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Solved The audio quality I need for video and game playback.


Arcturus Fyr

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Checking my audio quality levels, I noticed my default setting was 24bit 48000hz (studio quality.) Is that a setting I should continue using?

The only sound output device i'm using are only a pair of Skullcandy ear phones, in-regards to that i'm assuming such a level isn't needed for playback.

So can anyone recommend me a level I should use that will be the most appropriate for my earphones?

Please respond as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance.
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CountMike

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That's very dificult to say, it depends on to many factors. From how sensitive your ears are to how detailed sound in games is. It could be different in different games. Best thing is to keep lowering until it's unsatisfactory for you. I don't think it matters a lot to game's performance, if that's what concerns you. Those settings for sound are all "up to", if something is recorded in low format, no settings in reproduction are going to make it better.
 

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Arcturus Fyr

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Thank you for responding, that's actually quite refreshing to hear. To be honest, yes. I was indeed hoping to eke out some performance gain by doing this, it seems some particular games of mine just have issues with the certain sound settings.

I hoped there would be some kind of stability and/or performance gain by lowering the default sound setting that I had, but I see it's not that simple.

Thanks for clearing some of that confusion for me.
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    MXM Sager
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    Dual-Channel 16gb 1600mhz 2x8 (Stock)
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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 980m SLI gddr5 w/8gb Vram dedicated
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