Sennheiser PC 363D and SoundBlaster Z - Connection Question

tonis

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I'm getting ready to order the SoundBlaster Z but before doing so, I wanted to verify something. I read that in order to take advantage of the on-board amp on the SoundBlaster Z, you have to plug the headphones directly into the sound card headphone jack? The Sennheiser 363D comes with a 7:1 USB Sound card, which would result in a USB connection end for the headphones? If so, then you could not plug it directly into the sound card in order to take advantage of the amp? Or am I not seeing this correctly? Thank you for your help.
 

ssddx

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you answered your own question.

if you want to use the z, you cannot use the soundcard which came with the 363d you would need to connect to the z soundcard itself via an analog connection and have it disconnected from the original usb soundcard. not sure if the 363d uses 3.5mm or 6.3mm jacks (1/8 or 1/4 inch plugs). so you might need adapter cables (which would be better than a straight adapter) if it uses the larger style.
 

ssddx

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you answered your own question.

if you want to use the z, you cannot use the soundcard which came with the 363d you would need to connect to the z soundcard itself via an analog connection and have it disconnected from the original usb soundcard. not sure if the 363d uses 3.5mm or 6.3mm jacks (1/8 or 1/4 inch plugs). so you might need adapter cables (which would be better than a straight adapter) if it uses the larger style.
 
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