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ROG-exclusive technology implements multi-approach shielding, with ELNA audio capacitors helping offer 8-channel HD sound that’s equal in power, clarity, and range to dedicated sound cards. Jan 7, 7. In regard to 8-channel HD stuff, apart from a whole mass of marketing, that’s 7. Dec 31, 5. Share This Page Tweet. Dec 30, 3.

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There are some Headsets out there with individual drivers for each channel, and are technically soundd as real surround sound headsets, as they require the 3 or 4 connectors to work. The only real problem with going with a pair of headphones over a sond is the lack of a microphone, so that’s something you will have to consider. Jan 7, 6. I’ll do some more investigating and research. Thank you for the feedback.

The SupremeFX offers both real surround for dedicated speakers, as well as virtual surround for headphones, so suprmeefx can pick and chose based on your circumstances.

Virtual surround is a software effect that takes the 5.

Asus Maximus VI Hero SupremeFX vs Sennheiser PC 363d USB sound card

If you are specifically sounc the 7. Dec 31, 4. No, create an account now. You must log in or sign up to reply here.


Dec 28, 1. If you plan to run a real 5. Since it’s not using discrete audio channels, it’s dubbed ‘virtual surround’, since it’s simulating surround over stereo.

In regard to 8-channel HD stuff, apart from a whole mass of marketing, that’s 7. Do you already have an account? If you are confused between virtual and real surround, I’ll quickly explain.

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If you are just after a pair of headphones, there are alternatives that will sound much better for the same price as the kit from Sennheiser which we can help with if you wish. Jan 8, 8.

I’ll tip Jamie off to this thread, since he’s far more educated in audio than I am. Your name or email address: Jan 7, sounv. Is 8-channel HD the same as Surround Sound? Did a little reading and not sure that this answers my question.

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This helps me a lot in making a decision. Both Rob and I like our audio and we’re not keen on the virtual surround sound in a lot of gear, so we both ended up going with high-end stereo headphones. Since the sound card has a dedicated headphone amp as well, it may be best to splash out on a good pair of headphones instead of getting a headset with virtual surround. Share This Page Tweet. The simple truth is, both will sound near enough the same if you disable all the software, though the motherboard will likely sound slightly better.


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The SupremeFX on the motherboard is again, just another realtek soknd, a lot of marketing, and some higher quality caps, with the same driver and software stack that’s been modified for ASUS. Exceptional and uncoloured sound quality, and the loss of surround sound is not a huge problem. But as a comparison between the USB module and the onboard audio, they will sound almost the same without software interfering. Dec 30, 3.