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Steelseries – Siberia v3

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Soft to your ears

I did purchase one of these Siberia v3 and can recommend them. They cover the ear completly and are very soft. Especially for people like me, who wear glasses, its very important that the preasure on the ear isn’t that high.

Nice sound, decent bass

The sound quality is good as far as i can tell, great bass also. I also have some Panasonic headphones which also provide a decent sound quality and bass and look pretty awesome, but these don’t cover my ear completly, what makes them hurt over time but that’s my own fault.

Experience with Arma 3 and Siberia v3

In my opinion the Steelseries Siberia v3 are worth the money. Paired with my new Asus Xonar D2X i had a vast experience in Arma 3 today during first tests. Couldn’t test the microphone yet but i doubt that there will be an issue. Arma 3 is a single and multiplayer strategy wargame with almost all kinds of military units like choppers, aircrafts, vehicles, submarines and so on. I didn’t publish any content yet about Arma 3 but this might change in a few weeks.

The thumbnail-long microphone

The microphone on the Siberia V3, which indeed is not longer than a thumbnail and located on the left ear, seem to perform quite good. When i tested it on my own i did experience way too much echoing but on teamspeak the communication partners couldn’t confirm this. In fact, they said its a crystal clear sound they are getting from my microphone.

The Crystal Sound Problem on my x99 Deluxe

with BIOS 1601 the problem somehow disappeared for now. however i wasn’t happy with the digital to analog converter since it requires additional power supply and using usb power insead of power supply was a bad choice since the emitted frequencies i had earlier were injected in that converter too  through USB. What i then did was buying a Mass-Loop Devider (i dont know the correct english term for this). And even without this tiny piece the “noise” is almost gone.. In case it was a mass loop i can not tell where “problem” relied. It is not clear if the BIOS update was part of the solution or not. Could also have been any electrical device of my neighbours.

http://www.amazon.de/Massetrennfilter-Mantelstromfilter-Stereo-Line-%C3%9Cbertrager-Monacor-FGA-40/dp/3817133103

 

As i mentioned in a previous post, i had (but still have) a problem with my circuits that disturb audio. However, after trying to isolate and eliminate it i ended up surrendering. “Meanwhile i do not know who to blame but due to the problems that came up with Asus Motherboard i kept throwing la culpa at Asus”

 

Replacing some of the components

I did buy an additional Sound Card from Asus (Asus Xonar D2X) and an additional Power Supply (Corsair AX1200i) but with no effect. I tried a lot and buying these components was my last attempt. I could go further and buy a new Graphics Card or RMA the Mainboard and Graphics Card. If i did so, i almost could assemble a second RIG. At first i was thinking its only the Graphics Card that is emiting bad signals to the lines, but no matter if the i7-5930K CPU or the EVGA GTX 770 were rendering, i always ended up with bad signals on audio ouput.

Asus Xonar D2X Corsair Ax1200i Power Supply

  • I did test different Driver Versions
  • Made changes in the BIOS
  • Did run the system with basic settings
  • Did move the PSU out of range of the Mainboard
  • Did use different PCIe slots
  • Did use different cables
  • Did use all components on the same power line
  • Did try several power strips
  • Did reinstall the whole system
  • Did disconnect some devices
  • Did try different Monitor Setups
  • and in the end did buy new components, at least 3

 

AX1200i RM1000

Asus Xonar D2X

 

Not solved, but clean sound using converter instead

This small piece of hardware does morph digital input signals into analog signals. This way, using digital SPDIF, you can always evade interfering signals on your RIGs circuits.You simply need a soundcard with digital ouput.

 

Digital Analog Wandler

 

This has to be your last option to pick i would say, its the cheapest but the problem still persists, you just can’t hear it anymore on your HiFi when using it.  Up to you.

Asus Crystal Sound on x99 Deluxe audio problem

with BIOS 1601 the problem somehow disappeared for now. however i wasn’t happy with the digital to analog converter since it requires additional power supply and using usb power insead of power supply was a bad choice since the emitted frequencies i had earlier were injected in that converter too  through USB. What i then did was buying a Mass-Loop Devider (i dont know the correct english term for this). And even without this tiny piece the “noise” is almost gone.. In case it was a mass loop i can not tell where “problem” relied. It is not clear if the BIOS update was part of the solution or not. Could also have been any electrical device of my neighbours.

http://www.amazon.de/Massetrennfilter-Mantelstromfilter-Stereo-Line-%C3%9Cbertrager-Monacor-FGA-40/dp/3817133103

 

“Meanwhile i do not know who to blame but due to the problems that came up with Asus Motherboard i kept throwing la culpa at Asus.”

Read the Updatepost >>

Additional noise / frequency / ground loop (?)

As soon as my graphics card now is under load – the mainboard or its components emit some additional frequencies… Audio Jacks / Chinch have been used. The problem didn’t exist in the past but i can’t tell when it occured. I don’t play games very often using my Hifi. Cable etc. has been tested and even different sources. In the end its the computer the additional frequency is originating from.

Sobald die Grafikkarte unter Last gerät kommt am Audio Ausgang ein zusätzliches Geräusch hinzu. Hört selbst. Zum Einsatz kommen normale Klinke / Chinch Kabel. Kabel u.s.w. sind getestet. Auch verschiedene Quellen. Problem ist der Rechner.

 

I will just record the versions i’ve tested

Bios Version 1305 / 1401 / 1502
(no matter if overclocked or not)

Audio Driver
Realtek_audio_Win7-8-8-1_V6017344
Realtek_Audio_Win7-8-8-1_V6017329

EVGA GTX 770
Driver Ver. 344.11

The Crystal Sound isn’t that crystal when the PCIe slots are stressed it seems. Other cause could be an emitted electronical field to the soundchip? But why did i not experience it on previous versions? What did i forget? What did i miss?

 

 

Mass-Problem or emitted by components

Some people would consider this a Mass-Problem. And they may probably right. All cables have been changed and all components are on the same power-socket. When i connect the cable to he mobile the noise can not be reproduced. The source may be the graphics card / mainboard / sound chip. Any toys like Bluetooth and WiFi are disabled.

 

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