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Dolby headphones vs No dolby with ad700s

Poll Results: Dolby headphones for gaming/movies!

Poll expired: Jun 12, 2011  
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    DH for movies
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post #1 of 53
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what should i use for fps games o.O
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People always say that gaming headphones suck, but I love my Logitech G35. The quality for listening to music isn't that great, but thats what I have 2.1 Speakers for...

For gaming, they are really great. The 7.1 DDSS makes it really easy to hear footsteps behind you and everything.
post #3 of 53
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i mean as a setting on my sound card
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post #4 of 53
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Originally Posted by renji1337 View Post
i mean as a setting on my sound card
Whichever one you feel is most appropriate.
post #5 of 53
Don't use dolby. Dolby just makes the audio sound bad.
Edited by cuad - 6/3/11 at 3:10pm
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post #6 of 53
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Don't use dolby. I'm not 100% sure of this, but I'm pretty sure that Dolby's purpose is to turn two-channel audio into multi-channel audio to satisfy people with surround sound setups that don't want their music coming out of only two speakers.
Dolby Headphone is a processing effect that simulates virtual surround sound. it's purpose is for headphone users (two channel stereo).

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On top of that. Dolby just makes the audio sound bad.
agree 100% with this. OP, you'll want to just test it out for yourself. some people love it, i think it sounds like garbage.
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post #7 of 53
I always turn it on for FPS, for me it seems to add more diffenence to front and rear sounds.
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post #8 of 53
for gaming and movies yes if your using the cans. For music switch it off.
post #9 of 53
When using my HD280's I leave it on for everything. I like the effect it makes.
post #10 of 53
It also helps with your sense of depth and height. I found the best setting for it to be with audio set to 2 channels, headphone for the output, and dolby headphone for positionality.

If you pick seven channels, use Dolby Virtual Speaker, and then use Dolby Headphone, it sounds like trash. Why? Because you are taking two channel audio, mixing it to seven, add further processing with the headphone algorithm, and then your headphones are only capable of playing 2 channels.

So you have upmix, processing, more processing and it sound like trash.
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