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I signed up and requested "samples." You basically pay postage and the handling fee.
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I have a Purdue University email account so I got my samples for free without shipping fee.
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can you try the STX on BC2 but switch off Eax
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooony;13638308 
can you try the STX on BC2 but switch off Eax

All samples were taken without any sort of EAX enabled on the TiHD or GX on the STX.
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As expected

Nice Mini comparison.
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BC2 will not use EAX in any way. I can not understand why Spoony would even ask such a question.
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not sure if this is relevant to your testing, but perhaps Linux compatibility might be a point of comparison? i had to switch from my X-Fi Forte to a Xonar for that very reason.

on another note, as someone who has owned a D1, Forte and ST, how would you rank them? i went to the D1, and i do like it, i do hear things in my music that i didn't hear with my Forte, yet i feel like the Forte blended the music together more harmoniously, while with the D1 my music sounds very separate, almost clinical and fatiguing. =/ i'm not sure how i feel about it and whether or not an upgrade to the ST would make any seriously notable difference to justify double the cost of the D1.

any advice is most appreciated. oh, i'm using ATH-M50s. maybe it's the monitor cans on this source?
Edited by nicodemus - 5/27/11 at 5:52am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm;13436323 
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"

i had the speakercount at 0, why?! mad.gif

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post #99 of 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr.noob;13678699 
i had the speakercount at 0, why?! mad.gif

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0 is autodetect.
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im comparing the titanium non HD with the essence st as i told you before, and while using the headphone if i use the dolby headphone OFF i can locate my enemy on BC2 easily.Shouldt it be the other way around?I think that with it ON i cant even hear the footsteps behind me, im using 6 channel in the controller and SpeakerCount=6.
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