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Most people are just thinking it will be bug fixes and stability updates. I am hoping for something with a little more "meat".
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post #1792 of 5462
Ya I am not quite sure where all this hype came from about new features in the drivers. I know 8.1 needs a driver asap and a few bug fixes here and there but not sure what else they'd add.

If they do release more features then hey that's awesome.
    
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Would really be nice if they added Stereo Surround with the new driver. One can dream.
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post #1794 of 5462
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EDIT: I'm an absolute idiot. There's a dial on the headset that allows you to put more sound towards games and more towards programs like teamspeak. For some reason, having it all the way up towards games in the proper setup caused it to play no sound. All is working now, and the sound quality is phenomenal. Thank you all for the help, even though it was something this damn simple tongue.gif.

knew it had to be something with the headset... rolleyes.gif
   
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post #1795 of 5462
Just got my Sound Blaster Z the other day. Sounds great, a pretty big improvement over my X-Fi. Just a couple of questions you guys might be able to answer for me. What's the best settings in terms of the SBX Studio for gaming? I've found the correct settings for the surround, but does anyone use the crystalizer or Bass adjustments while gaming? Also, I'm currently using the beam-forming MIC and it seems to be doing pretty well. However, I recently broke my Zalman MIC (damn office chairs) and I don't have anything to compare it to. Are there better clip-on solutions compared to the beam-forming MIC?

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post #1796 of 5462
Glad you're enjoying your SBZ haja. The default 67% is pretty much on the money for me, but on some games I crank it up to 100%. Your mileage may vary. The Crystalizer is meant to smooth out compressed audio, and some games compress more than others. Again, there's no hard and fast rule here.. so basically experiment. I never use it btw in games.

I don't know anything about clip-ons I'm afraid.
Edited by SaLX - 1/11/14 at 3:42pm
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Glad you're enjoying your SBZ haja. The default 67% is pretty much on the money for me, but on some games I crank it up to 100%. Your mileage may vary. The Crystalizer is meant to smooth out compressed audio, and some games compress more than others. Again, there's no hard and fast rule here.. so basically experiment. I never use it btw in games.

I don't know anything about clip-ons I'm afraid.

Yup same here...using the SBX Surround since I game on my headphones. Default 67% works nicely for me. smile.gif No other effects going other than a EQ on my headphones.
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I generally only listen to FLAC files, some MP3-320s I pushed both surround and crystallizer to 50% because the default values were too rich, this is with good 5.1 speakers though, the beamforming mic is pretty good though provided you enable all the processing to make it more clear and without background noise, does get very wet with too much noise though so a clip-on could be much better if you have a lot of background noise or music.
   
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I hope the Asus RIV black is better than this card I want to take it to the Range and shoot at it. Still turns off my channels in 5.1, switches them to w/e and cuts out with even latest pax via Fiber optic. Tried rma no reply from Creative.
    
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post #1800 of 5462
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I hope the Asus RIV black is better than this card I want to take it to the Range and shoot at it. Still turns off my channels in 5.1, switches them to w/e and cuts out with even latest pax via Fiber optic. Tried rma no reply from Creative.

I don't have that issue with my optical out to my reciever.

Have you cleaned your drivers up or reinstalled OS?

90% of problems in this thread are always attributed to borked driver installs and messy windows OS.

What are your settings?
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