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Current setup:

 

 

 

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Yep, pretty much the type of mess you expect from this hobby. XD

What is that connected directly to the PC, Speakers, and Lyr?
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I want to try out Dolby headphone, but I only have integrated audio (it has Dolby Home Theater I think, but I don't see anything that says Dolby Headphone), and only a PCI-E x1 slot (my PCI slots are covered by my GPUs). What is my cheapest option that has Dolby Headphone?

My current setup is a Fiio E7 with my Pro 750's.

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You can buy the wired Mixamp which has a built in USB DAC, so when you play on PCs, you can play in Dolby Headphone (only games that suport Dolby Digital Live).

I of course, don't know how to set it up, since my old wired Mixamp was pre-USB DAC, and the Mixamp 5.8 doesn't have that feature.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Yep, pretty much the type of mess you expect from this hobby. XD
What is that connected directly to the PC, Speakers, and Lyr?

 

 

 

 

A very basic audio switcher. No circuitry inside. Push any 2 (or more) switches in and those paths are linked. It can do any combination you want. 5 in to 1 out, 1 in to 5 out, etc.

 

BTW, those are some cheapo Genius SP-HF1800A bookshelf speakers. They were like $50 with free shipping. Certainly a lot nicer to watch Netflix with the GF than the built in speakers in my monitor.


Edited by Rebel975 - 12/14/11 at 12:59pm
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Yeah, I have a pair of logitech speakers that I used with my monitor whenever I didn't wanna use headphones. Of course my Monitor is dead, so my PC is hooked up to the 65" Plasma in my room. I'm running audio to a basic Vizio soundbar w/Sony subwoofer. I'm not strict on my non-headphone audio, as long as it's decent.

In case anyone is wondering why I sold the Lyr+D7000+HE-4, it was to fund for said 65" Panny plasma.
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You can buy the wired Mixamp which has a built in USB DAC, so when you play on PCs, you can play in Dolby Headphone (only games that suport Dolby Digital Live).
I of course, don't know how to set it up, since my old wired Mixamp was pre-USB DAC, and the Mixamp 5.8 doesn't have that feature.


They seem to be pretty expensive ($140). Would simply having a sound card (like the Xonar DX, DS, DG, or D1) do the trick?

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All right, just scored an SU-DH1 from eBay! (The Victor-branded version with an AC adapter, not the JVC-branded version that eats up batteries.) Sooner or later, I'll get to judge Dolby Headphone for myself where it really matters to me-in games.

 

(Yeah, I know, just about everyone else is using an Astro Mixamp instead, but it's the same binaural filter at the core.)

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I want to try out Dolby headphone, but I only have integrated audio (it has Dolby Home Theater I think, but I don't see anything that says Dolby Headphone), and only a PCI-E x1 slot (my PCI slots are covered by my GPUs). What is my cheapest option that has Dolby Headphone?

My current setup is a Fiio E7 with my Pro 750's.

Asus Xonar DX, comes with a $20 mail in rebate.
 

 

 

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Turns out the process of exchange of dt 770 pro 80 for dt 990 pro 250 isn't running as smooth as i had expected. I'm still willing to fight the battle if needed. I was actually thinking about getting and trying the dt 770 80 pro as scheduled and returning them if my tastes didn't match the bass amount of those headphones but i discovered that in that online shop the refund is only up to 70% if the product has been opened so i guess i'll have to trust your experience and follow your suggestions :)

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That it does, thanks. Might pick that up tomorrow. :)

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Definitely do 100% sound and 0% mic on the mixamp when you can get away with it. Even with the on-board PC 360 turned all the way up and the mixamp volume at 100% it can STILL be right at the lower range of my listening volume, though more often than not it is loud enough to get the job done. Glad you liked the PC 360's. I definitely enjoy them for video game play, but for music they offer you a taste of what is available with higher-end headphones and leave you desperately wanting more.



100% Volume is close to your lower range of volume!? That's crazy loud for me lol, can't even stand 50% volume before it starts to hurt. I use to game loud too, before on the old mixamp I had the volume at around 80% and fairly sure that mixed with other loud listening in the past, caused some tinnitus that is yet to leave (probably never will) so I wrote off headphones for a bit, ever since I've returned my hearing is a lot more sensitive, which forces me to play at lower volumes... a blessing in disguise really.



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Yeah, you usually want to max out everything but the final piece in the chain, where you control volume there. However, in line volume controls tend to be of lower quality than amps, in which they may have slight imbalances and loss in dynamics. Try your best to keep the PC360 volume maxed, and control the volume with the Mixamp. I personally only slightly use the PC360 volume knob for very subtle tweaks from its maxed volume.


Yeah that's what I do, cheers.

 

I used to get headaches after an hour or two with the AD700s and I knew it wasn't because they were too loud, not had one with the PC360 yet... seems the AD700 was maybe just a bit too harsh for my ears, not sure. Either that or the fit was a bit off.

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All right, just scored an SU-DH1 from eBay! (The Victor-branded version with an AC adapter, not the JVC-branded version that eats up batteries.) Sooner or later, I'll get to judge Dolby Headphone for myself where it really matters to me-in games.

 

(Yeah, I know, just about everyone else is using an Astro Mixamp instead, but it's the same binaural filter at the core.)



IIRC, the SU-DH1 uses an earlier implementation of Dolby Headphone (v1). I remember reading it somewhere which was the reason I passed on the SU-DH1. The other reason I passed was because the Victor version was too expensive to import and that the ac adapter was like $40 but you can probably grab a universal at radioi shack for half the price.

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What the hell, so Amazon decided on using FED Ex for shipping this time, and not UPS (which I'm used to). UPS tends to drop off packages near the early evening, and Fed Ex was here at 10:30am. My problem is that I NEVER hear anyone knock here, and have to put up a paper stating to knock on the window, since sound just doesn't carry into my bedroom from the living room.

Damn, it. I'm hoping that the local Fed Ex will have it before they close tonight so I can pick it up. I didn't pay $4 extra dollars for nothing. Just that's scrap change, buit it irks me when I miss a delivery that I paid to get early. X(
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