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I just purchased a DSX and am having some issues with the sound quality. I'm using my AudioTechnica AD700's and playing Skyrim to test the audio.

My settings are here:


There seem to be 2 main issues.

1. If I move my characters head so an NPC is talking in my right ear I can only hear what they say out of my right ear. With my on board sound I would hear it louder out the right ear than the left but would still hear it in the left ear. The way it is now is causing some issues with my brain recognizing where audio is actually coming from.

2. If I spin my character in a circle while an NPC is saying something audio seems to go in and out almost instantaneously instead of sweeping around my head. Its as if someone is turning the audio on when the character is directly to my right and then turning them off the moment they are no longer directly to my left. Its very strange.

Anyways I'm using the UNi Xonar 1822 v1.72 drivers.

If anyone can give me some insight that would be great.
post #2 of 9
You are using DTS Interactive for your headphone upmixing/surround sound. Other cards use Creative's CMSS-3D or Dolby Headphone. Different algorithms produce different results. Most people prefer Creative's CMSS-3D, but many life Dolby Headphone as well. DTS is just another flavor of the same thing and the only way you will surround differently is with a different sound card with one of the other two surround upmix/downmix methods.
post #3 of 9
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OK

Well I've run into a new issue. The mic doesnt work. Ive tried every setting in recording devices and the same with the asus audio software.

Something else thats odd when I was doing this was I disable ALL playback and recording devices and still was able to get sound out of my headset. Whats that about?
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by chalkbluffgrown View Post

You are using DTS Interactive for your headphone upmixing/surround sound. Other cards use Creative's CMSS-3D or Dolby Headphone. Different algorithms produce different results. Most people prefer Creative's CMSS-3D, but many life Dolby Headphone as well. DTS is just another flavor of the same thing and the only way you will surround differently is with a different sound card with one of the other two surround upmix/downmix methods.

You're confused. As far as I know, DTS Interactive just compress 5.1 or 7.1 audio into a single stream. The 8 digital channels aren't leaving the sound card, DTS Interactive is irrelevant here.

Dolby Headphone/CMSS-3D and such simulate a virtual array of speakers. Instead of just hearing sounds in your left or right ear (which is OP's problem), sounds arrives at the l/r ears at different times, which is what happens in real life.



OP, your old onboard sound probably leaked the left channel into the right and vice versa. This is normally a bad thing, but it created a mild "crossfeed" effect that helped Skyrim's terrible sound engine. Turn on Dolby Headphone DH-2, Skyrim will sound much more natural biggrin.gif
Edited by brucethemoose - 3/6/14 at 8:33pm
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post #5 of 9
IDK about the mic, is it set to the right port?

BTW, you should use XonarSwitch. The default Asus application kinda sucks.
http://maxedtech.com/xonarswitch-beta-testing/
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post #6 of 9
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How do I turn on Dolby Headphone DH-2? I dont see an option for this.

Edit: Are you sure thats a function of the DSX?
Edited by Strickt - 3/6/14 at 8:49pm
post #7 of 9
No, sir, you are confused. DTS Connect compresses the analog audio to a digital stream. DTS Interactive upmixes stereo sources into 4.1, 5.1 or 7.1 playback.

Again, I will repeat this:

The DSX has no provision in its software for Dolby Headphone. It is optimized for 5.1/7/1 speaker setups, not headphones. The DGX is. Dolby Headphone is quite different in sound/texture to CMSS-3D in terms of sound position/panning. While the DSX can and does have a front headphone-out on the card, it does not have Dolby Headphone as a software option, just as the DGX does not have any mention of DTS for speaker upmix in its software. I did one of the most thorough reviews of these two cards nearly two years ago, so I am not just writing quick comments such as yours.


If for some reason, you think that the headphone sound of the two cards will be the same, then I think you should just drop in to other audio forums frequented by gamers and enjoy the debate about DTS/Dolby Headphone/CMSS-3D.

Cheers! I hope the op of this thread is able to solve his dilemma without someone else saying "get the Unified drivers, they fix everything......."
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You're confused.

Edited by chalkbluffgrown - 3/6/14 at 10:02pm
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Crap, OK. So I exclusively use headphones and want the best card for under $100. chalkbluffgrown, what would you suggest as it seems this is not the card for me.
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PM sent.
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