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post #14281 of 25693
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Originally Posted by Akin View Post

Can someone tell me the full name of Recon 3Di?

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

It was something bundled/integrated with his Alienware laptop. You can get basically the same tech in a Recon3D USB, or better yet get a sound card like the new Z-series soundblasters if you're using a desktop.

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.
post #14282 of 25693
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Everyone wants direct clarification, which is why I was bombarded with private messages asking the same questions over and over. If it's on the guide, I wont answer. It's pretty clear on there. Trust me, answering the same questions daily that are answered there gets pretty tiresome.

Someone recently asked me in pm if I still loved the D7000.

I was like... "..."

 

Believe me, I know that feeling all too well...I guess it just comes with the territory of writing a prominent guide on a popular forum.

 

 

The especially hilarious thing about that statement is that the Xbox 360 was designed around online connectivity from day one, because they really wanted people to pay up for Xbox Live Gold this time.

 

The thing is, Microsoft also wasn't stupid enough to mandate an online connection as console-level DRM back then, and thus I can see people in the university game room lugging their X360s to one of the HDTVs in said game room and playing some split/shared-screen multiplayer together without a hitch, even though the game room doesn't provide any Ethernet jacks for Internet connectivity and the Wi-Fi in the area is secured with WPA2-Enterprise level encryption, complete with the requirement of these certificate things that you can only really set up a PC to connect to.

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MLE, this seems like something you could be interested in backing. It's a DIY Xbox 360/One laptop kit. I know you have the Alienware now, but hey, maybe this could still be a useful link. Main downside I see to it is it's a bit pricey when you back the complete package.

 

Kickstarter

post #14284 of 25693
Just watched that, and yeah, WOW. *Sigh* I guess he just justified people to not buy the new console, and EA is probably glad to be out from the spotlight, but damn... The current direction of gaming is becoming very user-unfriendly, perfect opportunity for an "iTunes Music Store" type solution. Which I guess is Steam, can't wait to hear about a Steambox (which can accept a surround soundcard).
post #14285 of 25693
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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.

post #14286 of 25693
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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).

post #14287 of 25693

can you review the sennheiser hd419 and hd439?

post #14288 of 25693
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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
post #14291 of 25693
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probably because of their small soundstage

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

post #14292 of 25693
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

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.

post #14293 of 25693

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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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post



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


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