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  1. Rompe

    Xbox One S, Dolby Atmos for headphones through SPDIF

    Thank you! That's great news to me. I'm kinda basing my purchase decision to this. I believe there's no other UHD 4K bluray player that can do this. Other players require additional hardware (i.e. AV Receiver) and the headphone output and VSS usually is not very good in AVRs. To be precise...
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    Xbox One S, Dolby Atmos for headphones through SPDIF

    Does anyone here happen to know if the Xbox One S' Dolby Atmos app is capable of outputting the stereo virtual surround audio (i.e. Dolby Atmos for headphones) through the SPDIF? I would like to connect it to my headphone DAC/AMPs SPDIF input. I couldn't find definite answer to this from google...
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    PS4 vs XBOX ONE (What would you buy and why? No fanboy like comments please)

    I don't think these teraflops, Destiny 2 30fps and other gaming capabilities or whatever you are trying to tell me here really affects 4K streaming or bluray playback, so I don't see how they would concern or interest me in any way. I do my gaming on PC. $500 for a console is definitely too...
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    PS4 vs XBOX ONE (What would you buy and why? No fanboy like comments please)

    Maybe you are an exception then, but as I stated, for most PC users Xbox One S (~$250) or dedicated 4K bluray player can be cheaper option for those that need the feature now. Xbox One X isn't even out yet, so the situation is probably different then (AMD Vega/GF Volta could maybe alone handle...
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    PS4 vs XBOX ONE (What would you buy and why? No fanboy like comments please)

    You could, but currently you still wouldn't be able to play 4K UHD bluray movies. For that you would also need to upgrade your CPU to Kaby Lake and get the latest PowerDVD software. You would also need to disable the GTX 1070 and use the integrated GPU on the Kaby Lake CPU instead. Even then it...
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    PS4 vs XBOX ONE (What would you buy and why? No fanboy like comments please)

    There's currently at least one thing that can make Xbox One S/X compelling even for many PC users (at least for me). Most PCs can't play 4K UHD blurays or stream 4K content even if they run games much better than Xbox One S or X. You'll need specific hardware components and software (Kaby Lake...
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (2/2/2020: Drop + THX Panda review added)

    Are you sure you set your software/settings correctly? You can easily test if the surround "virtual" speaker works by using Windows own speaker configuration by pressing corresponding speaker icon. I think there should be something like that included also in the software provided. At least my 3...
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (2/2/2020: Drop + THX Panda review added)

    Onboard audio of your motherboard (latest Realtek ALC1220 codec, ESS9023P DAC, a Texas Instruments R4580I op-amp) seems to be excellent: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/74201-asus-maximus-ix-hero-motherboard-review-12.html So I would try it's virtual surround...
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (2/2/2020: Drop + THX Panda review added)

    If you have the power (i.e. enough amp) AKG K701/K702 or even K612 could be good alternatives to ATH-AD700x and are a bit cheaper in Europe.
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    AKG K702 Impressions.

    Only time when I notice bad creaking sound is when I have my glasses on while using these headphones and move/tilt my head. The large pads rub against the plastic frames of my glasses causing the creaking sound. So maybe your pads were a bit loose and were rubbing against the headphone frame (or...
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    AKG K702 Impressions.

    Only time will tell how well they'll hold up. I will definitely try to be more careful with them than with my M50x. I even bought a headphone stand (JackCubeDesign Mk660a) for them so I wont accidentally knock them too hard against the table when laying them down. :D
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    AKG K702 Impressions.

    If I take one of the black tubes that go around over the head between my fingertips and move it gently from side to side, it makes slight clicking noise. The other tube does not. Is this is normal or should I be worried? They are barely used new headphones. Anyway, the build quality feels quite...
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (2/2/2020: Drop + THX Panda review added)

    Not if your sound card can push the processed 2-channel audio through its optical output (SPDIF). That's why rudyae86 stated your DAC must have optical input.
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (2/2/2020: Drop + THX Panda review added)

    Basically. if you want to hear surround sound like 7.1 through your 2-channel stereo headphones like AKG K712, the 7.1 audio the game/movie produces must be first digitally processed by a HRTF method for 2 channels. Otherwise you wont hear anything or hear only the 2 front channels of the 7.1...
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (2/2/2020: Drop + THX Panda review added)

    He means the HRTF DSP method for virtual surround, not actual headphones. :) Sound cards usually come with one of these methods. Most Asus sound cards come with Dolby Headphone.
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    Are you a console or PC gamer?

    Have you diagnosed what's causing it? You need to know the cause to be able to prevent it. Google 'solve bsod' to get some guidande. Check your ram, disks, temperatures, malware etc. Correctly working hardware with malware free and correctly functioning software (drivers+Windows installation)...
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    The Nameless Guide To PC Gaming Audio (with binaural headphone surround sound)

    Hopefully they will develop the Dolby Access app further and add some settings, or make a separate app for enthusiasts.   Does anyone know is it possible to route the software based virtual surround sound through S/PDIF toslink to DAC+AMP? It's 2 channel audio after all. I would like to bypass...
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (2/2/2020: Drop + THX Panda review added)

    Haven't tried them, but I would think that since it's not fully open-back construction, the soundstage is not as wide as with the AKG K701/K702/K712/K7xx/Q701, ATH-AD700X or HD598. Otherwise seems like great headphones for gaming, if the earbads are replaced with something better (e.g. ver.1...
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (2/2/2020: Drop + THX Panda review added)

    I guess you need the upcoming "Dolby Atmos for headphones" app to get the virtual surround working, if the Windows spatial sound is not specifically implemented into the game. I'm sure Dolby will charge something for the app when it's released. The older Dolby Headphone isn't free either.
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    PS4 vs XBOX ONE (What would you buy and why? No fanboy like comments please)

    I'm also using PC so I don't really need gaming console. However, if the next Xbox (Project Scorpio) or Playstation (PS5?) included good 4K UHD Bluray player with support for all/most HDR formats (HDR10, DolbyVision HDR etc.) and most audio formats (Dolby Atmos, DTS:X etc.) and lots of good...
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    AKG K702, Realtek ALC1150 onboard audio enough?

    I just ordered AKG K702 for PC gaming and movies (and some music, mostly flacs). I have read that they are quite difficult to drive. I have MSI Z97M Gaming motherboard which seems to be pretty decent quality. It has onboard Realtek ALC1150 audio chip. MSI has made some improvements ("Audio Boost...
  22. Rompe

    Are you a console or PC gamer?

    As a kid I had C64, NES and Sega Megadrive. I got my first PC at my late teens. Have been mostly a PC gamer since. I also play games infrequently with my phone and iPad. The reason I prefer PC over consoles is pretty much listed by Rhamnetin on the first page of this thread.
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (2/2/2020: Drop + THX Panda review added)

    Hi, just wanted to chime in. The Spatial Sound / Dolby Atmos Headphone - Windows 10 update is really big news for PC/Xbox gaming. Proper 3D audio for games has been buried for over a decade (Aureal 3D, DS3D, Creative EAX). Now Microsoft is finally bringing 3D audio back to their APIs and...
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