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Hi guys, I have the ZxR and AKG K7XX headphones. What headphone gain do I set the AKG to?
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Hi guys, I have the ZxR and AKG K7XX headphones. What headphone gain do I set the AKG to?

Those cans are 60-70 OHMs, so fairly low and about the range most amps are defaulted to. However I don't know what gain setting you're speaking of...?
   
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post #4513 of 5591
yeah you need headphones with hundreds of ohms of impedance before using the "high gain" settings on amps.
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Ok, normal it is then. This is the setting I was referring to. I was reading that the AKG 7 Series headphones required a strong amp so was wondering if the high gain was needed.

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Ok, normal it is then. This is the setting I was referring to. I was reading that the AKG 7 Series headphones required a strong amp so was wondering if the high gain was needed.


No need to guess... go their website. They list this kind of information.
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With the new Windows 10 Spying Anniversary update, I keep getting this when Windows restarts and I try to open the Sound Device control panel



So, I just left it disabled.

SBX Studio and junk seems to still work. I think that option controlled the supposed Windows-built-in Enhancements which I've never seen or used before.

Even with it enabled, everything seems fine... so it really doesn't do anything as far as I can tell.
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With the new Windows 10 Spying Anniversary update, I keep getting this when Windows restarts and I try to open the Sound Device control panel



So, I just left it disabled.

SBX Studio and junk seems to still work. I think that option controlled the supposed Windows-built-in Enhancements which I've never seen or used before.

Even with it enabled, everything seems fine... so it really doesn't do anything as far as I can tell.

you sure ? usually it disables it . 5.1 still works ?

Where do I re enable it ? I can't find the tab or option
Edited by x7007 - 8/3/16 at 1:06am
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you sure ? usually it disables it . 5.1 still works ?

Where do I re enable it ? I can't find the tab or option

Yeah, it still works. Click on the properties tab of your "Speakers" sound device. It's on the advance tab under Signal Enhancements.

I think those "enhancements" are for Windows... Since this card uses SBX, the option doesn't actually do anything...

I'd still have to try it with some Hardware OpenAL just to see though...

[UPDATE]

I just fired up Bioshock with EAX and it works (this EAX implementation uses OpenAL natively not DirectSound) - it even properly disables SBX Surround since it detects my SBz is configured for Headphones and implements it's own HRTF.
Edited by umeng2002 - 8/3/16 at 4:45am
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Yeah, it still works. Click on the properties tab of your "Speakers" sound device. It's on the advance tab under Signal Enhancements.

I think those "enhancements" are for Windows... Since this card uses SBX, the option doesn't actually do anything...

I'd still have to try it with some Hardware OpenAL just to see though...

[UPDATE]

I just fired up Bioshock with EAX and it works (this EAX implementation uses OpenAL natively not DirectSound) - it even properly disables SBX Surround since it detects my SBz is configured for Headphones and implements it's own HRTF.

I had that same exact problem before, shortly after I first upgraded to W10. Unfortunately, eventually the enhanced features of my Zx stopped working. The only thing that worked was the registry patch. Since then I have had no issues. Hopefully it does not do it again when I get the update.
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I had that same exact problem before, shortly after I first upgraded to W10. Unfortunately, eventually the enhanced features of my Zx stopped working. The only thing that worked was the registry patch. Since then I have had no issues. Hopefully it does not do it again when I get the update.

Hey guys!

I had abandoned the Insider Programme as of late and yesterday performed a fresh install of Windows 10 AU. To my shock, I came across that same issue along with a bug that was driving me crazy. The volume of my headset mic was lowering itself until a point where it was nearly muted. No matter what I tried I couldn't make it work. I even disabled the built-in array mic of my webcam.

After performing yet another clean install, it seems to be working now. However, I also bumped into the "Audio Enhancements" bug even before installing Creative's drivers/software. I have kept it disabled and so far everything looks (should I say sounds? tongue.gif) good. However I'm not familiar with the registry patch thing and I was wondering if or where I can download it and what its purpose is.

Thanks and greetings from Spain! wink.gif

PS: Mayble I should sign up on Creative's Forums and hustle them about not delivering appropriate and timely drivers for the new Windows 10 update. It's not like they haven't had time to craft them. But then again, I guess it would be simply ignored rolleyes.gif
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