Originally Posted by Rawk
A friend of mine has the Plantronics Gamecom777, basically the big brother to the headset I want. and he compared a couple songs from turning on and off the usb soundcard that it comes with. (mine doesnt come with it) and he said it's worth the difference.. I'm sort of stuck at the moment. Any recommendations for a cheap but worth the money usb sound card? 10 bucks?
The one that comes with the Plantronics 777 is a USB adapter with emulated 5.1 surround sound. Something like this stand-alone isn't going to be cheap. The only thing I can think of is something like the Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS which emulates 7.1 on headphones, and costs around $90. Something similar is SoundBlaster's USB Crystalizer and Extigy series. To be honest, the onboard sound on your motherboard is probably better in this situation than a $10 USB audio adapter which will likely be slower and lower quality than your onboard sound.