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Razer Releases "Razer Surround"- "Personalized 7.1 Gaming Surround"

post #1 of 12
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I'm trying it out now. Ill post impressions soon cool.gif
 

 

 

 
Straight copy/paste from website:
 
"Razer Surround gives gamers the best virtual 7.1 channel surround sound experience with any stereo headphones. 
 
Current generation virtual surround technologies are often inaccurate given that every individual has a unique response to simulated sound stages – as such, virtual surround sound is often regarded as inferior to discrete surround sound set ups. 
 
Using state-of-the-art technology, the surround sound algorithms powering Razer Surround creates an unbelievably accurate surround sound environment and allows gamers to calibrate positional sound to match their own unique preferences. This level of calibration allows Razer Surround to provide an incredible level of precision in-game, allowing gamers to have the unfair advantage" - See more at: http://www.razerzone.com/surround#sthash.FXFg7pAQ.YuBHrxHa.dpuf
 
Copyright © 2013 Razer Inc.

Edited by Xaborus - 6/25/13 at 2:31pm
post #2 of 12
It's interesting. Using it now. Basically the same as using a dongle of sorts.
There's some pops from the software though.
post #3 of 12

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umm..i think the gaming section is more suited for this Imo. 

post #4 of 12
Learn to aim.

But yea, I'll try it out of course, thanks for the heads up.
post #5 of 12
Not a fan of Razer anything here. My friend tried it out and said it made everything sound funky (not like... it broke funky, but like it tried to make it sound good but completely and utterly failed.)
I personally don't understand how they are trying to spawn 7.1 surround in a pair of stereo headphones.
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Is this better or worse than normal virtual 7.1?
 

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by SageTheWizard View Post

Not a fan of Razer anything here. My friend tried it out and said it made everything sound funky (not like... it broke funky, but like it tried to make it sound good but completely and utterly failed.)
I personally don't understand how they are trying to spawn 7.1 surround in a pair of stereo headphones.


They just emulate 7.1... Anyway all weird settings as the normalizer and bass boost should be turned OFF!!!! It's just utter crap.

 

How does this compare against things like dolby headphone and cmss-3d?

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They just emulate 7.1... Anyway all weird settings as the normalizer and bass boost should be turned OFF!!!! It's just utter crap.

How does this compare against things like dolby headphone and cmss-3d?
What I don't get is how do they emulate 7.1 on a pair of stereo headphones ;_; it just doesn't make sense.
I couldn't tell you. I haven't used any of those... I'll ask the guy who used Razer 7.1 but I doubt he has...
post #9 of 12
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What I don't get is how do they emulate 7.1 on a pair of stereo headphones ;_; it just doesn't make sense.
I couldn't tell you. I haven't used any of those... I'll ask the guy who used Razer 7.1 but I doubt he has...

Of course it makes sense. You only have two ears, your brain uses sound cues, such as the way your head and ears (pinna) filter the sound, to interpret where it comes from.

This kind of DSP simply reproduces these sound cues. In fact, this is the only way of getting multichannel sound with a pair of headphones -- simply sticking 5 drivers in an earcup will not recreate the proper sound cues.

 

So, how does one use this, anyway? When I go to the Razer Synapse thingy it just states "Please connect a Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled device".


Edited by Wildstar - 6/27/13 at 12:29pm
post #10 of 12
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Of course it makes sense. You only have two ears, your brain uses sound cues, such as the way your head and ears (pinna) filter the sound, to interpret where it comes from.

This kind of DSP simply reproduces these sound cues. In fact, this is the only way of getting multichannel sound with a pair of headphones -- simply sticking 5 drivers in an earcup will not recreate the proper sound cues.

 

So, how does one use this, anyway? When I go to the Razer Synapse thingy it just states "Please connect a Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled device".

Not sure, I already had the software installed for my mouse so it was a pretty seamless integration.

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Wildstar View Post


So, how does one use this, anyway? When I go to the Razer Synapse thingy it just states "Please connect a Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled device".

 


I was able to install and set it up without having any Razer gear connected. confused.gif

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by SageTheWizard View Post


What I don't get is how do they emulate 7.1 on a pair of stereo headphones ;_; it just doesn't make sense.
I couldn't tell you. I haven't used any of those... I'll ask the guy who used Razer 7.1 but I doubt he has...


A sound coming behind you sounds in a specific way. So does a sound coming from above, in front of you and et cetera. A headphone blasts sound directly into your ear canals. The software emulates the sound of hearing something behind/above/in front/below.

Like if you put a mic inside your ear, the same sound coming from different directions would have a different sound signature and such. That is way we have an outer ear, and not just a hole.

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