But I had no idead my onboard sound card did not have DDL or any of that good stuff. Im hear asking you if there is really a diffrence between regular audio, and audio with DDL? I really need a fast response because I am willing to purchase one tommorow, so any advice would be Awesome!
This headset supports dolby digital 5.1 sorround sound, and so far, analog from my onboard audio chipset sounds kind of dull. I'm leaning towards getting a new sound card, but yet I am still a bit undecided.
Most 5.1 Dolby Digital headsets are decent quality; I still favor analog, but a few sets are VERY good (My Tritton AX Pro's..until they fell apart. Oddly enough, I still love my old, decripid Sony MDR-3000 wireless headset for their side channel processing...).
Getting a card with DDL support will allow you to get the full 5.1 audio signal to the headset, so if you want the most out of it, a soundcard with DDL support is probably the way to go. My recomendations are the ASUS Xonar D1/DX and HT Omega Striker.
they are awesome so far, but obviously since my audio chipset doesnt support 5.1 surround sound, I'm not getting the full experience. And also... I also have a Sony MDR-3000 wireless headset lol, I lovem, but I only use that for my mp3 player.
Thx for the support and the suggestions, and I will buy the soundcard.
Unfortunately, my optical conection only outputs two channels! Tis' is why my headset sounds like a regular pair of headphones. But i have picked upt the Asus Xonar, I cant believe it was actually available at my local pc store! All I can say is... what a diffrence, money well spent. Also, one more quetion that I'm asking for help... Does the diameter of the optical cable mater and cause loss of clarity? The diameter of mine is very tiny. Would you recomend buying a better one???