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    Lauen got a reaction from SSL in need advice on good 7.1 or 5.1 headsets, and external AMP/DAC   
    driver size doesn't have much to do with audio quality. 
     
    OP: 7.1 headphones don't work. I've tried the Tiamat 7.1 with 7.1 input and it still sounded like muddy farts. If you want surround, get actual surround speakers. A good set of open headphones will get you much further than any 7.1 headset and virtual surround. Sennheiser HD558 are a great start to the world of good audio for most people, and they're open and have a wide soundstage. 
     
    about amps and dacs: if your motherboard works properly (no audible hissing, crackling, popping) and gets loud enough, you don't need to upgrade. 
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    Lauen reacted to beeny in LG 430 mic not working in gmod   
    Yes the are the g430, sorry about that I found that typing "enable_voice 1" in the console seemed to fix it. Thanks anyway.
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    Lauen got a reaction from SSL in Noise cancelling microphone for gaming with speakers (Teufel Concept D)   
    None of the suggestions so far have been any good at all.
     
    A shotgun mic would be your solution. Cheapest good one I know of is the RØDE VideoMic GO. It can plug right into your PC with a normal 3.5 mm jack. Mount it on top of your screen with a desktop 3/8" stand of sorts, hook it up, adjust your levels, and you should be good to go. 
     
    EDIT: Crap, the RØDE VideoMic wasn't using the shotgun pattern after all, it was just in the name lol. I found this: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/iShotgunKit 
    and of course a good old RØDE NTG-1: 
     
    Saw a guy running a setup like that here once, can't find the thread though. He went a more expensive route, with a RØDE NTG-1 or 2, a small mixer, fancy soundcard and fancy stand, but this can be done for probably < 150 USD. 
     
     
    EDIT: Just so you can understand easier: Shotgun mics have a certain pickup pattern, which means where they pick up sound. 

     
    You can see shotgun there. You can also see Cardioid, which is the pickup pattern of most condenser mics. (Blue Yeti, snowball, Razer Seiren, the list goes on)
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    Lauen got a reaction from SSL in Astro A40 2014. To Audio Technica ATH M50X, A Worthy Upgrade?   
    M50's suck for gaming though due to the narrow soundstage, plus they are uncomfortable for longer periods of use and for larger than average ears, like mine.
     
    Look into something else, open if you want (usually) better gaming and movie experiences, or closed if you want isolation. Some headphones that usually beat the M50X in most things are: Sennheiser HD5x8 series (open), Shure SRH440 and 840 (440 with 840 pads is almost identical to 840, both are closed), Beyerdynamic DT770 / 880 / 990 (all very good, 770 is closed, 880 is semi-open and 990 is open), Pioneer SE-A1000 (sounds like Sennheisers but are cheap. great for huge heads), Audio-Technica ATH-AD / A 700X / 900X (AD is open, A is closed) 
     
     
    aaand I can't think of much more. 
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    Lauen reacted to SSL in HD 558 vs ATH-AD700X   
    And hype.
     
    The biggest problem with head-fi is the hype-mentality, the "everything is great" attitude.
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    Lauen reacted to spwath in HD 558 vs ATH-AD700X   
    Yeah, need to be able to sort out the fact from the fiction.Sadly there is a lot of fiction there.
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    Lauen reacted to xtroria in HD 558 vs ATH-AD700X   
    You mean having more than half of your brain cells work?
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    Lauen reacted to h264 in The Audio Board's Frequently Asked Questions, Pre-answered!   
    Yes, you may.
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    Lauen got a reaction from SSL in Sennheiser Momentum over-ear low volume with Realtek ALC1150   
    Found it on Realtek's site, in the datasheet for the ALC892. At the time of actually making these posts (a year ago) I had access to the datasheets on their site, but it seems they have made them hard to get. 
     
     
    Yup, this is VERY common for Creative and ASUS soundcards, high output impedance, because Creative and ASUS know nothing about actual clean sound. Actual good headphone audio amplifier retail brands (that mainly do audio, and not the gaming kind) are Schiit, SMSL, Mayflower (they make O2s n stuff), JDS Labs (they make O2s n stuff), and Fiio. You can also find other good ones, like the Syba dac thing. 
     
     
    The point of those is to make money for Asus and Creative. They don't really think their audio products through. Get something that is actually made for audio and not for profit. In a perfect world, everyone would listen to NWAVGUY, and make amps that are high power, low output impedance, simple and clean, with low noise floors. But instead he created the O2 amp which is a success if you manage to not listen to all the snakeoil on hifi sites. 
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    Lauen reacted to dylan43270 in Gaming HeadPHONES   
    I don't understand how these threads get bombarded with bad suggestions so quick.
     
    M50x/40x are not good headphones for gaming, especially competitive gaming. They have no soundstage.
     
    HyperX Clouds are a headset, and are good for the price, but if the OP only needs headphones there are better options for the money.
     
    Anything with 7.1 no.
     
    If you can find the Phillips SHP9500 in your budget, they will most likely be your best option. For gaming open headphones work best, but closed headphones with decent soundstage will work well too.
     
    There are a lot of open headphones under $75 that will be good, it will just depend on what kind of sound signature you want, and what you think is comfortable. 
     
    Takstar HI2050, Superlux 668B (will need better pads), Pioneer SE-A1000.
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    Lauen got a reaction from Madfang in Things you did when you were REALLY tired   
    Rebuilt my PC and managed to break a RAM slot when trying to insert my RAM sticks. Somehow didn't insert it straight and didn't push down straight. I barely even remember it happening but it sucked. Rest of the RAM slots worked fine though.
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    Lauen reacted to techswede in Things you did when you were REALLY tired   
    Sigh.. Where do i start.
    I'm not a morning person. And when i haven't been able to sleep properly i get a bit distracted.
    Coffee in cereal
    Ran around looking for my glasses.. Had them on me
    And one morning when i was really not awake at all i grabbed all my stuff and went for a shower (Shower in basement)
    Turned the water on and was about to shampoo my hair.. And realized i had brought my toothpaste and toothbrush.
    I once buttered my phone instead of the toast 
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    Lauen got a reaction from Patrick Bateman in Things you did when you were REALLY tired   
    Rebuilt my PC and managed to break a RAM slot when trying to insert my RAM sticks. Somehow didn't insert it straight and didn't push down straight. I barely even remember it happening but it sucked. Rest of the RAM slots worked fine though.
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    Lauen got a reaction from babadoctor in Things you did when you were REALLY tired   
    Rebuilt my PC and managed to break a RAM slot when trying to insert my RAM sticks. Somehow didn't insert it straight and didn't push down straight. I barely even remember it happening but it sucked. Rest of the RAM slots worked fine though.
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    Lauen got a reaction from AstroBenny in More CS:GO N00B questions..   
    1) Inventory is for changing skins used, and for using different weapons in some slots. Like Tec 9 vs  CZ, or M4A4 vs M4A1-S. I don't think you can access it when you're in a competitive game though. You can buy skins off the marketplace (it's fairly easy to find but I don't have the game installed right now cus I just reinstalled my PC). You can also get them by buying cases and keys, then opening said cases with said keys. 
     
    2) Zoom sensitivity affects your sensitivity when scoped in with weapons that have scopes. 1 is the same as normal sens, lower to go slower, higher to go faster. 
     
    3) I like WarOwl, some of his guides are VERY introductory, for the absolute newest of players, and some are more advanced. Some of his guides are out-dated though, such as the old M4A4 vs M4A1-S video, due to updates to the game. Just keep in mind how old some videos are. It's also nice to just watch pro-level gameplay. Lots of pros stream, like fnatic olofmeister, he's my favorite. 
     
     
     
    also, general tips: play a lot of deathmatch if you really wanna get good aim. play around with your sensitivity to find what works best for you. I use 800 DPI, 2.6 in game, 6/11 windows, and I have turned down / off any mouse acceleration I can find, although I have a laser mouse so it's almost impossible to eliminate all acceleration. Some say that's high, but meh, I like it. also keep in mind that 99% of high skilled players play with 400 dpi and like 1-2 sensitivity in game, it's actually hard to get far with high sens.
     
    EDIT: and you can build your aim even more by going into headshot only deathmatch servers. You can only kill people with a headshot, making aim and recoil control even more important. 
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    Lauen got a reaction from SkimmyMcG in More CS:GO N00B questions..   
    1) Inventory is for changing skins used, and for using different weapons in some slots. Like Tec 9 vs  CZ, or M4A4 vs M4A1-S. I don't think you can access it when you're in a competitive game though. You can buy skins off the marketplace (it's fairly easy to find but I don't have the game installed right now cus I just reinstalled my PC). You can also get them by buying cases and keys, then opening said cases with said keys. 
     
    2) Zoom sensitivity affects your sensitivity when scoped in with weapons that have scopes. 1 is the same as normal sens, lower to go slower, higher to go faster. 
     
    3) I like WarOwl, some of his guides are VERY introductory, for the absolute newest of players, and some are more advanced. Some of his guides are out-dated though, such as the old M4A4 vs M4A1-S video, due to updates to the game. Just keep in mind how old some videos are. It's also nice to just watch pro-level gameplay. Lots of pros stream, like fnatic olofmeister, he's my favorite. 
     
     
     
    also, general tips: play a lot of deathmatch if you really wanna get good aim. play around with your sensitivity to find what works best for you. I use 800 DPI, 2.6 in game, 6/11 windows, and I have turned down / off any mouse acceleration I can find, although I have a laser mouse so it's almost impossible to eliminate all acceleration. Some say that's high, but meh, I like it. also keep in mind that 99% of high skilled players play with 400 dpi and like 1-2 sensitivity in game, it's actually hard to get far with high sens.
     
    EDIT: and you can build your aim even more by going into headshot only deathmatch servers. You can only kill people with a headshot, making aim and recoil control even more important. 
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    Lauen reacted to HalGameGuru in AMD Bristol Ridge APU Family For the AM4 and FP4(laptop) Platforms Detailed - launching in the first half of 2016   
    the FP4 platform which enables support for both DDR4 and DDR3 family making this the first mobile platform from Intel to support DDR4 memory standard.

    New editors needed at WCCF.
     
    OT: Interesting info. I wonder at the costs, because I would seriously consider grabbing the analog to my current mobo in AM4 and a BR APU to tide me over until Zen if they are not too highly priced.
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    Lauen reacted to SSL in The Impedance Ballad (image heavy)   
    Okay, I'll bite.
     
    No, my "testing" was done via "listening". Maybe you're familiar with the activity?
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    Lauen reacted to Syntaxvgm in [Patched]AMD drivers locking fan speed to 20% and killing GPUS. WATCH YOUR CARDS   
    CCC was shitty and finicky, but at least it did everything, including things like HDMI color ranges properly years before NVIDIA. 
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    Lauen reacted to h264 in Mayflower Electronics Black Friday Sale   
    https://www.mayflowerelectronics.com/
     
    Trust me, they're on sale.  I mean you wouldn't know it looking at the homepage or anything.  The man knows how to make headphone amplifiers at least.
     
    ShearMe told me to post this btw.
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    Lauen reacted to APrettyCoolWalrus in Fnatic Launches "No-bullshit" eSports Peripherals by Acquiring Func and Starting an Indiegogo Campaign   
    Having a full-size keyboard is really nice when it comes to games like ARMA, all the zeroing buttons and zoom options are right there.
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    Lauen got a reaction from Shoob in SteelSeries Rival 300 or Steelseries Sensei [not razer please]   
    Welp, now I'm not that excited for it anymore. I guess I'll find out if I like it more than my Sensei. If I don't, it won't be a big deal anyway, it's a fairly cheap mouse. 
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    Lauen reacted to Shoob in SteelSeries Rival 300 or Steelseries Sensei [not razer please]   
    It has a modified A3050 sensor, which isn't as good as the one in the Rival 300 (PWM3310) and has perfect tracking only on 500 DPI. The switches are harder to press and mushier than the ones in the 300, because of the shell. For 40€ it's not bad at all for low sensitivity gamers.
    I was thinking of getting one, but they didn't have a glossy model, so I ended up buying a Rival 300.
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    Lauen reacted to KaminKevCrew in Few questions before I buy HyperX Cloud 2's   
    I had a 280pro. I liked them quite a bit, but Dat coiled cable was a nuisance for walking around.
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