ok guys, plz give these settings a shot and post back ! they're supposed give very good positioning, ever better than this video
OK I've played around with the DTS setting and I'm glad I decided to give it a retry as this DTS thing works pretty good. I actually prefer the music mode for both gaming AND music listening, it sounds good with music as well (very subtle change and gives you a more "surround" experience but without any typically added SQ hits at all!). The best width setting when using music mode for me is 2nd highest step to the right of the slider (narrow).
However the claustrophobic sound still remains no matter how I set it up from speakers to headphone to everything disabled to all kinds of surround settings enabled etc :( it feels so weird playing games like UT3 like I've played like over 3000 hrs and now how it sounds on the ALC889A when using 5.1 speakers which just sounds way more open and the positioning is excellent too.
I might be missing something, but after reading the note for the "cinematic" tab isn't the two DSPs only supposed to work for SPDIF Out? I might be missing something here or my reading comprehension is bad. I did get sound to come out of my headphones after enabling one of the DSPs, but I don't know if it working as intended.