Originally Posted by jscornerstone
i just bought HD555 and theyre great for gaming...can't go wrong with the price/performance in all areas of sound with this headset.
I also just bought the HD555 and my friend has had them for about a year now. They are excellent for gaming in my opinion, and yes I use a sound card (HT Omega Striker 7.1
). I run digital coaxial out of the sound card to my surround sound receiver and then plug my 555's into the headphone jack on it. Two reasons I have it set up this way, the hd555's sound even better due to the receiver's higher power output (basically like an amp would) and also I watch blurays off of my computer on my HDTV and surround sound. The HD555's will sound better
, but are still excellent straight from the sound card itself. Idk your budget, but HT Omega makes a soundcard with a built in headphone amp output on the card itself. I think it is one of the Claro cards. Yeah. . .here it is.Here it is at Newegg
Also, check out their website at HT Omega - The Next Generation in Audio.
I highly recommend both the HD555 and any HT Omega sound card. Both companies make EXCELLENT products IMO. Hope this helps a little.
Btw, I have had the HT Omega Striker for years now, since they first started selling them on Newegg (which I am guessing is basically since the card came out). I don't know if anyone around here talks about them b/c I have not looked it up on here, lol.