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Choctaw111
12-25-2006, 08:53 AM
I just had to post this today. My wife got me a top of the line Alltec Lansing gaming headset (just for IL2) for Christmas. She said it was the most expensive one at the store so she bought it. Man I love this woman!! I am not sure why she bought it as she always complains how much time I spend flying it. Anyway I plug it in and keeping in mind I already have a very good 5.1 surround sound system I was not expecting any real improvements but let me tell you what. When I first started flying and cranked up the sound I was in total shock at the sounds and noises I was hearing that I had never heard before!!!! For the first time I will talk about the sound in this sim with more than just mediocrity. The most noticeable thing I detected with the sound was from inside the cockpit and it was amazing. I just wanted to share this with everyone. Merry Christmas to all... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Bearcat99
12-25-2006, 08:59 AM
One of the things I like about this sim is... it seems as if when you pgrade your hardware you get a new sim... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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NonWonderDog
12-25-2006, 10:04 AM
Yep, there's a BIG difference wearing decent headphones. Unfortunately, I simply can't fly the Me-109 with headphones on because of the supercharger whine. I get a headache within a minute or so.

josephs1959
12-25-2006, 12:39 PM
I don't mean to be cynical, but you wondered why she bought it for you. She could be setting you up for a return favor? Be on the look out for sudden surprises! You're mother in-law might be comming over for a visit! Or a huge bill is about to come in the mail! LOL, only kidding if she complains like you said she does and got it for you anyway thats nice. Merry Christimas guy.

josephs1959
12-25-2006, 12:40 PM
One more thing. Be nice to her there's always next Christimas and a X-fi Soundcard would go nice with those headphones.

Choctaw111
12-25-2006, 07:28 PM
Whatever next Christmas will bring will be with my SoW:BoB rig...that much is certain. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Assuming it will be released by then.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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SeaFireLIV
12-25-2006, 07:37 PM
I dunno. I have these phones and an XFI and I just don`t get this all encompassing effect. Maybe i`m doing something wrong. Maybe I expect too much. Although I haven`t tried it on 4.07 yet...

jermin122
12-25-2006, 07:47 PM
4.07 does have a huge improvement on the sound.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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papotex
12-25-2006, 09:38 PM
i bought these koss digital headphones that i was stunned at how great the sound was in IL2...
i would fly hours with them and flying jets with their whining, or Brothers in arms with their realistic weapon sounds.... today i have this whistleing my ears that wont go away and is driving me crazy. im worried i messed up my hearing. word of caution

Flying_Nutcase
12-25-2006, 10:24 PM
I have a pair of Plantronics SP500's. I don't know how they compare with the Alltec Lansing, but I luuuurv the sound of the Do-335 V13 while on the runway - powering up & taxing. That's the only plane I've spent time with since getting the DVD, so I'm not sure about the others.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Esel1964
12-25-2006, 11:45 PM
I've got Altec-Lansing speakers and sub-woofer,and my computer sounds as good as or better than my Sony home stereo.

They definitely make great stuff,congrats Choctaw,enjoy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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josephs1959
12-25-2006, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
I dunno. I have these phones and an XFI and I just don`t get this all encompassing effect. Maybe i`m doing something wrong. Maybe I expect too much. Although I haven`t tried it on 4.07 yet... Try this; All programs/Creative/soundblaster X-Fi/Entertainment Mode You should see what looks like a stereo component. Silver with blue screen.Along the bottom of the blue screen is an array of tabs. Start with the second one from the left./EAX Effects/Effects Amount- Slide the slider from 0.0db to full.Then to Main Display, press the arrow.Next in line, 3d-Slide the slider all the way down to surround.I find that Entertainment Mode is more realistic than game mode. In game Mode there's too much bass. But pick and choose experiment and try what you like.

WTE_Mauler
12-26-2006, 04:16 AM
Originally posted by josephs1959:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
I dunno. I have these phones and an XFI and I just don`t get this all encompassing effect. Maybe i`m doing something wrong. Maybe I expect too much. Although I haven`t tried it on 4.07 yet... Try this; All programs/Creative/soundblaster X-Fi/Entertainment Mode You should see what looks like a stereo component. Silver with blue screen.Along the bottom of the blue screen is an array of tabs. Start with the second one from the left./EAX Effects/Effects Amount- Slide the slider from 0.0db to full.Then to Main Display, press the arrow.Next in line, 3d-Slide the slider all the way down to surround.I find that Entertainment Mode is more realistic than game mode. In game Mode there's too much bass. But pick and choose experiment and try what you like. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well I've tried the above and reckon the game mode works best (for my ears that is!). Tried the two sliders mentioned and **** yea those two make a BIG difference. Cheers for making my gaming experience even more immersive! Keeping it in Game Mode with these settings!

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SeaFireLIV
12-26-2006, 06:17 AM
Thanks, josephs1959, I was never quite sure how to set the settings so left it on default with just the CMSS 3D on. I`ll try it. Who knows? Maybe I`ll be posting back in capital letters. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Mysticpuma2003
12-26-2006, 07:16 AM
Choctaw, if ever you split up, can I have first refusal...one her....not you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


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Choctaw111
12-26-2006, 08:02 AM
Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
Choctaw, if ever you split up, can I have first refusal...one her....not you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


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She was very amused by your post...LOL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Who knows, maybe we will someday have another female Il2 afficianado (did I spell that right?) around here. Once can never tell...<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Heavy_Weather
12-26-2006, 08:42 AM
yep, the sound engine in this version has a big improvement. 8)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Esel1964
12-26-2006, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Choctaw111:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
Choctaw, if ever you split up, can I have first refusal...one her....not you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


(did I spell that right?) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes Sir,you nailed it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Tell Mrs. Choctaw that Mrs. Esel occasionally will try some landings,offline of course.She's got the take-off and general flight down,as well as touch n' goes(usually).She just has to stop bouncing on landing before she runs out of runway. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Choctaw111
12-27-2006, 07:52 PM
Tell Mrs. Choctaw that Mrs. Esel occasionally will try some landings,offline of course.She's got the take-off and general flight down,as well as touch n' goes(usually).She just has to stop bouncing on landing before she runs out of runway. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif[/QUOTE]

I will tell her Esel. Maybe she will give it a go. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Pirschjaeger
12-27-2006, 08:24 PM
In Egypt they have a word that cannot really be translated with one word in English. It's kinda like congratulations, good for you, and I'm happy for you all in one convenient word.

So, in regards to getting your headphones I say "Mabruk". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

That being said, if the Mrs tries to fly this sim, be fair and share your new headset. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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