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User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#1
I got some Astro a40's + mixamp as a late Christmas gift yesterday and I was wondering if using a dedicated sound card will improve the audio quality at all? I have the mixamp connected to my PC using the optical cord it came with which is directly connected to my motherboard. How much of a difference would I notice by buying something dedicated?

User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#2
The Mixamp is already a DAC, you don't need a sound card.
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User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#3
Shub posted...
The Mixamp is already a DAC, you don't need a sound card.


Ah okay well thanks for the quick reply. This is the first time I've used a headset that used a mixamp so I wasn't sure.

User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#4
In fact even if your computer didn't have any kind of pre-existing sound solution, the Mixamp is a sound "card" and would provide sound where you previously did not have any.
-What is best in life?
-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
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