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I think people also need to take into consideration when it's online vs LAN performance. Some teams are exponentially better on LAN, where as some are worse.

https://www.facebook.com/PimpCS/posts/617718951650765
Looks like a roster change with 3DMAX after that loss to Clan Mystik today.

Yep. A lot of different factors to consider. BO1 or BO3 is another thing a lot of people seem to not think about before making a bet. Thats 1 thing that makes it so exciting I guess. Even though 1 team may be heavily favored 1 slip up can turn the tide. I really don't mind losing the skins as long as its a good match. I never bet anything I'm not ready to part with anyway. Its kind of like overclocking. Don't OC it if you can't afford to replace it/ don't bet it if you aren't ready to lose it thumb.gif Also is get_right not playing against dignitas tomorrow? Saw someone mention he posted about taking a break somewhere? Not sure if just BS or what as no source was posted.
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Yep. A lot of different factors to consider. BO1 or BO3 is another thing a lot of people seem to not think about before making a bet. Thats 1 thing that makes it so exciting I guess. Even though 1 team may be heavily favored 1 slip up can turn the tide. I really don't mind losing the skins as long as its a good match. I never bet anything I'm not ready to part with anyway. Its kind of like overclocking. Don't OC it if you can't afford to replace it/ don't bet it if you aren't ready to lose it thumb.gif Also is get_right not playing against dignitas tomorrow? Saw someone mention he posted about taking a break somewhere? Not sure if just BS or what as no source was posted.

I don't believe he will be playing tomorrow. get_right said he was taking a break yesterday and going to Gothenburg, Sweden.
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So far I am loving these HD598s, except for CSGO...sounds way too crisp but it looks like that's just how Sennheiser is.

I've also been told I need a sound card but I'm not convinced.
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So far I am loving these HD598s, except for CSGO...sounds way too crisp but it looks like that's just how Sennheiser is.

I've also been told I need a sound card but I'm not convinced.

Onboard will drive them fine. But even a relatively cheap decent sound card will showcase a lot of their potential.

For the sound debate, I had purchased my first X-Fi for music ( the Xtrememusic, the cheapest full size X-Fi at the time ) and when that died, I couldn't handle the ****ty audio from the onboard so I got a Fatal1ty. And I sold that card so I could have the same sound everywhere and got my current USB DAC. It really boils down to preference, but I originally got my audio hardware for better music.
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So far I am loving these HD598s, except for CSGO...sounds way too crisp but it looks like that's just how Sennheiser is.

I've also been told I need a sound card but I'm not convinced.

Onboard will drive them fine. But even a relatively cheap decent sound card will showcase a lot of their potential.

For the sound debate, I had purchased my first X-Fi for music ( the Xtrememusic, the cheapest full size X-Fi at the time ) and when that died, I couldn't handle the ****ty audio from the onboard so I got a Fatal1ty. And I sold that card so I could have the same sound everywhere and got my current USB DAC. It really boils down to preference, but I originally got my audio hardware for better music.
If getting a soundcard meant being able to fix the gaming audio being so, odd, then by all means I would do it.

But right now all I've heard is that "Oh, onboard audio is sh!77y." and really no one has said anything else other than that.
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If getting a soundcard meant being able to fix the gaming audio being so, odd, then by all means I would do it.

But right now all I've heard is that "Oh, onboard audio is sh!77y." and really no one has said anything else other than that.

On onboard, the soundstage is crappy, there's a lack of bass, and a very low cutoff for treble. Mids are meh. Soundstage is very important to games like CS, and overall sound makes games like Battlefield sound WAY better. You'll only truly notice the difference when you switch. Otherwise you may get used to the passable audio.
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So far I am loving these HD598s, except for CSGO...sounds way too crisp but it looks like that's just how Sennheiser is.

I've also been told I need a sound card but I'm not convinced.

I'd recommend a good sound card, it's hard to explain how it'll sound better, but it will. Shanenanigans summary above is pretty much it, it should help in a lot of places. If the highs are too much for you, you can always EQ it a bit, but if they're new they might just need some time to burn in. They should be very good for CS though, due to the excellent soundstage - that's why I recommended them.
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Anyways...since we were on the subject of audio setups. How good is the Sennheiser HD 598? Do I need a decent soundcard to go with them or will on-board audio be fine?
I have the HD558s. They sound better with a decent sound card, IMO. An amplifier doesn't seem to make too much of a difference though.

I'd take the 558s over the 598s though, if they're cheaper. When you take the foam strips out of the 558s, there's not much of a difference.
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Anyways...since we were on the subject of audio setups. How good is the Sennheiser HD 598? Do I need a decent soundcard to go with them or will on-board audio be fine?
I have the HD558s. They sound better with a decent sound card, IMO. An amplifier doesn't seem to make too much of a difference though.

I'd take the 558s over the 598s though, if they're cheaper. When you take the foam strips out of the 558s, there's not much of a difference.
Well too late to change headphones now, already have the 598s and like I said they are amazing for everything except CSGO.


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If getting a soundcard meant being able to fix the gaming audio being so, odd, then by all means I would do it.

But right now all I've heard is that "Oh, onboard audio is sh!77y." and really no one has said anything else other than that.

On onboard, the soundstage is crappy, there's a lack of bass, and a very low cutoff for treble. Mids are meh. Soundstage is very important to games like CS, and overall sound makes games like Battlefield sound WAY better. You'll only truly notice the difference when you switch. Otherwise you may get used to the passable audio.
Alright, this is what I was looking for, thanks for the info. thumb.gif

I've read the last few pages here and it seems that getting something like the Asus Xonar DG would be a relatively cheap and good solution to help with CS. Even the audiophile section/thread here says so pretty much. Is this case or do I need to spend some more dosh on something of better value? I'd honestly prefer not to buy an Asus soundcard but if that's the best option I'll do it.
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Alright, this is what I was looking for, thanks for the info. thumb.gif

I've read the last few pages here and it seems that getting something like the Asus Xonar DG would be a relatively cheap and good solution to help with CS. Even the audiophile section/thread here says so pretty much. Is this case or do I need to spend some more dosh on something of better value? I'd honestly prefer not to buy an Asus soundcard but if that's the best option I'll do it.

DG/DGX are good budget options, in that case if you don't like it you haven't lost much, but you'll see an improvement over onboard with them. Otherwise a DX or a Creative Sound Blaster Z would be good options if you want to spend more.
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