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Gerald

@JaxonH hello there. Yes, tried playing around with the settings, but just can’t the picture good. It’s only an Issue with the Ages games.
Picture is fine if Scanlines are switched off. But I do like the retro feel that you get from Scanlines.
No issues with Arcade Archives or Capcom. Both Sunset Riders and Final Fight look ok with Scanlines

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JaxonH

@Wavey84
Ya, I had the same sticker shock when I first read about it. Thought no way would I ever spend that much. But the more I researched, the more I realized it was the only one that ticked all the right boxes. And, I got it for $2249 after a 10% off coupon for new customers through Sennheiser. Still a lot, but felt like a good enough deal to bite as someone who doesn't really have the setup to do rear speakers. It needs room to work properly and bounce off the walls to simulate surround speakers, and my room isn't really the ideal setup for it, but it still sounds fantastic. I'm happy. And it has incredible bass down to 30 Hz on its own, but... I still wanted a sub for that serious punch. I like that it lets you hook up any subwoofer you want and automatically handles crossover at 80 Hz.

Anyways though... if your LG surround sounds bad without a sub, why not just leave the sub connected? Any particular reason you'd want to use it without the subwoofer?

Speaking of sharpness, I saw LG's "super resolution" in the TV settings. But I read it adds lag, like 80 ms. Good for Netflix, not so good for gaming. I remember using something like that on my old Hisense TV when Zelda BotW released, and it looked way better, but the processing lag was noticeable.

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Also, what is it about the Bose 700 that you like versus other soundbars? I watched a review on it, and it seems to be a great bar, but there's also the Sonos Arc, the Samsung HW-Q950-A at 11.1.4 and the Vizio Elevate in that price range. I think the Sonos Arc is like $1700 though after buying all the extras though. So more in line with Ambeo pricing.

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Joeynator3000

@JaxonH
This is the one I have...crappy page but, it's where I bought it, so...yeah. xD
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-5-1-2-channel-soundbar-wit...

Anyways yeah, my sound bar sits underneath my computer monitor, with my TV off to the side mounted on the wall. so, no worries about it blocking anything. xD

My Monster Hunter Rise Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzirEG5duST1bEJi0-9kUORu5SRfvuTLr

Discord server: https://discord.gg/fGUnxcK
Keep it PG-13-ish.

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JaxonH

@Joeynator3000
I was thinking about mounting my TV. Did you do it yourself or pay someone to do it for you? And how much was the kit?

Just seems like a pain to find the studs in the wall and move everything to do it.

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Joeynator3000

Someone else did it, I ain't strong enough to mess with that TV myself. xD

My Monster Hunter Rise Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzirEG5duST1bEJi0-9kUORu5SRfvuTLr

Discord server: https://discord.gg/fGUnxcK
Keep it PG-13-ish.

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JaxonH

And... got my subwoofer today. This thing can pound. Of course, I tuned it to blend in with the soundbar, not take center stage. But it sounds great. Gives some serious punch to the audio. Bullets hit harder and music bangs deeper. Sounds more like being in a real theater. Which, I guess is the whole point of home theater, huh.

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JaxonH

Bought the Dolby Access app from Windows store. It works great for headphones. Played Mass Effect Legendary and the sound is incredible.

But for Home Theater mode you have to connect the PC directly to the Ambeo, which would sacrifice VRR and 120fps. Since I prefer to use headphones for PC anyways as it blocks the noise from the fans, I'm OK with just using the Dolby Atmos for headphones when gaming on PC. And I don't bother with HDR for gaming since I'm not a fan of it- its great for TV and movies but not so much for games, which solves all the Windows 10 HDR issues as well.

But ya, I'm impressed with the Dolby Atmos for Headphones on Windows. I'm not sure which games have Atmos. But it sounds great in Mass Effect. A perfect alternative to home theater for PC, where headphones make more sense to use.

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JaxonH

@Wavey84
I would love a massive wall mounted 8k TV (at least, once 8k becomes standard, which is a long ways off, and even though games may get there, it'll be a very long time before streaming will ever get there). Unfortunately I don't have the room. Could probably squeeze 65 but, I like the convenience of 55 and honestly it feels just right at 6 feet.

I probably wouldn't use a sub if neighbors were an issue either. I have heard of those things you can buy to put a sub on though that dampens the vibrations. Lots of reviews say neighbors stopped complaining after being used. Maybe paired with a small sub on reasonable levels nobody would hear anything.

I'm hoping I get 5 years from this OLED, and by the time it's run its course mini-LED will have matured to the point it can rival OLED without ghosting. Even now Samsung Neo QLED are really good. But I think in 5 years time they'll have a higher LED count more in a higher density LED array. Then again, if I can get 5 years out of OLED I may just stick with it.

That Bose is nice. I don't care what anyone says- I bought a pair of wired earbud headphones from Bose like 15 years ago for $100 (got em half price though), and to this day they're still working and sound great. Most comfy earbuds I've ever used and best low end bass while still sounding balanced.

You sound like money is of no concern though- have you thought about looking into the Ambeo? It doesn't need a sub and gets down to 30 Hz on its own, does full Dolby Atmos and honestly, it sounds incredible. It's not as sleek as the Bose, or as small, and it won't give you true surround with rears. But the performance is top notch, and the eARC is good.

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JaxonH

@Kirby_EU
Hm… it looks cool, but I’m not too familiar with Razer. I’ve always been a fan of the SteelSeries Arctis line of headsets myself.

Reason being, their Arctis 9 Wireless connects wirelessly to Switch via USB dongle, yet also offers Bluetooth for connecting to Discord on your phone, and it mixes the audio. It also works for PC, but I like the Arctis 1 Wireless for that. It has a super slim USB-C dongle that not only works for PC and PS5, it also works for Switch in handheld mode. Granted, it doesn’t also have Bluetooth to connect to your phone for mixing chat audio, but usually when playing online it’s at home, docked, and that’s what the Arctis 9 Wireless is for.

I’d like to get a nice pair of high end, audiophile grade wireless headphones for gaming. But all the high end ones are Bluetooth only as they’re made for music and passive media, or come corded. For gaming on Switch/PS5/PC, a dedicated low latency wireless dongle is a must. I suppose Arctis Pro is an option, but I’m not sure how much better it sounds.

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Found a rtings comparison between the two

https://www.rtings.com/headphones/tools/compare/steelseries-a...

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JaxonH

@Wavey84
I know a lot of enthusiasts will claim otherwise, but I can only speak from my personal experience here... I feel like 120 fps is over rated. Now, don't get me wrong. I played Monster Hunter Stories 2 at 120 fps on PC, with VRR, and it was as smooth as smooth gets. You can notice the difference. However, the difference wasn't much. It felt like an ever so slight improvement over 60. Not saying I didn't appreciate it. Of course I did. But the difference was small enough that, I don't really feel like I'm "missing out" playing a game at 60 instead. I really do feel like 4k 60 is the sweet spot. In the case of MH Stories 2, I was able to attain 4k and 120fps. But for many other games, it's too demanding. And I've found the jump to 4k is a better improvement than the jump to 120fps. And when using DLSS, the 4k looks just as good as native to my eyes (as long as it's balanced and not performance mode DLSS).

I hear alot of ppl rave about Wonderboy, but I couldn't get into it. Metroid Dread, on the other hand. I can hardly contain my excitement. That latest trailer was fire. It's been too long. I need some Metroid.

Question for ya. It's about headphones. So, I've been considering the Arctis Pro Wireless which comes with a DAC that can connect via Optical. Normally, you'd connect it directly to the PS or PC. But I want to use it for both PS and PC (I already have Arctis 9 Wireless for Switch) and thought maybe I could connect to the TV optical out, since I'm already doing audio pass through for eARC. But there's a USB cable that's also supposed to connect to the system for chat. Is such a setup possible? And if so, how should the USB be connected? Plugging USB into TV probably wouldn't work for chat on PC and PS5, and I'm not sure if audio can go out of both the Optical and HDMI via eARC at the same time.

Thoughts?

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JaxonH

@Wavey84
That's what I've been using. USB dongle for wireless. But the Arctis Pro has a frequency response of 10 Hz to 40 kHz versus the usual 20 Hz to 20 kHz, and the DAC can receive higher grade audio signals via optical. I would just use a USB-C dongle instead if it meant easy plugging in and out of various systems, but alas, there is no USB-C dongle version.

Arctis 9 Wireless is the most comfortable headset I've ever used, and the audio quality is mostly satisfactory, but the dongle for it isn't very convenient like the USB-C dongle of the Arctis 1. Arctis Pro has that same comfort and wider frequency range, and possibly a way to set up without changing dongles all the time.

I've been researching alternative headsets for some time but every one I've seen has a drawback. Beoplay Portals looked good but, Xbox only and no dongle/dac (I really prefer not relying on Bluetooth unless it's phone music)

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Turns out the Arctis 9 Wireless is the best solution after all, I think. USB dongle is corded, but after wrapping it up, it's easy to move between systems, even Switch. ChatMix works on PC and Switch, PS has built in ChatMix, and additional Bluetooth means mixing Discord from phone for Switch.

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JaxonH

@Wavey84
I did some serious research on the Audeze Penrose. And the consensus seemed to be, unparalleled sound quality- nothing else compares. Unfortunately, they need custom ear cups as you mentioned (I watched the How To video), there’s cracking and popping for a significant number of users, a low hissing and horrible wireless range, mic issues, doesn’t work well mixing Bluetooth, planar drivers are fragile, among a few other problems as well.

And that just kills me. Because the sound quality is apparently beyond reproach for wireless headphones. And Arctis Pro, from what I’ve read, don’t sound that much better than the Arctis 9 Wireless which I already have. And, honestly I’m happy with them. They sound noticeably better than my Bose Earbuds or Arctis 1 Wireless. Noticeably better. But I think I’m just not going to get the sound quality I’m looking for without going wired. I still have the Arctis 9 wireless to fall back on, with full ChatMix, Bluetooth mixing with 2.4 GHz wireless, and provide solid mid tier sound with all the benefits of wireless.

But I’ve read going wired, the Sennheiser 38X actually top the Pennrose, and barring going full studio headphones that require a DAC/amp, they’re basically the ones to buy. They’re only 28 ohms so the DualSense controller can drive them just fine. Found a coupon code, SAVE21, that knocked the price down to $156 shipped, versus the $180 + tax on Amazon.

So I’m going to give them a try and see how they compare. My only concern is whether the DualSense Bluetooth it uses can send a high enough quality signal, but it sounds promising from everything I’ve read. So whenever they arrive, I’m gonna give them a spin, and I’ll be sure to report back. I’ll also plug into the PC directly to see if sound quality is noticeably different than plugging into DualSense.

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JaxonH

@Wavey84
I really don't wanna deal with a DAC unless it can be connected to PC and PS5 at same time (Switch will continue using Arctis 9 wireless for the dual audio to mix Discord if needed).

Not sure how to set it up though. Buy a USB splitter which plugs into PS5 and PC, then a USB to Optical to run from splitter to DAC, then plug headphones into jack on DAC... that seems like a lot. I'm hoping I can skate by with just using Dualsense on PS5 and PC directly for PC.

If it sounds good, all is well. If it doesn't quite cut it, I may look into that DAC you posted

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JaxonH

QD-OLED from Samsung (TLC is also working on a similar product) could actually be the TVs of tomorrow, combining mini-LED and OLED in a hybrid fusion that captures the best aspects of both technologies

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/what-is-qd-oled-samsungs-next-...

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BrazillianCara

So I just came back from a 3-month long stay away from home, and I found out that my wireless headset (which I use to play the Switch docked) got some white mold on its pads. I already removed and cleaned them with vinegar, and left them to dry for a while. Will this be enough? And if so, what do I do about the smell?

BrazillianCara

JaxonH

@BrazillianCara
Can usually buy replacement ear cups if needed. Depends on the headset of course, but you could Google search it if you're unsuccessful getting the smell out.

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JaxonH

@Wavey84
Went ahead and ordered that Schitt Hel 2. It's all in one, and what you said made me do some thinking. Why have a high end setup just to chinse out on the headphones. May as well go all in.

Had I known I was getting the DAC I may have looked at some other headphones before choosing but, I still think the 38X are a solid choice and have the benefit of working with Switch OLED in handheld mode.

Probably just gonna keep the DAC connected to the PS5, since I can run the 38X into the PC directly, and Switch actually outputs 5.1 surround for many games- it's the one console I prefer to use the soundbar for. PS5 3D audio doesn't work over HDMI and I can't get Dolby Atmos for Home Theater working properly on PC. Which is fine. I prefer Dolby Atmos for headphones as it blocks out the noise of the fans.

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BrazillianCara

@CactusMan Thanks! But just to be sure, you suggest using the freezer to remove the smell, the fungus (complementing the vinegar), or both?

BrazillianCara

BrazillianCara

@CactusMan Thanks again! Hopefully 8 or so hours in the freezer was enough to do the trick.

BrazillianCara

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