I need some advice for my dmas on 8kx. First of all I have a 5k super with smas audio too. It works well without any problem. Pimax support just brought back my 8kx to life with a special firmware version. Hdm is works but I have some sound error. Actually dmas has no sound. It can be a some driver confusion because on the sound devices list I can see a strange item. Pimax P2NA (NVIDIA High Definition Audio)
Why does pimax connect to nvidia? I am not sure it is correct. Maybe this is why it has no sound.
Anyone could help what should I do to get sound from dmas?
No, it is not. I did a lot of work comparing them. Out of the box, the DMAS audio has very poor bass response and not even close to the sound quality of the Index. With EQ applied by 3rd party apps, it’s sound quality can be improved greatly, but still inferior to Index audio.
I don’t have personal experience with this issue. I’ve had 3 Pimax headsets very recently, and none of them had this issue with the DMAS. My understanding from these forums is that this problem only seems to happen with early 8KX units.
Using equalizer software as suggested in Review and fixing the audio of the DMAS helps a lot in making it acceptable. Even though you still don’t get deep bass at all, at least some of the lower frequencies can be boosted and depending on whether the source has a lot of deep bass or not, the result can then be close to a ‘flat’ output from good speakers.
Since there is no deep bass at all from the start, no amount of EQ boosting will make it appear (and is actually detrimental as it wastes signal output). And so if you use speakers with already good bass and also like to boost the bass on them too, then the DMAS can not compare at all.
The closer you can get the DMAS speakers to your ears, the louder it can go and the more deeper bass you will get. It is quite a shame that the DMAS speaker legs cannot bend inwards to get the speakers closer to the ears as that would help a lot.
Overall though I think this is good enough for me. The main point of getting the DMAS for me was so I didn’t have to fiddle around with earbuds/earphones and not having anything touch my ears for better immersion/less annoyance. Yes I wish the bass was better, but this should be good enough for playing games.
While we know that other customers have had a whining problem resolved by replacing their 8KX with a newer revision, it’s at least possible that Pimax has determined a way to resolve the issue with a change to the DMAS instead.
As I understand it, users experienced this whine on launch 8KX’s specifically with the DMAS and not other headphones. And, as you mentioned, the DMAS does not experience whine with other audio sources. It is the specific combination of launch 8KX and DMAS which produces the whine.
Therefore, technically it may be possible to make some sort of change to the DMAS which also avoids the whine for the same reason that other headphones do not trigger it. And it would make sense for Pimax to pursue such an option since it’s presumably much less expensive than replacing every launch 8KX.
I’m not claiming that this is actually what Pimax has done. I’m just pointing out that it’s not actually completely impossible that following Pimax support’s suggestions will fix the issue.
That said, my recommendation for your best course of action at this point would be to accept the refund of the DMAS and buy the KDMAS instead. I own and have done extensive testing with both and concluded that the KDMAS are easily the better headphones and also cost less.