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I use a 5.1 surround system from Vizio for my 75'' Sony x900f tv

Sound Bar, 2 satellite speakers and a sub woofer (behind the theater sofa set)

Barely even use my TV's volume any more. No regrets and no going back lol.

 

 

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StokedUp said:
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If you're in a position that allows you to spend a few hundred dollars on an audio system, you really ought to do it. I think it is the most often overlooked, critically important part of a gaming setup. A lot of resources are spent on making modern games sound great. You need to spend some resources on your end to get the payoff. 

The biggest jump comes when you go from TV speakers to just about any kind of discreet audio system. It's night and day difference.  You can of course keep getting better and better from there. But, that initial improvement in audio performance that you get when you get rid of the TV speakers is huge.



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Headphones. I don't need no stinkin' fancy surround sound speaker system.



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Still my ancient JBL box set (5 satellites, 1 center, 1 active subwoofer and 1 passive subwoofer) I bought for my home entertainment 20 years ago).

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VAMatt said:
StokedUp said:
My TV

If you're in a position that allows you to spend a few hundred dollars on an audio system, you really ought to do it. I think it is the most often overlooked, critically important part of a gaming setup. A lot of resources are spent on making modern games sound great. You need to spend some resources on your end to get the payoff. 

The biggest jump comes when you go from TV speakers to just about any kind of discreet audio system. It's night and day difference.  You can of course keep getting better and better from there. But, that initial improvement in audio performance that you get when you get rid of the TV speakers is huge.

To be fair I do sometimes wear headphones that give a surround sound and yes they are much better, I hear things that the tv doesn’t seem to give off and they also give the direction the sound is coming from. However I find them a distraction, I know it might sound weird (pun not intended) but I play much worse when I have the headphones on.



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StokedUp said:
VAMatt said:

If you're in a position that allows you to spend a few hundred dollars on an audio system, you really ought to do it. I think it is the most often overlooked, critically important part of a gaming setup. A lot of resources are spent on making modern games sound great. You need to spend some resources on your end to get the payoff. 

The biggest jump comes when you go from TV speakers to just about any kind of discreet audio system. It's night and day difference.  You can of course keep getting better and better from there. But, that initial improvement in audio performance that you get when you get rid of the TV speakers is huge.

To be fair I do sometimes wear headphones that give a surround sound and yes they are much better, I hear things that the tv doesn’t seem to give off and they also give the direction the sound is coming from. However I find them a distraction, I know it might sound weird (pun not intended) but I play much worse when I have the headphones on.

Yes, headphones also make a big difference.  I find it strange that you play worse with them though.  I definitely play better with headphones, as I can determine the position of an enemy much better.  Maybe it's cuz you're not used to them.



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I have a Sony HT ZF9 dolby atmos system. The rear speakers I'll have soon as well. It sounds amazing for games, movies and music.



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