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Razer Upgrades Your Stereo Headphones to 7.1 Gaming Surround Sound

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Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced the latest member of its software family: Razer Surround.
Razer Surround is a state-of-the-art audio engine that provides 7.1 virtual surround sound with any stereo headphones. The current generation of virtual surround technology often provides inaccurate listening experiences because individuals perceive sound differently based on their distinct ear sizes and shapes. As such, virtual surround sound traditionally falls short compared to discrete surround sound setups.

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Yeah, but did these get approval from the poker player?

I mean, that's the most important thing, right?
 
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Currently trying out the software - there is a noticeable difference in the sound while gaming one of the biggest things i noticed is the bass boost ;)
 

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I installed it to try using my senn cx300II phones, it seems to work ok, plus you can switch it to offline mode if you like.
 

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Tried it! It wants me to log in. No.

Uninstalled it.
 
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if it works well, since it is free right now, it is probably worth signing up for so long as you don't have to login to their system every time you want to use it...
 
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its a cloud based service so, yes you do have to log in every time
 
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I installed it but it dosen't pick up my audio sources so I can't get it to work
 
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I don't get it why exactly do you need a "cloud system" for something everyone else do 100% offline...
 
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3rd party headphone DRM.

Ford will be pleased.
 
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Cloud based sound driver? :laugh: What's next, scanning my pe**s before i can enter the bathroom? Thanks, no.
 
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2020:

Power up your PC - Needs to be connected to Cloud to verify the serial nr of your mobo.
Loading OS - Only if you pay monthly fee to M$ to use its OS
Loading drivers - You need to be always online for DRM check (as Razer patented this on 2013)
Running applications - Need broadband connection, since all of them are installed on the Cloud
Running games - Same as above + DRM always check + mandatory monthly fee to play online
 

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2020:

Power up your PC - Needs to be connected to Cloud to verify the serial nr of your mobo.
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Running applications - Need broadband connection, since all of them are installed on the Cloud
Running games - Same as above + DRM always check + mandatory monthly fee to play online
Alternatively, use Linux.
 
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If linux had the success of microsoft it would be just as greedy.
while this is off topic, i have to correct you. Linux is open source and decentralized. Sure, you have the Linux kernel which is the foundation of the operating system, but then you have dozens of distributions built on top of it that act completely differently. There can be no commercial success of Linux since Linux is not a company. Microsoft is closed source and for profit. Greed is in their very nature. Linux on the other hand is free and open source. Red Hat and Canonical are really the only two corporations that have made a profit by using the Linux kernel and tweaking it. Even then, they make their money mostly from support agreements and not from the software.

Therefore, if you use a program like the one Razor is selling in a Linux environment, someone will come a long and make a freely available version that doesn't require any sort of internet connection to use.
 
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Linux Advocate indeed! :D
 
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Therefore, if you use a program like the one Razor is selling in a Linux environment, someone will come a long and make a freely available version that doesn't require any sort of internet connection to use.
yeah windows have em too.. in the form of cracked executables
 
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Alternatively, use Linux.
If Linux was more supported by the games industry, a lot of people would dump Microsoft and use Linux of some form. Since it isnt, and its a bitch to get a game to work in Linux even using Wine, people will be using MS. Hell, even for games ive bought in the past (see Bioshock with their shitty amount of limited installs) i eventually just cracked my paid for copy just to play it. Im not going to call or email a company everytime i want to/need to uninstall and reinstall a game.
 

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yeah windows have em too.. in the form of cracked executables
this made me laugh :)

If Linux was more supported by the games industry, a lot of people would dump Microsoft and use Linux of some form. Since it isnt, and its a bitch to get a game to work in Linux even using Wine, people will be using MS. Hell, even for games ive bought in the past (see Bioshock with their shitty amount of limited installs) i eventually just cracked my paid for copy just to play it. Im not going to call or email a company everytime i want to/need to uninstall and reinstall a game.
I think Linux is a much better platform for indie game developers so I hope to see growth there. With Steam supporting a limited amount of titles on Ubuntu the Linux community has made giant leaps forward in terms of accessibility. I don't see this trend slowing down anytime soon. It is just as easy to play games on Linux as it is Windows, we just need more opengl developers and better video drivers.
 

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I will stick with my headphone amp and onboard DAC.



SQ is pretty good ;)