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I am completely new to sound cards. Never thought I would get one, but now that I have it up and running, im loving the everything I hear! Now for the issues.
1.) I am using a P182 case, and it has earphone headers on it, but as of now. It is not connected to anything, since I have no idea where to plug it into. Can anyone give me some advice on this and if its even possible to connect.
2.) In all my excitement after ordering the soundcard, I bought the Sennheiser HD212Pros, they were around $50 bucks, so I figured it would be pretty good, and they are! My other issue is that I am using the Logitech X-530 5.1s, and it has a earphone jack on that. Again I am completely new to audio. Does it matter where i plug these headphones into? Front of the computer case, into the X-530 jack, or unplugg the 5.1s and plug the headphones straight into the sound card.

You guys will probably have a nice laugh lookin at this post, laugh away, as long as you can help me Thanks in advance fellas!
    
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Xtreme Gamer doesn't have front panel audio connectors.....Also Front panel degrades audio quality......
    
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when i had that card and used head phones i plug it right onto the card
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i guess i wont bother trying to use the computer case header lol.
Zero, did you have your speakers AND headphones both plugged in at the same time?
    
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no i unplug my speaker when i use head phones....takes no longer then 5 seconds of my life
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I had this exact problem, so I bought a plantronics switch. it is a little box with a switch on it, and it plugs in to your sound card with a 5 foot cable. It switches between a headset with mic and speakers with the touch of a button!!!
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I'm glad you are happy with the new toys. Don't forget to download foobar2000 and use the asio output. Much better than just using winamp/wmp.
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I'm glad you are happy with the new toys. Don't forget to download foobar2000 and use the asio output. Much better than just using winamp/wmp.
I did that, and with my Z-4's even I noticed no difference. I just use WMP as all my stuff is databased with Crystalizer - sounds great to me.

Anyways, plug your phones right into the card. I would not use switches. Also do not plug the cans into the headphone plug on the switch on your speakers.

Now I broke this rule as I have the live drive. So I plug my speakers into the card, and my cans into the drive. People say to put the cans right into the card, but to be honest I notice no difference. Now I DO notice a HUGE difference if I try to plug the cans into the headphone plug on my speakers.

basically at-least for me using the live drive I noticed no difference.
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post #9 of 14
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Xtreme Gamer doesn't have front panel audio connectors.....Also Front panel degrades audio quality......
Actually it does have front panel Audio Connections i have the exact same card.

However it does degrade the music so its not the best idea to use them.
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i guess im just going to leave my earphones plugged into the back of the sound card. thanks for all the replies, very helpful. but 1 more question lol.
1. sometimes when i listen to certain stuff, it feels like im listening to it under water or in a bowl or something. did i mess something up?

anyone have suggestions to a user friendly EQ? i listen to a lot of diff music, so i need a decent EQ now.

once again thanks for the help
    
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