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post #11 of 20
Not sure what the problem is but you should always use 2/2.1 with headphones. Setting it to headphones runs the sound through a dsp that is supposed to sound "better" on headphones, but 2/2.1 is the only setting where the audio signal a program sends to the sound card will be the same audio signal you hear on the headphones, in other words it's not modified.
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Not sure what the problem is but you should always use 2/2.1 with headphones. Setting it to headphones runs the sound through a dsp that is supposed to sound "better" on headphones, but 2/2.1 is the only setting where the audio signal a program sends to the sound card will be the same audio signal you hear on the headphones, in other words it's not modified.
Anybody back that up?

Your really "supposed" to use 2/2.1 when your using headphones?
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post #13 of 20
Headphones mode is really made to make the sound seem better on cheap headphones. With a better pair of headphones, 2/2.1 is what you should use, it does not run the signal through a dsp or modify it at all. It's not "made" for 2 channel speakers... it just outputs the 2 channel signal without modifying it. Same as listening to headphones on an mp3 or cd player for example.
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post #14 of 20
if the problem persist,
i think u should RMA.
just thought u might have faulty headphone driver or cables.
never got any problems with my HD555 in any setting.
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I have a pair of isolators that I stopped using with my pc because the left side was so low. I Just assumed that my loud music frazzled the driver.

BTW Frazzled is my word for the day. Tomorrows word will be Flibbertigibbet
I'm going to watch your posts tomorrow, and if you don't use flibbertigibbet, I'll whine like no other.


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post #16 of 20
and ooo yeah... u'll need the headphone setting in windows... coz games won't give u surround and stuffs if u're on 2/2.1 setting.
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and ooo yeah... u'll need the headphone setting in windows... coz games won't give u surround and stuffs if u're on 2/2.1 setting.
IDK about that, I'm now running 2/2.1 from the soundcard, and just finished an AOE3 game, and it was definitely surround.
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CMSS3D?
hahahahhaha
definitly the wonders of X-fi.
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intervention
CMSS3D?
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definitly the wonders of X-fi.
I will agree, CMSS3D FTW most definitely.
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post #20 of 20
@intervention
thx for the rep.
i really think u should get your headphone RMA'd....
if u can get it work with all settings, why would u pick the one that can't?
if it is indeed a faulty driver, long term usage will make it worse.
just my 2 cents.
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