USB headphones do not use internal sound cards

By DonNagual
Mar 2, 2013
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  1. Is it accurate to say that usb headphones do not use computer internal sound cards, but instead have their own built in sound cards?

    I.e. choose between USB heaphones OR headphones with regular jack and an internal sound card?
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,000   +11

    Yes thats right. they have built-in dac or so called soundcard in their usb circuitry. I'd go with usb headphone unless the price difference is significant or I have better soundcard installed.
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 3,565

    Not too impressed with these USB ones so far.

    Corsair vengeance 1500.http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-1500-dolby-7-1-usb-gaming-headset.html

    Decent for gaming, which is what I suppose they are designed for, but for listening to music, they're prettty bad. Probably should have gotten an alalog headet with a better PC internal sound card since I like to listen to music a lot.
  4. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,000   +11

    You're right, most of the usb headphones in the market are designed for gaming only. tried sound blaster WoW and tactic 3d usb powered headphone a while back, and they doesn't do any good for music.


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