usb sound card/dac with mic input

Discussion in 'PC Audio' started by Nukeyb0i, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Nukeyb0i

    Nukeyb0i Member

    Feb 9, 2017
    currently on a mitx motherboard (asus maximus 6 gene) and i need an audio solution just to plug my Hyper X cloud headphones into.

    it would have to be usb seeing as there is no pci-e slots, and needs to have a microphone input, is there anything not too crappy for around $50 ish?

    ive taken a look at $5 ones off ebay but wasnt sure how bad they would be lol.
    the ability to drive better headphones in the future would be a plus but not necessary.
  2. terrastrife

    terrastrife Member

    Jun 2, 2006
    ADL/SA The Monopoly State
    I use both the SoundBlaster X-Fi Surround Pro 5.1 and Omni Surround 5.1 on my systems, work great, excellent compatibility (ASIO etc).
    The Omni 5.1 has a headphone amp which works great with my Sennheiser HD598.
    The X-Fi has quite possibly one of the best DACs this side of $200, if you do some modding and bypass the pre amp.
    Both these units will put even the best onboard audio to shame.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017

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