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Reddit mentions of Sabrent Aluminum USB External Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac. Plug and Play No Drivers Needed [Black] (AU-EMCB)
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We found 8 Reddit mentions of Sabrent Aluminum USB External Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac. Plug and Play No Drivers Needed [Black] (AU-EMCB). Here are the top ones.
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- Premium Aluminum Ruggedized Housing.
- High Quality Audio (In/Out) at 48KHz/44.1KHz sampling rate with 16-Bit Resolution.
- Plug and Play Functionality, Including 2foot Extension USB cable.
- 3D stereo USB audio adapter.
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed specification. Backward compatible with USB 1.1.
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|Release date||April 2020|
I use Beyerdynamic DT990 (600 ohms) for competitive shooters and Sennheiser HD800 for singleplayer/immersive games.
My go-to recommendation is Sivga SV007 with V-MODA BoomPro. If you need sound isolation, then I suggest Status Audio CB-1.
If you're open to using a mic such as Antlion ModMic or Massdrop Minimic, then I have other headphone recommendations and suggestions.
If you want virtual surround sound, then you can use e.g. Astro Mixamp Pro TR, Creative Sound BlasterX G6, or Turtle Beach Elite Pro TAC. I recommend SBX Pro Studio from Creative as a virtual surround sound processor; it has less compression and better positional audio than Dolby Headphone.
You attach the BoomPro mic by inserting it directly into the headphone, which replaces the original headphone cable.
The cable terminates in a single 3.5 mm connector, so you can connect it directly to the controller or any other device with a headset jack. If you connect it to a regular headphone jack, then the mic won't work. No mics will. If the device has separate headphone and mic ports, then you need to use a TRRS Y-splitter, which is included with the BoomPro.
To connect the headset to the USB port on PS4, you can use an audio USB adapter.
At approximately the same volume, I heard no difference between these and the controller. I heard no hiss, hum, crackling, or other noise. The difference in the mic quality was negligible.
SV007 a well-balanced sound profile. The mid-bass, which is where boom and punch come from, is a little bit boosted. The sub-bass, which is how deep the bass goes and is where rumble comes from, is a little bit reduced. The overall bass is clean. The treble is close to neutral. It's clean, smooth, and crisp. The midrange is clear, not tinny or muffled. The overall clarity is great.
It has a large soundstage, very good imaging and separation, and good to very good detail retrieval for competitive shooters. I assess headphones mainly in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, a multiplayer game I've played for over 3000 hours and I thrive at relying on sound cues.
Soundstage is perceived space and environment of sound. It's width, depth, and height. I mean the type of soundstage that the headphone produces. Many games have a narrow, shallow, and short soundstage. A small soundstage makes the environment around you sound confined or boxed in. With a large soundstage, the environment sounds more spatial and expansive. Imaging is inherent to the audio content. It's how accurately the locations of sounds/objects are reproduced. Soundstage and imaging constitute positional audio, and you could say they are the stereo equivalent of virtual surround sound. Before you make any stances on virtual surround sound, I recommend that you read this post I wrote. Separation is how you discern individual sounds from a range of overlapping sounds. You don't need to be concerned with this if you play competitively.
You can actually judge for yourself by listening to recordings on YouTube.
I prefer to watch Podcastage for mic reviews.
Build, ergonomics, & features
SV007 has an open design (as you can see with the grilles on the earcups), so sound passes freely in and out, unlike closed headphones which attenuate sound from passing through. The benefits of an open design are generally a larger soundstage and better imaging. If your ears tend to heat up, it may help mitigate this as it allows more airflow and heat to dissipate.
The build is sturdy and lightweight, featuring metal yokes, hinges, and headband. It has no flimsy or squeaky parts. The cups are made of wood. They tilt and swivel and can lie flat. I have average sized ears and the earpads fit around them and don't press them against the inside of the cups. The pads are plush and have a smooth and relatively high-quality protein leather. The headband has decent padding, but the headphone has great weight distribution so it doesn't exert pressure on top of my head and doesn't cause hotspots. Adjusting the headband is smooth and easy and it stays firmly in place. The clamping force is mild and isn't too loose or too tight for my average sized head. The build quality is excellent with a near immaculate finish all around.
BoomPro has a flexible aluminum neck and a tangle-free, braided cable that's free of microphonics. The game volume and mic mute controls are easy to adjust and don't accidentally adjust themselves when rubbing against your clothes. Adjusting them is smooth and consistent, not scratchy, sluggish, or sticky. The mic is as non-obtrusive as a boom mic can be and is almost unnoticeable in my peripheral vision.
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Try this out. works great for me. ;0)
I've used these on several machines too. Fairly compact and great sound for the price.
I have the 4.0 and I had the problem of being really quiet as well. Couple things you can try, make sure the mic is not directly in front of your muth but a little off to the side so it doesn't pick up popping sounds from your mouth, also take off the windscreen(foam thing) and make sure that when you're wearing your headset the microphone is actually pointed at your mouth since the 4.0 is uni-directional, and put the windscreen foam thing back on. Also I picked up a USB Mic/Headset which has bumped it up so much, I no longer have to boost my mic through Windows or Discord. This is the one I got but anything similar will work https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XM883BK/
Decent onboard sound will be better, but there's still a crap-ton of electrical noise inside a computer that it could pick up.
I would try and go with USB if you can, maybe try one of these cheap ones for a mic input only (I expect the output to be pretty crappy for headphones)
You mean something like that? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00XM883BK/ref=simh_0?pf_rd_p=e6a49e68-3d59-4876-badd-d3a7f1fb7b25&amp;pf_rd_s=grid-unrec-4&amp;pf_rd_t=Gateway&amp;pf_rd_i=mobile&amp;pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_r=T0P7FDC8KZD371CC0MED&amp;pf_rd_r=T0P7FDC8KZD371CC0MED&amp;pf_rd_p=e6a49e68-3d59-4876-badd-d3a7f1fb7b25
It’s a usb interface. I just added it to the post