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ericmitchell321 7 months ago

Hello everyone. I just recently built my first gaming pc and was doing some research for a good set of headphones. I think I'm sold on Audio Technica's ATH-ADG1x. After reading some reviews I keep hearing about "DAC" with plenty of people basically saying it's a necessity. I do want a great gaming experience, I'm very much into FPS games but I play a wide variety. I would also like to enjoy movies/ music on my PC. How important is this "DAC"? I am just now leaving the console peasantry so bear with me.

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13jonesb 3 points 7 months ago

the hyper x cloud 2 provides a built in soundcard, with virtual 7.1. just one usb connection, which goes to the soundcard, which then connects to a 3.5 jack, so you can unplug them and use them on a mobile device too. if you are set on those headphones then don't bother with a dac, they're really only for audiophiles/professional use

ericmitchell321 submitter 2 points 7 months ago

Thank you for the info!

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ericmitchell321 submitter 2 points 7 months ago

Thank you for the info! I really appreciate it. The reviews I read must have been written by complete audiophiles because they all acted as if you NEEDED a DAC!