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I hope the drivers and software aren't trash.
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Got this in the mail today:

i6k16w.jpg

I won't have a chance to try it out today.
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Originally Posted by Seeing Red View Post

Got this in the mail today:
i6k16w.jpg
I won't have a chance to try it out today.

Went all out ey!

Give us a good review thumb.gif
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I've had the Recon3D sb1300 for a week and have registered with the Creative forums however the admins there have not yet accepted my account. The reason I registered is that I have problems with the device and was looking for people with similar problems and advice. A quick google search bought me here.

I game with the xbox 360 and use the Sennhesier HD595's headset.

Q1) What I don't understand is that it is advertised as having these profiles (40 seconds into video), but they don't exist in the software control panel. All I can find is the generic jazz, rock, pop etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaqUZY5hqyM&feature=player_embedded

Q2) The Recon3d has Cross Over Frequency. It describes it as " Set the lowest frequency your front speaker can produce to enhance bass effect. I am hoping to get advice on what I should set this to. The HD595's according to the technical specs have a:

Frequency response (headphones) 12 - 38500Hz

The crossover slide can go from 10-1000Hz

I have it set as 15Hz as the slider goes up or down in increments of 5Hz. Have I got it set up correctly?

Do I even need to have this on? Isn't Crossover the cut off frequency which sends sounds at the selected cut off to the subwoofer, thus involving 2 speakers? How would it work with stereo headsets? The crossover is automatically turned on when the bass is boosted and a cross over selection must be made.

Q3) The volume buttons do not respond when the Recon3d is plugged into the xbox on PC Mode and then you switch it to XBOX mode. I find that you have to ensure XBOX mode is on before you plug it in.

Q4) I noticed terrible amounts of hiss when I was on the dashboard. Whilst in game this is not noticeable as it gets masked by the game sound. However, I pin pointed this down to the provided chat lead which lacks a ferrite core suppressor. I used the chat lead of my Mix Amp and the hiss disappeared.

Q5) Crystal Voice does not work at all.

Q6) Scout Mode is missing from the software.

Q7) Using the microphone causes echo and low reproduction of voice chat even when I have followed the guide here: http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?sid=96619
post #325 of 372
I ordered a Recon3d pro on sunday.
Postman gave me a box this morning. I opened it to find a set of SB 3d headphones frown.gif
fail...
Got to wait for a redelivery now
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tat2monsta View Post

I ordered a Recon3d pro on sunday.
Postman gave me a box this morning. I opened it to find a set of SB 3d headphones frown.gif
fail...
Got to wait for a redelivery now

lol I would be super pissed!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tat2monsta View Post

I ordered a Recon3d pro on sunday.
Postman gave me a box this morning. I opened it to find a set of SB 3d headphones frown.gif
fail...
Got to wait for a redelivery now

hahahahahhahahahaha
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the card is thrash. don't buy it. it's just marketing talk and sexy looking card.

recond 3d is even worse then x-fi. no asio drivers, no OpenAL support. there's no way to restore hardware sound. snr output is pathetic compared asus counterparts.
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post #329 of 372
I ordered the cheapest version to test out. I just want to see how good the positioning is compared to other cards when gaming, and how well the headphone amp preforms with diff. ohm headsets. I could care less about the other stuff. Quake live should be interesting as well should Bf3.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Seronx View Post

Went all out ey!
Give us a good review thumb.gif

Had a google coupon that I wanted to use and it was on sale so I said why not. $155 shipped isn't that bad.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post

the card is thrash. don't buy it. it's just marketing talk and sexy looking card.
recond 3d is even worse then x-fi. no asio drivers, no OpenAL support. there's no way to restore hardware sound. snr output is pathetic compared asus counterparts.

Why would a totally new card have OpenAL and Asio drivers on release? And SNR isn't the only parameter for DAC performance. If only reviewing products were as easy as looking at the spec sheet...

I had some time with it and so far there aren't huge differences between it and my Matrix Mini-i, but it really depends on the person and I might not be as critical as some audiophiles. It would also help if I had some better headphones (currently have HD555, ATH-M50S, Grado SR60i). I was going to go for a pair of HD650s but the price jumped from $350 to $500 on Amazon. I'm planning to order some cables this week so I can compare the speaker out from the card vs. optical>Matrix Mini-i>balanced outputs with my KRK RP6s. With them being reference monitors they should be able to pick up on differences in the DACs better better than the headphones I have.

I'll post a mini-review this weekend and expand upon it over time. I wouldn't mind having other Recon3D owners contributing as well.
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