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Post by S7 Panzer on Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:32 pm

Well I finally bought my GPU its a gtx 770 by EVGA and I'm now looking to upgrade to an audio card and get a nice headset. My price range is around $200 total and I found a headset I like and an audio card that doesn't over do what the headset can dish out, thoughts?

GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130921

Headset - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106328

audio card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132052

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Post by S7 KnightOwl on Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:24 pm

I don't know much about computer hardware but it seems as if the audio card supports 5.1 but It doesn't look like the headset supports 5.1 unless I missed something.

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Post by S7 mrmiller on Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:22 pm

All headset will play 5 channels with the right audio card/signal processing. I had a signal processor years ago made by Dolby labs. Also, you really can't beat a nice pair of Sennheiser headphones. Some people don't like them because they are "light" and feel flimsy and cheap, but that it part of keeping them lightweight for long wear. I have some older HD545's I still use all the time.

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Post by S7 Panzer on Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:58 pm

Yeah I chose the 5.1 because it was that or 7.1 which I feel is just overkill especially when I only have a headset and 2 speaker setup.

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Post by Atrum on Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:29 pm

I'm a big fan of my Senn HD555's. I'm not sure what the HD595's run now but those are some of the most comfortable things I've ever worn.

Question: Why not get a headset with a mic built in? Might as well be able to use it for gaming if you're dropping some $$

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Post by S7 Panzer on Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:11 am

I was planning on buying a Zalman mic. The main reason I want a separate system is so I can connect my headset to my speakers and the headset that I have right now the audio and mic cord are so close together i have to physical swap between what I want to listen through.

Mic - http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374293203&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=zilman+mic

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Post by S7 Epic on Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:02 am

Unless you get an awesome Audio card, you won't get any benefit. Spent the extra on headphones.
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