Originally Posted by hallonpaj
I want to improve my sound for csgo. I feel my headphones lack alot of positioning. Sometimes I cant here people planting or deffing. Thats really annoying.
My setup today is: Cambridge Dacmagic plus and Sennheiser RS180.
Do I need to buy a sound card to get better positioning? Is it possible to use the DAC if I get a sound card with Dolby headphone?
Is it possible to bypass the DAC and just use the amp (that's not an option with the RS180's but good to know)?
I'm guessing your have updated to the latest software for your computer's on-board audio?
I would assume the best hook up for your current hardware would be.
S/PDIF (optical or coaxial) connection from the motherboard to the DacMagic.
RCA to 3.5mm cable connecting the RCA (red/white) outputs on the DacMagic to the 3.5mm input jack on the RS180.
If you wanted Dolby Headphone surround sound, get an Asus Xonar DG ($25), Xonar DGX ($35), or a used Xonar DX or Xonar D1 ($60?) sound card.
First disable the motherboard's on-board audio, in the BIOS,
then install the sound card (and software), then run a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable from the headphone (line-output) jack on the Xonar card to the 3.5mm input on the RS180.
You do not really have to use the DacMagic.
My personal preference would be to get a Xonar DG or DGX sound card, run optical from the Xonar to the DacMagic and plug wired headphones straight into the DacMagic