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Hello,

Firstly, I just want to say these forums are awesome and have a ton of info. I was reading through this thread and found it to be an excellent resource: http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products

Here is my current setup:
(My PC) ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA - Motherboard
Sherwood RVD-7090R - Receiver
Center, Left, Right Speakers - RCA, and DCM for the center
10" Subwoofer

I've got it hooked up as follows: I have an optical cable going from my PC motherboard to the receiver, then the speakers and subwoofer are hooked to the receiver.

At first I wanted to get a gaming headset, but I found many resources steering me away from that option. So now I think I would like to get some nice headphones the Audio Technica AD700X, and a standalone microphone like this one: Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB.

First question, is it best to hook the headphones directly into the receiver for the best sound?

Second question, many gaming headsets boast virtual 7.1 surround sound (I think my motherboard supports this?), helping the gamer pinpoint enemy fire and footsteps. With my setup, is it possible to pass 7.1 surround to my headphones if I hook them into my receiver? Or should I not be worried about this?

Third question, since I have a receiver a headphone amplifier is not necessary correct?

I've included some audio information from my computer, do these settings seem correct?

I appreciate any advice you can offer, thank you.



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Plug your headphones into the receiver.

7.1 audio for headphones is a really piss poor gimmick, so do not even concern yourself with it.

And the receiver will act as a headphone amp. thumb.gif
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