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In sound quality, how do USB headsets compare to a good analog headset?
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In sound quality, how do USB headsets compare to a good analog headset?
I'm interested in this as well, as i have 2 x Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Wired headsets coming in from club live.

On their site it says "Superior to analog sound" but i bet there isn't much of a difference.
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the range from Cheap... to not so cheap...

my audigy 2zs is just for my headphones...

get some real headphones and forget about the cheap ass USB soundcard...
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It all depends on your ears. Some people would not be able to tell the difference. Since you at least have a dedicated sound card, I would not go the route of the USB headset.
Get a more decent headset and let the sound card do the work for you, not the USB.
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I've only got a soundcard in one rig..but

A USB headset is like...equal to a headset that on what type of a soundcard? Is it better than analog on onboard?
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I've only got a soundcard in one rig..but

A USB headset is like...equal to a headset that on what type of a soundcard? Is it better than analog on onboard?
No, a USB headset built in sound card will not match a onboard or discrete sound card in processing. There is no real advantage to a USB headset other than ease of hooking it up.
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I have a plantronics usb headset, sound quality is ace when listening to music, but for gaming I wdon't use it. Because it's run on the usb bus it takes up more time from the processor, time which could be better used especially in a gaming scenario
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