I'm looking for a new gaming headset and I come across this forum.
I was choosing between Siberia V2 and Razer Kraken 7.1, but then this thread somehow made me realized that it's better to buy audio headphones than dedicated "gaming headphones".
Sadly, as a layman, the terminologies I encountered here are too technical for me.
Anyway, I quickly skimmed through the pages and "AKG Q701" often pops up.
If I were to buy this kind of headphone, is this just plug-and-play on my laptop? or do I need those AMPS/DAC that I often see on this thread?
Also, when you guys say "setup", this is what I have in mind:
[Headphone] --> [DAC/AMP] --> [Sound Card?!] --> [Laptop]
is my understanding correct?
If the AKG Q701 needs that kind of setup, then, I still need to buy a DAC/AMP and a SoundCard. (getting expensive )
Can anyone point me to a good but cheap DAC/AMP and Sound card? should be compatible with laptop coz I travel every now and then.
Also, if I may ask, if I already have a hardware setup, (headphone+dac/amp+soundcard), do I still need to utilize the Surround softwares like Razer Surround, etc etc? or the hardware setup itself will take care of all the things?
Edited by xanderwolfe - 1/9/14 at 10:59pm