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ASUS Xonar Phoebus 7.1 + Razer Tiamat 7.1 Headset

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Just purchased a ASUS Xonar Phoebus 7.1 sound card + Razer Tiamat 7.1 Headset

First up I'm not an audiophile or know how all the settings work.


Before i installed the new Phoebus i tested the Tiamat 7.1 headset with my ASUS Maximus V Extreme Motherboard.

It was OK and I was happy with the results but was wondering how much better will the dedicated card be.4


Installed the new card into the 1x PCI slot and installed the new drivers from the ASUS website.

Plugged the controller mic thing into the back of the sound card and plugged the Tiamat 3.5mm connectors in. the Mic 3.5mm had to be adapted with a 1 meter extension cable so it would reach the Xonar Phoebus Desktop mic thing.

Had to set it to 7.1 surround

Tested it again with various games and i must say its an improvement on the first test setup but would have been happy with the first set up. The real test will be when i used the mic in game.


Other headsets/ headphones are the turtle beach XP500 wireless headset (good headset but always cracked because of wireless interference) the Dr Dre Beats are good for music but found them simple and one dimensional for games.

If you want any more info please ask.
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The whole thing you just said, idk...words cannot describe how I feel right now.

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Wait, what? I must have missed something...
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I'm voting an elaborate troll but possibly just very uninformed.

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I'm voting an elaborate troll but possibly just very uninformed.

What? Huh?
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What? Huh?

Your calling me a troll as defined here - http://curezone.com/forums/troll.asp

all ive done is state what i bought, how i installed it and what tests and settings ive done. its pretty simple but im hoping somepeople ask me questions that i answer for them and help them.
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First off, you don't need that expensive of a sound card for those headphones...not in the slightest. An Asus Xonar DG would be fine with the Razer headset if that.

 

Second, Razer headset is just bad for actual audio quality

 

Third, 7.1 on a headset is a gimmick, it's pretty much impossible to get 7.1 in headphones. I have heard they do exist but they cost a lot of money and I know for a fact Razer is not one of them.

 

Fourth, the mic's on these headsets are cheap, you could get the same quality from a $5 logitech.

 

Fifth, you mentioned beats and good in the same sentence...Ultrasone HFI-580's blow them out of the water at close to half the price.

 

I would recommend returning said items if you are able and doing some reasearch.

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First off, you don't need that expensive of a sound card for those headphones...not in the slightest. An Asus Xonar DG would be fine with the Razer headset if that.

Second, Razer headset is just bad for actual audio quality

Third, 7.1 on a headset is a gimmick, it's pretty much impossible to get 7.1 in headphones. I have heard they do exist but they cost a lot of money and I know for a fact Razer is not one of them.

Fourth, the mic's on these headsets are cheap, you could get the same quality from a $5 logitech.

Fifth, you mentioned beats and good in the same sentence...Ultrasone HFI-580's blow them out of the water at close to half the price.

I would recommend returning said items if you are able and doing some reasearch.

well i dont know why u said its imposible ?



but they can recreate 7.1 physically and not digitally , and yes , they sound awesome ... for gaming
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First off, you don't need that expensive of a sound card for those headphones...not in the slightest. An Asus Xonar DG would be fine with the Razer headset if that.

Second, Razer headset is just bad for actual audio quality

Third, 7.1 on a headset is a gimmick, it's pretty much impossible to get 7.1 in headphones. I have heard they do exist but they cost a lot of money and I know for a fact Razer is not one of them.

Fourth, the mic's on these headsets are cheap, you could get the same quality from a $5 logitech.

Fifth, you mentioned beats and good in the same sentence...Ultrasone HFI-580's blow them out of the water at close to half the price.

I would recommend returning said items if you are able and doing some reasearch.

well i dont know why u said its imposible ?



but they can recreate 7.1 physically and not digitally , and yes , they sound awesome ... for gaming

I count 4 speakers.
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well i dont know why u said its imposible ?

but they can recreate 7.1 physically and not digitally , and yes , they sound awesome ... for gaming

 

They can put "all" the speakers in there, but you're not going to get a 7.1 sound. It just won't happen. They will sound awesome for gaming if you're used to cheap headphones such as iPod ear buds. I'm just saying you can get a whole lot better for probably half the price of what he paid for.

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