I recently purchased a Sennheiser G4ME Zero Gaming Headset. I love the feel and sound of them but I've heard you need a dedicated sound card or amp for them to really sound good. I have a MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Motherboard. Would I notice a difference in sound if I bought either a sound card or an amp/mixer for the headset?
i have the sabertooth z77 that has the chipset for sound that under the one you have. i like to listen to music cd and radio online with a good set of headphones. i picked up this unit from mico center when they had the refurbished units on sale. http/www.soundblaster.com/products/sound-blaster-recon3d-pcie.aspx
it has a headphone amp on the card. i could hear the diffreance from onboard mb chipset to this add in card. for the 30.00 i spent on the newer card it was worth it. the bass and audio was a lot cleaner with the powered card and my high end headphones. (with power sound cards make sure the sound is turned off or you can blow the cones out of good set of headphones).