Originally Posted by ccbrowning
Well, I don't use the extra cable usually. The card does have headphone and optical plugs built in.
I have searched and search, but still looking. Perhaps you can help?
EAX. Is this disabled when using headphones, and you are limited to CMSS?
Not asking to compare CMSS to EAX for audio quality.
Seems like some games give you option of EAX in settings, which adds "3d audio Hardware" support, but if you choose CMSS it is "software" or CPU bound.
Because it is a laptop, headphones will be used most of the time, so will ALL the features the ZS supports be available to headphone users (EAX 4.0, simulated 7.1 sound, etc), or is all that disabled, and you are left with CMSS (which may sound great, but defeats the hardware assist and extra features).
Or, do you enable both EAX 4.0 for it's extra features and hardware assist, and CMSS to correctly distribute the sounds to the 2 speaker headphones?
Thanks in advance!