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Advice on what's needed to enhance my audio situation.

My headset is too quiet, even all volumes on max. Do I need an amp or something? A sound card? Better headphones? I have 200$. What would you recommend? Here's my current setup:

MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC892
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec

TekNmotion TM-YB100A 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Black Yapster Universal Gaming Headset

Headphone Frequency Response 20Hz–20KHz
Headphone Input Impedance 32ohm +/- 15
Headphone Sensitivity 100dB +/- 3dB
Connector 3.5mm
Ear Coupling Circumaural
Cord Length 2.2m

Microphone Frequency Response 30Hz-16KHz
Microphone Sensitivity -59dB+/-3dB
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  1. How old is the motherboard? If it's 1 year old or less, I doubt it's a sound card issue. It is either driver or headset issue.
  2. a better sound-card and speakers.

    budget and country of origin?
  3. 200$ USA
  4. full system specs
  5. Is it all the time your volume is too low or is it in some games?
  6. Using the headphones the audio is always low. My speakers play beautifully. Using a little 2.1 Logitech kit I got highly rated as "budget" from
  7. Best answer
  8. Oh wow! That looks perfect! This way I won't require new headphones for a while! Will it even add quality to my audio and gaming over the 2.1 Logitech speaker set?
  9. yes. its one of the best sound-cards for the price. i own one of the same series.
  10. You are a Godsend, thank you dearly. CASE CLOSED
  11. Best answer selected by marcustheadore.
  12. cheers dude :) enjoy one of the best cards u can buy for da money
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