I really wanna test SBX extensively. I really liked the short demos of it, and I feel is the next upgrade from Dolby Headphone. Creative needs to hurry up with an external spdif version.
Whenever work is dead, I play, and I use THX tru studio. Much too lazy to detach my Xonar U3 from my usb hub at home. THX TS works fine the vast majoroty of the time. There are a few games that don't mesh with it, but they probably don't do well with DH either.
Change, as for how often the bass distorts on the 1840, I haven't tested at length (been gaming mostly), though since I've been very cautious of the AD being delivered, I listened to music on the 1840 at low volumes. It's a very enjoyable low volume headphone due to it's clarity and neutral sound.
Nameless, the alcantara is... the best thing. Seriously, better than pure velour. I feel the 1540 pads are amazing, over the 1840 pads. But it recesses the mids a bit for me, on the 1840 and MA900.
If it hadnt, id have asked Change for the 1540 pads for the MA900 instead, lol.
Quite a shame the SB Omni doesn't have an S/PDIF INput with Dolby Digital (and DTS) DEcoding...
You're really trying to sell me on this Alcantara stuff, aren't you? Well, you almost had me...up until the recessed mids part. I can't have that!
I was especially hoping for the possibility of Beyerdynamic-compatible Alcantara pads that might be more comfortable than their nice velour pads, and possibly even bring out the mids a little more, to level out this MMX 300 a bit...speaking of which, you wanna review that any time soon? I know the whole "spliced headphone connector" thing might have you concerned, but I'm confident in my handiwork fixing that up.
Aw, damn, was hoping for some classic Battlefield together now that you're warming up to PC gaming. If nothing else, BF1942's Berlin map is actually kinda small and infantry-focused more than anything.
Still, I'm also wondering why you aren't into Unreal Tournament or Quake III Arena/Quake Live yet. Now THAT'S running-'n-gunning...