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Motherboard's onboard sound card died

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by sttubs, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. sttubs

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    If I stick a PCI/PCIe sound card in my computer will I still get sound to my USB connected Logitech G35 headphones?
     
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    Yes, because I can listen to my speakers connected with GPU>AMP>TV and also listen to my headphones (connected from front panel) simultaneously.
     
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    yes, just select the G35 as the default sound output in the "playback devices" menu.
     
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    USB headset is it's own "Soundcard". Doesn't need onboard or a dedicated soundcard.
     
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    You don't need a sound card with USB headphones. USB sound devices have there own chip. I think if you stick a sound card in your pci slot with the USB headphones connected the sound card may not work
     
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    OK, my G35's are sounding pretty bad recently. I bought another pair & they are doing the same exact thing. So since my audio is not sound card driven, but USB driven does that mean my USB ports are getting flakey?
     
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    You just have to do some testing, maybe try another USB port? But those headphones are digital and have there own DAC
     
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    I prefer to use Headphones connected directly to my soundcard, much better sound quality that way, and you can also enable virtual surround if it's supported by the souncard (X-Fi CMSS 3D it's called in my SB Titanium). I don't like how USB cards or Headphones sound, maybe you should consider this option.
     
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