First off HELLO!!,
I'm pretty excited about my first post and hope to get some help with my first "good" headphone and soundcard pairing for a gaming computer. I've gone through Mad Lust Envy's guide and picked the AKG-Q701's because they look sexy and the soundstage is "godlike"? LOL. Oh and they are $199 on amazon right now. Was thinking about getting the Sony MA900s but currently they are more expensive, I think around $230. Anyways, with my soon to be purchased Q701s, what soundcard would work best for me and do I need anything else for great positional sound in my games?
This will all be put into and for a gaming PC. I'm not trying to move all through my house or bring my headphones out in public. This will be strictly for the room where my desktop computer will be. Cord clutter and a mess of wires are not an issue. Price range is going to be $200 (after buying the Q701s). Here is what I would like. My main goal is too have great positional accuracy for gaming, and secondly also have a good setup for movies and music. I am not an audiophile, just someone that wants to buy wisely and make informed decisions.
So to summarize, what soundcard should I get and will I need anything else, more equipment?? My price range is $200 for post headphone funds but I'm willing to adjust if the reasoning is "sound". I'm doing full time school right now and don't want to waste what I have.
I'm a noob when it comes to this so can you guys please speak in Layman's terms in this post or link to suggested post where I can learn what the different lingo means. Thanks in advanced, and any suggestions or knowledge would be helpful.