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post #15076 of 32005
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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post

Any suggestions on good buys?

I was always more of a console gamer so I've missed out on pretty much everything :P

Just got Counter Strike: Complete.... tempted to get Skyrim Legendary Edition.

Typically speaking, if a game shows up as a daily deal, that'll be the best sale price all sale long. However, I have twice in the past seen a game at 50% during a daily deal and then 66% as part of a flash sale in the past. But it's not all that common to see the flashes be cheaper than the dailies. Also, keep an eye on the flash and community choice sales. Sometimes some real gems can show up in those. That's how I track down good buys during the wallet shrinking Steam sales.

Based on what's on sale currently, I'd put my votes in for Bioshock Infinite, Hotline Miami, Scribblenauts and Don't Starve. All were quite fun for me. If nothing else, I recommend Hotline MIami. At $2.49 it's a heck of a deal.

And to keep this post headphone-esque, I quite enjoyed the sound track for Bioshock: Infinite. That said, last I saw it didn't support Dolby Digital Live or DTS. This may have changed since I last played it. Skyrim does support Dolby Digital.
post #15077 of 32005
It's hard trying to find some headphones for music / gaming that have comfortable (preferably velour) earpads that are deep / big enough for my ears but won't rest on my jaw, causing discomfort (Like the M-Audio Q40s and DT770 Pros did). Sound is important for gaming and music (Listen to a lot of EDM) but comfort is absolutely paramount. Budget around £150 GBP. Anyone help?

More info here
post #15078 of 32005
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

It's hard trying to find some headphones for music / gaming that have comfortable (preferably velour) earpads that are deep / big enough for my ears but won't rest on my jaw, causing discomfort (Like the M-Audio Q40s and DT770 Pros did). Sound is important for gaming and music (Listen to a lot of EDM) but comfort is absolutely paramount. Budget around £150 GBP. Anyone help?

More info here

HD598?

post #15079 of 32005
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

It's hard trying to find some headphones for music / gaming that have comfortable (preferably velour) earpads that are deep / big enough for my ears but won't rest on my jaw, causing discomfort (Like the M-Audio Q40s and DT770 Pros did). Sound is important for gaming and music (Listen to a lot of EDM) but comfort is absolutely paramount. Budget around £150 GBP. Anyone help?

More info here

 

I thoroughly enjoy the Philips X1's for EDM and gaming.

post #15080 of 32005
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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post

I thoroughly enjoy the Philips X1's for EDM and gaming.

+1 for erosennin!
post #15081 of 32005
They're quite expensive from what I've seen? I'm not sure about open headphones as I mainly game late on a night.
post #15082 of 32005
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

They're quite expensive from what I've seen? I'm not sure about open headphones as I mainly game late on a night.

 

You said you had a budget of 150ish?

 

Converted the price of them on Amazon at the moment... about $260 = 170ish GBP.

 

So they might be a tad over your budget.

 

But yeah... they are open. Not too big of a deal unless there is someone literally sleeping next to you while you are gaming tongue.gif

post #15083 of 32005

I don't know where else to ask this so I figured I'd ask the dolby masters, here. I am trying to get a tablet so I can watch movies in HD and listen in DH (or any other virtual surround sound) on the go. I was looking at the kindle fire but how good is the built in surround sound processor it claims to have? If I was to get a different model and need a decoder... which would work? Are there tablets with a USB out for something like the U3?

 

I am open to all suggestions. I appreciate...


Edited by Change is Good - 7/11/13 at 10:26pm
post #15084 of 32005
Thread Starter 
Never used a tablet, so I surely don't know what they're capable/not capable of doing, sound-wise.
post #15085 of 32005

Thanks, maybe others will know... hopefully

post #15086 of 32005

In the meantime, take a look at this and see if this sounds right to you. So the kindle automatically gives out surround sound without the need of a decoder?

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083PWAPW

post #15087 of 32005
Thread Starter 
But is the virtual surround for the speakers, or is it like the U3 in that it has virtual surround for both speakers and headphones?

Wish I had one on hand to test out.
post #15088 of 32005

Good question. Here's what I got from the ad...

 

"Kindle Fire HD uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world class audio experience, with or without headphones. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology used to adjust volume, create virtual surround sound, and deliver easier-to-understand dialogue in movies and TV shows. Kindle Fire HD is designed to automatically optimize the audio profile based on what you're doing, such as watching a movie, listening to music, or talking on Skype. It even optimizes the audio differently when you have headphones plugged in, so you can just sit back and enjoy."


Edited by Change is Good - 7/11/13 at 10:43pm
post #15089 of 32005

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

post #15090 of 32005
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

SWEET! Just got my Xonar U3.

It has something that is VERY, VERY important, and I didn't even realize it had. The headphone jack also doubles as an SPDIF out! the signal carries Dolby Headphone, meaning I can use my Compass 2 as the DAC and amp!! Hell, I could set it to send Dolby Digital Live, and I could use my Mixamp if I wanted to! Not that I need it as The U3 IS basically a Mixamp, but I can at least test out the differences in DH between the two.

Reading a review, it seems to be an external version of the Xonar DG. Interedasting!

edit: hmm, it's skipping the audio through my Compass 2, so I'm not positive it will work like I intended it to. We'll see. I'm sure the settings are effed, atm.
Does the Compass 2 have a locking light? I got my Xonar U3 last night and noticed some skipping on my Nova as well through SPDIF. When it cut out the locking light was blinking (e. g. Nova was not "getting" the signal). Happened surprisingly frequently.

I know the U3 outputs 48KHz ONLY and the last time I used something like this (though CMSS3D over SPDIF), I was able to output 44.1KHz which I believe fixed the locking/skipping issue. My regular SPDIF output is also set to 44.1KHz so I bet this is the culprit.

Honestly the 44.1/48 KHz distinction is annoying.
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