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ST/STX has the best headphone amplifier from the current (internal) soundcard market.

Will probably get the Essence ST then.
post #422 of 471
I will use the input from my sound card from back of my case. So my question is: will it help my computer´s traffic by a modest amount if i don´t plug the audio cables for front input (for case) ? Since i don't plan on using them because this guide recommends not to.
post #423 of 471
great idea phospholipid, when this is complete, I will read over it in full and make comments and additionsCjDQqc
post #424 of 471
OK guys i need your help. In the middle of building my first PC. It's going to be used mainly for gaming. Up until I just discovered this thread I was all set to fork out for a pair of Astro A40's (£199 with mix amp) or something similar. Now that i've read i can get better for less just by separating the mic and headphones i'm stumped. So a few questions:

1. I'm putting in a Maximus VI Gene mobo in my build. Do I need a sound card? If so what do you recommend?

2. I have a set of high end Ultimate Ear in ear buds (£150 at the time). Do I need headphones? If so what do you recommend?

Thanks guys.
post #425 of 471
I would say you don´t need a soundcard, that board has pretty good on-board sound. But you will get a thousand different opinions, but IMO it´s not worth it if you mainly game. Get a pair of decent comfortable headphones with a big soundstage like the Beyer-Dynamic DT 990 pro´s or Premium´s.
post #426 of 471
sorry that this is somewhat of a bump but i recently bought SteelSeries Siberias and im wondering what is the best way i can hook these up to my PC
i am currently using a dedicated amp + speaker setup using a Lepai 2020 so i cant really just plug the headphones in that with my speakers due to both channels being open
and i dont have a soundcard or intend on buying one.
what would be my best option for installing it i get feedback when using the front I/O panel and using my motherboard ports seem like it would get annoying very fast having to go back and forth when i go to using my speakers
post #427 of 471
Hi
does anyone know what's the difference between the Roccat Kave to the Kave XTD (besides having XTD at the end smile.gif)?

Thanks.
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post #428 of 471
Another "Please Recommend" post.

I am looking for a good set of cans for gaming and music.

While playing DOTA 2 I listen to Dubstep so I would like some bass but when playing MMOs I usually listen to game sound. While working at home I listen to classic rock.

I will most likely be attaching a ModMic for gaming so I do not need a headset, although I am not sold on the ModMic. Any other recomendations are welcome for a Mic, right now I am just using my Logitech HD webcam for voice chat.

Budget is ~$150. I could push closer to $200 but I would honestly like to spend as little as possible while also getting a quality set of headphones that will last for a while.

Sound Isolation is a plus, and probably looking for closed back.

Also I have a Sound Blaster Recon 3D Fatality sound card.

Thanks!
Edited by Swisser - 3/11/14 at 12:04pm
post #429 of 471
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But if you need a set of gaming headphones with a microphone attached, all in one cable, those are listed below.

I only see headphones without mic redface.gif
     
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post #430 of 471
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Originally Posted by Kokumotsu View Post

sorry that this is somewhat of a bump but i recently bought SteelSeries Siberias and im wondering what is the best way i can hook these up to my PC
i am currently using a dedicated amp + speaker setup using a Lepai 2020 so i cant really just plug the headphones in that with my speakers due to both channels being open
and i dont have a soundcard or intend on buying one.
what would be my best option for installing it i get feedback when using the front I/O panel and using my motherboard ports seem like it would get annoying very fast having to go back and forth when i go to using my speakers
im going to bump my post
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