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Yamaha HS5 with Aorus x570 Xtreme

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All

 

Whilst paying off more bills I'm slowly working my way towards my completed PC build.

 

The next steps are the audio, headphone wise I'm fine, but I'm getting 1 Yamaha HS5 to start with (compatible cable to 3.5mm jack comes with it) then will follow this up with another and then possibly a subwoofer afterwards.

 

I know that people buy DACs/AMPs to use these with their setups as their onboard sound isn't enough to drive them/they get crackles. My mobo however is marketed as having very good onboard sound and I wondered if anybody knew if this was going to be enough to drive them without distortion.

 

Here's a link to the mobo: https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/X570-AORUS-XTREME-rev-10#kf

 

Hoping someone more knowledgeable than me may know!

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11 minutes ago, Deuteronomy93 said:

1 Yamaha HS5

you should get two for stereo audio

11 minutes ago, Deuteronomy93 said:

DACs/AMPs

these are already powered


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4 hours ago, sub68 said:

you should get two for stereo audio

these are already powered

But they use balanced cables so most people have an external audio device to feed them as there's no real way to get audio from your PC to both (without a stupid amount of adapters) 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Will be getting 2, it's just 1 for a little bit.

 

An update on this, I've been using headphones for a really long time now and maybe I thought things had improved.

 

The speaker works fine, however I'm having issues switching between my headphones and the speaker.

 

I want to plug both into the back panel (front panel isn't an option) however I just can't get it to work with using them both as separate devices and working.

 

I've played around with various things and followed some guides online such as:

  • Updating drivers from Realtek to Windows and then back again
  • Switching the cables between different rear jacks
  • Various options within the software, which has created another device called "Realtek HD Audio 2nd output"
    • Based on what people say, I hope this is what I need however no sound will play from this device.
    • I have seen people saying to select "Make front and rear output devices play two different audio streams simultaneously" however I don't seem to have this option within the Aorus software anywhere.

To confirm, my headphones are the Sennheiser GSP600 which use 2x3.5mm jacks for input and output.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi again

 

So I've done a workaround for now which will work until getting another speaker and sub.

 

I've returned the headphones to the original setup using the audio in/out, whilst the HS5 is plugged into a monitor, changed the DP for HDMI and run this into the GPU.

 

The speaker doesn't sound as good but doesn't crackle like others have mentioned which I can live with for the time being.

 

Taking this into consideration, what will be the best approach with my eventual setup? I suppose this has sort of evolved into a recommendation for a setup.

 

To confirm, I don't really intend on streaming (at least for the moment) but for work calls it's very important to have good audio quality hence my interest in a dedicated mic.

  • Speakers
    • 2x HS5s in Stereo (yes this was always the plan!)
    • 1x sub
  • Microphone
    • May go for a dedicated mic rather than the inbuilt one in my current headset
  • Headphones
    • If I go for a dedicated mic, I will likely retire the GSP600, using that for work when travelling

I can see people are using dedicated DACs/AMPs with similar setups such as Jay here: youtube.com/watch?v=HSafxz1qBKo&t=987s

 

If someone does suggest moving towards a new headset, dedicated mic and DAC/AMP, I'd be wanting to go for things at the same tier as my Sennheisers and the Yamaha, very entry level audiophile (if that's what you'd call it!) 

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If you're considering a dedicated mic then you will want an audio interface rather than a DAC/AMP. UMC202HD is the price to performance king in interfaces att he moment afaik, take a look at it, will also solve your headphones/speaker issues.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Awesome, these seem to be much cheaper in China than other areas, just under £70, much more expensive in the UK..

 

Just a quick question, whilst this looks perfect 2x speakers, mic+headphones, how would the sub integrate into this setup?

 

I don't see an available port.

 

Many thanks!

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18 hours ago, Deuteronomy93 said:

Awesome, these seem to be much cheaper in China than other areas, just under £70, much more expensive in the UK..

 

Just a quick question, whilst this looks perfect 2x speakers, mic+headphones, how would the sub integrate into this setup?

 

I don't see an available port.

 

Many thanks!

HS5 really shouldn't need to be paired with a sub unless you're a massive bass-head, in which case you could use 2 Y splitters and a Y joiner to add it parallel to your HS5


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