In all fairness though, the mics on gaming headsets are atrocious, most are over-filtered and end up sounding like a garbled mess. If you are confused between virtual and real surround, I’ll quickly explain. Share This Page Tweet. Dec 31, 5. I’ll do some more investigating and research.
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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. Dec 31, 5. If you plan to run spuremefx real 5.
In regard to 8-channel HD stuff, apart from a whole mass of marketing, that’s 7. Dec 30, 3. This helps me a lot in making a decision. Both Rob and I like our audio and we’re not keen on the virtual surround sound in sounc lot of gear, so we both ended up going with high-end stereo headphones.
Since it’s not using discrete audio channels, it’s dubbed ‘virtual surround’, since it’s simulating surround over stereo. Yes, my password is: In all fairness though, the mics on gaming headsets are atrocious, most are over-filtered and end up sounding like a garbled mess.
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.
The SupremeFX on the motherboard is again, just another realtek chip, a lot of marketing, and some higher quality caps, with the same driver and software stack that’s been modified for ASUS. But as a comparison between the USB module and the onboard audio, they will sound almost the supfemefx without software interfering.
Exceptional and uncoloured sound quality, and cars loss of surround sound is not a huge problem. 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.
Virtual surround is a software effect that takes the 5.
Asus Maximus VI Hero SupremeFX vs Sennheiser PC 363d USB sound card
Jan 8, 8. If you are confused between virtual and real surround, I’ll quickly explain. 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.
I’m personally not a fan of virtual audio, it doesn’t work well for me for spacial awareness and just distorts music too much for carx to be of any benefit. I’ll tip Jamie off to this thread, since he’s far more educated in audio than I am.
Dec 31, 4. The Sennheiser PC d is in fact, a stereo headset, the 7. Share This Page Tweet.
Your name or email address: 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. Glad I could help. Dec 30, 2. Thank you for the feedback. Dec 28, 1.
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ROG-exclusive technology implements multi-approach shielding, with ELNA audio capacitors helping offer 8-channel HD sound that’s equal in power, clarity, and range to dedicated sound cards. Thank you Tharic-Nar, you have gone above and beyond in helping me.
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