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post #1 of 17
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How do you optimize BF3 for stereo headphones? What in game settings do you use? I'd like better positional audio.

post #2 of 17

I simply turn on the "Enhanced Stereo" setting. It works well for me.

post #3 of 17

I posted demo as games headphone-optimization on you tube.You may give me further suggetion.

post #4 of 17
Depends on what you're using. Whatever doesn't boost any range is best. War Tapes if like the worst. I'd say Hifi.
post #5 of 17

Headphones for heaphones obviously and stereo enhanced turned off all the time unless you're on like TV speakers. Seems to spread out the sound a bit better on them. Home cinema and headphones are almost the same, maybe better localisation in the headphone mix or something I dunno. 

Also War tapes is the original raw sound files they recorded in the field during the military exercises and have no enhancements done to them so thats why they sound loud and crackly and hurtful to your ears :P 

post #6 of 17

Don't think it really matters, to be honest. Battlefield 3 has horrible positional audio regardless. BC2 was much better in that regard.

post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post

Don't think it really matters, to be honest. Battlefield 3 has horrible positional audio regardless. BC2 was much better in that regard.

 

I'm wondering if thats the issue I'm experiencing.  I'm trying to find the right setting with my DT-880's while also using the 7.1 virtual speaker positioning to try and fix the "5 to 7 oclock" bad positioning that the DT-880's have under dolby headphone.  But whether I use headphone with 8 channel and stereo enhance OFF or headphone with 2 channel and stereo enhance ON, I'm not having the best of luck of being able to localize the sounds in my head.

 

What is a game that is excellent at positional audio ( I know you said BC2 was better, but is there one thats even better?)  I'd like to be able to test these headphones out fully
 

post #8 of 17
Modern Warfare 2's online has good positional audio. (notice I mention 2, not 3).

Black Ops also has decent positional audio if you use Ninja Pro.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Modern Warfare 2's online has good positional audio. (notice I mention 2, not 3).
Black Ops also has decent positional audio if you use Ninja Pro.

love using ninja pro. I miss it. 

post #10 of 17

I have the in game settings set to home theater and my soundcard software set to 8 ch system input and headphone output. Seems to work fine :)

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by skinnygamer12 View Post

I have the in game settings set to home theater and my soundcard software set to 8 ch system input and headphone output. Seems to work fine :)

 

Are you using Dolby Headphone or anything like that, or just 8ch output?

post #12 of 17
My card (HT Omega Striker) doesn't have dolby headphone, but there is a virtual 7.1 feature, and yes I use that. Sorry, forgot to mention that...
post #13 of 17

Okay so I borrowed my buddies D7000's and basically, yeah, BF3 positional audio sucks. It sounds nice and its impactful but positional accuracy is horrible.

post #14 of 17
Xonar -> 8 Speakers/Channels, DHP 2 (middle) - Windows set to 7.1
X-Fi -> Headphones --> CMSS-3D enabled -> Windows set to 7.1

BF3 --> user.cfg in root folder. Add the following lines:

GstAudio.SoundSystemSize 71
GstAudio.StereoMode 0

BF3 ingame -> HOME CINEMA
post #15 of 17

Interesting, I'll give it a shot.  Though with my DT-880 I prefer having DH OFF rather then ON.
 

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