Hey guys a quick question.
I'm currently running my DT990's out of the Soundblaster Z via the dedicated headphone out so that they're amped. I'm trying to figure out if a dedicated amp would add to the sound quality. So my question is: if I connect the headphones through the Line Out 1 jack (Front L/R) on the soundcard to a dedicated amp will I be able to use the virtual surround (SBX studio pro) features? When connecting the headphones via the Line Out jack the only way to get sound is to switch to speakers in the soundcard settings. I'm reading in the manual that:
I'm worried that what I'm about to do would qualify as Stereo Direct and I would loose the virtual surround for gaming and music.
Does anyone know how this works?
I think you will lose the surround sound effect and it will be in stereo. But I guess I am not 100% sure. Have you tested it out yet? Let me know if it works out as I have thought about getting an external amp but did not because I just assumed I would lose the virtual surround.