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post #16936 of 26168
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Originally Posted by mais14 View Post
 

Thanks for the suggestions. I've been thinking about the Asus Xonar as my Win7 PC is right next to my xbox360 but that would most likely interfere with it being an entertainment PC with Netflix being watched constantly all day. Will the Xonar optical in and out while not being default sound option for the PC for it to be used xBox --> Xonar --> E17 while on-board is set to default to hear computer audio??

Did not know of any internal Xonar sound card with an optical input?

Any sound card that has an optical input (Titanium non-HD) is usually only 2-channel.

post #16937 of 26168
Several sound cards have optical input, but due to licensing issues (recording copyright material) almost none decode Dolby Digital Live (5.1 surround audio) input. The Recon3D USB is the only exception I know about, and I think it's only possible because the PC side of the device cannot record Optical input.

Personally, I wouldn't want my PC and console consuming lots of power at the same time if I don't have to anyway, so I prefer the external Recon3D anyway, but I understand different people think differently.

Afonsorulo,
The answer should be obvious, if you read the guide or any posts dated around the time Mad last updated the guide.
Edited by Evshrug - 9/21/13 at 9:04am
post #16938 of 26168
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Hey guys, i dont know if the post is a little out of context, but do you guys think that as an all around use (Movies, games and music), the Sony´s MDRMA900 are better than the  A40 - Astro ?

i want to buy one of them but i am a little indecisive... 

 

I wasn't a fan of what I heard with the A40 headphones. The mixamp portion is awesome, but the actual headset left a bit to be desired. MA900 can be considered end-game for many people. I'd check it out instead.

post #16939 of 26168
AxelC,
Limbo is awesome in a creepy death sorta way.
post #16940 of 26168
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

AxelC,
Limbo is awesome in a creepy death sorta way.

 

I enjoyed it. I figured you'd get a some fun out of it. The tree spiders can get annoying, though.

post #16941 of 26168
just picked up a pair of koss ksc75s at kmart for 17 $ smily_headphones1.gif I think DH might finally be turning around for me.
post #16942 of 26168

So, the HD650s have been gone a week now, but something else came in the mail the other day...

 

 

Any guesses as to what it could be??

 

(NO CHEATING by looking at my buyer feedback!)

post #16943 of 26168
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Also, make sure the audio in GTA V isn't turned down in the in-game settings...

If the new consoles have optical audio outs (HIGHLY likely), then you can use current gen devices for surround game audio, but the Xbox One for one has already announced a new method for chat audio (I hated Kinect mics on the 360, maybe they'll have improved that for the Xbox One and make that a viable option).

 

GTA V in-game options are at 100%, but the game is really very low output. I have a 2.1 speakers connected to the TV, and the speakers are always at 6\10 volume, and on games I usually play at 25\100 volume on the TV out for the speakers.

 

On GTA V I probably have to go up to like 40\100 to match the 25\100 and probably the subwoofer even is still quiter than most other games

 

 

About Xbox one, it brings a optic out (they say it's dolby digital 7.1). I don't care for the mic either, just want 3D surround sound on gaming.

 

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Several sound cards have optical input, but due to licensing issues (recording copyright material) almost none decode Dolby Digital Live (5.1 surround audio) input...

Personally, I wouldn't want my PC and console consuming lots of power at the same time if I don't have to anyway, so I prefer the external Recon3D anyway, but I understand different people think differently...

Hell yeah, I think my Auzentech X-fi Forte 7.1 PCIE also doesn't decode dolby live trough optical (have the sound card since 2011 or so and never used it... My crap GTX 570 3 slots huge pile of crap hides all the pcie and the one left will stop the air flow a lot, because it gets to close to the GPU fans).

 

 

And there goes the times I left the PC 24\7 (almost every power fail = burned component). Now I use a laptop in full power saving conditions for 24\7 to upload, make servers...

 

 

ps thanks for the answers regarding creative Recon 3D (even though I still have the other questions). I also sent a message to creative regarding the balance (let's see if they will even answer :confused_face:)

Keep Cool


Edited by guily6669 - 9/22/13 at 7:14am
post #16944 of 26168
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

So, the HD650s have been gone a week now, but something else came in the mail the other day...

 

 

Any guesses as to what it could be??

 

(NO CHEATING by looking at my buyer feedback!)

Waiting for the k712pro review! :D

It might be my next cans or the HD650.

post #16945 of 26168

Hi all, Long time lurker, First time poster!

 

I'm struggling to find a pair of cans to completely immerse me in my games (Mainly BF3 and Soon BF4 On PC)

 

I'm not one for competitive playing, I just like to play games and enjoy my self and want to feel like "I'm there"

 

I fell for the whole hype of the ATH AD700's and while they're amazing cans, They're just not for me.

 

Any insight on what I should be looking at? 

 

Budget is around $350ish for some cans and an DAC/AMP if needed!

post #16946 of 26168
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

So, the HD650s have been gone a week now, but something else came in the mail the other day...




Any guesses as to what it could be??

(NO CHEATING by looking at my buyer feedback!)
Something beautiful wink.gif
post #16947 of 26168
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

So, the HD650s have been gone a week now, but something else came in the mail the other day...




Any guesses as to what it could be??

(NO CHEATING by looking at my buyer feedback!)

I cheated lol
post #16948 of 26168
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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post
 

Waiting for the k712pro review! :D

It might be my next cans or the HD650.

 

 

Did you see my mini comparison between the K712 and HD650?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/626971/akg-k702-65th-anniversary-edition/3030#post_9819324

 

If you love soundstage, I would go for the K712.  The strength of the HD650 is intimate mids.


Edited by chicolom - 9/22/13 at 1:05pm
post #16949 of 26168

I know this is getting semantic, but Dolby Digital Live is very specifically a real-time encoder for the AC-3/Dolby Digital codec.

 

It's not a separate codec format from basic Dolby Digital or Dolby TrueHD, and yeah, Dolby Labs doesn't seem to take kindly to the thought of sound card manufacturers being able to just decode and record the signal through their S/PDIF inputs.

 

Meanwhile, my computer's GTX 480 crapped out, leaving me without a current-gen-worthy gaming computer for the time being. Needless to say, I am quite irritated, especially when I was hoping it would be enough of a stopgap upgrade to last until next year, when I could hopefully afford to go all-out on a new computer...

post #16950 of 26168
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Originally Posted by Interlopr View Post
 

 

I'm struggling to find a pair of cans to completely immerse me in my games (Mainly BF3 and Soon BF4 On PC)

 

I'm not one for competitive playing, I just like to play games and enjoy my self and want to feel like "I'm there"

 

 

If you are more into single player experience, then you must try BF BC2 if you haven't already. I got BF3 recently with the Humble Bundle. It is good as a single player, but not great in any way. BF BC2 is so much better, because the characters are so well done, the BF3 characters are pale in comparison. I played BFBC2 at least 7 times through. You might even also look at  COD Modern Warfare 1/2/3 single players have awesome characters and story lines.

For cans and DAC/AMP, you might just read the intro of this thread. It tells you the complete story. For long gaming sessions I can recommend the AKG K7XX line. Very comfy.

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