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What setting should I use on the headphone slider for Surround virtualiser in Dolby Home Theater 4 (Xonar U7).

 

I mean is there a sweet spot for competitive fps?

 

 

Greetings,

post #1907 of 3278
I use the standard gaming preset. If the bass is to much with your cans you can lower it a bit with the equalizer. Btw. which cans do you use for gaming. I take the AKG K702.
post #1908 of 3278
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

I use the standard gaming preset. If the bass is to much with your cans you can lower it a bit with the equalizer. Btw. which cans do you use for gaming. I take the AKG K702.

 

I have Superlux 668B, these are my settings right now (virtual surround off):

 

 

But I'm wondering what the best settings are for virtual surround, because its a slider and not only an on/off option...

 

Greetings,


Edited by Flumphy - 10/4/13 at 9:53am
post #1909 of 3278
Now you have only Stereo. You disabled Dolby headphone completely. The slider lets you select the roomsize. Please turn the virtual surround back on.
Edited by pietcux - 10/4/13 at 10:24am
post #1910 of 3278
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

Now you have only Stereo. You diisabled Dolby headphone completely. The slider lets you select the roomsize.

 

Roomsize? I did not know that. So when turning it on the best option is to put the slider on 100%?

At least for competition?

 

Greetings,

post #1911 of 3278
Vitual surround for headphone is Dolby Headphone.
post #1912 of 3278
No, it seems to be much better with the slider to the left. The righmost position is meant for movies or live concerts. And I would not kastrate the bass like you did. It sounds very lifeless then.
post #1913 of 3278
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

No, it seems to be much better with the slider to the left. The righmost position is meant for movies or live concerts. And I would not kastrate the bass like you did. It sounds very lifeless then.

 

Isn't the headphone option in Dolby Home Theater the same as Dolby Headphone?

I'll try to add some bass. The reason because I do this is when an explosion happens I can't hear many other sounds. 

At my competition level there is no fun needed in the sound.

 

So this should do the trick? (for surround)

 

 

Greetings and thanks for helping me :)

post #1914 of 3278

Yes, and now that you got it, which game do you play?

post #1915 of 3278
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post
 

Yes, and now that you got it, which game do you play?

 

Cod Black Ops II,

 

Competition is not very active at the moment, I hope it gets better with Ghosts.

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Same here! You are in Holland, right? I actually played Black Ops 1 two days ago. Got a nice Polish sever. Played 4 maps and it was great. I had the preorder pack for Ghost in my hands today. We will meet there I think. But I am 53 years old and not the fastest anymore so I need to camp a lot...... Got kicked from Black Ops 1 a lot because of camping, using claymore... LOL

post #1917 of 3278
I assume the surrou d slider at around halfway is the rough equivalent to Dolby Headphone 2, which is the best compromise.
post #1918 of 3278
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

Are you currently using the T-HD (Titanium HD) or using on-board audio and looking to add the T-HD or SB-Z (Sound Blaster Z)

If your into older games (EAX 5.0) then the T-HD should be better.

What is your budget?

I am currently using on-board audio and am looking for a sound card best suited for competitive FPS gaming. I'm into older games, sure, but if it's better in newer games, then that's really what matters. My budget really is whatever, but I'm not spending more than $150-ish give or take unless it's truly worth it. I don't care too much about music or movies, but it's a nice bonus.

 

Edit: I was also looking at the Essence STX but I don't think Dolby HP would be better than CMSS-3D or SBX Surround. Still not sure though. Maybe it would be better with EQ tweaks?


Edited by Sirslicey - 10/6/13 at 7:57pm
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Originally Posted by Sirslicey View Post
 

I am currently using on-board audio and am looking for a sound card best suited for competitive FPS gaming. I'm into older games, sure, but if it's better in newer games, then that's really what matters. My budget really is whatever, but I'm not spending more than $150-ish give or take unless it's truly worth it. I don't care too much about music or movies, but it's a nice bonus.

 

Edit: I was also looking at the Essence STX but I don't think Dolby HP would be better than CMSS-3D or SBX Surround. Still not sure though. Maybe it would be better with EQ tweaks?

Creative Sound Blaster Z (SB1500), $95, should do what your looking for.

post #1920 of 3278
^ I second that. Great value for the price. Relatively easy setup for virtual surround and gaming.

It can still play older games with openal either natively or through alchemy. I don't have issues with my zxr. Even without hardware based openal.
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