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To Soundcard or Not to Soundcard

1 minute ago, jstudrawa said:

All that run on sentence stuff basically said:  No, you don't need a separate soundcard ;)

 

lol 18 years of school has ruined me I can't say an answer to a question without justifying my answer

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So fellow tech people. 

I have always employed the services of a sound card in my builds but i have been out of the "game" for the past 7 years but now its time i upgraded my old beast, well a new build.

 

What i cant decide on is if i get a new sound card, use my old one or go on board sound on the new CROSSHAIR VII HERO X470.

 

I have at the moment an X Fi Extreme Audio and an Asus Xonar D2(X Maybe).

Speakers are Logitech Z906, Headset's are Logitech G35 USB (So pointless here) and Sennheiser PC360 but i think ill get a new headset too. 

 

What do we suggest peeps. 

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on board on modern mobos are really good nowadays. and there is almost no reason to grab a soundcard even if you want a higher end audio solution. for example you get into audiophile headphones ore speakers you would want and external DAC an AMP solution rather than a sound card. gaming headphones and speakers often come with a usb solution which is basically an external soundcard in itself. 


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1 minute ago, rice guru said:

on board on modern mobos are really good nowadays. and there is almost no reason to grab a soundcard even if you want a higher end audio solution. for example you get into audiophile headphones ore speakers you would want and external DAC an AMP solution rather than a sound card. gam,ing headphones and speakers often come with a usb solution wich is basically an external soundcard in itself. 

All that run on sentence stuff basically said:  No, you don't need a separate soundcard ;)

 


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1 minute ago, jstudrawa said:

All that run on sentence stuff basically said:  No, you don't need a separate soundcard ;)

 

lol 18 years of school has ruined me I can't say an answer to a question without justifying my answer


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> Tin T2,Tin t3,Tin t4, QKZ VK4, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03 , Vido

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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2 minutes ago, KING OF THE DIRTY DANS said:

No soundcard, just get some good headphones

(ATH-M50X)

or not m50x . at this price point you can get better headphones such as dt 770's and hd 58x's

 


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CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> Tin T2,Tin t3,Tin t4, QKZ VK4, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03 , Vido

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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3 minutes ago, KING OF THE DIRTY DANS said:

They aren't bad headphones

 

 

they aren't bad but they aren't good at the price they present. as they are easily out classed by a few in their own weight class and even cheaper. 


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> Tin T2,Tin t3,Tin t4, QKZ VK4, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03 , Vido

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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3 minutes ago, KING OF THE DIRTY DANS said:

Wearing them RN

I just dont like open back headphones (as I like to listen to my stuff in public)

yes I' also owned them and sold them after hearing other closed backs. takstar pro 82 more comfortable, flatter response cheaper, ath m40x's better built cheaper sounds better after a pad change, dt 770 better built sounds waay better, more comfortable. same price only con is non nondetachable cable. I got pulled in by reviewers like mkbhd. selling me on them then I realized they are general tech reviewers and not headphone reviewers. 


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> Tin T2,Tin t3,Tin t4, QKZ VK4, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03 , Vido

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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9 minutes ago, Sh4d0wm4n said:

Thanks guys.

 

Presume my sony wh-1000xm2 will be no good for me if plugged in ? 

not sure I hear a lot of good things about those cans as a portable unit but havn't heard anything but negative stuff when it's plugged in

 


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> Tin T2,Tin t3,Tin t4, QKZ VK4, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03 , Vido

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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