.
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post #7 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post

There's nothing about your computer or speakers that will damage your headphones by plugging them in. Do what you want.

Just know that you'll get the lowest EMI (noise interference) by directly plugging your headphones into your sound card.

I know I won't damage anything. I just want the best quality audio.
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post #8 of 8
Since you own the equipment in question, just test every possible way and come to a conclusion that works the best for you and your ears.

Technically the direct output of the sound card will contain the lowest interference. However if you find that using your front panel connectors is more convenient and doesn't sound any worse, use that then.
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