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post #11 of 53
Just set your DX to 8 Channels, set to headphones if the option is there. This will give you positional sound from two channels.
    
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Highly depends on game.
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Just set your DX to 8 Channels, set to headphones if the option is there. This will give you positional sound from two channels.
it sounds like it degrades positional audio..
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it sounds like it degrades positional audio..
What are you talking about?

Setting it to 8 channels enables 7.1 output, regardless of whether you have it set to 7.1/5.1/4/2.1/2 for analog out.

If you read the question mark symbol next to the channel selection, it clearly tells you what to set the channel to for different situations.



I have a DG which has a headphone amp in it. I don't think the DX does, but either way the program is very similar depending on the card installed.



^ This is what I set my DG to when I am playing games. I get '3D positional audio', sometimes I'll enable 'Smart Volume' to hear the softer noises more clearly, and enabling in-game settings of audio options (when available) to 5.1+ settings, I get excellent representation of surround sound with my headphones.

When I turn on Dolby Headphones, either with 8/6/2 channel sound, with any room setting, it sounds awful. Much too crisp, lacking in depth, and quality plummets.
    
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What are you talking about?

Setting it to 8 channels enables 7.1 output, regardless of whether you have it set to 7.1/5.1/4/2.1/2 for analog out.

If you read the question mark symbol next to the channel selection, it clearly tells you what to set the channel to for different situations.



I have a DG which has a headphone amp in it. I don't think the DX does, but either way the program is very similar depending on the card installed.



^ This is what I set my DG to when I am playing games. I get '3D positional audio', sometimes I'll enable 'Smart Volume' to hear the softer noises more clearly, and enabling in-game settings of audio options (when available) to 5.1+ settings, I get excellent representation of surround sound with my headphones.

When I turn on Dolby Headphones, either with 8/6/2 channel sound, with any room setting, it sounds awful. Much too crisp, lacking in depth, and quality plummets.
hmm, but why 8 channels? hmm everyone i saw said use 2
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hmm, but why 8 channels? hmm everyone i saw said use 2
It's still got to be down mixed to go analog, analog only supports 2 channels, left and right. I use 2.0 for everything, games, movies, and music on my senns. I get positional audio too, so personal pref.

I didn't believe that you could get positional audio with 2 channels until I head the "barber shop" stereo (binaural) mp3 through cheap earbuds. Google might be able to find it real easy, it's an awesome experience.
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hmm iso rally master hes had a xonar card
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All I'm saying is I get noticeable difference when I set it to 8 channels.

Example:

Setting BFBC2 to 6 speakers via settings.ini ;
Setting ASUS to 8 channels;

Nets me noticeable directional sound versus setting anything (either of the two) to 2 channel. Even when BFBC2 is using 6 speakers (so-to-speak) and my sound card is set to 2 channel, I don't get positional sound in the same way.
    
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hmm, does anyone else use 8 channels with headphones?
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hmm, does anyone else use 8 channels with headphones?
Nope. 2 channels 100% of the time on both headphones, both sound cards.
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