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I got my dt 880s today and tested them out on my PS3 and PSP. ( i hooked them up to my fiio e9k/e17 )

 

Now what i found is that:

 

- Playing PS3 games the Sound was ok.

- Playing PSX games with the ps3, the Sound was very good.

- Playing PSP, the Sound was very good.

 

Now i wonder why the PS3 games sound is not as good as when playing PSX/PSP games.

 

Under Sound settings i choose:  Optical ----> Linear PCM 2 Channel / every khz option.

 

I really wonder if the problem is because of DOLBY DIGITAL. 

Now i now that DD is just a 5.1 surround sound option, but i wonder if DD has uncompressed audio while LPCM has compressed.

Well, i guess i am wrong but i do not got another explenation.  Why are the Games which only supports stereo like PSX/PSP gmaes so much better sounding?

 

 

Can you guys help me out?

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Originally Posted by Bombaman View Post

I got my dt 880s today and tested them out on my PS3 and PSP. ( i hooked them up to my fiio e9k/e17 )

Now what i found is that:

 

- Playing PS3 games the Sound was ok.

- Playing PSX games with the ps3, the Sound was very good.

- Playing PSP, the Sound was very good.

 

Now i wonder why the PS3 games sound is not as good as when playing PSX/PSP games.

Under Sound settings i choose:  Optical ----> Linear PCM 2 Channel / every khz option.

I really wonder if the problem is because of DOLBY DIGITAL. 

Now i now that DD is just a 5.1 surround sound option, but i wonder if DD has uncompressed audio while LPCM has compressed.

Well, i guess i am wrong but i do not got another explenation.  Why are the Games which only supports stereo like PSX/PSP gmaes so much better sounding?

DDL (Dolby Digital Live) is compressed (up to 6-channel) audio, PCM is uncompressed audio

I'm assuming the PS3 lists DDL as "Dolby Digital 5.1"?

The Fiio E17 can not uncompress Dolby Digital, so the only setting PS3 setting that should work with the E17 is 2-channel PCM.

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

DDL (Dolby Digital Live) is compressed (up to 6-channel) audio, PCM is uncompressed audio

I'm assuming the PS3 lists DDL as "Dolby Digital 5.1"?

The Fiio E17 can not uncompress Dolby Digital, so the only setting PS3 setting that should work with the E17 is 2-channel PCM.

Yes, that is exactly what i set my ps3 to, 2channel output.

 

So i am in fact hearing the uncompreesed audio ( hifi)? I wonder if the game audio is as good as the cd OST audio from the game.

post #4 of 7

As far as I know PS3 games use uncompressed audio on the blu ray discs. Whenever I used the Fiio equipment on my PS3 it was 2 channel basic and it sounded great. I've never used the E17 though.

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So what equipment do you use then?
 

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Bombaman View Post

So what equipment do you use then?
 

 

Oh sorry forgot to mention that lol, I used the Fiio E7/E9 combination with (if it's relevant) Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro headphones at the time....I still have the Fiio equipment but no longer have my PS3. 

 

I had quite a funky setup though because I was recording from the line in port of my PC most of the time and outputting via the Fiio. Or sometimes plugging directly into the Fiio. Either way the PS3 would only let me do 2 Channel 48000hz maximum properly. I also had one of the audio options set to number 3 but I forgot what it's called. 

 

Anyway it sounded fantastic for everything how I had it set up! 

post #7 of 7

As an addition I'd use the HDMI for audio and set the audio portion of it just to use the default parameters...anything else would have sound missing for me.

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