Hey guys I'm currently using the astro headsets WITH the 2013 mix amp. My motherboard is the z77 extreme 6 and the on board audio is realtek alc898.
Now the issue i have is that the on board sound "realtek alc898" doesn't support DDL so I think my mix amp while plugged in via opt cable tries to recreate 5.1 surround. I understand from reading online there's a hack to unlock DDL but I'm not really interested in doing this so i'm planning on buying a sound card instead.
Can you guys please recommend a sound card that has DDL (I live in the UK)
Is there any point in me getting a sound card such as the creative labs sound blaster z if i'm going to be using my mix amp to connect to it via the opt cable? I've read that it's only worth buying a sound card of this quality if i plan to plug my headphones directly into the sound card.
Last question (sorry if this is hard to understand lol)
If again i was to buy the creative labs sound blaster z and plugged it into my mix amp would my mix amp override the sound quality that the sound card provides? For example let’s say the sound card outputs 10/10 quality sound if plugged into my mix amp via opt cable would my mixamp (assuming my mix amp outputs 8/10 sound quality) then go and "do it's magic" and evidently downgrading the sound to 8/10. This is why I'm considering just buying a sound card that just has DDL included.
Here's some advice i found online related to a similar concern of my ownhttps://gyazo.com/1b47ed20f3eb211ac90e43324020413d
Thanks in advance guys
post edited by zqa20 - 2017/09/11 19:46:15