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USB headphones don't use soundcards?

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  • Sound Cards
  • Headphones
  • USB
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March 2, 2013 9:53:14 PM

Doing research, and read that my USB headphones should run off my integrated sound, as USB style headphones have their own built in sound cards. TRUE?

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March 2, 2013 10:32:11 PM

If it only connects with the USB connector and not the 3.5mm audio out jack then it is a USB HID Audio Device, meaning it has a soundcard intergrated into the unit.
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March 2, 2013 11:45:48 PM

USB Headsets totally bypass any integrated or dedicated card you have. They dont have a soundcard in them per-se.. A sound card has its own processor to handle the load of processing the sound. A USB headset works off of drivers that use your CPU for processing the audio signal.
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March 3, 2013 12:43:19 AM

Yes, they do have a sound card.
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March 10, 2013 12:38:17 AM

Best answer selected by jimthenagual.
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March 10, 2013 12:38:37 AM

Best answer selected by jimthenagual.
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