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do you mean to say you use "entertainment mode" or did you eman audio creation mode.?
    
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do you mean to say you use "entertainment mode" or did you eman audio creation mode.?
My list of instructions is referring to Audio Creation Mode:






However, I prefer Entertainment Mode for all general listening as well as movies. However, I sometimes use Audio Creation Mode for certain kinds of music, such as store-bought CDs. I then use Game Mode for games, and only for games.
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ahh i understand now so you do use the game mode for game.. 2 things.. the 44.1 khz.. DOESNT ever enable it comes down i click on it click close and it stays as 48 khz... and 2nd what settigns do you prefer for Game Mode


editt*** in fact I can put it to 44.1 and it goes back to 48 khz *!
Edited by L337Something - 4/7/11 at 6:41pm
    
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ahh i understand now so you do use the game mode for game.. 2 things.. the 44.1 khz.. DOESNT ever enable it comes down i click on it click close and it stays as 48 khz... and 2nd what settigns do you prefer for Game Mode


editt*** in fact I can put it to 44.1 and it goes back to 48 khz *!
The settings I prefer in Game Mode could be very different for your ears due to how everyone hears differently as well as due to which speakers you have (and it is also affected by the room and where you are set up in that room).

Regarding this bug that you discovered: I don't know. :/ However, the only reason why I use 44.1 kHz is because that's what store-bought CDs are at. Except, it probably makes no difference to leave it at 48 kHz.


Edit: I want to try something: enable Bit-Matched Playback, close the settings dialog box, open the settings box back up, and then disable Bit-Matched playback and close the box again. Now, open it back up: is it still enabled even though I just had you disable it?
Edited by TwoCables - 4/7/11 at 6:47pm
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The thing about audio it's all about your personal preference and your liking. Once you start heading into audio a lot more you realize the best setup doesn't need any major tuning. Definitely not in the equalizer either since most will run it flat. The way it was meant to be listened. This is just for music though.
    
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The thing about audio it's all about your personal preference and your liking. Once you start heading into audio a lot more you realize the best setup doesn't need any major tuning. Definitely not in the equalizer either since most will run it flat. The way it was meant to be listened. This is just for music though.
I can't listen to anything flat because it sounds flat; it sounds like it's being slightly muffled by a pillow.

With my setup (Altec Lansing VS4121s), I use these graphic EQ settings:












When I'm using Audio Creation Mode, I use this EQ setting in WMP:




At all times except for when using WMP, I keep my speaker's Treble knob at 50%, and the Bass at what looks like could be 10 or 15% (I'm comparing it to the software Treble and Bass knobs in the Entertainment Mode.

While in Game Mode, I manually adjust the bass and treble in Windows 7 to match what it is in Entertainment Mode.


Now if I had a system like yours, then I know I wouldn't need these EQ settings. At least, they'd be much less aggressive. Although, the Altec Lansing VS4121's are all I can afford.
Edited by TwoCables - 4/7/11 at 7:13pm
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I don't know what half of those things are, but the answer is no. Use Audio Creation mode, check bit-matched playback and disable everything else. Make sure that your speakers are set to 2.1, cause you have 2.1 speakers and that your sample rate is set to that of your music (most likely) 44.1KHz. That is if you're trying to hear what the audio engineers wanted you to hear when they put together that recording. If you want to hear something that sounds good to you then feel free to go crazy.

All those 'features' are just fancy EQ settings to me.

btw SVM is this little gizmo that tries to balance out the volume of your music. So let's say you're listening to this piece that starts out quiet and then builds up, SVM will totally ruin it by making the quiet part louder and the louder part quieter.
I'm testing titanium HD and just did this. Music seems to sound much better. Thanks
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