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Originally Posted by ev13wt View Post

 

Ok, since I will be taking it home and installing it there, I have a clean install on the way. Thank you for your help dude!

no prob! and remember SOX and setting the resampler in Foobar

post #4097 of 4958

Do the new drivers support 88.2/176.4kHz yet? I only see bug fixes for games in the changelog.

 

I'm on the old 7.12.8.1777 drivers, using Foobar2000 WASAPI RCA out. Also is it best to match the sampling rate in windows and essence audio center? or can I just put them both at 24/192? I know for bit-depth it'll just add 0's and make no difference but what about sampling rate?

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Originally Posted by taiyoyuden View Post

Do the new drivers support 88.2/176.4kHz yet? I only see bug fixes for games in the changelog.

 

I'm on the old 7.12.8.1777 drivers, using Foobar2000 WASAPI RCA out. Also is it best to match the sampling rate in windows and essence audio center? or can I just put them both at 24/192? I know for bit-depth it'll just add 0's and make no difference but what about sampling rate?

I leave mine at 24-bit/96Khz, can't really see any reason for going to 192Khz.

I would make a wild guess that the lower the Khz setting, makes the DAC's job easier to do.

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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

How about download a hotkey application of sorts, make:

mouse wheel up = vol up

mouse wheel down = vol down

I totally forgot I have button mapping through my mouse software. I couldn't remap the scroll wheel up/down but I could remap it left/right for volume. That works for me, just got tired of trying to see the the dot on the volume knob from across the room and fumbling around. Thanks dude. 

post #4100 of 4958

How is the STX compared to the Titanium HD for positional audio in modern FPS games? (BF3 and CS:GO)

post #4101 of 4958

"I enjoy my headphones in my mustang now."

 

 

That sounds dangerous

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"I enjoy my headphones in my mustang now."



That sounds dangerous

I didn't even understand his entire post at all, probably just spam?


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Originally Posted by xD4rkFire View Post

How is the STX compared to the Titanium HD for positional audio in modern FPS games? (BF3 and CS:GO)

I play in stereo, I can't stand the sound of those surround modes. Card works awesome for that.

That said, the forums all say the creative card is better for those games in surround mode. Due to the fact that creative cards are "the big player" in gaming and most games are programmed for that chip.
post #4103 of 4958

Most games are programmed for that chip?

Perhaps many years ago...

 

If you are talking about a game that provides it's own audio engine and uses no hardware based effects, the best sounding card provides the best sound quality. 

 

If you are talking about an older game that is using EAX/OpenAL based effects, the card with the hardware DSP will win out.

 

There are not very many newer games if any at all that still use hardware based effects.

 

Both cards should be pretty much similar for direction audio if the game is providing the directional cues.


Edited by ROBSCIX - 1/19/13 at 1:02pm
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Ya, it's going to be for Battlefield 3 and CS:GO.

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To clarify a bit, unless the game in question requires specific hardware offered by the CL card which they do not, directional audio will be the same for either card because the game produces the in game effects not the card.  So choose whatever card offers you the features,sound quality and/or price point you want.


Edited by ROBSCIX - 1/19/13 at 4:33pm
post #4106 of 4958
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Originally Posted by xD4rkFire View Post

Ya, it's going to be for Battlefield 3 and CS:GO.
/quote] personal experience, ST + AKG K242HD + BF3 = ridiculous awesum.
post #4107 of 4958

Bassheads

 

Which op amps worked best for u?

 

I find the bass to be nice and tight, but not as deep as i'd like. 

 

Using jvc harx700's 

post #4108 of 4958
Get better headphones
post #4109 of 4958

It's not the headphones

 

Before the stx, i had an old creative card in here and the bass was a lot deeper..tho not as detailed. 

post #4110 of 4958

then get used to it.

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