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Then why do I find BF:BC2's positioning to be so terrible and inaccurate no matter what combination of audio settings I use between the game itself, Windows, and the X-Fi drivers? The sound samples themselves are good, but it's extremely difficult to figure out where they're coming from, and close analysis of the grenade explosion sound effect revealed a canned stereo pan regardless of what direction the explosion is coming from.

 

It was a big step back from the Refractor engine titles (BF1942, BF:Vietnam, BF2, BF2142), but those just used DS3D or OpenAL like everything else at the time.

 

Again, I just don't get it, because PlanetSide 2 at least has par for the course software audio mixing. I can tell where sounds are coming from with relative ease. That never happens with BF:BC2.

 

BF3 may be different, but I'm not holding my breath that they suddenly fixed the audio mixer for Frostbite 2.0. I'll find out soon enough...it's already June 13 here, but the Origin store hasn't updated yet.

 

Oh, and if PlanetSide 2's going to run on the PS4, then they'd better make sure the framerate doesn't dip below 20 FPS every time you take part in the middle of a really big fight, like at The Crown. The current PC client wants your CPU cycles, all of them, and a 3.0 GHz Q6600 isn't enough. If the forums are any indication, even the latest Ivy Bridge and Haswell i5/i7s at over 4 GHz struggle just as hard. It's arguably more demanding than Crysis.

 

There are stark differences in positional audio between BC2 and BF3. Sounds like you just need to try it for yourself and decide. You may find no difference. I don't know.

 

You're right on PS2 being on PS4. I would like to think that since they are porting the game to a predictable environment (not better, but at least predictable), they can take care of some of the framerate issues that plague your major siege points like The Crown.

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There are stark differences in positional audio between BC2 and BF3. Sounds like you just need to try it for yourself and decide. You may find no difference. I don't know.

 

You're right on PS2 being on PS4. I would like to think that since they are porting the game to a predictable environment (not better, but at least predictable), they can take care of some of the framerate issues that plague your major siege points like The Crown.

 

I'm about to find out soon, all right. Origin's $5 BF3 sale today...well, even if I am pretty jaded, that's just too good of a deal to pass up, especially for such a popular game that warrants thorough positional audio analysis.

 

No Premium with that, though; that's another $15...

 

As for my CPU performance dilemma, things should hopefully be a bit better now. I just got a CPU waterblock today, set up my loop, and IntelBurnTest load for my 3.0 GHz Q6600 dropped from 65-68 degrees Celsius to 49. Needless to say, I am extremely pleased at the thought of possibly being able to hit 3.6 GHz for once while I save up for a new Ivy Bridge or Haswell build (which is what the water-cooling loop's really intended for down the line, but I might as well put it to use on my current setup).

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can you review the sennheiser hd419 and hd439?

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I'll be having to look at a headphone setup for consoles in the very near future. Recently picked up the Grado RS325is and I've been extremely impressed. (did I mention I'm a treble whore?) Anyone throw these into a competitive gaming situation to see how they perform?

I haven't had a chance to try these on my gaming rig yet. Haven't read many thoughts on Grados around here for gaming purposes yet, either. Any thoughts?

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probably because of their small soundstage
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@ mle

you definitely need to try the X1. got my pair yesterday and I'm loving them for music. returned my black ops 2 so will try on modern warfare 2 for gaming
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probably because of their small soundstage

Really? They're pretty airy to me. I'll try them over the weekend.

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Really? They're pretty airy to me. I'll try them over the weekend.

 

got rid of my sr225 (pads killed my ears) before trying them gaming. let me know how it is for you.

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In celebration of the next generation, I bought a ton of Wii games... Somehow, the Wii managed to be my favorite console that I own from this generation (Dang it, I want a PS3).

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Tempted to order the Annies again lol.

 

But I don't think I can justify having both the X1's and Annies... so I'm thinking of A-B'ing for a couple days and keeping the one I think is better suited to my tastes overall.

 

Also just curious, what is the Sennheiser equivalent in this range, as I have never tried one of those.

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To be even more explicit than that, I say bundled because you can't buy specifically what MAD has (Recon3Di, the "i" standing for "integrated") separately from his computer.

 

I was curious about this "Recon3D" thing and came upon the device that you can purchase separately. Apparently it works exactly like the Astro Mixamp and even connects to consoles like the PS3 and 360.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Recon3D-External-Enhancer/dp/B005FKT70O/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

Are there any comparisons out there between the Recon3D and the Astro Mixamp? 65 bucks doesn't sound too shabby.

 

EDIT: Nevermind, just realized MLE has already done a review on this device in this thread blink.gif


Edited by pervysage - 6/13/13 at 10:28pm
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Price-wise it would be the HD 600s. The HD 600s sound amazing.

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Tempted to order the Annies again lol.

But I don't think I can justify having both the X1's and Annies... so I'm thinking of A-B'ing for a couple days and keeping the one I think is better suited to my tastes overall.

Also just curious, what is the Sennheiser equivalent in this range, as I have never tried one of those.

HD650 (warmer, slightly more bassy) or the more neutrally toned HD600.
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HD650 (warmer, slightly more bassy) or the more neutrally toned HD600.

 

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Price-wise it would be the HD 600s. The HD 600s sound amazing.

 

Doesn't seem to be a review on the HD600's but for the HD650's I noticed you said there are better options for an all-arounder headphone  and for gaming purposes.

 

How are the HD600's for gaming? Would the Annies still be a better choice?

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Sadly I don't think MLE has had the chance to listen to the beauty that is the HD600s. It should be much more of an all-arounder because its closer to neutral. It has amazing bass, making it incredibly fun, but it also is known for having great imaging. While it probably doesn't have the depth of the Annies to most, it will be pretty much the same as the HD650s. So probably not as good as the Annies for that purpose. That's all unknown to me though as I've never used surround sound... I think...

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