So I have decided to make an account here to see if someone could answer it.
The question being. Do I really need a sound card for the headset/phones I would like to get (sennheiser pc 360 or the AD700). Right now i have a z77 extreme4 mobo which has a realtek ALC898. Now ive done research and from what i have seen is that people with xonar essence stx card can easily use those headsets.
However i found this post http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1910718 and by the look of it, the ALC898 isnt that much worse(?) then the xonar stx. So do i really to get a card if they are that close?
Keep in mind i will using the headset/phones for 85% pc gaming 5% music & 10% movies.
If i do need a sound card, could someone please recommend me one.
By the way. I'm very new when in comes to this audio stuff. I've never spent more then 60 on a headset, And i have only been reserching for about a day lol.
Also sorry for any grammar/spelling mistakes. Im uzing tablet to type all this out :P
Thanks to anyone who replies with something helpful