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hwu67
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Oct 16, 2018
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Is this over the ear or on the ear? I hope it is completely over the ear, but the pads in picture do not look very big. The review said the ear pads are not replaceable. So it is a big concern. I want the pads size as big as Brainwavz XL pads.
Also, the main reason I want to buy this is for gaming in 7.1. Does it require additional software (in addition to driver) to achieve 7.1? How is its 7.1 effect?
Thanks!
Oct 16, 2018
Taco_Blaster
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Oct 16, 2018
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Just a personal opinion, but virtual 7.1 surround if somewhat awful. You lose so much detail, as well, the positional audio is lost. Regular stereo audio all the way as it's much better for music and, as I just stated, much more realistic and percise positioning while gaming.
Oct 16, 2018
Eli35
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Oct 17, 2018
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virtual surround effects (5.1, 7.1, etc) are garbage: they mess up the sound in so many ways, it's not worth even considering. My motherboard had a lot of virtual DSPs, including "3D virtual surround" and several "sound enhancements" , and after trying each and every one of them I just turned it all off (my headphones were ATH-M50x).
If you wanna listen to the games as they were intended to be heard, don't put anything between the original audio and your ears. Just get a decent set of headphones (open backs are preferred, if you don't bother leaking sound and not getting isolation, because they usually have better soundstage and imaging) and a decent source for them (most embedded audio chipsets suffer from a lot of static noise, offer poor audio quality, and low power output).
Something like a Schiit Fulla 2 (or Fiio E10K if you're on a budget) and some AKG K7XX or Beyerdynamic DT 880 (80ohm is you prefer more bass, 250 for a more balanced sound, DT770 80/250 ohm if you need closed backs for isolation) is a much better setup than any fancy headset with a shitload of "gaming" features and fancy LED lights, just attach a mic to your headphones (like the Massdrop Minimic) and you're ready to go. It'll sound 1000 times better than 99% of the gaming headsets.
And if you're on a very tight budget, Superlux HD668B are actually pretty amazing for the price (usually around $30 on AliExpress or similar webs). They're quite easy to drive, so you won't "need" any other source than the standard headphone out, but they'll definitely benefit from a better source if you upgrade it later.
Oct 17, 2018
Orlyy
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Oct 19, 2018
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This is rather bias.. But, do not ever buy any headset for the "virtual 7.1 surround sound". That is the biggest buzz phrase that gets people to buy. To me, 7.1 is a joke. Default stero sound is far better than 7.1 virtual surround sound. Especially at a price point like this. The only reason I even looked at this was the headset stand and amp honestly 😆, and if you look at the top post, the reviews mention that it is pretty much the only solid thing about it.
Oct 19, 2018
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