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Sorry I should of stated - I'm looking for a gaming headset, one with a mic.

This is my first system ever with me using a sound card, I see standard soundcards, 5.1 and 7.1. My questions is say if I got a 7.1 headset and a sound card that supports this are they the only two things I will need?

Also please someone recommend me a gaming headset
post #12 of 18
dude dont get some gimmicky 7.1 headset get a nice pair of headphones and a clip on mic you will be MUCH happier with that than some bs headset. Also if you did choose to get a 7.1 headset you wouldnt need a 7.1 soundcard.
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Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DG ~30 Pound
ASUS Xonar DG PCI 5.1 Audio Card: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Headphones: JVC HA-RX700 ~40 Pound
JVC HA-RX700 Deep Bass Headphones: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics


= Improvement over onboard that will destroy set ups which can cost almost double the price. 80% of the people who look at those pages, buy each item. Both are nearly sold out. So trust me.
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this but the st
STX is more suited for headphones. ST is more for speakers.

microman is right about 5.1 and 7.1 "surround headphones". The headphones are sitting right on your ear and don't have the distance to truly give you a 5.1 surround feel. Those aren't any better than any other headphones that will give you the same or better sound reproduction and location. So when people suggest you get a proper pair of headphones (The RX700s modded are a great buy for the price), and a clip on mic, they're saying it because you'll get the best performance for price on those. If you just want some "cool" headset that has mic connected to headphones for convenience, then sure, you can get that and many lazy/stubborn people do buy those, but being on OCN we'd hope you can persuade you to reach for excellence and performance which would be the route shown above.

Of course, your budget is a bit slim and we're trying to work with you. It really depends what you want from your money. Quality or Popularity.
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STX is more suited for headphones. ST is more for speakers.
That is incorrect. Please refrain from spreading misinformation like that.

The STX and ST are the SAME with the difference being the interface. The ST uses a standard PCI slot and the STX uses a PCI-E slot.

The ST has the option of adding a H6 expansion card if you wish to use surround speakers (up to 7.1).
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this but the st
I think the PCI slot is covered by his SLI graphic cards on his mobo. I ran into this problem when I got my ST, even though I had water blocks, it still did not fit. I had to RMA for the STX.
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there was an Asus one came out last year i think that came with a headset
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That is incorrect. Please refrain from spreading misinformation like that.

The STX and ST are the SAME with the difference being the interface. The ST uses a standard PCI slot and the STX uses a PCI-E slot.

The ST has the option of adding a H6 expansion card if you wish to use surround speakers (up to 7.1).
Since the ST has the option of adding the H6 expansion card for surround speakers, that would make it "more for speakers"

And since the STX is cheaper than the ST, that would make it "more suited" for headphone usage, to save 20-30 bucks, right?

I mean of course if he's not interested in saving money then the ST is the way to go since it offers more than the STX.
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Originally Posted by cuad View Post
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DG ~30 Pound
ASUS Xonar DG PCI 5.1 Audio Card: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Headphones: JVC HA-RX700 ~40 Pound
JVC HA-RX700 Deep Bass Headphones: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics


= Improvement over onboard that will destroy set ups which can cost almost double the price. 80% of the people who look at those pages, buy each item. Both are nearly sold out. So trust me.
+1 I dunno about the sound card. is it signifcantly better than current gen onboard that will warrent a sound difference? OP could get better headphones, but for that price, not much can compete.

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this but the st
Poor choice of pairing. A great soundcard with decent headphones. Should keep the budget of that kind of a soundcard be paired with roughly 200-300 dollar cans.
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