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post #11 of 39
Do whatever you like best. The settings I have sound the best to me and I like it. Audiophiles prefer to have the cleanest and most un-modified sound, me on the other hand I just want it to sound good.
post #12 of 39
You never want 8 channel Channels refer to how many speakers you're going to be using. Headphones are obviously 2 unless you have one of those crappy 5.1 headsets.

2 speakers is 2 channel.

5 speakers (2 back 2 front, 1 center) is 5/6 channels etc.

DH-3 is fine.

No 7.1 Virtual whatever.

As the above poster said though. You should listen to music however it bests pleases you. So if you want to change the equalizer, feel free to.
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You never want 8 channel Channels refer to how many speakers you're going to be using. Headphones are obviously 2 unless you have one of those crappy 5.1 headsets.

2 speakers is 2 channel.

5 speakers (2 back 2 front, 1 center) is 5/6 channels etc.

DH-3 is fine.

No 7.1 Virtual whatever.

As the above poster said though. You should listen to music however it bests pleases you. So if you want to change the equalizer, feel free to.
another thing, how do i check my sample/resampling rate? like foobar only lets me go to 96 but ik dx can do 192

and idk how to check whats doing what
Edited by renji1337 - 5/31/11 at 2:04pm
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post #14 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by renji1337 View Post
another thing, how do i check my sample/resampling rate? like foobar only lets me go to 96 but ik dx can do 192

and idk how to check whats doing what
TBH you should never really go past 48khz sample rate anyway.

Almost all music is recorded in 44.1 or 48khz.

Adding all that extra upsampling is relatively useless past 96khz.

Vinyl rips tend to be 24 bit 96khz. I have a ripped Tool album that is 96khz frequency.

I know in MediaMonkey, you click the file, go to properties. Select details and it should be under frequency.

You can also check in Winamp by doing the same and checking out the ID tags.
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TBH you should never really go past 48khz sample rate anyway.

Almost all music is recorded in 44.1 or 48khz.

Adding all that extra upsampling is relatively useless past 96khz.

Vinyl rips tend to be 24 bit 96khz. I have a ripped Tool album that is 96khz frequency.

I know in MediaMonkey, you click the file, go to properties. Select details and it should be under frequency.

You can also check in Winamp by doing the same and checking out the ID tags.

how do i set the sample rate on my card?
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how do i set the sample rate on my card?
It's under Main tab. Says Sample Rate over it. Says PCM 44.1khz or something.

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also, do i lose any sound quality if i plug the front panel into the xonar dx and plug headphones into the front panel?
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i can't get dolby headphones or my equalizer to work when headphones r on 2 channel o.O
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all the HRTF processing i've heard (DH, CMSS3D) sounds like garbage to my ears. it makes games sound like i'm playing them inside of an aluminum box. it's best left disabled IMO. different strokes for different folks though.
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