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    Re: Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer - Pro's? Con's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel View Post
    Well you certainly need a good set of adequeately amplified headphones for Dolby Headphone to work well. CMSS-3D headphone can be more forgiving of cheap headsets.
    Um, my primary headphone setup is an AKG-701 powered by an headphone amp (I also note that I went with the Elite Pro model which has better DACs compared to the rest of the X-Fi series). Not exactly an entry-level setup, but the AKG-701 uses angled drivers. And you've previously commented that that there is a lack of synergy between Dolby Headphones and angled drivers headphones which is a bit unfortunate.

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    Re: Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer - Pro's? Con's?

    Yeah sorry, it's been a while since I used anything with angled drivers. With Dolby Headphone it can sound rather too narrow and distant. It may suit some but if you already find you hear a frontal headstage, DH will mess with it more than CMSS-3D.

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