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23. Re: Midday Tech Bits Sep 30, 2011, 19:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 30, 2011, 18:30:
PC gamers use headsets, many of which are USB. Speakers almost never enter into it. High-end headphones (which so far as I've seen are never USB) even require more juice than puny sound cards can muster, thus necessitating external amplification. Only the best of the best sound cards have hot enough outputs (or a dedicated headphone amp) for premium headphones.
What? I use a Xonar DS(PCI) in a 5.1 surround setup. The only time I use a headset is if I'm playing a MMO and I'm in a raid otherwise even then I'm using my normal speaker setup. The majority of my gaming is a 'solitary pursuit' because I deal with people all day and want to get away from my work, not to mention people.

There's no shortage of good but cheaply priced speaker setups out there. Headphones work, but they're not really all that great especially if you're hearing is sensitive.
 
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