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Re: /any PC gamers out there?
MatManhasgone #410790 03/14/15 10:37 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 73
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I have no experience about multi channels headphones.
Stereo is nice and accurate enough while playing.

I failed to have good sound quality because of some sort of distorsion if headphones was not connected to an amp using integrated audio.

But i never had problems pluging directly headphones to soundcards.

Maybe i had bad luck with integrated sound chipset.

Off topic:

My old laptop, a nine years old Asus couldn't be repaired to extend it's life.
its RIP

I bought a msi ge 70 2pc apache with a gtx 850m gddr5.
alc 892 chipset is the same audio component used on my z87-plus motherboard.

I tryed three different stereo headphones:
AKG k450, a sony, and another brand.

There is no difference about alc 892 on desktop and laptop:
distorsion is heard on both devices even at 5% or 10% volume. Settings in software mixer improve nothing.

Connecting headphones to jack analog output.
In realtek pannel i choose headphone, it sound distorded.
Headphone has way more volume than speacker,
So i switch to speackers jack output,
Lower global volume but distorsion is same.

Emu 0404 pci sound card + integrated amp work great.(headphone output)
almost No distorsion even at 70% or 80% volume.

Operating system used for laptop and desktop to test headphones on alc 892:
Kubuntu 14.04, 15.04, windows 7 64 family premium.

Another test i did years ago:
alc 888 on msi motherboard and asrock,Windows xp.

If i remember i was not pleased using headphones to analog output.
I remember sound quality but it was years ago you know...

When i tryed the audigy, later audigy player sound cards + headphone, i had good sound quality again.


Hd7870 ghz is nice enough playing games , 1920x1080 @ 60hz.
I'm currently using steam in home streaming, and it's working fine.

I thought a hd7870 was not enough but i was wrong smile

Last edited by Adelin; 03/14/15 10:49 AM.
Re: /any PC gamers out there?
MatManhasgone #411195 03/31/15 12:22 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 29
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 29
I use skullcandy earphones with built in amp/subwoofers for games works very well but stereo only but most of the time run pc through hdmi out on graphics card to avr to tv. I use Skype to talk to my friends in games just leave it open in the backround.

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