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post #1 of 9
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Does it come with a USB soundcard?
Its for a friend. And his onboard realtek audio is really really crap. Lots of static noises and overall bad audio quaility.

Even tho this void pro is USB, it still needs audio source. So does it go through onboard or does it come with usb soundcard?
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post #2 of 9
A simple trip to Corsair's website could have answered your question.....


 
 
 
Edited by billbartuska - 10/14/17 at 6:42am
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So that Means he needs an USB soundcard or not?
Strange because I read just right now on amazon, that because it uses USB, it doesnt require a soundcard.


"Question:

The sound off my motherboard is horrible - will it have an effect on these wireless headphones? Or will the headphones sound better than an analog con

Answer:

This headset uses USB audio. It will not use your motherboard's sound card, nor be affected by it."
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wendigo4700 View Post

So that Means he needs an USB soundcard or not?
Strange because I read just right now on amazon, that because it uses USB, it doesnt require a soundcard.


"Question:

The sound off my motherboard is horrible - will it have an effect on these wireless headphones? Or will the headphones sound better than an analog con

Answer:

This headset uses USB audio. It will not use your motherboard's sound card, nor be affected by it."
There's confusion here............

Yes, you still need something (on-board, add on sound card, DAC, etc) to get the sound signal form where the computer gets it (digital file, analogue file, form a disk or from the internet) to the USB ports. Sounds don't just "magically" appear at the USB posts.
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post #5 of 9
I'm not sure what @bill here is talking about, but the short answer to your question is:

These do not need anything beyond what is included in the box for any PC. The USB port will bypass your 'motherboard' audio (3.5mm audio) and will have zero effect on how they sound.

This is generally better than going through a bad motherboard, as a general rule.
post #6 of 9
As I said, by default Windows does not send audio signals to any USB port.You need on-board sound (and it's driver) or a sound card (and it's driver) to do that. Of course there's also ASIO, WASAPI, and Kernel Streaming, but those are beyond the scope of what the OP is asking.

In order to use these headphones you need to first download and install Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) Software v2.18.81 which is an .msi file which, I assume, is a custom USB driver.
 
 
 
Edited by billbartuska - 10/17/17 at 1:53am
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post #7 of 9
In a nutshell:

The headset has an integrated USB-soundcard in it. It most likely works plug&play, but to get all the blingbling** working you need to install the separate drivers.
And this can be generalized to ALL the USB-headsets, they all work the same way.

**Useless junk
Edited by Tiihokatti - 10/17/17 at 12:41pm
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post #8 of 9
You can just plug the damn thing in and it will work, jesus christ billbartuska :'D
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You can just plug the damn thing in and it will work, jesus christ billbartuska :'D

I dont even think you did read post #1 jesus christ billbartuska :'D
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