Virtual surround on Xbox One with headphones

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  1. dobwal

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    I've seen some comments that preference Sonic over Atmos at least on PCs.
     
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    I think it's just the difference of providing it as a service on the console. Overwatch had Dolby Atmos for headphones on the PC long before it became a feature of Windows 10. I don't see any reason why a PS4 game could not support it on their own.
     
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    There's also the matter of having to license it and, minus a True Audio implementation, having the CPU cycles to spare.
     
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    I tried sonic on the pc and wasnt impressed to be honest
    remember some old hifi's had a stereo wide setting, it reminded me of that
     
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    I used sonic for a movie. Sounded good but the movie wasn't really a showcase for positional audio.

    I think it'll be more interesting when we get object based formats or games using things like steam audio.
     
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    Noticed some minor bugs with the update:
    - Crackling sounds when playing Phantom Dust that was fixed by resetting Headphone audio to stereo uncompressed
    - No sound with BC compatible Garou Mark of the Wolves fixed the same way as above

    Played with Halo some more with both uncompressed Windows Sonic and I can say for sure that it does help with knowing your position relative to enemies.
     
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    I'm guessing paying for the license can solved the same way MS is handling the situation by having u spend $15 for the app.
     
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    That's only for the headphone functionality. Outputting object-oriented audio as an Atmos stream to a decoder is free on both Windows 10 and Xbox One.
     
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    That's because GPU compute is not being used that heavily on PC, so there are more opportunities available when graphics work is not fully utilizing the GPU where audio work can be slipped in. On consoles this is not the case.
     
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    Doly Atmos for headphones with Battlefield 1. So good. Definitely paying for the Atmos app. May end up being a bust if apps/games start rolling their own HRTF, like that Steam Audio, but so far it's done a pretty nice job with any game I've tried. Battlefield 1 is the real standout so far.
     
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    Sorry for the necro. Didn't want to spam a new thread.

    I'm looking for suggestions for wireless headphones for my Xbox One. I'm trying to keep the budget low $50 or less. Yes, I'm a game peasant. Would be nice if they were also Bluetooth compatible so I can use them with other devices like my phone or PC. Anybody have any direct experience here? Thanks!

    Tommy McClain
     
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    I have no experience in this budget, but you can start here
    https://headphonesaddict.com/best-bluetooth-headphones-under-50/
    https://headphonesaddict.com/best-headphones-under-50/
     
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    Ok, you meant headsets and not headphones. Yes I guess that will be difficult below 50$:-(
     
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    AFAIK all USB wireless headsets works with xbox, just like ps4. The ones where the USB wireless basically showed as the usual audio output device on windows.
     
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    I would suggest getting your favourite regular pair of headphones. And if you need a mic; just buy a modmic and a y-splitter cable. Should save you a lot of money.
    I don’t recommend buying headsets anymore. Modmic offers a superior mic for much cheaper and you can attach it to any setup you like.

    the Y - cable will be for Xbox. Once you remove your Y cable it works for PC. Take off the modmic; use your headphones as regular listening for other stuff. Most versatile; cheapest option if you already have a headset.
     
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    Interesting. Nice recommendation. Will look more into that.

    BTW I did find out that RTINGS.com has been reviewing headsets...



    https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/best/xbox-one-headsets

    Tommy McClain
     
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    Didn't know that. Thanks for the recommendation. That might be an option, but I will need to research it further.

    Tommy McClain
     
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