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 Going by YouTube videos, it doesn't cut out the bass or screw with the tonality the way CMSS-3D Headphone does... ...but in the end, I still find it worse for actually pinpointing sounds than CMSS-3D Headphone in those L4D2 videos, so SBX Pro Surround still loses. It would be easier for me to test some things out if I had a Z-series card for myself, though. Mostly some theories about EQing the bass and how that might affect perceived positioning, since that's the biggest...
If you're using optical output from the ZxR, you're bypassing its DAC anyway.   You still need to use the ZxR as the primary sound card/source for its DSP effects, though. When you connect the HDVD800 via USB, it's basically a separate sound card without any of the ZxR's DSP features.
And since the MA900's discontinued and all, the price will only keep going up as it sells out. Makes it all the more unlikely you'll get a replacement. I'm probably going to hang onto my MA900 for a while longer, but something desirable and expensive just showed up elsewhere, possibly necessitating the sale of my more valuable gear...
1Sale - Sound Blaster Z, $54.99 shipped   Why didn't anyone mention this earlier? It's going to expire in a little over three hours, or to be more precise, 12:00am EST.   I have to resist the urge...still quite a bit of money to spend just to review something and probably resell it later...
What's especially sad about that example is that it proves the point some of my friends made about a lot of people's attempts at retraux 8-bit graphics:   They call way too much attention to the individual pixels, whereas game developers of the '80s would've actually tried to make things look as good as possible in spite of the technical limitations and NOT make things look pixellated. You can't just slap a bunch of pixels together; basic art principles still...
 Try to win these and hope you've got money left over for a Pro bias amp, perhaps? Or maybe this setup, if you've got a speaker amp on hand and shipping from Australia doesn't murder your budget. Or, just maybe, $600 will be just enough to get you an ESP/950 somewhere. If anything, the headphones are the easy part. The amps, on the other hand...
 Oh, that's nothing. Just wait 'til you've had the chance to play with a big, long, stiff Thrustmaster stick, especially one with a force-sensing mod so it barely moves under all your yanking and banking. Your flight sim pleasure will be taken to new heights! Dear god, what the hell were they thinking with that name? Sure, thrust is the force that pushes an airplane forward, but they're just setting themselves up for things like this. Anyway, on the topic of Enermax PSUs,...
For those of you talking about how hard it is to hit anything in War Thunder's simulation mode, don't feel too bad about it; ANY sufficiently realistic flight sim is like that.   You have to contend with the handling characteristics of your plane alongside realistic ballistics. Getting close is key if you want a guns kill; they say that it wasn't unheard of for World War I pilots to have to clean the blood of their victims off their windshields and that the basic tactic...
 Quite nice indeed...I gotta say, Fractal Design sure makes some sleek cases. Indeed, I've taken 1920x1080 60 FPS to be the norm to the point where it's actually a rude awakening when I see a console version of a game in action and notice it struggling to keep above 30 FPS on sub-720p resolutions. Left 4 Dead 2 on X360 springs to mind...  At that rate, why settle for anything less than the SR-009? Head-Fi definitely is not the place to be talked OUT OF buying things, at...
 Standalone DACs have NO gaming audio features whatsoever, or any other sort of DSP effect for that matter. They just convert a signal from digital to analog; that's it. That's all they're supposed to do. A sound card has a built-in DAC, alongside an ADC for line-in and mic inputs, and on older cards, a hardware DSP for audio processing (which most newer cards handle entirely through their driver/software package), most prominently for gaming audio in a time when CPUs were...
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