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You guys might as well be arguing about what flavor of ice cream is best: its all subjective!

I do audio recording and editing, but I also game. Each has its own set of requirements, and they are absolutely different. I don't watch movies or play games usingmy Sonus Faber or Behringers , and I don't use my Cerwin Vegas for monitors. Similarly, music playback is far more enjoyable with my Sonus Fabers than with my Bi-Amped Behringers, because the former have their own "flavor" while the latter are absolutelyflat . Grado PS1000's are absolutely perfect for editing rock or other similar types of music, but the SR325i's provide a more enjoyable listening experience.

I could find plenty of people who agree with the above, and just as many who thinkthe oopposite.

Same goes for surround sound. I am a big fan of a full 11.4ch setup with both Front-High and Front-Wide speakers and a mix of two 12" subs, a 13.5" sub, anda 10" sub . There are plenty of people who think that anything more than 5.1 or 7.1/7.2 is not needed or even sounds worse.

What it comes down to is finding a sound that suits your taste, and being happy with it. Go and audition a few dozen speakers and just as many headphones. I guarantee that you will find some that make you feel the music in ways you never thought possible, while others make you feel likethe music is hhaving its soul raped. However, another person might find that the speakers/phones that nearly bring tears to your eyes from pure ecstasy sound like the devil himself dragging a thousand fingernails across a chalkboard while strangling a hundred cats.

Some people are able to hear significant differences between a 320Kbps FLAC track and the same song played froma DVD-Audio disc , while others are perfectly content with their 192Kbps MP3 tracks. Some people spend $900 on exquisite hand-crafted headphones, while others are unable to find a reason to spend even $40 to replace their iPod earbuds. Some (brain-damaged) people think that BEATS by Dre are the epitome of audio perfection, and that if your trunk doesn't rattle off within a week then you have a s****y sound system (I have had someone tell me that my Bimmer's sound system, which consists of a Pioneer AVIC Double-DIN touchscreen head unit, Focal Utopia components all around, 3x Class-D Amps, and a "stealth" 10" 850W Subwoofer, with some strategically placed DynaMat, sounds "like the POS speakers in my Cavalier"...), so I am pretty much convinced that some people do simply lack the ability to understand what sound quality is. However, if you are concerned enough about audio to even consider buying a discrete sound card, then you are familiar eenough with what you likethat aarguing about what does and doesn't" equate to" good sound quality is not a productive exercise.

Bottom line:
I am going to continue hoping that the ZxR proves to be a significant step forward in consumer level audio cards, but I willnnot be spending my own hard earned money until the verdict is in. Also, arguing about a piece of hardware that you have not used is a bad idea, because it'svvery easy to dissuade someone from purchasing something they may very much enjoy, even when you have nothing to back up your "opinion".
Lastly, if you are unable to keep an open mind about new technology or products in the audio world, I'm sorry but you are not an "audiophile", and you lose the ability to provide a useful or valuable opinion because it is tainted with bias.


Oh, and chocolate is TOTALLY the best ice cream flavor wink.gif
   
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Yes, thats also how Dolby headphone works in games that don't support open al or eax. It takes a 5.1 source and simulates a surround sound environment. Except that you can use a 7.1 source with the STX. Some games sound better with one or the other. Its all subjective. I like Dolby headphone.

I fully agree that both CMSS-3D Headphone (when not used with DirectSound3D, OpenAL, or EAX) and Dolby Headphone only have the 5.1 or 7.1 mix that the game audio software provides.

The difference between the two is in what they are trying to emulate. For Dolby Headphone their stated intention with all media is to replicate a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup in a listening room. And Creative has never really said what they are trying to emulate other than surround sound.

All I know is that Dolby Headphone to me sounds like I am listening to 5 or 7 discrete speakers plus a sub. So bravo on Dolby for achieving their intention. Whereas CMSS-3D Headphone makes me feel as if I am in the game space. More of a 360 degree ring of sound rather than 5 or 7 discrete points.

But again, this is all subjective. As well, since I have been using CMSS-3D Headphone for the past four years, all of these example videos to me sound "normal" and are what I expect to hear. Whereas Dolby Headphone is obviously different to my ears and it is possibly just that I'm not accustomed to it that I perceive it as not as good. And by not as good, I'm talking only just. If CMSS-3D Headphone is a 100 for me, Dolby Headphone would be a 85 or 90.

In the end, none of us are losing out by these technologies existing so it seems rather silly to debate back and forth which is objectively the "best". Try them all and pick the one you like and let others be free to pick the one they like. thumb.gif
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I'm not arguing which is better. I'm just pointing out how HTRF methods work in modern games since there was a lot of misinformation being spread in this thread.
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7 pages later: Still don't have a clue whether this ZXR is any good or not ...

Nor does anyone else. There are but a tiny few out in the wild. It's just discussion.
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I'm not arguing which is better. I'm just pointing out how HTRF methods work in modern games since there was a lot of misinformation being spread in this thread.

None of that was directed at you or anyone in particular, mainly just me thinking out loud about audio debates in general. Well, most all forum debates, haha. biggrin.gif
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To clear up what people have been asking this card DOES NOT have CMSS-3D or any equivalent. I used Dolby Headphone and then CMSS-3D and liked them both and using headphones from the Soundblaster Z there is a very large noticeable difference in 3D positional audio - there is none. The positional audio is just as bad as any integrated sound card would be and the hard panning from left to right that is heard with non-positional audio can be heard very clear. For gaming this card is bad if you are wanting positional audio which I do and I am let down very much so from this fact. The quality of the sound is amazing and for the speakers the positional audio is there, but there IS NO simulated positional audio on the headset jack and sound is taken from 2 sources and given in 2 sources which is different from the 7 sources that Dolby Headphone and CMSS-3D use to simulate positional audio.
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To clear up what people have been asking this card DOES NOT have CMSS-3D or any equivalent.

So why does the Zx page say: "SBX Pro Studio™ sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets."
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So why does the Zx page say: "SBX Pro Studio™ sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets."

Misconfiguration on his end apparently. Works fine for me - there are surround settings specifically for headphones in SBX pro studio. Shrug. Obviously you have to configure your soundcard as 5.1 in the windows control panel or it won't work properly on headphones. By default windows treats headphones like they're headphones, and surround is turned off. This was also the case on every other soundcard i've used. Not sure if that is his issue or what, but something isn't set up properly.
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This is not a review IMHO, i will wait for good one on Guru3D, HardOCP or X-Bit Labs.
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there are surround settings specifically for headphones in SBX pro studio. Shrug. Obviously you have to configure your soundcard as 5.1 in the windows control panel or it won't work properly on headphones.

So the new software's equivalent of this + 5.1 sound selected in-game (or media player or whatever else)?

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