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Old July 8, 2009, 01:52 PM
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Default ASUS Xonar settings for Valve games

I figured Source based games have their own software sound independent from hardware audio, so does it matter what type of settings I have in Xonar audio control panel? Do I need 8 channels, GX, DSP gaming mod, Dolby Headphones, etc. enabled? I'm using headphones and I tried the "headphones" option in Left4Dead audio settings, didn't like that, tried 7.1 option and it sounded better in headphones although it was louder, directional audio was good. What Xonar's role in all this?
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Old July 8, 2009, 02:40 PM
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Leave the in game settings at 5.1 or 7.1, and let the Xonar driver sort it out. I find that seems to work the best. Make your changes in the Xonar software, and they will carry through all your games.
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Old July 8, 2009, 06:31 PM
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Just did a few experiments and learned that Valve games should be treated like any other, i.e. have 8 channels, GX, DSP gaming mod, Dolby Headphones, otherwise the sound is flat.
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