NGX Cockpit Sound Immersion: A Review of the HD Soundpack for FSX and P3D
If you are a fan of the PMDG 737 NGX, you might be interested in enhancing your cockpit sound experience with the NGX Cockpit Sound Immersion soundpack by Immersive Audio. This soundpack is designed to provide the most realistic and immersive sound environment for the PMDG 737 NGX, with over 340 new sounds recorded in the real 737 cockpit.
The soundpack is fully compatible with FSX, FSX:SE, Prepar3d v3 and v4 editions of PMDG NGX, and covers all NGX models (600/700/800/900). It includes authentic sounds for all switches, levers, GPWS callouts and warnings, cockpit ambience, packs, circuit breakers, APU, standby instruments, chime, trim wheel, speedbrakes noise, ground roll and more. All sounds are true stereo and have been carefully processed and extensively tested to provide the highest possible sound quality, realism, authenticity and immersion.
The soundpack is also compatible with Buttkicker Gamer 2, and selected sounds have a proper frequency response to deliver best possible immersion with tactile transducers. The soundpack is easy to install and does not require any configuration. You can purchase it from SimMarket for 14.90 EUR (VAT included) [^1^]. You can also watch the official promo video on YouTube [^2^] or listen to an audio sample on SoundCloud [^3^] to get a taste of what this soundpack can offer.
In this review, I will share my personal experience with the NGX Cockpit Sound Immersion soundpack and compare it with the default PMDG sounds. I will also highlight some of the features and benefits of this soundpack and point out some areas that could be improved. I hope this review will help you decide whether this soundpack is worth buying or not.The first thing I noticed when I installed the NGX Cockpit Sound Immersion soundpack was the difference in the cockpit ambience. The default PMDG sounds are quite quiet and dull, while the Immersive Audio sounds are much louder and richer. You can hear the subtle noises of the cockpit, such as the air conditioning, the fans, the electrical systems, the hydraulic pumps and more. The sound level also changes depending on the phase of flight, such as when you start or shut down the engines, when you extend or retract the flaps, when you turn on or off the lights and so on. The soundpack creates a very realistic and dynamic sound environment that makes you feel like you are really in the cockpit of a 737.
The second thing I noticed was the quality and variety of the switch and lever sounds. The default PMDG sounds are quite generic and repetitive, while the Immersive Audio sounds are very detailed and diverse. You can hear the different types of switches and levers, such as toggles, pushbuttons, rotary knobs, selectors, handles and more. Each sound has a distinct click or clack that matches the real 737 cockpit. You can also hear the difference between single and double clicks, short and long presses, fast and slow movements and so on. The soundpack adds a lot of realism and immersion to your cockpit interactions.
The third thing I noticed was the improvement in the GPWS callouts and warnings. The default PMDG sounds are quite low and muffled, while the Immersive Audio sounds are much clearer and louder. You can hear the voice of the GPWS system with a realistic accent and tone. You can also hear the different types of callouts and warnings, such as altitude alerts, terrain warnings, sink rate warnings, stall warnings and more. The soundpack enhances your situational awareness and safety during your flights. 0efd9a6b88