Positional audio for the win


#1

Hey who of you has some sort of positional audio? I think the smallest setup that gets you anywhere is 5.1 surround.

I’ve got such a setup and i can really recommend it. The positional audio is quite good in Evolve and sometimes I know where to go only because of the audio clues, Goliath’s leaping sound for example.

if you consider a surround setup would you buy an amp and a pick and choose collection of four speakers and a sub or rather one of those all in one solutions that the bigger tv manufacturers have on offer?


#2

I have boxed 5.1 setup (Onkyo) which works well for me, but the difference when using my Astro’s is incredible.


#3

I have one earphone that works, and they’re the old kind from Apple.

;-;


#4

Running the Razer Tiamat 7.1 headset, and it’s amazing. It’s almost as good as having permanent animal sense.


#5

you mean like one half of a stereo headphone?
how do you even win like that :wink:


#6

These-

But one is busted.

EDIT: Pictures not uploading. Grrr.


#7

Onkyo is good quality i don’t know what Astro is though.

I have a Denon amp with Elac boxes, works like an A

That’s what i appreciate about consoles, it’s easier to setup surround sound. A PC is often underneath a desk and then where would you put those speakers?

surround headphones are nice as well. But mostly theycome with more cables than i can count and an instruction manual that kind of reads like a sudoku turned upside down


#8

why wouldn’t you get a new one?

it’s a cool thing to have, just get yourself some nice high quality stereo headphones and you can also use them for your spotify and other stuff. It’s a good thing


#9

I’m laaaaaazy…You have to choose one, and then find it, and then buy it…nnnggngnhnhnh.


#10

Yeah sure but it’s worthwhile.

Im sure you have some stores where you can try out headphones and then choose one. I wouldn’t buy one without testing it, because the technical data etc don’t necessarily mean it’s gonna sound nice.

I can vouch for any headphones from Panasonic and Sony and Bang & Olufsen though. There you simply can’t buy wrong, if you look at a price range above, say 120 bucks or so


#11

Yeeeeeaaaaaah, I’ll do it, I’ll do it…Later. :wink:


#12

Astro’s are surround heads, and now they come cordless…unfortunately mine are last generation. Still great quality though!


#13

Why are cordless headsets such a big deal? :stuck_out_tongue: Is the cord that much of a bother?


#14

Yes it is.


#15

Sound design in general has came a long way in recent years… Just a simple stereo headset will blow your mind.


#16

Nyeeeh… I prefer using headphones, you get so much more information out of sound with them…
Got some Steelseries Siberia V2 headset the other day, cause my other set died last week :<


#17

I like how you heard the tyrant growl and I did with my terribad earphone but @Shin didn’t. :stuck_out_tongue:


#18

Tyrant roar in the background
“He just took a Tyrant”
“wait, thats a tyrant dying?”
“ayup.”
:3


#19

I was listening to music, and had only one headphone on my left ear. ~shrugs~


#20

I never knew that was a Tyrnat death sound! I always thought it was like a wildlife mating call or something. :stuck_out_tongue: