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    Oct 2022

    Should I use Front or Rear headphone socket? (Crosshair Hero VII).

    I've looked online etc and seem to have found conflicting information as to what headphone jack is best to use (best quality), out of the front and back - any advise with reasoning behind it would be great. (I must admit i'm not sure what the difference is between the DAC and the Codec).

    This below is the information on the motherboard, along with a few other bits of information i found regarding the components.

    ROG SupremeFX8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220

    - ESS® ES9023P

    - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

    - High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input

    - SupremeFX Shielding Technology

    The ESS® Sabre Hi-Fi ES9023P digital-to-analog converter creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of -94dB THD for superior front-panel output.

    The SupremeFX S1220/S1220A delivers exceptional RMAA performance, reaching 113 db. It comes with 10 DAC channels, simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel output, and multi-stream stereo to the front-panel outputs.

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    ROG Enthusiast Array AfterShock PC Specs
    AfterShock PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Crosshair VIII Hero
    ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5900x
    Memory (part number)F4-3200C14-16GFX
    Graphics Card #1EVGA RTX 3080 ti xc3
    Sound CardOnboard
    MonitorAsus VE278Q
    Storage #1Corsair MP500 M.2
    Storage #2Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X3
    Casecorsair crystal 570x
    Power SupplyCORSAIR RMx Series 850W
    Keyboard Corsair Strafe mk2
    Mouse Logitech G903
    Headset Raze Nari Ultimate
    Mouse Pad Logitech PowerPlay
    OS Windows 11
    Network RouterNetgear NightHawk R7000

    Join Date
    Oct 2015

    I've always used the rear headphone jacks because using the fronts always gave me interference.

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