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Im loving them so far )

so for the entertainment section for my XtremeGamer, should i put bass and treble levels to 100%?

doing so would increase the volume, but i can always lower the Master volume control, (the big circle)

and so play it with the 2/2.1 speaker settings, no eax, no CMSS-3D Virtual, Maximum Crystalizer, SVM off.
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I would use audio creation mode for music listening - make sure you click Settings in the bottom left of the audio console and enable bit-matched playback. Generally I don't like EQ unless it's absolutely needed; music is generally mastered the way the artist would like it heard and I like to listen to it that way. Crystalizer is personal preference, though I would also leave it off for music. It can be cool for games though.
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why is bit-matched playback so good?
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Riri is that you!?1
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why is bit-matched playback so good?
Bit-matched playback ensures that you get the original audio file, unprocessed and un-mucked-up by effects or anything else generally undesirable. When coupled with a player that can utilize kernel streaming or ASIO, you can bypass Windows' audio system totally and let your media player interface directly with the sound card. The less links there are in the proverbial chain, the less places the audio could get affected in a way you don't like.
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Bit-matched playback ensures that you get the original audio file, unprocessed and un-mucked-up by effects or anything else generally undesirable. When coupled with a player that can utilize kernel streaming or ASIO, you can bypass Windows' audio system totally and let your media player interface directly with the sound card. The less links there are in the proverbial chain, the less places the audio could get affected in a way you don't like.
Yeah chipp, knows his stuff hahahah. But enjoy your a700's man, I'm listening to "all along the watchtower" right now with my A700's, this version is sung by the dave matthews band encase you are wondering. But I enjoy them, but make sure you are listening to FLAC music........ or else!
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FLAC music?

btw i find that playing with bit-matched playback doesnt offer that much bass or i seriously dont see what is so good about it...but you knoww...lol
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.FLAC encoded music files, Free Lossless Audio Codec (see wiki)

It's one of several lossless codecs which allow you to retain the music from the CD
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lemme ask you this, is it really neccessary to switch from entertainment mode to Gaming mode just to play cs 1.6???
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