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i have only tried with it on and it really give good soundstage to the game. I'm reading online that it is a bad thing to do cause the games already come with a 5.1-7.1 signal.

Now, which is better ON or OFF. Also which setting in windows audio or creative control panel do i need to change to get the 5.1 soundstage.
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Turn it off, the card will handle surround on its own. You don't force sound stage.
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post #3 of 21
It works okay, but some games already have a 5.1/7.1 signal, yes. I use AC3Filter with games that have AC3 audio and it works great (particularly in Fallout: New Vegas)
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Turn it off, the card will handle surround on its own. You don't force sound stage.
turn it off and select headphones in the setting?

i'm listening to this youtube audio which is giving me amazing soundstage without the need of cmss-3d. is incredible

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post #5 of 21
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It works okay, but some games already have a 5.1/7.1 signal, yes. I use AC3Filter with games that have AC3 audio and it works great (particularly in Fallout: New Vegas)
When you mean "some games"? games like 2010 and after or just a few games now. i have bc2, bf3, mass effect 2, batma AA/AC(soon) etc.
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do not use.
    
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by eduardmc View Post
turn it off and select headphones in the setting?
Yes.
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post #8 of 21
Without CMSS-3d or EAX is there a reason to even use game mode?
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post
Without CMSS-3d or EAX is there a reason to even use game mode?
Don't use any modes. They only distort sound.
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simca View Post
Don't use any modes. They only distort sound.
Last time I checked you have to use one of the three modes.
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