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Improving audio on PC?

AS the title states i want to improve my audio on PC, i have a Artic pro headset and i did nothing other than connect it and start using (meaning i didn't download anything software or anything). My thing is that i am told that in games people can hear other people while close (i.e Warzone, apex, etc). So i ask is there anything i need to download or change on my pc to make my sonic experience on the pc better?

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25 minutes ago, DespereauxINC said:

AS the title states i want to improve my audio on PC, i have a Artic pro headset and i did nothing other than connect it and start using (meaning i didn't download anything software or anything). My thing is that i am told that in games people can hear other people while close (i.e Warzone, apex, etc). So i ask is there anything i need to download or change on my pc to make my sonic experience on the pc better?

Get new headphones... Nothing more to say really. Gaming brands for keyboards or mice should not be making audio products. Get your headphones from a company who specializes in audio. And get all your other peripherals from companies that know that stuff. I don't think you can improve your audio experience with arctis pro's headsets. They are horrendous. And windows sonic is not very beneficial at all. Just degrades the overall audio experience and quality.

PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My PC specs & audio gear

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb 3000mhz, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 2pcs of 500gb M2 SSDs, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming/Music🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm W/Straight cable and Dekoni Elite Velour Pads 

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

The T.bone SC400 XLR mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Cooler Master MM711, had a G502 HERO but was too heavy for my liking.

Why spend thousands on peripherals and your PC and forget one of the most important things... Audio.

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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3 minutes ago, Tigerleon said:

Get new headphones... Nothing more to say really. Gaming brands for keyboards or mice should not be making audio products. Get your headphones from a company who specializes in audio. And get all your other peripherals from companies that know that stuff. I don't think you can improve your audio experience with arctis pro's headsets. They are horrendous. And windows sonic is not very beneficial at all. Just degrades the overall audio experience and quality.

Any you recommend? @Tigerleon

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3 minutes ago, DespereauxINC said:

Any you recommend? @Tigerleon

Wired or wireless? Budget?

PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My PC specs & audio gear

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb 3000mhz, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 2pcs of 500gb M2 SSDs, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming/Music🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm W/Straight cable and Dekoni Elite Velour Pads 

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

The T.bone SC400 XLR mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Cooler Master MM711, had a G502 HERO but was too heavy for my liking.

Why spend thousands on peripherals and your PC and forget one of the most important things... Audio.

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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3 minutes ago, DespereauxINC said:

Wireless preferably, as for budget max 300. @Tigerleon

HyperX Flight S. These are essentially good gaming headphones with a mic and with studio drivers. As for wired heaphones which you will get much more out of and you have the budget for a DAC/amp as well. Then I will recommend the Cooler Master MH751 with the Sound Blaster G5.

PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My PC specs & audio gear

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb 3000mhz, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 2pcs of 500gb M2 SSDs, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming/Music🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm W/Straight cable and Dekoni Elite Velour Pads 

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

The T.bone SC400 XLR mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Cooler Master MM711, had a G502 HERO but was too heavy for my liking.

Why spend thousands on peripherals and your PC and forget one of the most important things... Audio.

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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17 minutes ago, Tigerleon said:

HyperX Flight S. These are essentially good gaming headphones with a mic and with studio drivers. As for wired heaphones which you will get much more out of and you have the budget for a DAC/amp as well. Then I will recommend the Cooler Master MH751 with the Sound Blaster G5.

Apologizes for the constant messages. So wired is better than wireless for sound quality? What exactly does the G5 do?

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18 minutes ago, DespereauxINC said:

Apologizes for the constant messages. So wired is better than wireless for sound quality? What exactly does the G5 do?

Of course wired is better. The G5 is an amp/DAC combo which improves sound quality immensely for almost everything, PC, xbox, ps4. So you get the best sound fidelity without getting interefence inside of your PC or bad amplification.

PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My PC specs & audio gear

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb 3000mhz, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 2pcs of 500gb M2 SSDs, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming/Music🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm W/Straight cable and Dekoni Elite Velour Pads 

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

The T.bone SC400 XLR mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Cooler Master MM711, had a G502 HERO but was too heavy for my liking.

Why spend thousands on peripherals and your PC and forget one of the most important things... Audio.

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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23 hours ago, Tigerleon said:

HyperX Flight S. These are essentially good gaming headphones with a mic and with studio drivers. As for wired heaphones which you will get much more out of and you have the budget for a DAC/amp as well. Then I will recommend the Cooler Master MH751 with the Sound Blaster G5.

What madness is this.

Why spend 90 pounds on a dac amp, 70 pound headphones. Just get 160 pound headphones be miles better. Thats a price point when spending extra money gets significant increase in quality.

The beyerdynamic custom game one is currently on sale at around 150 pounds. Thats a much better choice then a dac amp with cheap headphones.

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9 minutes ago, Ahoy Hoy said:

What madness is this.

Why spend 90 pounds on a dac amp, 70 pound headphones. Just get 160 pound headphones be miles better. Thats a price point when spending extra money gets significant increase in quality.

The beyerdynamic custom game one is currently on sale at around 150 pounds. Thats a much better choice then a dac amp with cheap headphones.

Not necessarily if the DAC output he has is either "dirty" or the amp doesn't have enough power if he wants other headphones in the future. 

PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My PC specs & audio gear

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb 3000mhz, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 2pcs of 500gb M2 SSDs, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming/Music🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm W/Straight cable and Dekoni Elite Velour Pads 

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

The T.bone SC400 XLR mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Cooler Master MM711, had a G502 HERO but was too heavy for my liking.

Why spend thousands on peripherals and your PC and forget one of the most important things... Audio.

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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15 minutes ago, Tigerleon said:

Not necessarily if the DAC output he has is either "dirty" or the amp doesn't have enough power if he wants other headphones in the future. 

Why do you presume every audio output is bad. At no point has he said he has a audio problem. Most people do not have problems with there computers audio. He hasnt said he cares about upgrades in headphones in the future. Most people dont care about future upgrades they care about now.

If hes gone and bought what you recommend. Hes spent 70 pounds on some good headphones for the price and wasted 90 pounds on something which isnt improving his audio by anything major and isnt benefiting him.

If you read his post again you'll notice that the headphones he currently has cost around 200 pounds. Im not saying steel series is the pinacol of audio quality but 200 pounds also doesnt get you nothing. So maybe try and help him with his problem instead of recommending wasting his money.

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On 11/30/2020 at 2:39 PM, DespereauxINC said:

AS the title states i want to improve my audio on PC, i have a Artic pro headset and i did nothing other than connect it and start using (meaning i didn't download anything software or anything). My thing is that i am told that in games people can hear other people while close (i.e Warzone, apex, etc). So i ask is there anything i need to download or change on my pc to make my sonic experience on the pc better?

The steelseries website has software which is compatible with the headphones https://steelseries.com/engine. But I dont know if it doesnt anything audio wise it looks like it changes LED colours. Worth a try.


I cant think of any reason why you cant hear sounds in game. The headphones produce the sound they are told to produce. Maybe check windows settings and game settings. Make sure you got stereo on and on the games the audio source is set to stereo headphones. Try and reduce background noises such a music may be helpful.

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12 minutes ago, Ahoy Hoy said:

f hes gone and bought what you recommend. Hes spent 70 pounds on some good headphones for the price and wasted 90 pounds on something which isnt improving his audio by anything major and isnt benefiting him.

This will benefit him greatly compared to some cheaply made overpriced steelseries headphones. All headphones benefit from a better DAC let alone an amp even though they probably aren't even hard to drive.

PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My PC specs & audio gear

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb 3000mhz, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 2pcs of 500gb M2 SSDs, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming/Music🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm W/Straight cable and Dekoni Elite Velour Pads 

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

The T.bone SC400 XLR mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Cooler Master MM711, had a G502 HERO but was too heavy for my liking.

Why spend thousands on peripherals and your PC and forget one of the most important things... Audio.

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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1 hour ago, Tigerleon said:

This will benefit him greatly compared to some cheaply made overpriced steelseries headphones. All headphones benefit from a better DAC let alone an amp even though they probably aren't even hard to drive.

a 90 pound dac and amp paired with 70 pound headphones is not benefiting anyone compared to having better headphones. Think about price to performance. A cheap DAC is not a worth while upgrade on a working system which is not causing any problems. 

Im not buying thousand pound tiers for a cheap Nissan Micra (cheap car worth around 1 grand) because its not a worth while upgrade compared to getting a better car. The better tiers would make it perform better but spend the money on a better car in the first place is better value to performance.

The steelsereis headphones are still 200 pounds like I said not the pinacol of audio quality but they arnt selling you ten pound chinese crap for two hundred and running to the bank there is some quality in them. They probably are over price for their performance but they do perform and should be perfectly capable of the original problem being game sounds being hard to hear.
 

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On 11/30/2020 at 6:39 AM, DespereauxINC said:

AS the title states i want to improve my audio on PC, i have a Artic pro headset and i did nothing other than connect it and start using (meaning i didn't download anything software or anything). My thing is that i am told that in games people can hear other people while close (i.e Warzone, apex, etc). So i ask is there anything i need to download or change on my pc to make my sonic experience on the pc better?

From my experience, connecting my headphones to a USB audio interface has provided the most significant audio quality boost that I've ever experienced. I haven't tried it with gaming yet, but music sounds so much better with this setup. You'll need to get a 3.5mm adaptor or a pair of studio headphones to pull this off, but the difference really is night and day. This also allows you to plug in a nicer microphone, which can help other players hear you better as well. I recommend the Steinberg UR12 since it's cheap and durable.

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5 hours ago, Ahoy Hoy said:

The steelsereis headphones are still 200 pounds like I said not the pinacol of audio quality but they arnt selling you ten pound chinese crap for two hundred and running to the bank there is some quality in them. They probably are over price for their performance but they do perform and should be perfectly capable of the original problem being game sounds being hard to hear.
 

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2, You should know by now that price matters little in the audio space, buying a more expensive thing doesn't make it work any better. There are bad expensive mics and even more bad expensive headphones, especially gaming ones. 

 

For instance, I would rather listen to just about any reasonable KZ earbuds than the Shure 215s, I'd rather use an Aston Stealth than an SM7B, I'd much rather use Tannoy Monitors than anything BOSE makes, I'd much rather have ATHM40X than a Razer headset and I'd much rather use a 3U Audio Warbler over a solid state Neumann... Price doesn't mean shit in the low to mod range of the audio world, what matters is performance and a $70 DACAMP will beat the pants off motherboard audio when it comes to powering anything 250ohm or above or anything with low sensitivity and many times everything else as well due to interference on the motherboards audio chips.

 

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