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  • MSI DS502 USB Gaming Headset Works On Linux

    Phoronix: MSI DS502 USB Gaming Headset Works On Linux

    When buying the MSI X299 SLI PLUS for our initial X299 + Intel Core X Series Linux benchmarking from NewEgg it came with the MSI DS502 Gaming Headset as a free gift. Curiosity got the best of me today, and it actually works just fine under Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Linux-Headset

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    Most probably audio quality is awful shit in those

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    • #3
      Originally posted by moilami View Post
      Most probably audio quality is awful shit in those
      I would argue that it would be better than onboard motherboard audio. With it being powered, there is a good chance that a small amplifier is in there too, which will drive the speakers better and make for better audio.

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      • #4
        Using a soundblasterX H7, it works fine. I like to be able to use a jack or an USB connector.

        Unfortunately, Creative patented HRTF to death, and they only offer their software on Windows...

        moilami, I have generally had very pleasant experience with USB audio devices. I especially like the fact that the USB cable is immune to EMI.

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        • #5
          Is the virtual surround working? Or does that require addtional drivers?

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          • #6
            It would be interesting to know if the 7.1 surround is actually working, yes, and if it works with ALSA. They look comfy, similar to Audio-Technica offerings…

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            • #7
              Originally posted by boxie View Post

              I would argue that it would be better than onboard motherboard audio. With it being powered, there is a good chance that a small amplifier is in there too, which will drive the speakers better and make for better audio.
              I meant the actual earphones. In my opinion about 200 euro is needed for decent sound quality. At least it used to be so.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by moilami View Post
                I meant the actual earphones. In my opinion about 200 euro is needed for decent sound quality. At least it used to be so.
                That's a tad high. With actual brands like Sennheiser (not bullshit like Beats or Bose) and a sober non-gaming design you can get good quality earphones at 50 euros too. Beyond that point it makes more difference the $$ spent in amplifier and sound system upstream than the earphones downstream. at least imho.

                Or you have very fine tastes.

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                • #9
                  looks like the headset i have been waiting for.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by moilami View Post

                    I meant the actual earphones. In my opinion about 200 euro is needed for decent sound quality. At least it used to be so.
                    I have a set of Alessandro MS1's that cost me AUD$150 back in 2010 - they still sound very nice - nice sound stage, handles delicate music nicely - heck - even EDM and Metal sound alright! EUR$200 would get you a nice set of cans, but you are well into diminishing returns territory.

                    For that price i would be wanting a very nice noise cancelling headset that runs of USB with a powered amp driving the speakers in your choice of open of closed back.

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