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post #2431 of 3122

Hey guys,

 

let's try to get more people to post in the petition. I Know DJ and a few others like benbkr are also active in other forums about audio. Some of them guys over there also have accounts here. Let's try to reach FiiO.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/699717/petition-for-a-gaming-device-from-fiio

post #2432 of 3122

What about mirror posting a thread on any Playstation forums that are out there? Anybody registered on any? 

post #2433 of 3122
Not to sound negative but a lot of console forums are full of trolls and flame seekers who would just turn it into a war. You'd get the typical "audiofools" replies.

Just look at my mirror thread on OCN, first reply is some idiot whos attitude is no better than Logan and Tyler in their recent "audio myths" video for tek syndicate.

Additionally most console forum members usually don't worry about the best audio. They are happy with turtle Beach and astro lol. I don't want to generalize, its what I've seen in my experience.

But its worth a shot I guess.
post #2434 of 3122
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

Aaaaannndddd, here it is:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/699717/petition-for-a-gaming-device-from-fiio

 

GOGOGOGO!!!

 

 

I've added an option to "sign" the petition at the top of that thread, so we can collect some of the interest via signatures.

 

 

Everyone interested in this (who wouldn't be) please sign and pass it on.

 


Edited by chicolom - 1/11/14 at 4:04am
post #2435 of 3122

Hey guys,

 

Back again for a quick question...

 

How well would a home theater receiver connected via optical into my SB Z power k612/k702 cans?

 

I forgot I could possibly use that as an amp until I get my external solution if it would be more powerful and better SQ then the sb Z.

post #2436 of 3122
Typically home theater headphone ports are the last place you'd want to. I did extensive research into this when I bought my avr. Most avr's have their money put into the amp and DAC section for speakers and then they spend a buck or two into the headphone port.

Usually you'll get super high output impedance, and an audible noise floor. I mean quite a bit of noise.

I know there are a few marantz and Yamaha receivers that are made to have decent headphone stages with virtual surround. But those are becoming more rare apparently.

My dt770 and pc350 sounded so anaemic and lots of hiss when I used my avr.

But I mean your avr could be an exception. Just try it and see.
Edited by DJINFERNO806 - 1/11/14 at 2:49pm
post #2437 of 3122
Ok was just curious. Have one hooked up optically right now and seen a few people on forums that used cans through it. I'm sure they spent more $$ on the avr. Mines a few year old Yamaha so we will see how it goes!
post #2438 of 3122
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Originally Posted by Woesty420 View Post

Ok was just curious. Have one hooked up optically right now and seen a few people on forums that used cans through it. I'm sure they spent more $$ on the avr. Mines a few year old Yamaha so we will see how it goes!

Deffo worth trying.. My Onkyo 5.1 AV receiver sounds absolutely awful through the headphone jack while my Pioneer stereo seperates units HP out section is actually very good.
post #2439 of 3122
So just installed BioShock(Steam winter sale $2.99) and tried getting openal working. I havent touched any ini files yet as some guides say it should be the default engine if the EAX option is enabled. If fmod is enabled then the eax option is greyed out.

I set the audio option to 5.1 and I am getting virtual surround however its hard to tell if its openal or premixed 5.1 surround via sbx.

The EAX option is set to on for me BTW. And I can tell the difference, as there is definite environmental sound manipulation happening when in a fight. Not just reverb.

Anyone have experience with this?
post #2440 of 3122

go to C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Bioshock\bioshock.ini

 

and check the EAX settings there, like:

 

[ALAudio.ALAudioSubsystem]
UseEAX=True
Use3DSound=True

 

 

bReverb=True
bEAXEnabled=True

 

 

It's important to know that MacroFX is ON by default and it will be noticable in Bioshock, for the worse. 

 

We really need the option to set MacroFX and Elevation to AUTO/ON/OFF. 


Edited by Fegefeuer - 1/12/14 at 10:36am
post #2441 of 3122
I noticed in that INI, that ALAudio.ALAudioSubsystem" was not set as the audio device to use but instead "FMOD.FMODAudioSubsystem"" was the default.

Surely these changes won't make a difference until I set the subsystem to openal. Just like borderlands 2.
post #2442 of 3122

Hey all, I'm looking for something specific and thought this thread could be the right place to ask. Summary:

- Headphones must be closed and over ear.

- Purpose: Gaming for fun, fps, rts, rpg etc. Movies and music (electro, chill, drum n bass, rock). Must isolate sound.

- I am in Australia, land of the everything overpriced. Amazon does ship, but not all models etc.

- Price range is about $200-300. <$200 is even better

- Have no amp/soundcard

 

Thanks for any help, it is greatly appreciated!

post #2443 of 3122
Quote:
Originally Posted by noswej View Post

Hey all, I'm looking for something specific and thought this thread could be the right place to ask. Summary:
- Headphones must be closed and over ear.
- Purpose: Gaming for fun, fps, rts, rpg etc. Movies and music (electro, chill, drum n bass, rock). Must isolate sound.
- I am in Australia, land of the everything overpriced. Amazon does ship, but not all models etc.
- Price range is about $200-300. <$200 is even better
- Have no amp/soundcard

Thanks for any help, it is greatly appreciated!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-1-9-2014-shure-srh1840-added
post #2444 of 3122
Quote:
Originally Posted by DJINFERNO806 View Post

I noticed in that INI, that ALAudio.ALAudioSubsystem" was not set as the audio device to use but instead "FMOD.FMODAudioSubsystem"" was the default.

Surely these changes won't make a difference until I set the subsystem to openal. Just like borderlands 2.

Did it work out for you? 

post #2445 of 3122

Well changing the audio subsystem to openal made the game have no sound whatsoever.  Also the EAX option was greyed out.

 

Changing back to fmod brought the sound back and the EAX option.

 

Just changing the Use3Daudio option and EAX option under the INI did nothing as I assumed its only when the openal subsystem is chosen.

 

I dont know, this doesnt make any sense.

 

I will say though, that I had a lot of stuttering and sound cutting out until I took the wrap_oal.dll from the windows folder and renamed it to openal32.dll and put it beside the exe.  Now i dont have sound cutting or stuttering.

 

So I take it even with the fmod selected as the audio subsystem, it still uses openal?  This game is a disaster to configure for sound.  Before I bought my Z, I couldnt even get sound at all with my Nvidia HD audio.

 

I am getting a proper HRTF surround mix.


Edited by DJINFERNO806 - 1/12/14 at 4:29pm
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