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#1 I am a gamer
#2 I'm old ... 50 is the new 100
#3 I'm a conservative and CAN handle honesty and the truth
#4 I'm crazy


NOW that's outta the way ...........

I have;

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I don't want I NEED 3d positional sound for my games .... I remember back in the day (Half Life) using my Aureal sound card for positional 3d sound and want .......... scratch that ........... NEEEEEEED that experience again!

I like love classic rock but can tune settings so that's not a priority. wink.gif

Thoughts/ideas .... budget?

$250ish

SS
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Creative Z and AKG K702
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The best Creative card you can afford after the cost of some AKG Q701's
   
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by ssiperko View Post

I remember back in the day (Half Life) using my Aureal sound card for positional 3d sound and want .......... scratch that ........... NEEEEEEED that experience again!

and you won't get it. Ever again. It died when Creative acquired Aureal3D and Sensaura and when WASAPI was introduced with Windows Vista.
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Originally Posted by ssiperko View Post

I like love classic rock but can tune settings so that's not a priority. wink.gif

Thoughts/ideas .... budget?

$250ish

SS

Anyway, AKG Q701 (what colour is your choice) for $200 and Razer Surround, which you already have because you have Razer Synapse software with your Razer Tiamats.

Q701 has a much better headband and is better tuned frequency response wise (not as bass anemic) than the K701 / K702.
post #5 of 12
What exactly is classic rock nowadays? When I was young it was music from the 60's early 70's and it was 10 to 15 yrs old. Now music from the 90's and 80's or early 2000's is it's own genre. Even though it is 10 to 15 years old which would have been considered classic rock in my day. Just wondering, you saying you like classic rock could be anything from 2004 on back.

That doesn't help you with your headphone problem.

I just bought the Hifiman HE-400's and have them paired with the schiit modi dac and a project ember amp. I use it mainly for gaming and I love it. The wife loves it and the kids love it because my surround sound isn't keeping everyone up at night. Good luck.
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post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrGroove View Post

Creative Z and AKG K702

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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

The best Creative card you can afford after the cost of some AKG Q701's
Thanks. I'm happy with the phones so far. wink.gifthumb.gif


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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

and you won't get it. Ever again. It died when Creative acquired Aureal3D and Sensaura and when WASAPI was introduced with Windows Vista.
Anyway, AKG Q701 (what colour is your choice) for $200 and Razer Surround, which you already have because you have Razer Synapse software with your Razer Tiamats.

Q701 has a much better headband and is better tuned frequency response wise (not as bass anemic) than the K701 / K702.
DRATS ..... why do "they" advertise 3d sound if it's not true 3d .... well, true 3d as I know it I guess.

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Originally Posted by h2on0 View Post

What exactly is classic rock nowadays? When I was young it was music from the 60's early 70's and it was 10 to 15 yrs old. Now music from the 90's and 80's or early 2000's is it's own genre. Even though it is 10 to 15 years old which would have been considered classic rock in my day. Just wondering, you saying you like classic rock could be anything from 2004 on back.

That doesn't help you with your headphone problem.

I just bought the Hifiman HE-400's and have them paired with the schiit modi dac and a project ember amp. I use it mainly for gaming and I love it. The wife loves it and the kids love it because my surround sound isn't keeping everyone up at night. Good luck.
I'm 50 ... classic rock is 60's through the 80's and or artists from those eras. wink.gif

I don't feel my head phones are any problem ...... they are pretty tune-able and world better than anything else I've had.

I guess I should be more clear. What sound card would help me most?

SS
post #7 of 12
ASUS Xonar Essence or X-Fi Titanium HD but all depends on what are you trying to achieve
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Originally Posted by ozlay View Post

ASUS Xonar Essence or X-Fi Titanium HD but all depends on what are you trying to achieve

Both great cards, the Creative Zx/ZxR is good too.

You should look up some Dolby Headphone(Xonar)/CMSS3D(TitaniumHD)/SBX(Creative Z)/Razer Surround(anything) comparisons. Surround simulation isn't the same as a native binaural sound engine or other hardware-assisted audio like the old days, but it can help a lot.
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I get excellent positional audio from my Titanium HD (when my friends in TS stop yapping that is).
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I get excellent positional audio from my Titanium HD (when my friends in TS stop yapping that is).

How would I connect my head phone jacks to the HD? It appears to have RCA style connectors.

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