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Hey there I'm looking for a good audio setup for gaming as well as music. So far I have seen people recommend the Sennheiser HD 598 as they are good for gaming and suitable for music as well. My question is, should I buy a sound card or DAC. What are the pros and cons for both? Is DAC able to simulate the surround sound and all of the features that a dedicated sound card can do?

 

Sorry for being completely clueless, thx. 

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anyone? 

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Originally Posted by invrlose View Post

Hey there I'm looking for a good audio setup for gaming as well as music. So far I have seen people recommend the Sennheiser HD 598 as they are good for gaming and suitable for music as well. My question is, should I buy a sound card or DAC. What are the pros and cons for both? Is DAC able to simulate the surround sound and all of the features that a dedicated sound card can do?

 

Sorry for being completely clueless, thx. 


I asked pretty much the same question not long ago.  See http://www.head-fi.org/forum/newestpost/658413 for details.

Also, I'm about to pick up some 598's as well.  The resemblance is uncanny.

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 Is DAC able to simulate the surround sound and all of the features that a dedicated sound card can do?

 

Sorry for being completely clueless, thx. 

 

No. Xonar DG(X) is a good (and cheap) exemple of multi-purpose sound card.  It must be others, of course.

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IMO, you can't go wrong with the HD598s.
 

post #6 of 8
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I've decided on 598. I've also decided on buying the sound blaster zx for a few reasons.

I don't need a high end dac, and 598 doesn't need an amp to drive it. The card I picked has an external controller and a mic as well so I won't need to buy a mic.

Tell me what you think. My setup would be pc>sound blaster> hd 598.
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Originally Posted by invrlose View Post

I've decided on 598. I've also decided on buying the sound blaster zx for a few reasons.

I don't need a high end dac, and 598 doesn't need an amp to drive it. The card I picked has an external controller and a mic as well so I won't need to buy a mic.

Tell me what you think. My setup would be pc>sound blaster> hd 598.

 

Looks alright to me. You should be set for a few months, until the audiophile bug bites you again.


Edited by proton007 - 5/22/13 at 11:20pm
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Looks alright to me. You should be set for a few months, until the audiophile bug bits you again.

Haha yeah I don't want to spend more than 450 right now. Once I build my new pc(waiting on new hardware to come out) I decided I will get a dac and amp then.
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