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post #5506 of 9059
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

Is Razer Surround gonna be any good? They extended the free period to June 1.

 

If they've extended the free trial period then now would be a great time to try it out for yourself. It's a decent DSP when you don't have anything else to do the processing. But I prefer THX and DH to the Razer software myself. It's all personal preference.

post #5507 of 9059
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

Crap, I forgot what the Dolby surround sound headphone software was called. Any help?

What audio source are you using?  Dolby is more than just software haha

 

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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

Is Razer Surround gonna be any good? They extended the free period to June 1.

Get it so you will not have to pay!  Might be your only option

 

 

EDIT:  Does your M80 have a finicky earcup jack?  V-Moda does not seem to care too much, despite their 1000000-star service or whatever :D


Edited by Yazen - 5/5/14 at 2:30am
post #5508 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

What audio source are you using?  Dolby is more than just software haha

Get it so you will not have to pay!  Might be your only option


EDIT:  Does your M80 have a finicky earcup jack?  V-Moda does not seem to care too much, despite their 1000000-star service or whatever biggrin.gif
Define "finicky". Do you mean it's loose or what?
post #5509 of 9059
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

Define "finicky". Do you mean it's loose or what?

Not lose, but possibly assembled wrong. Could you take a picture of your jack? Mine looks angled inside the cup, and it hard to get a good connection
post #5510 of 9059
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

Is Razer Surround gonna be any good? They extended the free period to June 1.

Have a blast.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=razer+vs+dolby+vs+creative

Personally I don't like the Razer software, I had to uninstall it because it messed with my music player. And music > games. It's not as good as the other software(but hey it's free) but it also doesn't have the Dolby 'echo' which makes Dolby completely unusable for some games.
post #5511 of 9059
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

IIRC Ravic plays on low with everything off all the time to maintain a constant 120fps (even when recording)

 

 EDIT: lol I just looked up the Ravic dude's pc specs and he literally has a 780 and "usually plays on low"  so he's a perfect example of some one who does that.  

 

 

Because of the way Fraps increments its frame limiter to record at 60 fps and play at 120 fps I had to turn down graphics settings.

 

Fraps increments the fps cap while recording according to increments of the record at fps. So if you record at 60 fps it will start there and if the system can handle the processing usage of the game and recording well enough it will increment the play at fps cap to 120 fps then 180, etc. up until it hits the game fps cap.

 

If I relied solely on ShadowPlay to record I would probably turn some settings up but at the moment that software is still missing a few features so I'm unable to do so.

post #5512 of 9059
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Because of the way Fraps increments its frame limiter to record at 60 fps and play at 120 fps I had to turn down graphics settings.

Fraps increments the fps cap while recording according to increments of the record at fps. So if you record at 60 fps it will start there and if the system can handle the processing usage of the game and recording well enough it will increment the play at fps cap to 120 fps then 180, etc. up until it hits the game fps cap.

If I relied solely on ShadowPlay to record I would probably turn some settings up but at the moment that software is still missing a few features so I'm unable to do so.

I wasn't expecting to get a response at all lol. You made an account just to reply, how'd you even know this was posted?

I don't blame you for turning stuff down I can't get much higher than 40 fps while recording and it sucks.
post #5513 of 9059
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Because of the way Fraps increments its frame limiter to record at 60 fps and play at 120 fps I had to turn down graphics settings.

 

Fraps increments the fps cap while recording according to increments of the record at fps. So if you record at 60 fps it will start there and if the system can handle the processing usage of the game and recording well enough it will increment the play at fps cap to 120 fps then 180, etc. up until it hits the game fps cap.

 

If I relied solely on ShadowPlay to record I would probably turn some settings up but at the moment that software is still missing a few features so I'm unable to do so.

lol @ your avatar.

 

Nice addition of the T90-A variant :)

post #5514 of 9059
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Originally Posted by MohawkUS View Post


Have a blast.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=razer+vs+dolby+vs+creative

Personally I don't like the Razer software, I had to uninstall it because it messed with my music player. And music > games. It's not as good as the other software(but hey it's free) but it also doesn't have the Dolby 'echo' which makes Dolby completely unusable for some games.

Last time I tried Razer it created a virtual audio device.  Never had an issue with my music player, because it is set to take audio from my non-virtual one.  I think it is very good for what it is!

 

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Because of the way Fraps increments its frame limiter to record at 60 fps and play at 120 fps I had to turn down graphics settings.

 

Fraps increments the fps cap while recording according to increments of the record at fps. So if you record at 60 fps it will start there and if the system can handle the processing usage of the game and recording well enough it will increment the play at fps cap to 120 fps then 180, etc. up until it hits the game fps cap.

 

If I relied solely on ShadowPlay to record I would probably turn some settings up but at the moment that software is still missing a few features so I'm unable to do so.

Last time I tried FRAPS it would lock to the game to whatever framerate it was recording on.  (I think there were two options, maybe 30FPS/60FPS)  Was messy for certain games, especially those that have variable framerates and have timings based on the framerate.  

 

I have my HD PVR, works alright for my purposes.  Never liked FRAPS, but I have not tried shadowplay yet..

 

PC > HD PVR > Monitor

                      > Raspberry Pi > Portable HDD

post #5515 of 9059
OK, so theoretically speaking, if I ran Razer Surround through a EO7K, would I still get the 7.1/5.1 surround?
post #5516 of 9059
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

OK, so theoretically speaking, if I ran Razer Surround through a EO7K, would I still get the 7.1/5.1 surround?

The Razer Surround is a virtual audio device.  It is great because you can make it the default device (for gaming), and set your audio player to use your E07K.

The software is compatible for sure.

 

Is your M80 jack inside your earcup angled at all?

post #5517 of 9059
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

OK, so theoretically speaking, if I ran Razer Surround through a EO7K, would I still get the 7.1/5.1 surround?

7.1 5.1? No

 

Virtual 7.1, 5.1 encoded in PCM and stereo? Yes

post #5518 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

7.1 5.1? No

 

Virtual 7.1, 5.1 encoded in PCM and stereo? Yes

He wants sound through his FiiO, so I am pretty sure he does not need real surround lol

The software is kind of gimmicky, but the implementation is excellent, and it is one of the more practical (cheaper) alternatives for external DAC/Amps.

 

Not sure if the M80 is the right headphone for gaming, at least I do not feel it is.  Not a comfort thing either ;)

post #5519 of 9059
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He wants sound through his FiiO, so I am pretty sure he does not need real surround lol
The software is kind of gimmicky, but the implementation is excellent, and it is one of the more practical (cheaper) alternatives for external DAC/Amps.

Not sure if the M80 is the right headphone for gaming, at least I do not feel it is.  Not a comfort thing either wink.gif
Whoops, sorry. It isn't angled, just off to the side a bit. Here it is. (Isn't my hand beautiful?) Anyway, I assumed that audio processed into, let's say, 7.1. Them it would run through the FiiO to be processed again and converted. Would the FiiO reconvert the 7.1 back into stereo? Yeah, the M-80 isn't the best, but it'll work. Soundstage could be improved, comfort is alright for me though.
post #5520 of 9059
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post


Whoops, sorry. It isn't angled, just off to the side a bit. Here it is. (Isn't my hand beautiful?) Anyway, I assumed that audio processed into, let's say, 7.1. Them it would run through the FiiO to be processed again and converted. Would the FiiO reconvert the 7.1 back into stereo? Yeah, the M-80 isn't the best, but it'll work. Soundstage could be improved, comfort is alright for me though.

Thanks!

 

Your jack is nowhere as deviated as mine, so that is probably my issue then :(

 

I have not actually tested, but I think the Razer Virtual Device emulates as 7.1, and takes that 7.1 where possible from the game.  The Razer Software mixes the channels with their proprietary algorithms to enhance surround on your stereo device (FiiO).

 

Basically 7.1/5.1/etc from game > 7.1 (Razer Virtual Device) > 2.0 FiiO

I cannot stress enough how much I like the setup more than the included Dolby surround in the Xonar drivers.  Nice to have music unprocessed while playing a game with the enhancements on.  (Not that I actually need it, but its cool to me none the less)

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