I've been trying to figure out what the best settings are for TLOU in use with the PS Pulse wireless digital 7.1 VSS headset. A little searching around told me the best output format is Linear PCM 7.1, but what should I set center speaker and dynamic range as. My options are:
Center Speaker: Small or Large.
Dynamic Range: Default, Max, Wide, Narrow, or Midnight.
If anyone knows anything about this stuff, I would greatly appreciate some guidance. Thank you
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With headphones I would set it to LPCM as it is uncompressed pure audio and is as close as you will get to the actual audio master tracks. DTS and Dolby are compressed like mp3 only they are mutichannel. I would set dynamic range to full since you are wearing headphone as you will have no trouble hearing even the faintest sounds. I would use full dynamic range anyway as that is how the audio would have been recorded. Louder does not equal better. I dont know anything about the headset but if you can disable any virtual surround settings I would do so. If you override 5.1 or 7.1 with virtual surround processing you can get phase cancellation and loose low end.
anybody else have an opinion on this? trying to figure out best audi settings for a Sony Pulse Headset.
Reason I am using the "stereo headset" option is because the Pulse is not a true 7.1 headset. So I though the pmc7.1 would get messed up.
I guess ill try switching my options..
I must say though, the sound amazing in my headphones already. and the Bass Impact has been hugely helpful
after running some tests in-game with Sony Pulse Heaset, here's what I found:
"stereo headset" and dynamic range=normal is the best setting.
also i put Bass Impact at about 50-60%--it really helps for the sound cue of when enemies start to see you.
When I set it to PCM7.1 dynamic range=maximum, i missed a lot of the "banter dialouge" that that enemies say (i play with subtitles on, and never heard the actual lines).
as for your astros...I assume your audio experience would be great with "headset" and dynamic range=normal.
but since you have true 7.1, just test out the PMC7.1 and dynamic range=maximum. but you can always fall back on my Pulse settings
Thanks for all the feedback evryone. Given that gunns actually ran some tests, I'll take his word for Stereo Headset + Normal range, but maybe I'll play around with it a bit to see what I like.