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Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (12/10/2019: Schiit Gaming Dac/Amps 'Hel' and 'Fulla 3' added)

Discussion in 'Video Games Discussion' started by mad lust envy, Jan 17, 2011.
  1. illram
    I'd be remiss to not tell you to check out Creative's SuperX-Fi device. In my opinion, other than the $4000 Smyth Realiser A16, it is the most realistic virtual surround device currently on the market for PC audio.
  2. dandiego
  3. Fegefeuer

  4. illram
    Features Dolby encoding but not decoding. What an odd decision. Basically a Super X-Fi with line-outs, which is cool I guess for a more feature-rich desktop experience vs. the dongle. Disappointing that the X-Fi-less X7/G6 remains the only console option for dolby decoding.
  5. headphonesonly
    I hope the next consoles allow a multi channel output via usb
  6. knivek
    Proprietary devices would be an arm and a leg if sold direct from Sony or Microsoft..

    I am curious to see how Stadia is going to work with some setups.
  7. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    I just want PS5 to have something like Dolby Atmos headphone by default. Then again, probably won't transfer it to their audio outs.

    Does the XB1 do Dolby Atmos headphone onlythrough the controller jack?
  8. knivek
    I would love to say yes but I can't see it happening honestly.
  9. illram
    No, you can do it through HDMI or optical out.

    I haven't tried it since the update where they added 7.1 VSS. Also not sure that update made it to Xbox vs. PC. But when I tried it a while ago it was pretty useless.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2019
  10. SierraMadre
    Interest was piqued for a moment but What? No optical in? So SXFI applied to multichannel Dolby Digital / DTS from PS4 is out and Xbox is still no go. So in terms of SXFI processing for current gen consoles, it differs little from the existing SXFI AMP which already offers SXFI stereo for PS4 and Switch, while Xbox is incompatible. Very disappointing.

    Thanks very much for sharing this though. Had been waiting for news on the upcoming SXFI products for a while.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2019
  11. SierraMadre
    PS5 will reportedly have Sony’s own object based multichannel/3D audio processing solution for headphones built-in. It’s possible they could work out a deal with Dolby or DTS like MS have done but less likely.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2019
  12. headphonesonly
    The PlayStation platinum headset has it’s own Sony made object based vss built in but I think only a few games support it.
  13. SierraMadre
    The headset offers Sony’s house algorithm for conventional VSS for all games that utilise surround sound but it’s only some games, mostly exclusives, that combine with to offer 3D audio with height effects etc.

    The PS5’s built in solution is rumoured to be system-wide and compatible with any headphones.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2019
  14. Fegefeuer
    The "totl" Creative device hasn't been shown yet. Should be a matter of 1-2 months.
    tmaxx123 and SierraMadre like this.
  15. chateaucomblat
    Dear Mad Lust Envy, Dear Head-Fi Community!

    First of all thank you for the incredible guide, MLE!

    I was wondering if you, or anyone else in the community has any experience with the ATH-R70X when it comes to fun/immersive (not competitive) gaming?
    There are conflicting opinions on the site, some say the soundstage is amazing, so find it obviously sub-par.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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