If you plan to run a real 5. I’ll tip Jamie off to this thread, since he’s far more educated in audio than I am. However, as soon as software is thrown into the equation, who knows, and that’s the problem. If you are specifically after the 7. 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. The vast majority of gaming headsets are virtual surround.
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There are some Headsets out there with individual drivers for each channel, and are technically classed as real surround sound headsets, as they require the 3 or 4 connectors to work.
Jan 7, 6. Your name or email address: Since it’s not using discrete audio channels, it’s dubbed ‘virtual surround’, since it’s simulating surround over stereo. This helps me a lot in making a decision.
But as a comparison between the USB module and the onboard audio, they will sound almost the same without software interfering. Do you already have an account?
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Is 8-channel HD pfie same as Surround Sound? 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. Yes, my password is: Exceptional and uncoloured sound quality, and the loss of surround sound is not a huge problem.
However, as soon as software is thrown into the equation, who knows, and that’s the problem.
If you are specifically after the 7. Jan 8, 8. Thank you Tharic-Nar, you have gone above and beyond in helping me. The SupremeFX on the motherboard is again, just another realtek chip, a lot of marketing, and suprwmefx higher quality caps, with the same driver and software stack that’s been modified for ASUS.
Dec 30, 2. 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.
Share This Page Tweet. 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.
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Glad I could awus. 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 supremexf I am. If you are just after a pair of headphones, there are alternatives that will sound much better for the same price as the kit from Sennheiser which we can help with if you wish.
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The Sennheiser PC d is in fact, a stereo headset, the 7. If you are confused between virtual and real surround, I’ll quickly explain. Virtual surround is a software effect that takes the 5. The only real problem with going with a pair of headphones over a headset is the suprsmefx of a microphone, so that’s something you will have to consider.
I’m personally not a fan of virtual audio, it doesn’t work well for me for spacial awareness and just distorts ssus too much for it to be of any benefit.
Surround Sound in the physical sense is typically 5.
Did a little reading and not sure that this answers my question. In all fairness though, the mics on gaming headsets are atrocious, most are over-filtered and end up sounding like a garbled mess. No, create an account now. Dec 30, 3. Dec 28, 1.