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post #61 of 65
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Here is what I see in my sound card settings:

- Sample Rate (Currently set to 44.1KHz and 16 Bits) Other options are (24 Bits instead of 16) and for the KHz:  48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz, 176.4KHz, 192KHz.

-Headphone Settings - (Currently set to Normal Gain (0dB for <64 ohms) Other options are (High Gain 6dB for 64~150 ohms, or Extra High Gain (12dB for > 150 ohms)

-Volume Control: L= -19.9 dB , R = -19.9 dB. (Could go up to 0 or down to -109)

 

Also says

Playback: Headphone

Capture: Aux in

441.KHz

Out

EM XS

KS

VF

 

Dolby PCEEv4

 

Some other settings are:

 

- Launch Dolby UI to Set related paramters (This will open Dobly Home Theater v4). There is an equalizer there but I am not touching it at the moment as I don't know how to operate it.

- Xear Surround Headphoens option and Xear SingFX (not using these features atm)

- Environmental Effects (not using these)

 

Do i need to go into the dolby home theatre to play with the equalizer, or should any of the other settings be changed right off the get go? :D

post #62 of 65
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Originally Posted by rm - ottawa View Post

Here's the details of my configuration so far:

 

sound card: ASUS Xonar Phoebus http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/ROG_Xonar_Phoebus/

surround sound gaming headset: Razer Tiamat 7.1 http://www.razerzone.com/tiamat/en

music headset with great bass: TBD!

cpu: i7 2600k

mobo: AS Rock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3

psu: AX1200

gpu: 2 sli gtx 580 3gb's

 

Thanks all for your input/consideration, I am really new at this and am confident I am taking a step in the right direction by consulting yee wise gentlemen/ladies! :)

 

Sorry to go off topic... but you got a nice rig my friend!

post #63 of 65
I heard the HE400 like the +12db with the E17. I won't be getting my E17 until next week, so I can't be certain.

Try the different gain levels. You can't go off just basic instructions. planars are low ohms, and much harder to drive than typical headphones. The HE400 is efficient for a planar, but still not easy to drive.
post #64 of 65
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Originally Posted by creepy crab View Post

 

Sorry to go off topic... but you got a nice rig my friend!

Thanks man. I am looking to learn how to upgrade from air to a watercooling system now, will also get a new case as part of the upgrade. Might  go with the sure fire corsair 800D.  I am pretty newbie at WC, much like audio :P. If anyone is selling wc parts I'd be interested.

 

Mad Lust, we can try out the e17 at the same time! It turns out the scratchiness interference I was getting was just the FLAC file as you suspected. I found some reallllly nice pure dubstep files. I don't think they're flac, either!


Edited by rm - ottawa - 8/22/12 at 6:43pm
post #65 of 65
I don't put much stock on FLAC vs high quality mp3. I'm fine with 256/320kbps MP3s.
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