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post #1001 of 6001 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 04:41 PM
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I have the Ultrasone HFI 780, and the ACM sucks, I used it as a microphone.

Do you find the ZXR's mic full of hiss without NR on? Or super quiet without Mic Boost on +30? I was expecting the mic to be a bit better to be honest.
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Do you find the ZXR's mic full of hiss without NR on? Or super quiet without Mic Boost on +30? I was expecting the mic to be a bit better to be honest.
I have the Mic boost at 0dB and the Mic volume at 100% ,Wedge Angle at 28%
Smart Volume, noise reduction, acoustic Echo cancellation, and focus ON, it work perfect for me , every time I play online I do ask how it sound 99% players say it sound clear,
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Oh really? I'm trying that now and I have to talk fairly loudly, and even then it sounds pretty bad. Terrible, in fact. My voice oscillates because of echo cancellation (words get broken up and sound like garbage), and if I hold the same tone for a while then it's soon blocked out (probably by the NR algorithm). This sounds like the complaints people are making about the Z and ZX's mic, though you have a ZXR and it seems you're having a much better time than I am... are you perhaps not using the latest driver? OR sitting very close to the mic and speaking fairly loudly?
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It seems it's key not to set the wedge angle too wide. Otherwise it will pickup everything. My zxr mic tends to do fairly well in sq.

Have you tried looking into that?

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Oh really? I'm trying that now and I have to talk fairly loudly, and even then it sounds pretty bad. Terrible, in fact. My voice oscillates because of echo cancellation (words get broken up and sound like garbage), and if I hold the same tone for a while then it's soon blocked out (probably by the NR algorithm). This sounds like the complaints people are making about the Z and ZX's mic, though you have a ZXR and it seems you're having a much better time than I am... are you perhaps not using the latest driver? OR sitting very close to the mic and speaking fairly loudly?
I thinks depend of the mic , some user said thet the Mic sound good, some user said it sucks so I'll guess it's luck redface.gif
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Yeah, I just set my settings just like furyn9 described, and of course I've tried messing with the settings in the past as well. I basically can't get any success with the mic without some combination of +30db mic boost, and noise reduction, both of which make the mic sound really cheap, with my voice breaking up and me having to talk fairly loudly despite the boost. Echo cancellation breaks up half the words I say into noise, so headphones are a must (with echo cancellation off). What are your own settings by the way?

Edit: @furyn9, since we're all using the same mic, I would think the quality should be consistent for all of us unless something is broken with my stuff...
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This is my setting and I just test the Mixc again and it sound good no problem at all, I might get luckie, but the headphone part its sucks biggrin.gif
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Oh, thanks. Yeah sorry, I meant djinferno806 - you replied while I was writing my last comment, which was directed at him. I already tried your settings, though it does still sound horrendous.
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The ACM by default cut down the volume almost 60% if you turn the knob to max at 100% with windows volume at 100%. Then run the cable directly skipping ACM, all you need is 20% for the same loudness.



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That seems plausible for headphones but the thing is I'm actually talking about the mic. The mic on the ZXR is on the ACM so I can't bypass the ACM, since I want to use its mic.
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