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Old April 19, 2011, 03:32 AM
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Originally Posted by chiknhawk View Post
Thank you for the quick response. Now my next question is what headphone would you recommend I should get for gaming to use with this sound card? I think the Omega Claro Halo has amplifier and surround sound capability when used with the headphone. I currently have Bose over the ear and Sennheiser HD 380. I know these headphones are meant for music, but would I need to get a separate gaming headphones to hear surround sound during gaming?
I'd say just use your HD380s for gaming, they're not too bad for it. To be honest, it really depends on the soundstage and directionality that the headphone produces. Even a pair of stereo headphones could offer great surround experiences, that much better than some of the 5.1 headsets out there.

You won't be able to fully take advantage of the surround option until you use a true 5.1 set, but that won't be necessary unless you really want it.
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