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I honestly don't know enough about those things. All I know is that I don't have the issue when I hook up the U3's spdif to the Fiio D03k or even the lowly Mixamp.

It's annoying. If you can figure the proboem out, you'd be my savior.

I wonder if the problem was because I upgraded the TCXOs on the Compass...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/12/13 at 8:37am
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Random question, does the MixAmp allow voice to be recorded in stereo? Or is it just mono?

I believe (guess) the microphone channel is mono (1-channel).

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Random question, does the MixAmp allow voice to be recorded in stereo? Or is it just mono?

I believe (guess) the microphone channel is mono (1-channel).

Ah okay, thanks for the reply!

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Ok, My xonar DG is here. Inserted, installed PCI_DG_7_12_8_1794_W7 from asus site and it is working.

 

Now. What do i enable and what disable ?

I am using front panel header on my case. Is tehre any sound difference /using back out ? I've connected "hd audio" cable to xonar dg. There is also ac97 dangling in there :P My case is fractal 3000. Headphones detection works with well too :)

 

 

I changed front panel amp to 32-60 (I have cal). how do I use dolby ? What is dsp hf and dsp gx ?

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I honestly don't know enough about those things. All I know is that I don't have the issue when I hook up the U3's spdif to the Fiio D03k or even the lowly Mixamp.

It's annoying. If you can figure the proboem out, you'd be my savior.

I wonder if the problem was because I upgraded the TCXOs on the Compass...


I'm getting the same skipping, but I think I figured it out. It might have something to do with the U3's TOSLINK output being too variable and the TOSLINK input of the Compass 2 being too strict. My Nova has a second optical input that accepts "lower quality" optical signals. I'll test it with that when I get home.

 

If it works with the more tolerant optical input, it would mean there's some clocking issues between the U3 and the optical input of the device being used. Not sure I can explain it more technically but I'm not surprised that the optical output on the U3 isn't top-notch given its size.

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That was my assumption. The Compass 2's upgrading clocking is not in sync with the U3, so it skips. Kind of wish I left it stock.
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Guys, teach me using xonar dg and dolby headphone. it is kinda confusing.

 

I mean - how do I properly use it for music and for games.

 

 

As much as I figured out by now

- front headphone jack is good. amped just as the back. no quality drawback.

-32-64 ohms for CAL!

-for music, use 2ch and hifi on, gx off. This gives true music quality. No equalizers and enchancements 

-for gaming 8ch, dolby headphone on, gx on and dh-1 + the game must support at least 5.1 or full 7.1 otherwise dh wont work properly. Just checked Prey. OpenAl enables thanks to "gx on" and eax hd works too. OpenAL in Prey means that game supports 7.1 as far as I know and with 8ch dh enabled prey is best I've checked yet. positioning is very good


Edited by HiCZoK - 7/12/13 at 4:34pm
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That was my assumption. The Compass 2's upgrading clocking is not in sync with the U3, so it skips. Kind of wish I left it stock.

Yup, that was it. The more-tolerant 2nd optical output accepts the signal just fine.

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I'm currently on the market for some headphones around $100.
 
For me...the biggest things that they need are:
 
  1. Detachable cable (because its always a faulty cable that ruins headphones)
  2. Comfortable (memory foam in headband is a plus)
  3. Positional Audio
  4. Deep Low's
 
Importance is in order
 
These headphones will be mainly used to listen to deathmetal and (PC - FPS) gaming. 
 
I've come across these headphones:
 
 
and I've read about the AD700's and Samson SR850's. I would go for these headsets if the build quality wasn't questionable and they had detachable cables. Is there some headset that fit my criteria? Or does it seem that the v-modas will be the best thing for me? If you haven't heard of these cans, they are for bass heads, the mids are not the best, and the highs seems to be better than the mids. I have no idea on their sound stage. 
 
If the positional audio is bad, couldn't 7.1 virtual surround software remedy the issue since I'm on PC?

Edited by MasterOne - 7/12/13 at 9:02pm
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I just recieved my DSS, but I'm having problems setting it up to my xbox 360 with HDMI and no optical in/out plug. So how do I set it up?

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I just recieved my DSS, but I'm having problems setting it up to my xbox 360 with HDMI and no optical in/out plug. So how do I set it up?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=114&cp_id=11403&cs_id=&p_id=7526&seq=1&format=4

Don't buy on amazon or other generic brands as there is a well known fault with those that cause the Xbox to reboot if you change inputs. This doesn't have that problem and worked for me until my Xbox crapped out and I bought a slim model with the optical out port.
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http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=114&cp_id=11403&cs_id=&p_id=7526&seq=1&format=4

Don't buy on amazon or other generic brands as there is a well known fault with those that cause the Xbox to reboot if you change inputs. This doesn't have that problem and worked for me until my Xbox crapped out and I bought a slim model with the optical out port.

Does the 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm jack work aswell if you plug it in the Analog in and to your TV?

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That will not give you surround, but it will at least give you soud in the meantime. You need that adapter.
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That will not give you surround, but it will at least give you soud in the meantime. You need that adapter.

What do you mean it will give me sound in the meantime? What does it improve on vs just my headphones stock plugged in the TV?

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The DSS will more than likely have a stronger internal amp and lower output imepdance than the headphone jack on the TV. TV headphone jacks tend to use the cheapest parts.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/13/13 at 9:42am
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