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USB-soundcard capable of simulating 7.1 (using Sennheiser Momentum headphones), or all-in-1 set?

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Hi!

 

A few days ago I invested in the Sennheiser Momentum, mostly for mobile use. I would however like to hear if it's possible to use a USB-soundcard (I don't have any available PCI slots) to simulate 7.1 sound for them, so that I can replace my razer megalodon(the elements on them are getting a bit loose I think, I can hear them vibrate against something when there's bass). Is it worth it, or should I simply invest in a new all-in-1 system similar to megalodon?

 

I don't have a specific budget yet, but if possible, less than $100 would be nice (I live in Europe, so you'll have to add about 10% to the US price usually).

 

Thank you for recommendations!

post #2 of 5

I believe an Asus U3 USB sound card will give you 5.1 headphone surround sound.

Here in the USA they sell for $40.

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I believe an Asus U3 USB sound card will give you 5.1 headphone surround sound.

Here in the USA they sell for $40.


Thank you, I looked at it and noticed the Xonar U7 USB instead, but I couldn't find a lot of reviews for it. The U7 looks to me like it is a little better in general, or am I wrong?

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Originally Posted by octanitrocubane View Post

Thank you, I looked at it and noticed the Xonar U7 USB instead, but I couldn't find a lot of reviews for it. The U7 looks to me like it is a little better in general, or am I wrong?

I have not really done any reading on the U7, but would assume it's better then the U3.

and it cost a bit more then your $100 budget.

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I have not really done any reading on the U7, but would assume it's better then the U3.

and it cost a bit more then your $100 budget.


I can find it for around $110(CHF) where I live, which I'm ok with, but are there any other options in the same price range?  And how do USB-soundcards compare to PCI-soundcards?

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