Thanks a lot for the awesome guide!
I'm new here (first message :P) and just purchased a pair of Q701s....
Coming from the Razer Charcharias and Platronics Gamecom 780, I decided it's time to finally upgrade my audio experience :)
I haven't received the Q701s yet, though I would like to be ready for them when they arrive
I am still rather confused and unsure of what I should do / get now...I haven't really paid too much attention to superb audio till now...
Been using gaming headsets for quite a few years...most of them USB driven I think...Which took away the use for a good sound card...Or so I thought..
All I have at the moment is an onboard sound card that came with my motherboard (Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE...ALC898 audio codec I presume?)...I have no idea how good it is and if I should replace it...Any recommendation for a nice Sound card in that case? Should I actually go down that route? Or get an external DAC?
I'm going to be using them for gaming, movies, music , video editing, animation, lip syncing, voice chat and so on :/
EDIT: Forgot to say that surround sound is quite important to me...Got addicted to the virtual 7.1 the Gamecom 780 gave me..haha :P)
The whole question of DAC vs Sound Card + Amp is really confusing to me at the moment and I'm not sure how to tackle this :P
I understood that I SHOULD get an amp for these headphones, but what exactly should I get? Same problem as with the sound card, haha ^^
Could someone please give me a hand? :)
I'm not entirely sure where I'm standing and what is actually necessary for me to get ^^
Thanks ahead in advance! :D
* (here's a link to the motherboard I have atm, I'm assuming the onboard sound card is not stellar? http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z77V_DELUXE/#specifications )
Edited by Orodromeus - 2/10/14 at 10:57am