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.
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