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Mainly cuz the surround sound DSP doesn't suit the HRTF of your ears. It's affect on people will vary because of that.
I agree with the HRTF aspect of it. It also depends on what kind of music I am listening to. Apparently, my ears really hate Red Hot Chili peppers and Dolby Headphone.
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To me, Dolby headphones and 7.1 sound just awful for music.
Also, most music is created for 2 channel rather than surround so it'll sound echoey and trashy.

I'm still debating whether putting Dolby Headphones for gaming is a good idea.

SVN is almost useless. I find it helps if you need extra volume or something.
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This thread has me excited for my sound card that I ordered yesterday
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To me, Dolby headphones and 7.1 sound just awful for music.
there's no such thing as dolby headphones. Only amplifiers that can do dolby by simulating 5.1 on stereo speakers. Its for positional audio not music. music sounds the best on speakers than any headphones. Although they tried they're best by trying to fake more base the base on headphones are lacking a lot and no where near anything a junk speaker can produce
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Also, most music is created for 2 channel rather than surround so it'll sound echoey and trashy.

I'm still debating whether putting Dolby Headphones for gaming is a good idea.

SVN is almost useless. I find it helps if you need extra volume or something.
with what game was that?
post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by Segovax View Post
When I moved to my 2600K and M4E I had to remove my STX or ditch the tri-SLI... the RealTek sound seriously almost made me start to cry.

I'm being serious.
Back when I had to rma my xonar dx, it was the saddest 2 weeks of my life. lol

But seriously, congrats on the sound card OP, it sure does sound wonderful. Now was it worth the price over a xonar dx?? Probably not. lol However, one thing I loved about the stx when I had it was that I could connect my headphones and speakers at the same time and not have to keep unplugging one to use the other. I'm trying to find a solution to that with my dx.

Also, for gaming, the titanium HD is better for positional audio, but I personally like the xonar cards better, music sounds nicer.
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post #27 of 32
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there's no such thing as dolby headphones. Only amplifiers that can do dolby by simulating 5.1 on stereo speakers. Its for positional audio not music. music sounds the best on speakers than any headphones. Although they tried they're best by trying to fake more base the base on headphones are lacking a lot and no where near anything a junk speaker can produce
This really depends on the frequency response of the headphone. There are plenty of bass monsters in terms of headphones, the modded DT770 aka Darth beyers are an example. What you probably meant was that speakers generate more energy out than headphones thus it will sound louder and make you 'feel the bass' more than headphones. If you've used any sort of bass-heavy headphones, particularly those which emphasise sub-bass e.g. the JVC FX500, FX700 in-ears, you'll know that headphones can produce a decent amount of bass, only you don't feel it as much vs. speakers because speakers generate more energy due to their need to across distance vs. headphones right on your ear.

Also you're confusing the difference between Dolby technologies for speakers e.g. Dolby Virtual Speaker, Pro Logic and the headphone application Dolby Headphone. Both require totally different algorithms and different factors to account for to simulate the surround sound effect.
post #28 of 32
I've thought about getting a sound card but right now I have my PC outs going into a Pioneer 600 watt receiver and Acoustic Research bookshelf speaker and 3 Pioneer surround speakers for 5.1. It sounds awesome. I can hear where things are coming from left or right etc. I never use headphones for gaming. I use the mic but have the audio coming out my stereo speakers. Sounds like a war zone in my room. I think BF:BC2 has some of the best sounds of any game out there.
post #29 of 32
I know the feeling, I just got back on my STX today after a few months of onboard, when I first put on Dolby and started up a game.... wow. Of course last time I was using my STX I had Grado SR-80s. now I'm on some ATH-AD900s, Its insane.
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Cans---->svn enable-----> Listen to God whispering at you in gaming

But don't know how BC2 can make a difference because of this
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/batt...-bc2-full.aspx
x-fi 3d headphones does it best.
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