I just recieved my new pair of AKG Q701's and was just wondering what settings would give me the best audio.
Im using a Asus Xonar Essence STX Sound card, and there are a few options in the Asus audio centre that im unsure about.
First of all, here is a sc of the audio centre
So the settings im unsure about are:
how many audio channels i should have selected. I assume it should be 2 (hence headphones) but for some reason the audio sounds more lively when i have 8 channels selected (although the audio centre says this is mainly for 3D gaming).
What settings the Sample Rate should be on (currently 96 KHz, but there is option for 44.1, 48 and 192 KHz also)
Analog Out is set to Headphone, but there is also an option for FP Headphone?
And finally should i enable PCM and 7.1 Virtual Speaker shifter on the SPDIF Out? (note when i enable PCM it also gives me a choice of PCM or Dolby Digital Live).
I want the optimum settings for gaming so would you guys have any suggestions? Or are there any other settings i need to worry about? Sorry if it sounds like basic questions but this is the first time ive had a sound card so i just want to make sure im getting the best i possibly can!
Thanks in advance!