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Best games for sound? That's easy: the original Thief trilogy (The Dark Project/Gold, The Metal Age, Deadly Shadows)!

 

It's a combination of excellent sound design and pinpoint positioning, which you're going to need if you want to sneak your way past things. No Soliton Radar System for you here!

 

Other PC games from that era of DirectSound3D/OpenAL had the positioning down just fine, but Thief stands out because of its sound design adding to its sense of atmosphere, not just being a competitive gameplay advantage, but being critical to the game's immersion.

 

Worst games for sound? Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is easily among them, and a grave insult to the series at that.

 

Positioning? What positioning? All I heard was canned panning and no decisive sense of direction! I actually thought for a long time that the Frostbite engine just had terrible audio positioning until I tried Battlefield 3 during the $5 Origin sale and found that wasn't necessarily the case. Can't comment on Battlefield 4 yet.

 

The actual effects and overall sound design are pretty good, it's just that they're all mixed so terribly. No setting I've adjusted can fix it.


 Dead Space had been mentioned a few times back in August, but I thought I'd just remind people about how the first two games (especially the first), had some of the best audio in any game that I can remember.  While I'm not quite sure about the positional qualities yet (I haven't played it since I started using DH), it had by far the best atmospheric audio.

 

Also, was reading over the reviews on the first post again, and just wanted to mention that the "holes" in specific positions aren't necessarily because of the headphones themselves, even if the headphone might pronounce an issue more than another.  The "5 to 7 hole" that the DT880s supposedly possess have more to do with your decoder/drivers than anything else.  The cues were "okay" with the Essence STX and these headphones initially, but after grabbing the custom, unified drivers and then the custom 7.1 profile, I was able to clearly hear things coming directly behind at 6 instead of sounding like it was between 4 and 5 and 7 and 8.  The simulated center speaker actually sounded like a center for a change too instead of it sounding either like a center that was elevated to the top of my forehead, or was simply coming from the left and rights that were closer together than they should be.

 

I just finally played through Half Life 2 and both episodes with the FFCM mod (after owning HL2 since 2004 and almost finishing it multiple times...), and I'd often just walk around when NPCs were talking just to make sure I wasn't imagining things.  The detail was excellent and it didn't sound like the "fake" frontal and rear cues from just making a huge frontal and rear cone like it did prior to the newer drivers and profile.


Edited by Sanctuary - 12/15/13 at 12:45pm
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Hi everyone. I am new here, and want to thank mad lust envy for the amazing guide. because of it, and me being an impulsive buyer, I ended up buying the X1's and Annie's. Now I'm starting to think I only needed one pair, especially since I am primarily interested in immersive/fun gaming.

 

I don't think I'm allowed to sell the Annie's on this website am I (on the classified section)? If there is anyone that wants a pair, I can sell them to you for a much cheaper price than what they are going for now (on amazon they're $430) 


Edited by SammyJr - 12/15/13 at 12:55pm
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Hi everyone. I am new here, and want to thank mad lust envy for the amazing guide. because of it, and me being an impulsive buyer, I ended up buying the X1's and Annie's. Now I'm starting to think I only needed one pair, especially since I am primarily interested in immersive/fun gaming.

 

I don't think I'm allowed to sell the Annie's on this website am I (on the classified section)? If there is anyone that wants a pair, I can sell them to you for a much cheaper price than what they are going for now (on amazon they're $430) 

 

There's a for sale section of the forums that is very lively. You can sell the Annies there. Pop up a listing and you'll get responses pretty quick. My last few listings had bites within hours of posting.

 

That said, there are minimum requirements to sell in the forums. I don't know what the new requirements are. When I joined a couple years ago it was a minimum 50 posts. I believe it has since changed.


Edited by AxelCloris - 12/15/13 at 1:01pm
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Dead Space is one of my favorite auditory experiences in gaming.  Incredible atmosphere and sound design.  The audio is literally award winning. 

 

Bioshock also has excellent audio. 

 

 

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That said, there are minimum requirements to sell in the forums. I don't know what the new requirements are. When I joined a couple years ago it was a minimum 50 posts. I believe it has since changed.

 

"The "Buy, Sell, Trade" portion of this site is a private forum for members who have been registered for 30 days AND have made at least 15 posts on the forums."

http://www.head-fi.org/a/buy-sell-trade-rules

 

He just joined today, so he'll have to wait a month before he can post a classified.

 

He can always try eBay or Amazon though.


Edited by chicolom - 12/15/13 at 1:12pm
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

"The "Buy, Sell, Trade" portion of this site is a private forum for members who have been registered for 30 days AND have made at least 15 posts on the forums."

 

He can always try eBay or Amazon though.

Can you post your ad on the Buy Sell and Trade forum, but only link the item you want to sell on eBay (being a helluva lot safer)?

 

btw:   ****Happy Birthday MLE***** :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
Just remembered I could still play ps4 without a controller...my Vita. Remoteplay still plays with the ps4 displaying on the tv...

Ah well. Not a good idea for COD, since the Vita's analog sticks are terribad.

 

I'm clearly not alone in thinking that. Would've preferred to either have more leverage on those little sticks (at the expense of making the Vita thicker than it already is), or 3DS-style Circle Pads with some actual range of movement to them.

 

Also, happy birthday! Too bad I don't have any ice cream cake to give you...

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I'm clearly not alone in thinking that. Would've preferred to either have more leverage on those little sticks (at the expense of making the Vita thicker than it already is), or 3DS-style Circle Pads with some actual range of movement to them.

 

Also, happy birthday! Too bad I don't have any ice cream cake to give you...

 

 

Speaking of stick leverage :ph34r:, I highly recommend any gamepad gamers check out the Kontrol Freek stick things.  They seem gimmicky, but they work.  I've been using them since 2009, and I wouldn't game without them now. 

 

http://www.kontrolfreek.com/classic/fps-freek-ultra.html

 

 

And Happy B-Day MLE!

 

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What should I be pairing with q701's  that will be used on my PC and absolutely nothing else? I have nothing but onboard sound currently.

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Happy birthday MLE. ;)

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Has there been any word of Astro making a new mixamp? It would be nice to have one with multiple digital inputs... so I can plug in both the PS3 and PS4 and not have to keep switching back and forth... :angry_face:

 

Is there already a device with multiple digital inputs and DH?

 

And oh....

 


Edited by Change is Good - 12/15/13 at 5:44pm
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

Has there been any word of Astro making a new mixamp? It would be nice to have one with multiple digital inputs... so I can plug in both the PS3 and PS4 and not have to keep switching back and forth... :angry_face:

 

Is there already a device with multiple digital inputs and DH?

 

And oh....

 


You can already have 2-8 systems connected to a toslink switcher and then have it going to whatever you're using as your decoder and simply switch the dial, or if you bought a slightly more expensive one, press a button on a box or remote.

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You can already have 2-8 systems connected to a toslink switcher and then have it going to whatever you're using as your decoder and simply switch the dial, or if you bought a slightly more expensive one, press a button on a box or remote.

 

There are now toslink switchers that switch automatically as well.

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OK, it´s just that MLE mentioned to be sure to configure it to 7.1 in the control panel as well. But maybe that can be set to 7.1 permanently and then just change in the xonar panel afterwards?

Sorry for repeating a probably somewhat noobish question but is the above just what I should do onward? btw. Agree with Dead Space, have been playing the 3rd and although it goes the wrong direction gameplay wise for me, sound is definetly one of its strong points.

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There are now toslink switchers that switch automatically as well.

 

link please!!! lol

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