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Hey guys I just bought my AD700x and I have the creative X-FI titanium and what would be optimal settings for gaming? I never had a sound card so all these settings are new to me. Would like for it to emulate to 7.1. I mostly play FPS games if you plan to ask that question.
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Hmmm. I'm not familiar with the creative X-FI titanium cards as I only have ever the card I have now ( sound blaster z ). When I switch to headphones in my control panel it does switch the windows sound settings to 5.1 instead of stereo but to find out what mode your running in you could right click your audio device you're using in playback device tab and then press configure speakers. Sorry if Im not much help I just don't know what your control panel looks like compared to mine.
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Hmmm. I'm not familiar with the creative X-FI titanium cards as I only have ever the card I have now ( sound blaster z ). When I switch to headphones in my control panel it does switch the windows sound settings to 5.1 instead of stereo but to find out what mode your running in you could right click your audio device you're using in playback device tab and then press configure speakers. Sorry if Im not much help I just don't know what your control panel looks like compared to mine.

I set it to 7.1 but in the creative program do I turn on crystalizer or CMSS 3D? Also what would be good EQ settings since I'm currently using flat :/
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For games use CMSS3D, for everything else disable all dsp effects (or use bare minimum).
EQ settings depends on your music tastes. I use flat for DT770 and lowered 120Hz-250Hz for Superlux HD681Evo because they felt a little muddy compared to DT770.
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You would use CMSS 3D also I run with the eq off for my AD700 when gaming.
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