View Full Version : War tapes or Hi Fi?

01-31-2011, 05:21 AM
Just tried War Tapes. Must say you do get quite immersed. Is their an advantage from one or the other?

01-31-2011, 05:39 AM
The Home Theater setting actually sounds best on my setup.

01-31-2011, 08:42 AM
I find war tapes has the most immersive sound. Normally, that's what I use.

However, due to my headset breaking, I was forced to change it to headphones because I am playing on a stereo headset (g330).

01-31-2011, 09:04 AM
Hi-Fi, war tapes gets annoying after a while because it sounds like everything is muffled and TOO intense - my opinion anyways

01-31-2011, 09:48 AM
from what i know. Hi-Fi only plays what really happens while wartapes have some fake helicopters flying around or some fake gunfire playing.

i choose hi-fi

01-31-2011, 01:22 PM
I always use War Tapes...a lot more immersive.

01-31-2011, 01:40 PM
War Tapes all the way, it's a lot better.

01-31-2011, 02:13 PM
It's mostly up to personal preference. Footsteps and voice call-outs are easier to hear in Hi-Fi most of the time, I think. War Tapes puts too much extra sound that covers up the subtle stuff.

Ace Quat
01-31-2011, 02:30 PM
gfx quality > performance
wartapes > hifi

otherwise my mid-highend rig and my 5.1 surround sound system would serve no real purpose

01-31-2011, 02:38 PM
Hi-Fi, war tapes gets annoying after a while because it sounds like everything is muffled and TOO intense - my opinion anywaysI feel the same way. I like war-tapes, they make encounters feel a lot more intense, but on smaller maps where there's always combat going on around me it's too cacophonic.

01-31-2011, 04:15 PM
War Tapes sounds like everything is amplified and just really loud; it's an audio overload. I generally use Headphones, because I play with a headset.

01-31-2011, 05:17 PM
What annoys me in both modes is the metallic clanking sound. I'm not sure if this is a sound coming from you, or an ambient sound in the map, but even when standing still there's a sound like carabiners clanking against each other, and it makes me think a recon is sneaking up on me.

01-31-2011, 05:27 PM
As I recall, wartapes just seemed to reverberate everything longer

01-31-2011, 05:31 PM
wartapes makes ♥♥♥♥ty speakers sound better.

01-31-2011, 08:17 PM

You decide. I personally like War Tapes. Sounds awesome in surround sound.

01-31-2011, 11:00 PM
Wartapes is awesome but does get bothersome after a while, headphones settings is great for hearing nearby gunshots and footsteps.