I've been needing to get a new gaming headset, but before I invest any money I want to figure out what the best way to hook it up is.
Based on reading some forums and such, it seems like Optical really doesn't offer many advantages over USB (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong though!). The one problem that might occur would be that too many devices are connected through USB, but the only other things are my mouse and keyboard, and those are though 3.0, so I don't know if that'll affect it or not.
Another thing I saw was that it would take more CPU cycles to output to USB, but many sites said that this was very minor.
What I was really wondering was would it be better to use USB, or to use Optical and a Sound Card? Or would the Sound Card have an affect on the USB sound too?
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