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post #31 of 43
Well I doubt I have great head phones but I got some Playtronic Gamecon 777's that I got as a gift.
post #32 of 43
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It is worth the hype for sure if you have the right headphones. Make sure you enable CMSS-3D and turn on Bass Boost (3-4dB) if you are an FPS player. It makes the explosions sound like they are next to you.
At the cost of midrange and potential cost of imaging.
post #33 of 43
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Well I doubt I have great head phones but I got some Playtronic Gamecon 777's that I got as a gift.
Those are decent but you won't be experiencing the amazingness of the card with those headphones. I would recommend the HA-RX700 for under $40 on Amazon, they are the lowest end gaming headphones which will not create any type of sound bottleneck for your situation.
post #34 of 43
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I've got both the Xonar Essence STX and the X-Fi Titanium HD. Titanium HD, imo, is just as good for music and it's better for gaming. The problem, though, is that you have to manually unplug your headphones if you want to use speakers. Having to constantly go around to the back of the PC is really annoying. It also has a 1/8" headphone out, instead of a 1/4" amp like the STX. The latter isn't a big issue, but it means I need an adapter for my Ultrasone's
Same thing when I want to switch audio between the 360 and PS3.

Very simple solution. Splitters. You can get them all at Radio Shack. I'm very happy that I didn't end up selling this card. Would've cried because the sound quality is there. Here's a pic of my setup. 2 RCA splitters for the 360 and PS3 and a 3.5mm splitter for headphone/speakers.

Oh and to add to this review, if you don't have high quality MP3s, some musics will sound really bad. Some parts of a song will be very loud. Louder than the singer. Have to mess with the settings a bit.
post #35 of 43
I'm not really a gamer but I wanted to see what I was missing out on in the music/movie seen. I will keep those in mind though. Is there a place I could start doing some research on a good set?

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Oh and to add to this review, if you don't have high quality MP3s, some musics will sound really bad. Some parts of a song will be very loud. Louder than the singer. Have to mess with the settings a bit.
This could easily be my problem.
Edited by animal0307 - 10/10/11 at 5:51pm
post #36 of 43
I got one of these cards a few days ago.. didn't know about the best buy thing

anyways after installing it in the FIRST game of bf3 I noticed much better positional awareness.

I was playing operation metro and able to tell an enemy is was almost right next to me walking in the bushes and I've avoided quite a few takedown knifes by being able to hear better
post #37 of 43
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I'm not really a gamer but I wanted to see what I was missing out on in the music/movie seen. I will keep those in mind though. Is there a place I could start doing some research on a good set?



This could easily be my problem.
Ask here. There are not too many amazing headsets out there so people can help you out. Make a thread with a budget stating your sound card and what you plan on doing with them.
post #38 of 43
Will do. I figured OCN was the place to start. Thanks for the help.
post #39 of 43
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I've got both the Xonar Essence STX and the X-Fi Titanium HD. Titanium HD, imo, is just as good for music and it's better for gaming. (

No, No.. Your trekking up a forbidden path. It's more trendy on Overclock to bash the Titanium HD. It appears that your statement is a rather difficult concept for quite a few readers here to accept.
post #40 of 43
Throw the same set of Op-Amps on both cards and play the same tracks and there is not a soul here on OCN that could tell the difference.
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