I am completely stumped trying to figure out which combo of settings is giving me the best in-game sound.
I started out with my windows sound set to 5.1 surround with in-game audio also set to 5.1 instead of headphone. Then I had X-Fi CMSS-3D and Crystalizer both enabled. Also left EAX enabled. It sounds alright but has a spacey air sort of noise and the gun shots sound too tinny, and have a really sharp loud noise.
I then disabled CMSS-3D, EAX and the Crystalizer and it sounded way more real and got rid of that Tin noise. I could hear the sound switching from 1 headphone speaker to the other, depending on which way the noise was in-game. whereas before it seemed to come out of both. (sorry if i dont make any sense lol):
Are CMSS-3D and the crystalizer better for low end headphones? Do my 598's really even benefit from these settings? Is it best to leave the in-game audio set to 5.1 speakers or headphones?
As you can see i dont really completely understand this so any insight on these X-Fi setting would be much appreciated! Thanks.