Glad I could help. Dec 30, 3. Do you already have an account? Thank you Tharic-Nar, you have gone above and beyond in helping me. In all fairness though, the mics on gaming headsets are atrocious, most are over-filtered and end up sounding like a garbled mess. Both Rob and I like our audio and we’re not keen on the virtual surround sound in a lot of gear, so we both ended up going with high-end stereo headphones.
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Share This Page Tweet. Is 8-channel HD the same as Surround Sound? In all fairness though, the mics on gaming headsets are atrocious, most are over-filtered and end up sounding like a garbled mess. The only real problem with going with a pair of headphones over a headset is the lack of a microphone, so that’s something you will have to consider.
If you plan to run a real 5. But as a comparison between the USB module and the onboard audio, they will sound almost the same without software interfering.
If you are confused between virtual and real surround, I’ll quickly explain. Dec 28, 1. Exceptional and uncoloured sound quality, and the loss of surround sound is not a huge problem. The Sennheiser PC d is in fact, a stereo headset, the 7.
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Since the sound card has a dedicated headphone amp as well, it may be best to splash out on a good pair of headphones instead of getting a headset with virtual surround.
This helps me a lot in making a decision.
Your name or email address: The simple truth is, both will sound near enough the same if you disable all the software, though the motherboard will likely sound slightly better. Glad I could help. Dec 31, 5.
You must log in or sign up to reply here. Both Rob and I like our audio and we’re not keen on the virtual surround sound in a lot of gear, so we both ended up going with high-end stereo headphones. I’ll tip Jamie off to this thread, since he’s far more educated in audio than I am.
Dec 31, 4. Since it’s not using discrete audio channels, it’s dubbed ‘virtual surround’, since it’s simulating surround over stereo. However, as soon as software is thrown into the equation, who knows, and that’s the problem. The vast majority of gaming headsets are virtual surround.
Thank you for the feedback. The SupremeFX on the motherboard is again, just another realtek chip, a lot of marketing, and some higher quality caps, with the same driver and software stack that’s been modified for ASUS.
This will be typically a realtek chip with some software tuning via the the drivers you’ll need to install. ROG-exclusive technology implements multi-approach shielding, with ELNA audio capacitors helping offer 8-channel HD sound that’s equal in power, clarity, and range to dedicated sound cards.
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I’m personally not a fan of virtual audio, it doesn’t work well for me for spacial awareness and just distorts music too much for it to be of any benefit. If soound are just after a pair of headphones, there acrd alternatives that will sound much better for the same price as the kit from Sennheiser which we can help with if you wish. Thank you Tharic-Nar, you have gone above and beyond in helping me.
Do you already have an account? The SupremeFX offers both real surround for dedicated speakers, as well as virtual surround for headphones, so you can pick and chose based on your circumstances. No, create an account now.
If you are specifically after the 7. Dec 30, 2.