Jan 15, 2019

Gaming Audiophile Tech

Here, on massdrop i can't seem to find any Hi-end Gaming dac/amps with virtual surround sound Would anyone else like some eg... Sound BlasterX G6 7.1 HD Gaming DAC Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO Gaming Audio Amplifier
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You won't find any DACs that have virtual surround for audiophile use; the feature is a form of DSP that (most feel) negatively affects the listening experience. Honestly. I find that with my system, even without virtual surround, I have better awareness of stuff in games (caveat: I'm a filthy casual). The separation between sounds is phenomenal on audiophile systems (yes, even budget ones) and I don't miss the virtual surround at all.
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Having used the GSX1000 (same as GSX 1200 minus the Chat Link feature) for a short period of time I can confirm that the DSP/virtual surround settings definitely ruined the music listening experience. You definitely need to fiddle around with settings/presets when switching between between games and music. The amp section of the GSX1000/1200 isn't very powerful either, but enough to get the job done with cans that most people would use for gaming.