Originally Posted by Viperelite
Well the on-board audio is 7.1 so it is already surround but not sure about any of the CMMS-3D or SBX. It has all the separate plugs on it for the 5.1 speakers i use. But i just want a decent pair of headphones for a decent price. I am not really committed to getting these specific headphones just looking for something good for the money.
A lot of people on newegg and other sites seem to be giving the audio quality really bad reviews so I am still looking around. It seems all the good sound quality headphones don't have an attached microphone. Is there a realistic way to have a secondary microphone that can like "stick" to the headset to always stay into position to talk instead of having something on like the desktop that i need to lean forward to talk into?
The 7.1 has nothing to do with headphones. It just means that the soundcard has analog outputs for your usual logitech/creative 7.1 speakers that no man should ever buy.
Some games (like BF3) have virtual surround for headphones build-in on the game itself, but most games don't (like BF2, Dead Space, etc.) and I can say that they sound horrible without some kind of virtual surround.Onboard vs. soundcard vs. THX vs. Dolby vs. CMSS-3D (BF3 + headphones)And more virtual surround demos...Aaaand more...
THX/SBX/CMMS-3D is on creative soundcards and Dolby is on Asus soundcards. I guess the Corsair USB also uses Dolby.
or DIY mic with Zalman Clip-On
. You can also use the Zalman clip-on with the usual set up - Clip them on your headphone cable.Edited by Tiihokatti - 8/16/13 at 12:31pm