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April 25, 2010 5:06:29 AM

Specs:
Antec nine hund II
asus P5QC motherboard
GTX 260
4gb ddr2
intel core 2 duo e7300


I bought some headphones for gaming (Audio Technica ATH-AD700)
i am using the built in realtek HD audio in my motherboard
When i plug my headphones into the front jack i get static/buzzing/hissing etc.
but with that jack i can simulate 5.1 surround sound (or something like that)
when i use the motherboard audio jack, i get no problems, or the jack on my speakers, also no problems,
but i can not seem to get more than 2 (stereo) speakers out of my headphones.
Im wondering if i should get a sound card and if it will be able to make 5.1 surround sound with my headphones
is it worth it really?
help please.

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April 25, 2010 4:44:23 PM

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April 25, 2010 5:21:23 PM

Well, your headphones only have 2 speakers.

You can simulate 5.1 with some setups, but you're never going to actually have more than 2 speakers in the headphones (unless there are super-fancy headphones that I haven't heard of that do have additional speakers).

Are you having problems with the 5.1 simulation, or are you trying to figure out why you don't get true 5.1 sound?
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April 25, 2010 5:38:59 PM

im having problems simulating it, i dont really know how, without the front port, it doesnt work.
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April 25, 2010 5:45:51 PM

coldsleep said:
Well, your headphones only have 2 speakers.

You can simulate 5.1 with some setups, but you're never going to actually have more than 2 speakers in the headphones (unless there are super-fancy headphones that I haven't heard of that do have additional speakers).

Are you having problems with the 5.1 simulation, or are you trying to figure out why you don't get true 5.1 sound?



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April 25, 2010 9:23:16 PM

I'm afraid I don't understand your answer.

You successfully simulate 5.1 with the front jack, but it has buzzing? Is that correct?

If so, you might want to check to see if you have power running to that front panel improperly. An ungrounded wire is about all that I can think of that might cause that problem with the front jack. I don't know why you wouldn't be able to produce the 5.1 simulation with other jacks. Perhaps someone with more knowledge can chime in.
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April 25, 2010 10:20:27 PM

where can i find ungrounded wires?
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