My computer is on loan through the college, so buying a dedicated sound card is not an option. I'm pretty inexperienced with audio tech and am wondering what to do.
I will be purchasing a pair of headphones soon and want decent sound quality, so I am wondering which option will produce sufficient sound for video gaming. I would also stream video and movies, but the main focus is gaming.
1) Use 3.5mm stereo headphones with my integrated sound card.
2) Use said stereo headphones but with a USB sound card (I have no idea what these are really. I checked this out on Amazon and am totally confused, if someone could give me a link to what I need I would appreciate it so much).
3) Use USB headset as it comes with its own built-in sound card.
I already have ideas for what I would buy for all three options. After researching I understand that with decent headphones, I can get along fine with an integrated sound card, but I don't know if it can provide proper bass, or directional ques, etc.
Edited by Chaay - 8/11/11 at 3:12pm