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post #71 of 173
If your using the Titanium HD you need to set your speakers to 5.1 in windows control panel. In the Creative Console set it to Headphones and turn on CMSS so it can accept all 6 channels into the mix.

I use HI-FI setting in BC2. Remmeber the BC2 in-game sound settings "Hi-Fi", "War Tapes", "Small Speakers", etc. have nothing to do with the number of speaker you have. They are simply equalizer settings and the balance of the game audio compared to the background noise.

Also make sure that in your BFBC2 settings.ini you have "SpeakerCount=6"
Edited by Paradigm - 5/8/11 at 9:00pm
post #72 of 173
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In the Creative Console set it to Headphones and turn on CMSS so it can accept all 6 channels into the mix.
i can't stand any of processed effects; i leave CMSS and Crystalizer off. to each their own, everyone has different tastes.
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any updates to the Op Amps?
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post #74 of 173
Needs moar comparison.
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Added a drivers and connectivity portion. Added Mass Effect 1 impressions.

@BC2 Discussion: That blog article was an interesting read but even though software processing is used in BC2, the fact remains that the X-Fi Titanium HD plays BETTER with the audio engine than the Essence STX does. I'm reminded of that fact every single time I try to play BC2 with the STX. I die much more using the STX without ever hearing gunshots. If I did hear gunshots, I never know where it actually came from as clearly as with the Titanium HD.

Yeah I'm still not convinced until different FPS's are tried out...Titanium HD may just be better for this one game but STX may excel in others.
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post #76 of 173
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Yeah I'm still not convinced until different FPS's are tried out...Titanium HD may just be better for this one game but STX may excel in others.
I agree. I already know xonars suck for bc2, but what about Left 4 Dead 2. Is the Titanium HD superior in that game as well? I have to admit footsteps were lacking extremely in that game compared to Cod, but all the other sounds were great. I could generally tell the position of a hunters screetching.

What about Team Fortress 2. That's another game I wasn't amazed with by the Xonars sound positioning. Atleast for certain sounds. If someone was shooting from behind I got that, but footsteps were really low in the crossfire of other sounds. Does the Titan HD help any there? Maybe these games simply weren't meant for huge footstep cuing like call of duty clearly was.


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post #77 of 173
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Both TF2 as well as L4D2 are games I haven't played in a while but I can install both tonight and try them out.

That is if I'm not stuck at work deploying stuff on a customer's server...
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any updates to the Op Amps?
I did get a chance to swap the opamps this weekend on both cards to LME49720NAs. It made a noticeable difference in the vocals by bringing them more forward and on both cards, it gives music a more theatre/reverb quality that's somewhat more echoey than it was before. My STX is also louder on the right side now than it is on the left which is weird. I'll have to look into the opamps again on that card and see what's going on but I'm fairly certain my ears are pretty balanced.
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So would you say its worthwhile to buy two LME49720NA's for my TiHD?
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post #80 of 173
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So would you say its worthwhile to buy two LME49720NA's for my TiHD?
You can get free samples of those from National's website.
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