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5.1 soundcard?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Mustkunstn1k, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Mustkunstn1k New Member

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    So I'm getting the Roccat Kave headset. Is Asus P5Q PRO good enough mobo for the 5.1 or should I get a soundcard?
     
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    Think about it. Why would you need a 5.1 soundcard for a 2.0 headset?
     
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    The kave is 5.1, i have a kave and a xonar dx, it's a good soundcard, bit-tech recommended it
     
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    I don't buy into all these new 5.1 pseduo headsets.

    To the OP I think your onboard is enough but look into the Xonar series and Auzentech type cards.
     
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    some soundcards / drivers will do HRTF magic to simulate surround from stereo, it works well.
     
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    Yeah I would look at the Xonar DX (PCI-E) or the DS(PCI).

    Depending on the interface you need and slots you have available. Either ASUS card would be great. I am currently avoiding Creative cards like a bad plague.

    I don't get all these "5.1" headsets. They are gimmicky as can be. A good sound card and stereo headphones are really good especially with a headphone Amp as stated by Robert-The-Rambler.
     
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    I have been reading about bad speaker placement in these 5.1 headset. With my HPA2 the rear speakers are below the ear and it's quite irritating.
     

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