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5.1 headphones + what sound

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by bklyn1028, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. bklyn1028

    bklyn1028 Regular member

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    I want to get 5.1 headphones for gaming. I currently use the alc850 onboard sound. Also have a audigy sound card (not installed). How can I utilize the both the onboard and audigy card for speakers + headphones without rebooting constantly?
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    You can only do that with certain applications, e.g. put skype conversations through the headphones and then music or games through speakers. Why do you need to use both sound cards?
    What I did is buy a set of Zalman ZM-RS6F headphones (5.1 with a microphone) and then the ZM-RSA amplifier with them. This allows you to make two copies of the 5.1 signal and control the volume of them with two dials. So I had my headphones connected to one, and the speakers connected to the other, and just muted whichever one I wasn't using.
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=292403&prodlist=pricegrabber
    http://www.case-mod.com/zalman-zmrsa-dual-output-51ch-headphone-amplifier-p-717.html
     
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    bklyn1028 Regular member

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    Turtle Beach TBS-2112 Circumaural Earforce HPA2 5.1 Surround Sound Headset comes with an amp splitter...supposed to be good phones
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    Never heard of them...
     
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    Turtle Beach. the sound card ppl
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    Nope, sorry.
     

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