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I agree. The author of those drivers simply makes .ini and/or registry tweaks to the driver's default settings and installation scripts. He claims things like, "More better bass for you" and "makes sound more crisper." English is his native language, yet he can not write a simple readme file. What would make you think he could "rewrite" a driver when Creative's own team can not?

I have an old creative x-fi card and with the PAX tweaks the sound is more better than the original.
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I have an old creative x-fi card and with the PAX tweaks the sound is more better than the original.

PAX on the X-Fis is generally filled with improvement patches everywhere, on the soundcore like these however I believe its still just some filter patches, ie; some hard-set pre-equalisation, I haven't bothered to test the PAX for my Zx though so I have no idea how much different it is for it.
   
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if the creative drivers have the same channel switching problem at 48hz or 96hz 24 bit with windows set to stereo or surround. How am i doign something wrong. I will try the creative drivers again just for the heck of it. Now the problem with the audio poping or cuttign otu is because of my old 2009 motherboard and the usb drivers i can't update ever. stuck with windows 8.1 default usb 2.0 drivers and a latency program shows its the main issue for that.

Never had the channel switching problem with my Z, though my XtremeGamer I had before would do it. Problem is pretty much fixed by having it set to 96hz and not 192hz.


Also why would you need 7.1 on a PC sound Card?

There is pretty much no reason to use a 7.1 system on a PC, and if one really wanted to you would be using a digital HDMI connection.
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Hey guys, I was wondering if there are any good EQ settings you all would recommend for my HD558 headphones? The default preset sounds kinda muffled. It's also worth nothing that I'm using the 5.1 SBX down-sampling method found on this page. Do you guys also recommend disabling Crystalizer for headphones? I couldn't really find any mention of this while browsing through this thread. Thanks in advance!
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I guess pax was a gimmick. it still pops and lags but, that's because of old hardware and a newer soundcard. I guess the Jan. updated driver is fixed so far. (knock on wood)
    
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if the creative drivers have the same channel switching problem at 48hz or 96hz 24 bit with windows set to stereo or surround. How am i doign something wrong. I will try the creative drivers again just for the heck of it. Now the problem with the audio poping or cuttign otu is because of my old 2009 motherboard and the usb drivers i can't update ever. stuck with windows 8.1 default usb 2.0 drivers and a latency program shows its the main issue for that.

I have only been able to partially fix this problem by using the older .16 driver. However if I stream in 1080p, it takes about 30 seconds before it starts doing it again. Nothing but trouble with these cards.
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Hey guys, I was wondering if there are any good EQ settings you all would recommend for my HD558 headphones? The default preset sounds kinda muffled. It's also worth nothing that I'm using the 5.1 SBX down-sampling method found on this page. Do you guys also recommend disabling Crystalizer for headphones? I couldn't really find any mention of this while browsing through this thread. Thanks in advance!

Set it up like this



Frequency: 31 62 125 250 500 1K 2K 4K 8K 16K

Boost: 8 -1 -4 -3 -3 0 2 1 2 2 *Fixed and updated settings with new charts downloaded today*

You're lucky I own 558's =3 But I can set up any headphone if I have frequency response stats

Also I'm the person you were refering too on that page, this is my SBX and Crystalizer settings now



I have my headphones under windows sound set to 24-bit/96KHz for 5.1 channels, I find I get the best quality/settings under this, I don't get any of that muffle anymore with SBX surround turned on like I did wayyyyyyyyyyyy in the past with that post
Edited by ShamisOMally - 3/15/14 at 8:17am
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Set it up like this



Frequency: 31 62 125 250 500 1K 2K 4K 8K 16K

Boost: 8 -2 -4 -4 -3 0 2 0 5 2

You're lucky I own 558's =3 But I can set up any headphone if I have frequency response stats

Also I'm the person you were refering too on that page, this is my SBX and Crystalizer settings now



I have my headphones under windows sound set to 24-bit/96KHz for 5.1 channels, I find I get the best quality/settings under this, I don't get any of that muffle anymore with SBX surround turned on like I did wayyyyyyyyyyyy in the past with that post

Hey man, thanks for posting your settings. Do you use these same settings for movies and music, not just for games? Thanks again!
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Hey man, thanks for posting your settings. Do you use these same settings for movies and music, not just for games? Thanks again!

I use them for everything, the Z series isn't like the X-Fi series where you needed to tune X-Fi for various things you did like movies/games/music etc, you can set the Z series to one setting and it works well with everything
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