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The answer is highly game dependent. I play only UrbanTerror, which is a standalone game based on modified Q3 engine. An updated version of the UrT 4.1 engine includes the sound system that combines surround sound information using HRTF processing to be conveyed via normal stereo headphones. So in this game, you don't need any enhancements provided by sound card drivers. For some other games, the game provides only 5.1-channel sound to the sound drivers, expecting the sound system to process it into stereo surround sound if necessary. I think this is where CMSS-3D may come into play.
post #12 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by eduardmc;15462919 
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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDTlvagjJA

This is incredible.
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post #13 of 21
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Ok i have been using cmss-3d for a while, now with bf3 and other game i like it ON. When is OFF is kind of weird or i haven't gotten use to it. I hear everything that is happening from my left or right ear but it doesn't give me that great 3d position i like from cmss-3d. Is this what ingame 3d setting feels like cause i don't hear much 3d effect, more like a left or right channel.

By the way i have 2 headphones which i'm trying. Still deciding which one to keep. AD700 and ultrasone hfi-700. AD700 have more background details, more comfortable and amazing soundstage. Ultrasone hfi-700 MUCH better bass, 30% louder and in your face sounding , and much better for music.
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post #14 of 21
I prefer it to be on. Leave the game settings on hi-fi for bf3 but turn off the enhanced stereo option. The positional staging on cmss is great imo.
post #15 of 21
When I have mine set to Game Mode, it does make certain sounds have more punch and depth, but I also lose quality.
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post #16 of 21
I always use it while playing games. Without CMSS-3D turned on, everything sound a bit weird... sounds coming from left and right are pronounced while sound coming from center and back are hard to pick-up. When it's turned on, the surround sound field kicks in.. makes me feel as if I'm in the middle of it.
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by Simca;15464532 
Don't use any modes. They only distort sound.

Then why even use Creative? Why do people use Dolby headphone with Asus cards?
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post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by tech99;15475473 
I always use it while playing games. Without CMSS-3D turned on, everything sound a bit weird... sounds coming from left and right are pronounced while sound coming from center and back are hard to pick-up. When it's turned on, the surround sound field kicks in.. makes me feel as if I'm in the middle of it.

I thought i was doing something wrong cause i get exactly the same effect. I really like it better with cmss-3d ON and already tried 2 different (good) headphones but it sound good ONLY IN GAMES. cmss-3d for music it sounds like crap so after finishing playing always switch to ententeiment.
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post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by eduardmc;15475986 
I thought i was doing something wrong cause i get exactly the same effect. I really like it better with cmss-3d ON and already tried 2 different (good) headphones but it sound good ONLY IN GAMES. cmss-3d for music it sounds like crap so after finishing playing always switch to ententeiment.

I just wish there was some way to have Creative turn on Game mode when a full screen Directx application was active. Then turn it back onto Audio Creation mode when it's not active. Not sure why they haven't been able to do this yet.
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post #20 of 21
i suggest you use this driver, alot better sounding than stock especially on Bass
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/pax-download-pcie-x-fi-series/212036-new-titanium-hd-titanium-driver-test-thread-3.html#post1429396
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