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post #11 of 17
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he doesn't need an amp for the 555s. I don't want to hear about those dolby digital craps. i'm not convinced that distorting music makes it sound better. finally, very good and excellent. what's the difference?


actual experience. and i'm betting they're not claiming night and day difference between a DG and ALC889, because as kiwi's post points out, there is none. anyone who does claim that is, again, using another gimmicky EQ setting that is distorting their music, whereas i'm about fidelity to the source.


ask him what settings he was using. whether he was using headphones or not, and what headphones.


That's too vague to mean anything, and he knows it.
Who the hell uses Dolby Headphones for music. Let me slap them faces.
Dolby Headphones are useful only for gaming and movies IMHO.

Also, yes, there's no night and day difference, but it is definitely very noticeable.
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Who the hell uses Dolby Headphones for music. Let me slap them faces.
Dolby Headphones are useful only for gaming and movies IMHO.

Also, yes, there's no night and day difference, but it is definitely very noticeable.
Dolby headphones are silly period. You only have 2 ears. It's kind of pointless to have 10 small drivers sitting over your 2 ears. When instead you could have 2 quality drivers sitting over your ears that sound 100x better.
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post #13 of 17
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Dolby headphones are silly period. You only have 2 ears. It's kind of pointless to have 10 small drivers sitting over your 2 ears. When instead you could have 2 quality drivers sitting over your ears that sound 100x better.
DH for gaming is great. You juts need compatible headphones for it.
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post #14 of 17
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DH for gaming is great. You juts need compatible headphones for it.
Really now? With only 2 ears, and the drivers sitting that close to your ears?

Dolby is great, I can give you that. But you have to have DISTANCE between your ears and the drivers to be able to tell the difference. That's why Dolby is great.
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Simply put; you will notice a difference, especially if you've been used to onboard. It may not be HUGE depending on how well you can pick up the changes, but it will still be worth it, IMO.
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post #16 of 17
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Really now? With only 2 ears, and the drivers sitting that close to your ears?

Dolby is great, I can give you that. But you have to have DISTANCE between your ears and the drivers to be able to tell the difference. That's why Dolby is great.
Have you tried DH for gaming? If not, save that comment. If yes, then you just don't like it, maybe you'll like CMSS3D better.
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post #17 of 17
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That's too vague to mean anything, and he knows it.
It was a little vague. To clarify for you, I would rather have a soundcard + RX700s than AD700s+onboard. That's particularly the setup I had in mind when writing that statement and it was more in tune with gaming than it was with music and I'll say that over and over and over again. Sound card does so much for positioning that it can't be ignored.

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Who the hell uses Dolby Headphones for music. Let me slap them faces.
Dolby Headphones are useful only for gaming and movies IMHO.

Also, yes, there's no night and day difference, but it is definitely very noticeable.
Yeah, lmao, DH for music is silly. Should not be turned on for music.
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DH for gaming is great. You juts need compatible headphones for it.
I'm still debating the effect DH has for gaming. I hear many people say it does wonders, but from personal testing, I'm not at all sure how great of an affect it truly has.
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