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post #16 of 20
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Unless you specifically need EAX you could get the Xonar for its Dolby Headphone for software games and rapture 3D for native OpenAL games.  I wounder if the directsound3D wrapper that Asus uses could get Directsound games working with rapture...



People continue to mix EAX with OpenAL and DirectSound3D, they're entirely different things. native OpenAL games require hardware OpenAL support, not just your run of the mill software OpenAL, like what's found on all Asus cards. The alternative would be the user buying a license for Rapture 3D and take the 10-15fps performance hit due to the overhead that Rapture 3D puts on the system.

post #17 of 20
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Everything I've heard about the Zalman mic is that it's a piece of crap and that the mod mic is the way to go.  For PC I use a cheapo desktop mic and it works well enough.


I have to agree here.  Had the Zalman mic and hated it, I was always either too loud or too quiet and I wasn't comfortable with how much pinch pressure it put on the cable for some of my headphones.  Got the Mod Mic after I heard about it and it's great.  Friends on vent didn't notice any difference in how I sounded from my Razer Carcharias headset (which has a very good mic) when using it and it lets me use whichever headphones I want.  Not to mention you can swap it between headphones (comes with two bases).

 

post #18 of 20

It surprises me that nobody here is just defaulting to a webcam mic, that's the way I solved it anyway. The mic on those things is in the same league as pretty much everything out there and it's a no fuss thing with your headphones. Absolutely no drawbacks as far as I can think of. I've been using it for years without complaints, it must be that not too many people have one or just haven't thought of it :)?

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It surprises me that nobody here is just defaulting to a webcam mic, that's the way I solved it anyway. The mic on those things is in the same league as pretty much everything out there and it's a no fuss thing with your headphones. Absolutely no drawbacks as far as I can think of. I've been using it for years without complaints, it must be that not too many people have one or just haven't thought of it :)?


Most of us don't see a need for a webcam. The only one I have is the one built into my HP 2730p, along with a couple of other old webcams for the rest of the family to use, and one of those doesn't even have a mic built-in. (Also, both are so old that they won't work on anything later than Windows XP.)

post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

 


Most of us don't see a need for a webcam. The only one I have is the one built into my HP 2730p, along with a couple of other old webcams for the rest of the family to use, and one of those doesn't even have a mic built-in. (Also, both are so old that they won't work on anything later than Windows XP.)

 

Ah yes, I bought mine about six years ago for about 20 euro. Can't complain about the investment, hardly ever gets used apart from using its mic but very useful to have. I've had two headsets and one standalone mic a la zalman but they both have their problems with noise and volume and such. Never will i buy a logitech hedset again. You'd think it's easy to find a decent mic that just works but it's not. I'm also too fond of my beyers to start using a headset again, gaming bliss smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

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