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I'm not very good with audio... I need some help with tweaking these settings.

I have icemat siberia headphones. My settings are:

2/2.1 Speakers (Headphone setting sounds bad)
SVM Off
EAX On 3.0db
Bit-Matched Recording isn't enabled
Digital Output (PCM) Sampling Rate at 48KHz (96Khz is there as well)
X-Fi Crystalizer enabled 50%
X-Fi CMSS-3D Virtual enabled (MacroFX on auto, ElevationFilter on auto)

I'm running the newest drivers, and on game mode.
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post #2 of 8
I say turn off the Crystalizer (tends to insert to much bass) and set the sampling rate at 96 KHz. That's how mine's set up, but it sounds bad at the moment. (Logitech X530s = poopy. I'm getting some Sennheiser HD555s ASAP).
post #3 of 8
for gaming

CMSS 3D enabled
Crystalizer disabled
EQ whatever you want, I don't use mine
Speakers set to headphones so you can get more out of CMSS 3D


you don't need to have anything enabled/set up for digital out because you are using an analogue out to your headphones. You only need to worry about using digital out if you are using a digital connection from your sound card to an external DAC or receiver/amp
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Should I change from 48KHz to 96KHz? I thought the whole point of the X-Fi was the crystalizer..
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Should I change from 48KHz to 96KHz? I thought the whole point of the X-Fi was the crystalizer..
no, you don't need to
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what about my 5.1 set up should i have 96khz enabled?
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Quote:
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what about my 5.1 set up should i have 96khz enabled?

no, even CD's are 44.1Khz and up sampling will actually give worse sound quality.

when you enable bit-perfect playback (through the audio creation mode and using the digital out) the sound card doesn't even up sample to 48khz
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o ok
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