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post #891 of 5049
Simca, when you say the phobeus is better then the STX for gamming what do you mean exactly? I want to know what you are hearing that makes the phobeus better for gamming. Thanks
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Does the Pheobeus still have issues in games when you disable GX or whatever they're using now? GX never really worked properly on the Xonar line either.
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post #893 of 5049
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Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

What would you reccomentd for headphones, speakers and sound cards for 500 pounds when I'm doing 50/50 gaming and music?0
I would use the speakers solely for music. The headphones solely for gaming and use this guide to find out what would be best for you from there on out.
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Simca, when you say the phobeus is better then the STX for gamming what do you mean exactly? I want to know what you are hearing that makes the phobeus better for gamming. Thanks
The ability to hear footsteps, hearing sound effects such as bushes rustling or bullets flying by around you. The ability to tell the direction from which a sound is coming and have a good distance to hear those sounds. That's why I take as being useful for gaming. I felt the Pheobus made it easier to hear those important sounds in games. I felt the environment felt more natural than the STX. The STX's soundstage often times sounded faux/created and wasn't actual. I also thought the STX's ability to produce sounds behind you wasn't that great. There was a 20-30 degree area behind you that sound was sort of void. It would skip from the left to the right side pretty fast. I felt the TiHD did this better than the STX. The Pheobus did that better than the STX.

But the Phoebus is barely better than the STX and is inferior to the TiHD.

So I can't even recommend it over the STX.
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Does the Pheobeus still have issues in games when you disable GX or whatever they're using now? GX never really worked properly on the Xonar line either.

Can't say, I never used GX mode. I found it horrid on the DX and didn't bother trying on the Pheobus.
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post #894 of 5049
Does anyone know if Audioengine DS1 or Audioengine DS2 is compatible with Emotiva Pro airmotiv 4?

Emotiva Pro airmotiv 4: http://emotivapro.com/products/powered_monitors/airmotiv4.php

Audioengine DS1: http://audioengineusa.com/DS1-Desktop-Stand-Pair

Audioengine DS2: http://audioengineusa.com/DS2-Desktop-Stand-Pair

If no, is there any alternative to them?
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post #895 of 5049
Neither of those will fit the Emotivas properly...this is what you want...works really well thumb.gif

I use them myself!
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post #896 of 5049
Thank you very much!

What you'd have wouldn't be this?

There are this and this. Which is of these more suitable to speakers of those dimensions?
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post #897 of 5049
The speakerdudes are better suited for bookshelf speakers, but are made of the same material as the MoPads. I use the levelers from the MoPads, you just put them side by side. Either set would work for you, just look at the speaker dimensions and the dimensions of the pads to find the best fit for you.

The Emotivas are 6.1" wide by 7.3" deep
The speaker dudes are 8.5" wide by 11" deep (you can cut them down to size)
The MoPads are 4" wide by 12" deep (you can put them side by side and cut them down to size also)
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post #898 of 5049
Thank you.

What are the alternatives to NHT PVC-PC. This stuff is for one hundred dollars. That's a lot for a device that does only set the volume (it isn’t a preamplifier).

NHT PVC-PC: http://www.nhthifi.com/passive_volume_control_PVC_PC?sc=12&category=1215

I know that Airmotiv 4s have volume controllers in themselves, but want a handy controller, central and general control.
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post #899 of 5049
Where can I find some M-Audio BX5a for $150? They seem to be $200 everywhere. Also, there seems to be a D2 version of the M-Audio BX5a. Anyone have any information on this?
post #900 of 5049
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Fixed. People are welcome to let us know about price changes. Updated the guide with new pricing and added the Shure SRH750DJ for bassy headphones.
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