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post #1 of 11
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Now my ipod and other computers sound like garbage! IVE NEVER HEARD MUSIC LIKE THIS BEFORE!!!

few questions for my Xonar DX whats usually the best set up for it? Music sounds really good in 2ch but it says for games (which i play a lot) to use 8 channel also im only going to be using my HD 595s for this baby, does any have a good setup?
    
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There you go: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...e#post_6451613
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For headphones, stick to 2 channel. Use 32-64 ohm pro gaming mode for the AMP, and dont use sound balance.

For HD595s, i'd suggest pumping the bass up in the mixer.

I'd suggest updating your music collection to 320kb a sec, or FLAC.

320kb is ok for mid range headphones like Hd595s, but FLAC will see a difference.

256/192, VBR, etc sounds really bad on decent phones.
post #4 of 11
Nice Paradox -Soundcards Suck because they illuminated that everything else sucks.
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Sound cards are where it is at for people who care about sound, which I realize is not everyone.
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
Sound cards are where it is at for people who care about sound, which I realize is not everyone.
Your sarcasm detector must be broken young man.

He says in the actual post that he is enjoying it.
post #7 of 11
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when i crank on 7.1 virtual and dolby headphone sounds like its being played through a sound system, its ridiculous. But i should probably turn them off as they distort to much for my liking.

Opinions on dolby headphone setting?

most of my collection 320 but im going to download some FLACs now to test
    
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post #8 of 11
Use the Xonar Unified drivers !
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Originally Posted by dafootballer View Post
when i crank on 7.1 virtual and dolby headphone sounds like its being played through a sound system, its ridiculous. But i should probably turn them off as they distort to much for my liking.

Opinions on dolby headphone setting?

most of my collection 320 but im going to download some FLACs now to test
I personally don't like dolby headphone, because of the distortion. I'd just stick to 2 channel, unless you like it.
post #10 of 11
Stock Creative drivers and chipsets suck.

Go with Auzentech or HT Omega if you want something a little better.
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