Few things i would like to point out for you to learn ,as you
said :::basic advice:::
Lets get into it.
there a 2 types that are mostly common to us PC users.
as you can see in this pic there is a
.3.5 mm connector (use for say a walkman Diskman Ipod)
.6.3mm connector (use for say Monitor Headphones ,bass amp so on)
then there is this
Connector 3.5mm stereo mini jack plug with adaptor to 6.3mm connector
this would be this -
Im assuming you use the this on you're motherboard -
Last thing you said ,was you may grab a soundcard -
i currently use this - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty
These are great for gamers & Made by Gamers - they aren't to pricey ,when i got mine 2 years i payed about $250 you can pick up the newer version for around $100-$150 .
It will do all the sound you will ever need ,& trust me when i say this ,as im a DJ & gamer i can record - "What You Hear " use 5.1 on mine no problems (Newer version has 7.1) i have mine hooked up to my home theater unit sony ,Via DTS fibre optic cable ,in my opinion the best way to have sound ...
Hope this helps ...
Edited by loony979, 30 May 2013 - 06:14 AM.