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Old 05-29-2006, 12:21 PM   #21
Rob Williams
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The soundcard basically plugs into your USB port, and then your headset plugs into it. It's basically an external soundcard.. perfect if you don't have a spare PCI slot, or want a good soundcard for a laptop.

It actually looks like a quality product, although I have yet to try one personally. The ability to have 7.1 sound from a USB card sounds wicked to me. I think I like the fact that you can plug your microphone into it even, instead of running it to the back of your PC.

Generally speaking though.. if you have a 7.1 soundcard in your PC, and it's not an on-board one, you probably won't need this soundcard. The headphones should sound just as good on a decent 7.1 soundcard as with the external one they sell.

Personally, I'd only buy that USB soundcard if you don't have a soundcard in your PC, or your only sound card is already being taken up by speakers.
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