Motherboard Audio

Hello, so i'm planing to buy the new Razor true 7.1 headphones and also i'm planing to buy the new Z77 motherboard for the Ivy Bridge and I have my eye on the ASUS Maximus V GENE ( http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maximus_V_GENE/#overview ) if you see its audio specs it has SupremeFX III which includes
- X-Fi® Xtreme Fidelity™
- EAX® Advanced™ HD 5.0
- THX® TruStudio PRO™
- Creative ALchemy

Now my question is do I need to buy a sound card to get the maximum potential of the headphones or just use the built in audio? Because I don't know if the built in audio support Dolby and DTS. My choice of a sound card is HT Omega - eCLARO ( http://www.htomega.com/eclaro.html )

You probably know by now that i'm manly using them for gaming, but I also watch movies from time to time.
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  1. It has all the output you need for 7.1 speakers (or headphones). How do they fit all 8 speakers in a set of headphones?
  2. scottiemedic said:
    It has all the output you need for 7.1 speakers (or headphones). How do they fit all 8 speakers in a set of headphones?


    Its not the output that i'm concerned about, its the technologies that it supports. In other words, do I stick to the built in audio (SupremeFX III features) or the sound card (Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS NEO: PC)

    Also here's a link for the headphones to see its plugins ( http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.242705100/categoryId.35096300 )
  3. The on board looks like it has plenty of options for output. I would go with the on board, run it through it's paces then buy a sound card if you need more.

    My mom always used to say you can always add more spice to a recipe, but you can never take it out once it's in. What's the hurt in trying the onboard and save some money? You can always add more later...
  4. I decided to wait for the new ASUS ROG Xonar Phoebus sound card and see how it performs.
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