Can't get a definitive answer on this. If I'm going for an external soundcard is this a decent model?
Going external because my mobo onboard is
noisy and has interference problems. Setup will be Hyper X Cloud II headset > Y splitter for mic and headphone pink and green jacks > sound card > usb to PC
The little DAC the headset comes with is shit if you're wondering.
As an all rounder, it's good value, but there will be audible noise.
If you just want the for gaming, sure.
If you want something good quality, with no audible noise, -112dB is your minimum.
Just use the onboard mic, and get this guy
The Cloud 2 mic isn't any better than the onboard, and you'll need something a little bigger than just the sabre dac to drive good bass to 60ohm drivers.
I have it set up going to some m50x headphones and when those are unplugged a small smsl 50 watt amplifier.
I don't notice any noise on my end but I don't listen to my headphones very loud.
The built in mic is pretty good though; I ditched my steelseries headset for the m50x as a result.
The mic quality is good enough, I just want something to replace the shitty cloud II soundcard it comes with. The sound card it comes with solves my interference and mobo noise issues but the card in itself introduces audible noise any time audio gets played.