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Originally Posted by Madmaxneo View Post

I am not sure if the headphones @DmxDex cans are surround sound capable but the ones I have are. I have the Turtle Beach XP 510's hooked up through my PC and the surround sound is really good in these cans. But for surround sound to work I have to run an optical cable to the transmitter unit from my sound card. Consequently I am using my onboard optical out because the Zx optical out is being used for my z906 speakers.....

Those turtle's have their own surround processor however, tuned specifically for them so they should be fairly consistent. Creative's method however allows for any set of cans to have surround, however it doesn't work for many as they may not have the specific characteristics that the virtual surround was tuned for.

Either way, I still personally recommend pure stereo for headphones as you get the exact stream that the author intended, which tends to have its own form of surround (this includes games and movies as well as music). For true surround, leave it to speakers, the surround speakers don't have to be of super high quality either, you can have decent front L+R speakers, no sub and pissy tiny surrounds and still have a good time. Though for the case of no sub you may have to enable bass re-direct to the front.
   
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@DmxDex In case you have not got the sound card we were discussing I wanted to post this just to give you options. This can be transported between your PC and console (if you have one) easily. It also provides 7.1 surround for your headset. It is the Creative Sound BlasterX G5
Best of all it is under $100!
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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.


Whaaat i don't have those settings :S
post #4554 of 5587
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Whaaat i don't have those settings :S

it's only available on the ZxR.
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it's only available on the ZxR.
Oh ok thanks
post #4556 of 5587
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@DmxDex In case you have not got the sound card we were discussing I wanted to post this just to give you options. This can be transported between your PC and console (if you have one) easily. It also provides 7.1 surround for your headset. It is the Creative Sound BlasterX G5
Best of all it is under $100!

The G5 is not worth 100USD if more than half of the reviews mention various problems, or that it's incompatible with windows 10...
   
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G5 ran without problems here on win10, just that i didn't like the blasterx-Surround compared to SBX-Surround(yes, it's remarkably different).
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Yep, that's it there, and it only helps users, such as me, that had problems with the audio buffers getting corrupted (random channel blending, shifting, crackling or complete destruction that also resulted in the system hanging over time).

I think i have this issue and have mentioned it before, but is audio buffer corruption when it only plays through on ear in headphones? or electronic noise like sound randomly? As i seem to have this and have tried the last three patches with and without the sbx_fix file to no avail sadly. Would love to find a fix.

As of writing this it just happened whilst listening to music, i head it swap over to the right ear. its as if the right ear is at 80% volume and 20% the left. frown.gif
Edited by homingmystic - 8/18/16 at 2:27pm
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I think i have this issue and have mentioned it before, but is audio buffer corruption when it only plays through on ear in headphones? or electronic noise like sound randomly? As i seem to have this and have tried the last three patches with and without the sbx_fix file to no avail sadly. Would love to find a fix.

As of writing this it just happened whilst listening to music, i head it swap over to the right ear. its as if the right ear is at 80% volume and 20% the left. frown.gif

It happens on headphones and speakers and purely randomly. Behaviour involves channels being mixed around in all sorts of ways which also results in random noise. If the registry patch doesn't fix it then your only option is to return the card as being defective.
   
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Yeah that sucks, i wouldn't be able to return the card as ive had it longer than the warranty. Does this happen with all the Z series cards? The only reason i use this card is because of the noise reduction is great, otherwise i'd use a different card.
Edited by homingmystic - 8/18/16 at 3:09pm
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