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post #631 of 37296

Well, mixamp arrived.. played Forza 3 a bit, and just.. wow.. My only 'problem' is that I thought the mixamp would weigh more so I best be careful not to move too far or it could drop off my desk :p Next: mic solution for my AD700's

 

If anyone in the UK needs a cheap 1 metre optical cable, go to Poundland, got mine today and works fine.

post #632 of 37296
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Glad to hear it's impressed you. Certainly took the AD700 to make it wow me too. =)

post #633 of 37296

Can you plug your own mic into the AX720 decoder box and use it as you would normally? or is that a feature only the mixamp has?

 

I've been gaming w/ the AD700s and the DSS for a bit now and using Kinect as my mic, everyone hears me fine the only downside is the voice chat coming through the headphones can get drowned out during loud sections etc, there's an option in the Voice preferences bit on your guide that you can turn down game sound when someone talks so technically it's okay for single player games. I was also considering getting one of those cheap throat mics, as Kinect picks up a lot of background noise so there are work arounds, if you want to go for the DSS.

 

It has a pretty decent bass boost function as well, but there's a part of me that just wants to buy the mixamp just to get 'proper' voice chat again, lol.

 

edit: also, for people wanting to buy anything headphone/game related in the UK google Limexb, good prices and they have an amazing delivery speed.

post #634 of 37296
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The puck separates, revealing two 3.5mm jacks. One for the headphone, and one for the mic. Any headphone/headset can be used.

post #635 of 37296

Ahh, that's awesome.

 

Why did Turtle Beach have to be assholes and leave that option out? haha, would have been the perfect little gadget if it could mix voice chat without it having to be a Turtle Beach headset.

post #636 of 37296

Bought my mixamp from 'limexbox' and only took 2 days :p

 

Seem to be a problem for me with ad700+mixamp, as I simply don't seem to be able to hear footsteps. I don't really like playing with it too loud as I don't want my ears to feel like they're being abused. Will I just need to use them more and get use it or any settings to change?

 

AD700's were bought 2nd hand on ebay £56-57 and he said he hadn't used them much, maybe did.. not sure.

 

Thanks a lot.

post #637 of 37296

What game are you playing? If it's Black Ops... the sound from that game is horrendous and footsteps will be difficult to hear no matter what you do.

post #638 of 37296

Funny thing is I heard some footsteps in BlackOps but in MW2 I heard nothing.. strange lol

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Funny thing is I heard some footsteps in BlackOps but in MW2 I heard nothing.. strange lol



I remember playing MW2 (this was on the pc with my x-fi forte. it uses cmss-3d not dh) and it was literally unfair how easily I could hear footsteps. No joke, the game got run over my cheaters though. So I picked up some walls and an aimbot so whenever a cheater would join, I would dominate him. This way, I could play hardcore with my cheats off, and sitrep pro on and literally footsteps were too loud. Not kidding, the footsteps were so audible they overpowered everything. I was on sub base one time in the underpass and I was the last seal left, it was search and destroy. All I use on search is a deagle. I was by myself in the underpass and heard people running all around me. I could hear them in the warehouse, on the roof above me, the seal spawn and even in the second warehouse near the spetsnaz spawn. I clutched the round and got so much shit from the other team for using a deagle on hardcore. 

post #640 of 37296

Love the write up on the first page. Such an excellent resource.

 

I was wondering on the best way to get DH. It would be for PC, no consoles. Really needs to have digital spdif out so then it can be hooked up to a DAC. I did own a USB asus xonar. I was unimpressed, I hate the drivers and control panel, and it broke before I could really use it properly.

 

So, what are the best options?

 

1) PCI or PCIe ASUS Xonar

2) ???

3) ???

post #641 of 37296

PCIe can be fit into a regular PCI slot, so it's convenient. I initially thought because I had a dual videocard setup SLI'd there wasn't room for the sound card, but thankfully my mobo has three PCI 2.0 slots. I would say Asus Xonar STX. I wish I had purchased that instead of my Auzen Forte. But hey, when I was in the market for sound cards everyone agreed it was the best. 

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PCIe can be fit into a regular PCI slot, so it's convenient. I initially thought because I had a dual videocard setup SLI'd there wasn't room for the sound card, but thankfully my mobo has three PCI 2.0 slots. I would say Asus Xonar STX. I wish I had purchased that instead of my Auzen Forte. But hey, when I was in the market for sound cards everyone agreed it was the best. 


Er, what do you mean can be fit into a regular PCI slot? PCIe is not compatible with PCI, so don't put a card with a PCIe connector into a regular PCI slot.

post #643 of 37296
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Er, what do you mean can be fit into a regular PCI slot? PCIe is not compatible with PCI, so don't put a card with a PCIe connector into a regular PCI slot.


Hold on... this is what I was trying to say.

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post #644 of 37296

Xonar DX Pci Express - has SPDIF optical out via a combo port but this is also the Mic port.

Xonar DG - PCI express - similar combo port I believe (cheapest option )

Xonar Essence ST - PCI - not that future proof as its PCI - DAC optional as SQ is good
Xonar STX Pci Express - Spdif optical or use inbuilt DAC which is decent (most expensive)

 

if you have driver woes try the unified drivers, used them on both my DX and STX with no problems (win 7-64).

 

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Originally Posted by Mr.Duck View Post

Love the write up on the first page. Such an excellent resource.

 

I was wondering on the best way to get DH. It would be for PC, no consoles. Really needs to have digital spdif out so then it can be hooked up to a DAC. I did own a USB asus xonar. I was unimpressed, I hate the drivers and control panel, and it broke before I could really use it properly.

 

So, what are the best options?

 

1) PCI or PCIe ASUS Xonar

2) ???

3) ???

post #645 of 37296

Excellent write up on the first page, have just managed to pick up some DT990 Pros for £120 on amazon and a clip on mic from play for £6 - just need to get a mixamp now and see how they sound!

 

Does anyone have any experience with the mixamp 5.8 vs the wired version, specifically its ability to drive the 990's or a similar 250 ohm headset?

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