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Well, my personal opinion is that You don`t need those "effects" for gaming when You have headphones with that kind of soundstage like X1 and have somekind of amp/dac better than onboard audio but this is only me...

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Well I've tried turning cmss on and off and I have to say I prefer 3d audio for gaming.

Would you say a sound blaster z and amp (magni?) would sound better than a sound blaster zxr?
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

Well, my personal opinion is that You don`t need those "effects" for gaming when You have headphones with that kind of soundstage like X1 and have somekind of amp/dac better than onboard audio but this is only me...


Same. Like I said, if the positioning and effects are in the code, then it wouldn't matter to run it through a soundcard instead of a DAC/amp, which would be good for everything in addition to the gaming use. Built in soundcards aren't terrible, but I still don't think they're the best all-around solution. The soundstage of the X1s really are just fantastic though.

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agooh - Did those pads change the sound? They look like the Brainwavz HM5 pads. I had a ZMF t50rp for awhile and the Brainwavz pads were on it. 

 

I have had these headphones for about 2 weeks and totally love the sound! I have them hooked up to a Digizoid ZO FS and Dell Laptop. The synergy is amazing! The combination of the X1 soundstage and the Smart Vektor Technology of the ZO really makes for some magical sound dimension. It's very immersive and musical. I listen to mostly EDM - progressive house and trance with some pop and hip hop every now and then. Oh - no problems with leaky ink.

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agooh - Did those pads change the sound? They look like the Brainwavz HM5 pads. I had a ZMF t50rp for awhile and the Brainwavz pads were on it. 

 

I have had these headphones for about 2 weeks and totally love the sound! I have them hooked up to a Digizoid ZO FS and Dell Laptop. The synergy is amazing! The combination of the X1 soundstage and the Smart Vektor Technology of the ZO really makes for some magical sound dimension. It's very immersive and musical. I listen to mostly EDM - progressive house and trance with some pop and hip hop every now and then. Oh - no problems with leaky ink.


I've still gotta check mine for leaky ink over tonight. I traded my X1s for my friend's K7XXs for the past week and just got them back. I like these more than the K7XXs.

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they didn't change the sound , just a little effect also very very comfy . but I found the sound more clearer than before .

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Update: the cheap cable I bought finally came in. It does sound better than the stock cable. Vocals are a little clearer, bass response is less muddy, there's slightly more detail in the mids, and the soundstage grew a little. I'll provide updates on pad dye after I leave it on a paper towel tonight and maybe a short (and very sparse probably) comparison to the HD600s (which admitted sound so different since I've been going off of the CA S30s and K7XXs for the past week (during which I had more listening time cuz it was spring break).

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