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I'd say wait on getting a sound card, Onboard sound isn't as bad as most people make it out to be, and the more you spend the less you get. If it sounds good to you then keep your onboard.

The best thing to look for in low budget audio set ups transparency. You want no audible artifiacts, and for the most part onboard sound will provide that. Your not dealing with lossless audio here, and even if you were the 201's are not going to demostrate it well enough for the sound card to make a difference.

I say wait for your next upgrade to go for a sound card and go with just an Asus Xonar DX. That way you get an upgrade without wasting to much extra money.
Edited by WTHbot - 8/25/10 at 7:19am
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I'd say wait on getting a sound card, Onboard sound isn't as bad as most people make it out to be, and the more you spend the less you get. If it sounds good to you then keep your onboard.
Depends on what you have. If you use $10 earbuds, then onboard and a Xonar will sound the same. Use a £150 pair of Ultrasones and you'll hate the onboard.
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Depends on what you have. If you use $10 earbuds, then onboard and a Xonar will sound the same. Use a £150 pair of Ultrasones and you'll hate the onboard.
Yeah I ninja'd that in, Were talking about HD201's while still good I doubt they would see THAT much improvement.

Just watched a video on audio myths and I couldn't hear the difference between the professional recording equipment and the $25 soundblaster.
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Thanks for the advice.
One last question... will these senn's give me better comfort and/or sound that my Logitech G330's?
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I say wait for your next upgrade to go for a sound card and go with just an Asus Xonar DX. That way you get an upgrade without wasting to much extra money.
You sure a PCIe card will fit in a laptop? XD
Edited by Signapez - 8/25/10 at 7:40am
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Thanks for the advice.
One last question... will these senn's give me better comfort and/or sound that my Logitech G330's?

You sure a PCIe card will fit in a laptop? XD
Totally forgot it was a laptop. . .

I'm not familiar with external sound cards to be honest.

Oh and I wear my senns 4-7 hours a day while I work, love them and even for breaks they get loud enough to do shoulder listening.
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OMG! Just as i was gonna press the "buy" button for my senn's + mic i find a JVC HARX700 on amazon.de !
The only problem here is that i can't order a zalman mic with it coz the mics don't ship to belgium, but the headphone does.
They got some Hama mics, but i got bad experience with Hama, so I'm not going to buy that crap anymore. Any suggestions =( ?
I wish I lived in USA, much cheaper and easier...I'm going CRAZY!
Quick edit: the JVC's are €42
Edited by Signapez - 8/25/10 at 8:19am
post #267 of 471
ok here is the situation and my dilema seeking "sound" advice pun intended.

I use my headset for 90% gaming and ventrilo/ts3 9% movies and 1% music

I currently own the plantronics 377 which I enjoy the sound of them great bass and highs good directional in fps etc.. plus they was cheap. I have been useing plantronic for 3 years now from game com 1 up to these 377 game coms.

I got a new corsair 800D case to replace my CM HAF 932 case and always used CM cases front audio jacks no problem. with the corsair nothing but high pitch squeals and corsair has no fix. so I asked for help in the audio section and was recommended to get X-FI GO usb card. worked ok few days amplified sound ok but I get sounds that are not natural compared to what I was useing before with same hardware. basically i think the x-fi go is just a amplified usb card and sounds bleh.

the reason I didn't use the headset on the back ports is the cord is only 6.5 feet and to short, however i did hook it up and was neevr able to get the sound clarity and loudness that i got useing the front audio ports before. (maybe i need to tweak more?) don't make sense front islouder then rear onboard.

so instead of paying out alot of money for headset extensions I am looking to see if there is a headset with as good of quality as the plantronics or better with a 9-10 feet cord. also any advice why my realtek onboard is not putting out same sound in back as it did on front jacks.

now for headsets i don't want to spend much, and i know back ports are supposed to be better so i was looking at these as i can exchange my x-fi go card for them at my bestbuy where i bought the card: what are your thoughts on this headset vs. plantronics 377 and is there anything else BB carries for $100 or less that would be better?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Razer+-+...dset&cp=1&lp=9

vs. what i got:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Plantron...dset&cp=1&lp=4

i just want to fix my audio issues and found the x-fi go not to be the fix and i need cord to be long enough, i like my plantronics alot and they fit very well.
thanks for any help or advice here.
    
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post #268 of 471
I use my headphones/headset for the same things as you do. Currently have a Logitech G330, but they aren't comfortable.
A lot of people on this forum will tell you to stay away from anything that has "gaming" in it's name (read the OP)
I don't speak out of experience but these were the headphones that people recommended me:
-Sennheiser HD201 ($20-30 somewhere)
-Audio Technica ATH-AD700 ($90-100 somewhere)
-JVC HA-RX700 ($30-40)
-You'll find some more on the OP
These things don't have a mic attached to them though so you'll probably have to get some clip-on mic like the one from Zalman.
All i wrote is actually also in the OP, but whatever.
GL in your search
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I use my headphones/headset for the same things as you do. Currently have a Logitech G330, but they aren't comfortable.
A lot of people on this forum will tell you to stay away from anything that has "gaming" in it's name (read the OP)
I don't speak out of experience but these were the headphones that people recommended me:
-Sennheiser HD201 ($20-30 somewhere)
-Audio Technica ATH-AD700 ($90-100 somewhere)
-JVC HA-RX700 ($30-40)
-You'll find some more on the OP
These things don't have a mic attached to them though so you'll probably have to get some clip-on mic like the one from Zalman.
All i wrote is actually also in the OP, but whatever.
GL in your search
thanks but a fixed mic is a must and i get great sound out of my plantronics regardless of if they say gaming or not, now creative fatality brand that is different story those are garbage.
    
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post #270 of 471
You may wanna try G330. The sound is good imho (a lot better than my speakers), but the comfort of them is below my standards. They start hurting after 30-60mins of wearing them. I wouldn't recommend them, but you can add them to your comparelist if you want.
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