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post #911 of 5049
Extremely helpful thread, just ordered myself the Creative T3130's thumb.gif
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post #912 of 5049
Why u raccomande the M-AUDIO MV40 ? i read many negative opinions about its reliability and inaccurate sound.

too directional, if you move slightly, the sound quality worsen much drammatically and the bass is too artificial, is it true story ?
And quality controls problem because there are many defects.
post #913 of 5049
I finally ordered a Creative Titanium as from reading this forum I feel will fit my needs the best. 70% games 30% music. It is scheduled for delivery tomorrow and I have a couple questions since this is my first foray into sound cards.
As with video cards do I install sound card, boot, and then apply necessary driver and firmware updates or vice versa?
I remember reading and don't remember if it was the creative cards or the asus that required the custom driver that people linked to perform at their best?
Lastly does the creative titanium come with a control panel in windows and if so can someone get me started on calibrating and optimizing for 7.1 gaming and 2.0 music.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is my first foray into "REAL" Audio quality since I always just viewed it as a side grade since I read this forum. Most notably with the last question as I would have no clue how to change equalizer settings or what exactly I am looking for in audio changes.
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post #914 of 5049
I'll just point out that in the OP, it states that you can find the KRK Rockit8s for $220 used.
Where did you get this from? I mean you can find them for $230 new, but that is a single speaker.
I haven't been able to find anything close to $220 for a pair of them.
post #915 of 5049
I think I meant to type 320. Will update.
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post #916 of 5049
I know you guys don't recommend headsets, but if I NEED a headset, what would the recommended be? Would it still be the MMX 300?

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I currently have ATH-700s with the velour earpads. How do the MMX-300s compare comfortwise, if anyone has tried both?
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post #917 of 5049
beyerdynamic consumer full size headphones are always comfortable, so you won't need to worry about that.

the MMX300 would be best sound quality wise, but the mic is reported by some to be sub-par. A headset with good quality sound (not as good as MMX300) and a good mic is the Sennheiser PC360.
post #918 of 5049
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

beyerdynamic consumer full size headphones are always comfortable, so you won't need to worry about that.
the MMX300 would be best sound quality wise, but the mic is reported by some to be sub-par. A headset with good quality sound (not as good as MMX300) and a good mic is the Sennheiser PC360.

Sweet sounds good. Thank you very much!
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post #919 of 5049
I just tested my new Creative Aurvana live from Creative's latest sale for $60. These things sound better than my modded JVC HARX700.

Also it has slightly better noise isolation. Helps with the air conditioner a bit. You can still hear it but not a bit dampened compared to the HARX700's

I also like the looser fit. It is way more comfortable with eyeglasses than the HARX700.

The only thing I don't like are the thin cables. It seems like I would break them easily. I guess when that happens I'll just mod it with thicker cables.
 
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post #920 of 5049
I installed my newly purchased Creative titanium and so far so good. I can already tell a difference in positional audio and distance. Music also sound a little better but I am no audiophile.

My only question is what should I should I change in each setting ("game" mode/ "entertainment" mode) to better my sound experience for both gaming and music. This is my first foray into sound card audio and any tips/help would be appreciated.
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