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post #15316 of 25707

I think he meant crossfeed.

post #15317 of 25707
Thread Starter 
Same difference, lol.

Whatever means that you won't get hard panning, because you'll hear all manner of audio on both sides even if just a little.

Hard left/right panning isn't good for anyone. tongue.gif

This is one reason why I'll never be a stereo gamer. Ever. Other than when it's the only way to play.
post #15318 of 25707

Hey gamers, check this out...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Atlantic-33935701-Gaming-Desk/dp/B0058O8EN8

 

If I can find a way to rearrange things in my small place I am so jumpin on this. Too bad space is too cluttered where my small desk is, now, because this would be replacing it.


Edited by Change is Good - 7/21/13 at 6:02pm
post #15319 of 25707
Thread Starter 
I don't like monitors to sit so high up because most monitors/screens have bad vertical viewing angles. They usually look better at or below eye level, not above. Can't wait for OLED monitors.
post #15320 of 25707
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Hey gamers, check this out...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Atlantic-33935701-Gaming-Desk/dp/B0058O8EN8

 

If I can find a way to rearrange things in my small place I am so jumpin on this. Too bad space is too cluttered where my small desk is, now, because this would be replacing it.

 

I've had that in my wish list for a while now. I use that to track things I want to buy eventually, not as a gift list for friends and family. But honestly, every time I go thorough my list and look at it I never end up buying it just because of how cheap it looks. I realize for about $100 I won't be getting amazing quality, but even the Ikea desks that aren't much more look better to me. Just my 2 cents.

 

Granted, that desk does have a built in headphone rack, which could be nice for someone who only uses 1 set when they're on the computer. I'd need more than 1 since I use closed/open depending on ambient noise from the wife watching TV or something.

post #15321 of 25707
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I've been using Dolby Headphone for the past few days, and I must say, it definitely gives games a more spacious and enjoyable sound, and positional cues are better than regular stereo aswell, even though my K540's aren't well suited for gaming. Overall, I'm glad I bought the DSS, because I can feel it has a lot of potenial with other, more spacious sounding headphones. There are times in S&D games in MW2 were I was the last man standing, and I killed like 3 guys that were all around me because I sound whored them, and I know it would be harder doing that with regular stereo. 

Another happy convert! Welcome to the club

post #15322 of 25707
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I don't like monitors to sit so high up because most monitors/screens have bad vertical viewing angles. They usually look better at or below eye level, not above. Can't wait for OLED monitors.

 

I recommend mounting monitors to help with viewing angles. We use the Dual LCD monitor mounting system in some of our offices, the desks where more than one monitor is needed. It helps out a lot getting the correct angles and height on a per person basis.

post #15323 of 25707
Thread Starter 
Well, I no longer have a monitor since I'm using my laptop screen, but if i sell my ridiculously oversized plasma, I might get a 27" IPS or something, which isn't bad on viewing angles. Since my room is so dimly lit, glossy screens are what I like. Never been a fan of matte.
post #15324 of 25707
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Oh, if it's only crossfade you want, aren't there like crossfade plug ins for software like Winamp? I'm sure. Dolby Headphone loses a bit of SQ if you don't want virtual surround.


But I want it to run in games. Specifically Skyrim, right now. Of course I'd WANT virtual surround, but not unless its free. :P


Edited by daleb - 7/21/13 at 6:33pm
post #15325 of 25707
Thread Starter 
You can try that Razer surround program that is free, but I personally didn't care for it due to non-existent rear positional cues.
post #15326 of 25707

The Razer Surround program seems to work quite differently than the Mixamp when it comes to HTRF. I've found that I'm not actually sure whether or not I prefer it for gaming (it helps with positional cues but just sounds...off, in a way I can't describe) but for music, it works amazingly (unlike the Mixamp, which just sounds echo-y).

 

I did notice that Razer Surround is lacking in rear positonal cues, but fortunately you can tune it to compensate a bit. Here's mine as of right now;
 

 

Personally, I feel like Razer Surround works far better as a music DSP than an actual gaming assist tool as intended. It tends to make detail really pop because all of the different instruments that are panned differently are all placed very distinctly in the soundstage. It sounds very 3D, IMO, but YMMV. It also might help because I'm using Stax Lambdas, which have a very unique kind of soundstage.


Edited by Tus-Chan - 7/21/13 at 6:45pm
post #15327 of 25707
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

You can try that Razer surround program that is free, but I personally didn't care for it due to non-existent rear positional cues.


Ahahahaha

 

 

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So is there a way to get crossfade without spending money? Or using razer which completely messes up your soundcard.
post #15328 of 25707
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Hey gamers, check this out...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Atlantic-33935701-Gaming-Desk/dp/B0058O8EN8

 

If I can find a way to rearrange things in my small place I am so jumpin on this. Too bad space is too cluttered where my small desk is, now, because this would be replacing it.

 

Don't. Seriously. Don't buy geeky furniture, buy classy, well built and well designed, something that makes your room worth living and not just (over)functional.

post #15329 of 25707

If it's so bad, surely you can contribute something better to the thread? devil_face.gif

post #15330 of 25707
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If it's so bad, surely you can contribute something better to the thread? devil_face.gif

 

Playing thread police (and being bad at it) is the worst kind of contribution, my friend. 

 

Without knowing budget, room layout, the rest of his furniture (which might need a replacemen as well?), (even a certain design preference) it's hard to give a recommendation. 

"Change is good" is intelligent enough, so please don't insult him by thinking he only relies on reduced, safe, generic "one day shipping" stuff that needs to recommended to him.

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