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I have never seen a Mixamp in person, TBH. I assume mini-b is the one with the funny divots on the short sides? Google is my friend but I'm about to gym it up, get outta tha house. The Recon3D also offers the What U Hear option, though I haven't used it yet. Might be crazy, but if USB2 has enough bandwidth to send digital audio both ways (not just microphone in, but that should be proof somewhat), then I might be in business ^_^
The Recon3D uses the trapezoid-shaped mini-USB cord BTW, with really narrow short-sides that are almost rounded.

To the google!
Edit: ah, yes, the Recon3D, my phone, my Mont Blanc, and my tablet all use Mini-A, but my FiiO E5 and travel wifi router use Mini-B. Nothing uses a noticeable ferrite shield chunk, though.
Edited by Evshrug - 1/26/13 at 8:26am
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

I have never seen a Mixamp in person, TBH. I assume mini-b is the one with the funny divots on the short sides? Google is my friend but I'm about to gym it up, get outta tha house. The Recon3D also offers the What U Hear option, though I haven't used it yet. Might be crazy, but if USB2 has enough bandwidth to send digital audio both ways (not just microphone in, but that should be proof somewhat), then I might be in business ^_^
The Recon3D uses the trapezoid-shaped mini-USB cord BTW, with really narrow short-sides that are almost rounded.

To the google!
Edit: ah, yes, the Recon3D, my phone, my Mont Blanc, and my tablet all use Mini-A, but my FiiO E5 and travel wifi router use Mini-B. Nothing uses a noticeable ferrite shield chunk, though.

 

No, the ODAC uses Mini-USB, which is what a lot of older devices used to have (like your typical TI-84 or TI-89 graphing calculator, the PSP, Sixaxis and DualShock 3 pads, and some older smartphones and cameras), but the Recon3D USB and most modern smartphones, among numerous other things, use Micro-USB, which is an even thinner port.

 

Mini-USB Type B is similar in proportion to Mini-USB Type A (which I rattled off a bunch of devices that use it), but is keyed slightly differently so that it can only be plugged into devices that have USB host capability, like a TI graphing calculator. And since it's not Micro-USB, it's not really a USB On-The-Go cable, either...

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I confess I looked at a female port on my Mont Blanc, instead of a cable. I was like "nyeeeeeh... Close enough smily_headphones1.gif"

Now, the world knows how many licks it takes to get to the center of the tootsie pop.
Edited by Evshrug - 1/27/13 at 7:43am
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I confess I looked at a port instead of a cable, I was like "nyeeeeeh... Close enough smily_headphones1.gif"

Now, the world knows how many licks it takes to get to the center of the tootsie pop.

So.... male/female - close enough?

 

Don't want to know what you were licking 

 

:P

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9v batteries.
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9v batteries.

244 of them?

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I don't even have to click the link to know that's the ridiculous YouTube video that put licking batteries on my mind in the first place biggrin.gif
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hehe - the only thing I thought of while watching the vid was "yeah, but did you lick them?"

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I literally couldn't tell apart Headphone and 2 Speakers modes on the X-Fi cards (either with Daniel_K X-Fi Support Pack 2.5 drivers or the Titanium HD's drivers) for music, no matter how hard I tried. Nor could I tell apart the Windows settings for Stereo and 5.1 Speakers with those same music sources. People kept saying there was a difference, and I really did try to find it, but I found absolutely nothing.

 

Fortunately for me, that makes things quite convenient when switching between games and music, as that just means I have to switch CMSS-3D Headphone on or off, respectively.

 

That's good to know. I used to be able to tell the difference but that was most likely a driver issue because I can't tell the difference anymore. 

 

By the way, should the slider for CMSS be put at 100% surround or left at 50%?

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That's good to know. I used to be able to tell the difference but that was most likely a driver issue because I can't tell the difference anymore. 

 

By the way, should the slider for CMSS be put at 100% surround or left at 50%?

 

What in the...there shouldn't be a slider at all! It should be either on or off, and the advanced options give you the MacroFX and Elevation Filter adjustments.

 

This probably means that you aren't in Game Mode like you should be...or the device in question doesn't actually have Game Mode (very likely if it's USB), in which case I'd just leave it at 50%.

post #1271 of 3036
Aw, you beat me to it. I was totally going to indicate I was popcorn.gif awaiting your response. My Recon3D has a slider to adjust surround, maybe if his sound card has CMSS he's actually in Entertainment mode? That might explain if he's hearing less than a definite surround effect.

Btw, sorry for jabbering off topic.
post #1272 of 3036

I have a turtle beach dss. How do I get it to output in dolby digital if my mac doesn't have a digital output?

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I have a turtle beach dss. How do I get it to output in Dolby Digital if my mac doesn't have a digital output?

Maybe you can't?

 

Why do you need to output Dolby Digital?

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* Special note for Amnesia: The Dark Descent; you need to do a bit of .ini file editing in order to use non-Generic Software OpenAL devices.

 

Can you explain this a bit more?

I love this game and if i can get better audio from it id love to (both speakers as in HP, using X-fi Titanium non-HD version).

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* Special note for Amnesia: The Dark Descent; you need to do a bit of .ini file editing in order to use non-Generic Software OpenAL devices.

 

Can you explain this a bit more?

I love this game and if i can get better audio from it id love to (both speakers as in HP, using X-fi Titanium non-HD version).

 

The basic instructions are here.

 

However, I should mention a few important things:

 

-This is an OpenAL-native game, so ALchemy isn't required. Neither is OpenAL Soft, if you're using an X-Fi card. I'm not sure why those directions were set up that way, as it looks like a bunch of unnecessary steps to me.

-Thus, all you need to do is open the launcher so the list of OpenAL devices gets updated, check the hpl.log file for said list of OpenAL devices, and edit the main_settings.cfg with the device ID that equates to "SB X-Fi Audio [0001]".

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