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5.1 soundcard?

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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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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?
Think about it. Why would you need a 5.1 soundcard for a 2.0 headset?
 
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Think about it. Why would you need a 5.1 soundcard for a 2.0 headset?
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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The kave is 5.1, i have a kave and a xonar dx, it's a good soundcard, bit-tech recommended it
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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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.