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Can you run a 7.1 channel headset on a 8 channel sound card

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March 3, 2013 5:08:59 PM

Can you run a 7.1 channel headset on a 8 channel intergrated sound card. I dont know much about sound cards so If this is a really stupid questions, I apoligizes. Thanks for any supplies
March 3, 2013 5:39:20 PM

The only stupid question is the one you did not ask!
Yes you can, really 7.1 means 8 channel.
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March 3, 2013 6:15:08 PM

I'm pretty sure, the 7.1 channel headset has an usb plug and doesn't need any sound card at all. These headsets have there own DA converter to get the suround sound decoded.
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March 3, 2013 6:52:00 PM

noidea_77 said:
I'm pretty sure, the 7.1 channel headset has an usb plug and doesn't need any sound card at all. These headsets have there own DA converter to get the suround sound decoded.


Not necessarily. The majority of 7.1 headsets ARE indeed USB, such as the G35 I own, however there are some top-end headsets out there with dedicated speakers that connect by multiple 3.5mm jacks, such as the Tritton AX Pro and the Razer Tiamat.
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March 3, 2013 6:57:52 PM

DiaSin said:
Not necessarily. The majority of 7.1 headsets ARE indeed USB, such as the G35 I own, however there are some top-end headsets out there with dedicated speakers that connect by multiple 3.5mm jacks, such as the Tritton AX Pro and the Razer Tiamat.

Right! I was on the "majority side". :)  Too sad, he didn't post the model.
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March 3, 2013 7:07:57 PM

Sorry. I worite the wrong thing, I ment 5.1 logitech speakers, not 7.1 headset. SOrry.

By the way, is the g35 good and relable.
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March 3, 2013 7:18:31 PM

Dilly1O said:
Sorry. I worite the wrong thing, I ment 5.1 logitech speakers, not 7.1 headset. SOrry.

By the way, is the g35 good and relable.


As long as you have the right plugs the speakers will work on the soundcard. It just means you wont use all the plugs on the card

The headset is great as long as you do not use the newer drivers, including the ones on the disc that come with any G35s manufactured over the past year or so. If you use the older drivers its great, but the newer ones are pathetic.
99% of the reviews people leave on shopping sites about it being bad are people using the newer drivers. NONE of the problems they list happen with the old drivers. I use driver version 1.00.152 and have had ZERO issues.
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March 4, 2013 3:35:27 AM

Best answer selected by Dilly1O.
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March 4, 2013 3:36:23 AM

Thanks. One more question, can I run both a speaker system and a G35 at the same time
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March 4, 2013 3:41:49 AM

Both plugged in yes, but I dont think windows will output through two sources at the same time. Im not positive though, there may be a program to do it.
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March 4, 2013 5:14:00 AM

OK thanks
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