Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Audio setup for gaming? New headset and sound card
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Audio setup for gaming? New headset and sound card

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
So I finally decided to start investing in perepherials such as mechanical keyboards, mice, ect.. and I just moved onto audio.

After reading OCN's Most Recommended Audio Products, I ended up ordering a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD and a pair of Ultrasone Pro 550 headphones.

Now this is the first time ever using something besides onboard audio and a $30 "gaming headset". So as you can imagine, after I fired up Battlefield 3, I was blown away instantly. eek.gif

I feel so bombarded by sound detail it's somewhat confusing to play my game so I have to get used to that. No longer is every sound in the game the same volume. Reloading guns, background noise, footsteps, in game AI voices (example: Were losing Bravo!) are allot quieter than they used to be. Especially supressed guns, they are quieter than my footsteps. The AI voices are like whispers rather than yelling like with my headset.

Is this normal or do I need to change my audio settings? I noticed theres something in my options called crystalizer, and it seemed to bring up the volume on the quieter sounds mensioned above, but it still seems a bit odd. I also used the "game" setting in the sound card options. Other than that, everything is default.
post #2 of 7
You are going to have to spend a bit of time on tweaking each profile for each game. I did this about 7 months ago with the whole headset and sound card route. While I really like it now, I was pretty happy ignorant as well. I'm not familiar with that card or headset, but best of luck getting it all tweaked.

I use soft rock preset with 7.1 on my DG w/ Samson SR 850's.
Skylake Work Box
(11 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 6100 ASRock H170M-ITX/DL LGA 1151 MSI 970 Gaming Ballistix Sport LT 8GB 288-Pin DDR4  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850  Cooler Master GeminII M4 *nix, Windows 10 BenQ 32"  
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair 430 Cooler Master Elite 130 Schitt Stack modi/magni 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i3 4130 Supermicro MBD-SLL-F-O uATX Crucial CT102472BD160B jbods 
OSMonitorPowerCase
FreeNAS IPMI Seasonig G Series SSR-450  Fractal Design R4 
  hide details  
Reply
Skylake Work Box
(11 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 6100 ASRock H170M-ITX/DL LGA 1151 MSI 970 Gaming Ballistix Sport LT 8GB 288-Pin DDR4  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850  Cooler Master GeminII M4 *nix, Windows 10 BenQ 32"  
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair 430 Cooler Master Elite 130 Schitt Stack modi/magni 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i3 4130 Supermicro MBD-SLL-F-O uATX Crucial CT102472BD160B jbods 
OSMonitorPowerCase
FreeNAS IPMI Seasonig G Series SSR-450  Fractal Design R4 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Voices in ventrillo also seem kind of strange, like talking into a tin can. Theres so many options in the sound card tools, its confusing.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Well I plugged in my cheap $30 set and for some reason it sounds better than these $140 headphones. Music or gaming.

Maybe I got a bad pair of headphones? Even the cord where you screw it into the headpohones is messed up (the cord is removable). The threads on the 3.5mm cord are very shallow and its like they are stripped because I cannot tighten them. The sound cuts out unless you have it in a certian position, and screwing it in all the way in makes them stop working completely.

The cord with the 6.3mm jack screws into the headphones just fine and it gets nice and tight no issues, but I cannot find a 6.3mm to 3.5mm adapter without ordering one on amazon.

Not sure if I should try to get replacement, order an adapter, or get a refund.
post #5 of 7
You dont screw the cord in..You just push it in. Dont break the connector haha.

Unless this headphone pair is really weird, but I doubt it.
Wrecking Ball.
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus p8z68-v/gen 3 Asus 670 top 16 GB (total) G.skill ripjaws 1333mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB 7200rpm HDD Crucial M4 256GB ASUS 24x CD/DVD drive Corsair H80i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 home viewsonic 27 inch 1ms response Corsair AX750 NZXT Switch 810 
MouseAudioAudio
razer deathadder turtle beach x12 Sennheiser HD280 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k ASUS p8z68-vpro/gen3 Gigabyte 7950 3gb Gigabyte 7950 3gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
GSkill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz G skill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz Crucial M4 512gb ssd Corsair H100i 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Auria 1440P 27" IPS Ducky OCN Cherry MX blue Silverstone 1000w NZXT switch 810 
Audio
ASUS xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
Wrecking Ball.
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus p8z68-v/gen 3 Asus 670 top 16 GB (total) G.skill ripjaws 1333mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB 7200rpm HDD Crucial M4 256GB ASUS 24x CD/DVD drive Corsair H80i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 home viewsonic 27 inch 1ms response Corsair AX750 NZXT Switch 810 
MouseAudioAudio
razer deathadder turtle beach x12 Sennheiser HD280 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k ASUS p8z68-vpro/gen3 Gigabyte 7950 3gb Gigabyte 7950 3gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
GSkill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz G skill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz Crucial M4 512gb ssd Corsair H100i 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Auria 1440P 27" IPS Ducky OCN Cherry MX blue Silverstone 1000w NZXT switch 810 
Audio
ASUS xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by General121 View Post

You dont screw the cord in..You just push it in. Dont break the connector haha.
Unless this headphone pair is really weird, but I doubt it.

Well it is threaded and supposed to be replacable, but the threads are very shallow and they wont hold the cord in place. The 6.3mm studio cord worked perfectly when screwing them into the headphones, however I dont have an adapter for them. Amazon said they will give me refund and sent me shipping labels.

Also, the sound quality was quite off, to say the least. They had next to no bass, even though that was one of their boasted fetures. My $30 headset didnt suffer from any of the volume issues I posted in the first post. I will be looking into other headphones since these didnt work out.
post #7 of 7
I use everyday and highly recommend Sennheiser HD280 pros
Wrecking Ball.
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus p8z68-v/gen 3 Asus 670 top 16 GB (total) G.skill ripjaws 1333mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB 7200rpm HDD Crucial M4 256GB ASUS 24x CD/DVD drive Corsair H80i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 home viewsonic 27 inch 1ms response Corsair AX750 NZXT Switch 810 
MouseAudioAudio
razer deathadder turtle beach x12 Sennheiser HD280 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k ASUS p8z68-vpro/gen3 Gigabyte 7950 3gb Gigabyte 7950 3gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
GSkill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz G skill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz Crucial M4 512gb ssd Corsair H100i 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Auria 1440P 27" IPS Ducky OCN Cherry MX blue Silverstone 1000w NZXT switch 810 
Audio
ASUS xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
Wrecking Ball.
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus p8z68-v/gen 3 Asus 670 top 16 GB (total) G.skill ripjaws 1333mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB 7200rpm HDD Crucial M4 256GB ASUS 24x CD/DVD drive Corsair H80i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 home viewsonic 27 inch 1ms response Corsair AX750 NZXT Switch 810 
MouseAudioAudio
razer deathadder turtle beach x12 Sennheiser HD280 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k ASUS p8z68-vpro/gen3 Gigabyte 7950 3gb Gigabyte 7950 3gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
GSkill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz G skill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz Crucial M4 512gb ssd Corsair H100i 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Auria 1440P 27" IPS Ducky OCN Cherry MX blue Silverstone 1000w NZXT switch 810 
Audio
ASUS xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Cards and Computer Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Audio setup for gaming? New headset and sound card