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Hey guys I just had a question as to what settings I should use for games. I've been told while listening to music through my HD 595's I should turn off Dolby and all of those effects. That makes sense but what I'm wondering is what setting should I use for video games such as Battlefield 3?

I have three options I believe. Use nothing, use Dolby Digital Live or use DTS Connect. Honestly I don't know the difference between the two.

Lastly I'm assuming it's the X-FI CMSS-3D thing that gives me virtual sourround in my headphones right?
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It depends entirely on the game. Some games, CMSS3D will help a ton with positioning, other games it will conflict with the games built-in positioning software and do little more than distort the audio.

Dolby is up to you. I personally don't like it.

What games are we talking about here?
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I also would like to know what settings people are using with titanium HD while playing BF3. I'm usung sennheiser pc-350 headset.

Thanks in advance
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I also would like to know what settings people are using with titanium HD while playing BF3. I'm usung sennheiser pc-350 headset.

Thanks in advance
With BF3 I use Gaming Mode, with bass boost on, and everything else off. Use the game's built in enhanced stereo audio mode to replace cmss3d.

That said, the built in "enhanced stereo" solution doesn't have proper height positioning. If that is particularly important to you, you can turn off enhanced stereo in the game and turn on cmss3d. It will however result in poorer audio quality.
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The thing is with headphone mode it cuts open back headphone sound stage making it smaller then it is so if you wanna use CMSS3D headphone you would have to deal with that. closed back headphones isnt effected by this as most of them dont have very huge sound stages.

The only way around it is to use 2.0/2.1 and normal CMSS3D, tho Editing the THX.ini the first line in the file the 2=30, changing that to 2 = 90 changes the directions of the speakers to face your ears. as by default the direction is set from your montior direction for speakers.

2.0/2.1 together with CMSS3D normal and editing the THX.ini to those settings and making it read only works best for both open back headphones I had in compare to CMSS3D headphone mode and I tested both settings and found that. But this Tweak is not really new but been around since the Earlier X-FI chipset days.

As I did this same thing on a X-Fi prelude with the AD700s for the same reason. This doesn't apply to closed back headphones just open back ones.

I take it BF3 uses Rapture3D for their sound engine, tho I got it config to let me use CMSS3D without it doing it stuff.
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