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So I just got some AD700s today and I must say they're extremely comfortable, but I'm wondering whether I will lose any sound quality using the front port on my case vs. the back port. The reason I would like to use the front port is because it allows me to unplug the head phones and use my monitors speakers if I want to show a video to someone, where as with the back I can have either my monitor's sound or my head phones plugged in. Wondering the same thing about about a clip on mic. Please note I am using on board sound.
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Both jack sounds like crap, so it won't matter.
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Both jack sounds like crap, so it won't matter.
that was some valued input
not
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If you can't tell the difference, then the difference is negligible
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So I just got some AD700s today and I must say they're extremely comfortable, but I'm wondering whether I will lose any sound quality using the front port on my case vs. the back port. The reason I would like to use the front port is because it allows me to unplug the head phones and use my monitors speakers if I want to show a video to someone, where as with the back I can have either my monitor's sound or my head phones plugged in. Wondering the same thing about about a clip on mic. Please note I am using on board sound.
There's got to be a way to change those settings in Windows. My cousin does it all the time. I don't remember exactly how to do it, but it didn't seem to difficult. Google it.
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that was some valued input
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Have you heard how bad integrated audio sounds compared to a dedicated sound card or external DAC?
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post #7 of 11
Since you don't have a soundcard/DAC, both jacks will sound the same, there will not be a difference in your audio.

Try it and see for yourself.
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If you're talking about onboard audio, then the above posts are pretty much correct. Onboard sounds awful compared to a dedicated sound card or external DAC unit. Onboard audio has a high noise floor and low quality as it is so plugging in your $90 AD700 into the front will only make it worse because the line picks up EMI from other components along the way.
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post #9 of 11
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If you're talking about onboard audio, then the above posts are pretty much correct. Onboard sounds awful compared to a dedicated sound card or external DAC unit. Onboard audio has a high noise floor and low quality as it is so plugging in your $90 AD700 into the front will only make it worse because the line picks up EMI from other components along the way.
very good summary..

I myself transitioned to dedicated sound.. and I WILL NEVER GO BACK!!!!
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