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Does USB Headset use Sound Card

Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:53 pm

I am thinking of getting a new headset and it only has a USB port. Will this use my sound card or my motherboard sound chip?
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Re: Does USB Headset use Sound Card

Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:58 pm

Neither, it'll use a small soundcard built into the headset.
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Re: Does USB Headset use Sound Card

Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:33 pm

Mentawl wrote:
Neither, it'll use a small soundcard built into the headset.


So how is the quality on this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826504004&Tpk=Edimensional%20Audiofx

Compared to my sound card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102012
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Re: Does USB Headset use Sound Card

Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:04 am

The big bonus to the headset is that it should never have to do any digital-to-analog conversion until the final output of the speakers on the headset. I don't know, however, how those particular headphones sound - I would not expect great things because I think 5.1 headsets are snake oil (the old metaphor, not the rampant AMD/anti-Apple nutball).
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Re: Does USB Headset use Sound Card

Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:56 am

I would get these instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6826502011
I have them they sound great and they use your sound card.

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