I just bought the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset to play the Witcher 3 with virtual 7.1 sound.
Now I do have an ASUS Xonar DG soundcard which supports virtual 7.1 aswell.
This headset does not come with the 3.5mm jacks but a usb dongle which also has a 7.1 virtual sound card.
My question is, how do I make sure that the soundcard used is the Xonar? I know that the Cloud II headset's dongle has an on/off switch for its usb soundcard, and I switch it off, but since it is connected via USB, does the PC use the onboard soundcard or the Xonar through usb?
The 3.5mm connector on the headset has both audio and mic on one pin. Should I try and find a splitter/adapter in order to connect the headset directly to the soundcard using a different pin for audio and a different one for the mic, and not use the usb dongle?
Do I disable the onboard soundcard and then only the xonar will be used?
Any thoughts will be appreciated.