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What is better for gaming, as in hearing footsteps etc.
Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro Logic IIx?
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What is better for gaming, as in hearing footsteps etc.
Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro Logic IIx?

In terms of simply hearing the footsteps, you should turn those features off.

I would actually just play games without those features on, but if you technically want "surround sound" DSP, the Dolby Headphone is what you want.

I believe Pro Logic IIx takes 5.1 sound and creates it in a 7.1 effect. Don't quote me on that though because it's been a while since I messed with a Xonar DX.
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In terms of simply hearing the footsteps, you should turn those features off.
I would actually just play games without those features on, but if you technically want "surround sound" DSP, the Dolby Headphone is what you want.
I believe Pro Logic IIx takes 5.1 sound and creates it in a 7.1 effect. Don't quote me on that though because it's been a while since I messed with a Xonar DX.

By Dolby headphone, what do you mean?
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In terms of simply hearing the footsteps, you should turn those features off.
I would actually just play games without those features on, but if you technically want "surround sound" DSP, the Dolby Headphone is what you want.
I believe Pro Logic IIx takes 5.1 sound and creates it in a 7.1 effect. Don't quote me on that though because it's been a while since I messed with a Xonar DX.

By Dolby headphone, what do you mean?

Assuming you're using a Xonar DX or something similar, Dolby Headphone gives a fake surround sound sound to gaming or movies. IMO it gives more of a fishbowl sound than an actually good surround sound, but that's my opinion on the matter. This is for headphones only though.

Dolby Digital is an encoding that delivers discrete 5.1.

So I'm pretty sure you'd need 5 speakers and a subwoofer to use Dolby Digital.
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In certain situations I found the volume level'er (SVN) to be the best for footsteps, it depends on the game though if there's background noise/constant gunfire it wont do much.
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