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Microsoft execs cried themselves to sleep last night.
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Does the new ps4/xboxone have better surround sound or is it all about graphics

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In other news...

Got myself Mirror's Edge and Battlefield 3 on my PC.

Gonna have to eat my words...

With the Recon 3Di... the surround cues were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING in their campaigns. SO MANY positional cues... from helicopters, to birds, etc.... I haven't heard this kind of immersion in their console versions...

EVS, I'm gonna have to eat my words here. THX Tru Studio is LEGIT.

I don't have the chance to compare with DH though, but at this point, I'm incredibly happy with my soundcard.
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@MLE: good for you - i enjoy shooters much more with mouse and keyboard ;-)

 

another question - will you test the X1?

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another question - will you test the X1?

 

As long as he promises not to "bend the shiz" out of them.  tongue_smile.gif

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As long as he promises not to "bend the shiz" out of them.  tongue_smile.gif

Lol. My X1's have left my PC 360's lonely. 130 shipped in the box with splitter if anyone here wants them! Chico did you ever get around to your X1 review???? popcorn.gif

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

In other news...

Got myself Mirror's Edge and Battlefield 3 on my PC.

Gonna have to eat my words...

With the Recon 3Di... the surround cues were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING in their campaigns. SO MANY positional cues... from helicopters, to birds, etc.... I haven't heard this kind of immersion in their console versions...

EVS, I'm gonna have to eat my words here. THX Tru Studio is LEGIT.

I don't have the chance to compare with DH though, but at this point, I'm incredibly happy with my soundcard.

Mad,
It's alright, I wouldn't rub it in your face. I've always said the difference must be down to differences in ears... maybe now your ears are like mine? Mirror's Edge is pretty ridiculously fantastic, neh? Did you try enabling some PhysX, since you have the NVIDIA card? There are times that DH/the DSS works really well for me too, but lately I've had no tactical help from it in CoD4 or Reach. Would you like to borrow mine, so you can hear side by side? I'm coming back to the idea of just buying the Recon3D USB from Nameless so that I can use one thing with PC and console (Mac, Windows, and Xbox)
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Great thread, really appreciated. Going with the HD598s and an astro mixamp!

 

I've heard there's problems with the 2013 version of the mixamp though. Can anyone who has used both give some insight? Should I be buying the older version of the mixamp or is the 2013 version grand?

 

Cheers!

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Lol. My X1's have left my PC 360's lonely. 130 shipped in the box with splitter if anyone here wants them!
Chico did you ever get around to your X1 review???? popcorn.gif

 

Awesome price on the PC360s...

 

The X1 review is pretty much written, I just need to edit some more X1 pics first before I post it.

 

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I've always said the difference must be down to differences in ears...

 

Are there any good youtube demos of whatever THX the Recon uses vs Dolby Headphone?

 

And is THX less dry than CMSS?  I prefer DH to CMSS as the latter sounds too dry and stereo-like.


Edited by chicolom - 6/11/13 at 4:57pm
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It's pretty much written, I just need to edit some more X1 pics first before I post it.

 

I can only imagine how the ending will be. "If I had to choose between the X1 and the Annie...."

 

I know what you've mentioned before but you know people are going to want to know, tongue_smile.gif

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And now that the Sony love is calming down has been around for a while, a ton of anti-Sony, pro Microsoft comments are flooding in. I'm so confused by that... I own 2 xbox 360s, yet I can't find a single reason the only reason I can think of to support xbox one over PS4 is that it has halo 5... And the xbox one has so many preorders already confused.gif

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I'm glad the Anniversary continues to drop price drop on Amazon...

 

 


Edited by chicolom - 6/11/13 at 9:04pm
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The good thing about at LEAST the Recond 3Di's version is that it doesn't sound processed. Even when playing a stereo source, it sounds like two speakers in front of you, no echoey reverb like DH. It's not as full sounding, but with certain games, it sounds more natural and realistic.

Not always though. I still think DH has better positional cues on console, at least. The usb Recon didn't sound this good. I'm wondering if it's because of some specific difference...

Still irks me that I have to manually go into sound devuces and change it to 5.1, every single time I turn the computer on, or plug in a headphone. Also, if I switch from headphones to speakers and vice versa, I have to go into the Recon software and manually turn THAT surround button on and off, as the laptop speakers get affected by the surround processing and makes things worse.

It's a hassle.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/11/13 at 8:21pm
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Are there any good youtube demos of whatever THX the Recon uses vs Dolby Headphone?

And is THX less dry than CMSS?  I prefer DH to CMSS as the latter sounds too dry and stereo-like.
There were a couple YouTube demos from a Tomb Raider benchmark run I saw recently, I'll add them to this post if I find them before I fall asleep. IMO THX sounded best of those. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by dry... But just to say, I found CMSS-3D too bright 70% (when high-pitched sounds play), but I didn't have that problem with THX TSP once I found my preference. I will also add that someone (with heavy-handed bias) did a series of BF3 videos, and The clear winner of those was CMSS-3D... never heard that processing sound as good.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The good thing about at LEAST the Recond 3Di's version is that it doesn't sound processed. Even when playing a stereo source, it sounds like two speakers in front of you, no echoey reverb like DH. It's not as full sounding, but with certain games, it sounds more natural and realistic.

Not always though. I still think DH has better positional cues on console, at least. The usb Recon didn't sound this good. I'm wondering if it's because of some specific difference...

Still irks me that I have to manually go into sound devuces and change it to 5.1, every single time I turn the computer on, or plug in a headphone. Also, if I switch from headphones to speakers and vice versa, I have to go into the Recon software and manually turn THAT surround button on and off, as the laptop speakers get affected by the surround processing and makes things worse.

It's a hassle.

The hassle does suck and seem unreasonable...
The lack of echo and "processed sound" are my favourite aspects of the THX TSP option.
My fear is that, somehow, the unit Nameless got doesn't sound as good as mine did by some manufacturer defect or something (unlikely, but...). Even though that could explain a few things, I still think it highly unlikely that the units vary.
I think I want to roll in a different tube into my amp though, I'm honestly not as in love with the bargain Bugle Boys as I was with my Sylvania JAN spec tube I used before, and I still have four Russian Vokshods to try out.
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The Superlux HD681's are amazing headphones for 31$, the highs are very bright and too harsh sometimes but an EQ works, and the soundstage is very open and spacious! I'm happy with my purchase!

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