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AKG K702 with Xonar DX

post #1 of 8
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Hi guys, I just had a quick question.  I am currently running the K702 off of the xonar dx, and was just wondering what the best options were for these headphones?

 

I am currently using:

 

Audio Chanel: 8 channels

Sample Rate: PCM 192 KHz

Analog Out: Headphone

SPDIF Out: PCM (checked), Dolby Headphone (checked)

 

Are these optimal?

post #2 of 8

Best option is to buy an external headphone amplifier.

Schiit Magni headphone amplifier, $99.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Oh sorry, I also forgot to mention I have it hooked up to an O2.

 

I thought it would just ask a a wire with gain though, so I didn't mention it.

 

Does having the O2 change anything?

post #4 of 8

I personally wouldn't use dolby headphone for listening to music.

Best why are you asking us? Just have a play and decide what sounds best to you.

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by jhao19 View Post
 

Oh sorry, I also forgot to mention I have it hooked up to an O2.

 

I thought it would just ask a a wire with gain though, so I didn't mention it.

 

Does having the O2 change anything?

O2 is fine, I have one also.

Personally I leave the sample rate at 96Khz, I doubt this much if any audio that takes practical advantage of 192Khz.

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Haha, I'm just new to this whole headphone thing, so I was just hoping there was a general consensus as to what options would provide the best sound through the drivers.

 

Mainly, I was just confused with the driver options (the # of channels) in the xonar dx control panel.

 

I've read that for music, I should just leave it at 2 channels with the hifi option on.

 

But what if I wanted surround sound in gaming?  Should I up it to 6 or 8 channels and click on Dolby Virtual Headphone?

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by jhao19 View Post
 

Haha, I'm just new to this whole headphone thing, so I was just hoping there was a general consensus as to what options would provide the best sound through the drivers.

Mainly, I was just confused with the driver options (the # of channels) in the Xonar DX control panel.

I've read that for music, I should just leave it at 2 channels with the hifi option on.

But what if I wanted surround sound in gaming?  Should I up it to 6 or 8 channels and click on Dolby Virtual Headphone?

For 99.9% of the music you want to use 2-channel, there are some very rare Audio-DVDs that use 5.1.

For surround sound for movies or gaming, you would use 6 or 8-channels, between 6 or 8, use whichever sounds best to your ears.

I never use Dolby Virtual Shifter.

 

You could try the "Unified Xonar Drivers"

http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Yup!  Those are actually the drivers I am using right now :)!

 

Alright cool.  So 2 channels for most listening purposes.  

 

If I'm playing a game that need surround sound, kick it up to 6 or 8 channels, but leave the Dolby Virtual stuff off.  Got it :D!

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