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For stereo speakers, you're supposed to use CMSS-3D Virtual.   The problem is that using CMSS-3D Virtual requires setting the X-Fi to 2/2.1 Speakers mode, and for Vista/Win7/Win8, this forces the Windows speaker setting to Stereo, which completely defeats the purpose of using CMSS-3D Virtual in the first place (outside of DirectSound3D/OpenAL titles).
 The first thing I recommend is visiting and looking over The Entry Level Stax Thread. I can't compare Stax to the usual AKGs because I've never heard a single AKG headphone thus far (was hoping to sample the K612, but a shipping mishap got 'em sent back to Change), but a lot of other remarks I've read on here generally rank them above the K701 overall. Do keep in mind that with the Mixamp, you'll need a male 3.5mm TRS to dual RCA adapter cable so you can connect the...
Speaker amps aren't my forte, really.   I'd suggest just shopping on craigslist or possibly flipping through thrift stores for vintage receivers, particularly 1970s Sansui/Marantz/Pioneer/etc. stuff. They'll be heavy and bulky, but at least you'll be feeding the SRD-7 a nice, clean signal.   Other people just order cheap $40 Chinese-made "T-amps" and are happy with those, but I haven't tried one yet.
It'll work great; I know that Stax setup first-hand, alongside a few other Lambda setups. The entire line excels at competitive gaming.I still prefer the old Normal bias Lambda in terms of sound signature, though.
You need a speaker amp of some sort to power that SRD-7. An integrated receiver will do nicely, if you've got the desk space for it. Heck of a lot cheaper than a dedicated Stax amp, too.   Then you connect the computer to the speaker amp, connect the SRD-7 to the speaker terminals, and connect the SR-7 to the SRD-7.
People have tried that sort of thing countless times already.It doesn't work. Why? PC sound cards CANNOT DECODE Dolby Digital or DTS signals fed into their S/PDIF inputs, with few exceptions (those being old PCI cards I haven't tested yet). Apparently, Dolby and DTS don't like the thought of people being able to record such signals with PCs; I can't think of any other reason they wouldn't license out the tech for decoding on the inputs. (Do not confuse this with ENcoding...
 If you need a virtual surround processor that takes a digital surround signal, mixes it with virtual surround, and pipes it back out as a two-channel PCM S/PDIF stream for use with an audiophile DAC? Smyth Realiser A8. I don't know of anything else that does that sort of thing without throwing in a DAC stage and only outputting analog; sorry about your wallet. If you need the above with USB audio chat mixing for PS3 use? Good luck with that; your dream device doesn't...
Absolutely not.You need to install the drivers on ANY sound card to make use of the DSP features. Otherwise, it's just another DAC/ADC.Also, the X-Fi Bravura's a fake. Should've bought a Forte or HomeTheater HD for a real CA-20K2.
 If you'd looked at his Tritton AX Pro review on the first page, you'd find that Mad Lust Envy found it awful to the point of making it his first AND LAST multi-driver surround headset review. There might be one set that doesn't totally suck, but I haven't seen it for sale anywhere. On top of that, if that caption about costing "under $2400" is to be believed, I'd rather treat myself to a good pair of Stax and a virtual surround processor.
Speaking of the GTX 750 Ti, it seems like a good card to build a PE-4L eGPU assembly around because of its power efficiency. It won't need a huge PSU, allowing me to keep the whole thing portable, and PCIe x1 bandwidth over ExpressCard bottlenecks most high-end cards anyway.   It's definitely the sort of upgrade my T901 needs. Damn Tablet PC manufacturers crippling their $1,900+ MSRP machines with Intel graphics...at least I only paid $300 for this one and it's...
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