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Originally Posted by DJINFERNO806 View Post

Ya I know that's definitely a concern.

I was looking at an asgard2 or Valhalla coupled with a Loki or bifrost... Need to read some more reviews.

I recall that the Loki complements a DAC and provides DSD for it.

 

I had a good chuckle because I was looking at a Lyr and Bifrost myself.

post #1112 of 3298
LOL. Just saw that, didn't notice it was an addon. Thanks for that tip haha.

Well definitely don't need DSD.
post #1113 of 3298

No problem. I've been looking into getting some Schitt gear for a while for USB or stereo direct through the optical out.

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Originally Posted by domoaligato View Post
 

Thanks!

Basically I came to this thread on the endless search about scout mode. I have read in a few places that better results can be achieved adjusting the software eq.

I was curious what your opinions are on the eq and how to best adjust it for CS:GO

Domo:

 

You'll know full well that Scout Mode is enabled via a keyboard toggle. Why would you want to match the EQ of Scout mode (with probably 100% crystalizer being used too), when you can just toggle it on or off when needed? Any game would sound awful EQ'd this way by trying to match "Scout Mode On" all the time. I presume the bass in scout-mode is dropped to nothing with the mids and highs being boosted way way up. Use the toggle keyboard shortcut.

 

As far as CS goes.. check out this very good review of the Z:

 

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Originally Posted by SaLX View Post
 

Domo:

 

You'll know full well that Scout Mode is enabled via a keyboard toggle. Why would you want to match the EQ of Scout mode (with probably 100% crystalizer being used too), when you can just toggle it on or off when needed? Any game would sound awful EQ'd this way by trying to match "Scout Mode On" all the time. I presume the bass in scout-mode is dropped to nothing with the mids and highs being boosted way way up. Use the toggle keyboard shortcut.

 

As far as CS goes.. check out this very good review of the Z:

 

 

 

I am sorry you misunderstood what I was asking about, but your video is great and I am going to try the settings you suggest in the video.

 

thanks.

 

p.s. ever been on geekhack.org? I <3 mechanicalkeyboards.

 

p.s.s. my modmic 3.0 works great with my Z


Edited by domoaligato - 10/21/13 at 3:06pm
post #1116 of 3298

Not my vid Domo ;) And yeah looking to get a modmic.. hopefully version 4 but there are other options out there.

post #1117 of 3298
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Originally Posted by SaLX View Post
 

Not my vid Domo ;)

either way I liked his detailed description of the surround mode and crystalizer functions.

basically every since I bought the card I have been running around in csgo with scoutmode on all the time. thanks for trying to help.

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Lol Domo - I used to be consistently at the top of the leaderboards in just about every FPS shooter I played. I can easily say situational awareness, knowing the map, intuition, blind luck, reflexes and a certain amount of testosterone came into it. 3D sound/CMSS-3D helped a lot back then, but it's just one aspect of being competitive.

 

I'm getting on now (47), so my synapses are no way as good - might as well enjoy myself with a good book...... or take up gardening or something. Still though, like to game and I won't go to my grave without a fight (but it'll be using SBZ Pro Studio though this time lol :smile: )

 

Scout mode I'm sure, is invaluable when you're in a room and some guy is sneaking around outside:  is the f****cker going to the left door? Right door? Oh I can hear him....... lol he's at the window --- BAM. Otherwise, toggle it off. It's a great addition to the software suite though.


Edited by SaLX - 10/21/13 at 3:47pm
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I am 32 and no noob to all the things you mentioned. I have played the cs series since 1.3 beta and am just trying to find the best tuning for the source engine. Trial and error I guess.

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post #1120 of 3298

Forgotten really.. but EAX + Alchemy should work these days for CS via the SBZ suite....and be better than the games that are out just now. Do a search here or in Nameless's thread.

post #1121 of 3298
Good luck trying to get ds3d to work with the source engine again...

None of my alchemy settings worked. And when they did it sounded like games were under water. Even after setting legacy sound engine in source console.

If someone else has good settings let me know.
post #1122 of 3298
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Originally Posted by DJINFERNO806 View Post

Good luck trying to get ds3d to work with the source engine again...

None of my alchemy settings worked. And when they did it sounded like games were under water. Even after setting legacy sound engine in source console.

If someone else has good settings let me know.

DAMN ! even these ones didn't work ?   -> http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2608992 

 

currently using  astro mixamp 2011 (USB) -> razer surround -> AKG K601, like it very much in unreal engine games like RO2 but in source engine the 7.1 downmix sounds kinda weird  AND inaccurate, surround OFF and source's own headphone mode sounds much better when sound whoring n00bs at L4D !   guess i'll have to try SBX surround 67% + 5.1  when i get my hands on the  audigy FX + creative aurvana live! (had those AKGs for 4 years and a half now, feel like they're about to fall apart lol ) 


Edited by SoFGR - 10/22/13 at 12:57am
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Wasn't L4D supposed to be a cooperative game? How could you sound-whore someone there?

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Originally Posted by DJINFERNO806 View Post

Good luck trying to get ds3d to work with the source engine again...

None of my alchemy settings worked. And when they did it sounded like games were under water. Even after setting legacy sound engine in source console.

If someone else has good settings let me know.

 

Did you get the latest alchemy? It's 1.44. I don't think it's official either but its dsound.dll is almost a year newer. :D

 

http://fichiers.touslesdrivers.com/38499/Creative_alchemy_1.44.00.zip

 

 

Another thing:

 

http://forums.creative.com/showthread.php?t=699943

 

Can anybody with an account (Creative doesn't unlock mine since forever) tell this guy to reset his drivers or do a complete fresh install since

 

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Surround left is a lot louder than surround right speaker

 

very familiar. He probably had an older card in his system before and this can happen, both with 5.1 and with virtualized 5.1 (headphones)


Edited by Fegefeuer - 10/22/13 at 1:54am
post #1125 of 3298
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Originally Posted by Radical_53 View Post
 

Wasn't L4D supposed to be a cooperative game? How could you sound-whore someone there?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG5st3fk9_s

 

haven't touched the coop mode in years :p 

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