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Surround Sound 7.1 in headset

I had been reading a lot about Surround Sound, 7.1, etc.. and finally I'm a little confused about the choices I have! Please, I need help! I want to buy a headset to have 7.1 on the pc for games! If ...
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Can i use external speakers and built-in speaker together?

I have asus x202e. With built in speakers. I connected through AUX cable mini external speakers. my question is if I can use all the four speakers together to get a better surround sound. Is it ...
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ALSA upmixing/processing conditionally from different numbers of input channels

After a lot of research and experimentation, I was able to get ALSA to upmix stereo to 5.1 surround sound the way I want it. However, my problem is now that I can't properly play mono sources (the ...
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2answers
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Why do i get high pitched sounds from my computer?

When I listen from my laptop, the same song is normal. but from my PC, its just high pitched and painful. please tell me what driver I should install! When i got to properties and update its driver, ...
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5.1 Audio not working on Raspberry PI

My setup consists of the following logic: Raspberry PI to TV through HDMI Optical cable from TV to Logitech Z-5500 soundsystem The Raspberry PI is running Raspbmc; all setup to use 5.1 sound ...
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1answer
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No dialogues can be heard in a movie with a 5.1 audio

I recently purchased 'PHILIPS DSP56U' 5.l multimedia system and got it connected with my laptop. All the speakers are connected good and all the channels responded well for the test sounds. The stereo ...
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1answer
165 views

Connecting a Razer Tiamat 7.1

I have a box with a AsRock z77 extreme4 motherboard. Just got a new headset, which is a Razer Tiamat 7.1. Both devices state they support 7.1 channel surround. There is however a mismatch between the ...
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2answers
114 views

surround system + hard drive being too close = death

I bought a sound system of ~1000 watts for my HTPC and I was wondering: how close should my computer and/or hard drives be from it in order to prevent sound and/or magnetic damage? Thanks Also ...
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115 views

Will an 8-channel HD sound card output HD 7.1 surround sound through…?

I'm considering buying an MSI C847MS-E33 mATX with an integrated CPU and sound card for use as a micro CD/DVD-player/HTPC. The mATX has six audio ports on the back panel, and one internal port/header. ...
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4k views

How to stop Flash Player from upmixing stereo to 5.1?

I'm using Flash Player 11.6.602.171 in Firefox 19.0.2 with Windows 7 and a 5.1 sound device. I just noticed that when playing stereo sound in Flash (e.g. Youtube, Soundcloud), Flash is upmixing ...
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1answer
378 views

Does sound card quality matter for digital output?

I want to use a cheap USB sound card to connect my Raspberry Pi (which has only HDMI and stereo out) to my home cinema receiver (which has no HDMI input), in order to get digital surround playback. ...
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491 views

How do I “force” surround sound in audio properties of Windows 7?

I am running Windows 7 Professional on the 15" MacBook Pro Retina. I have the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro, which is a USB sound card, and I enabled THX TruStudio Pro to enable virtual ...
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1answer
760 views

Emulating 4.0 Surround using two separate speaker sets

I have two stereo speaker sets. For past couple of days I have been trying to get them to work in 4.0 surround configuration. What I have tried is connecting one set to the main (Green Connector) on ...
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Audio tearing, Freeze

I'm running windows 7 64 bit. I've been getting audio tearing that lasts for about a second and is accompanied by a short freeze of the computer. It's really irritating, especially during games, or ...
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0answers
733 views

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe 5.1 Sound Troubles after Reboot/Standy

My Problem: If you Stand-By/Hibernate/Shutdown my PC and reboot/wake it up, i got strange sound. Then sound is without Bass (and Sound in Battlefield 3 sounds weird, maybe just because of the missing ...
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1answer
408 views

How can I split a surround sound signal to output between two discrete sound cards?

I'm currently using Windows 7 (home edition) and have two stereo sound cards, that can simultaneously play two different audio streams. I want to use these two devices as a virtual 4/0 surround ...
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1answer
360 views

Normal Stereo Output to ALL Speakers

I have headphones and some simple AmazonBasics stereo speakers (like $13). They both work great. The AmazonBasics speakers are amplified, powered by USB or batteries. The headphones (Razer), ...
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2answers
747 views

Can I use an audio Y splitter and 2 different pairs of speakers to get 4.1 surround?

I have 2 different pairs of speakers, one with a sub and one without. I also have only 1 audio jack on my laptop, but I bought an audio Y splitter. I was wondering if it would be possible to use 4.1 ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 says HDMI audio is 2ch max

I recently purchased a Radeon HD 5450 for my HTPC. When I hook it up to my TV, Windows 7 reports that the audio device only supports 2 channels. Why is this? I've read that this will happen if the ...
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0answers
113 views

finding a 5.1 to pro logic converter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downmix surround to Dolby Pro-Logic at the OS/driver level in Windows 7? I was never very good when it came to the audio side of things, so maybe someone can help me ...
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0answers
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How to mute March Madness announcers [closed]

I am watching march madness via the on demand app, and I don't want to hear the announcers. I believe they are on the center channel. I am running Windows 7 on a Dell Studio 14, with Realtek High ...
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4answers
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Downmix surround to Dolby Pro-Logic at the OS/driver level in Windows 7?

First off, I'm talking about Dolby Pro-Logic, a really old tech for encoding 4 audio channels (L/R/C/SR) into two analog outputs, and then extracting them again. It was used in surround sound systems ...
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1answer
1k views

Why does my 5.1 surround work in testing only?

I've got a 5.1 speaker setup. In both this SoundMax utility (I think it came with my motherboard), and in the Windows 7 sound test, all 5.1 speakers work properly, but that's the only time that I can ...
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1answer
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Upscaling audio from 2.1 to 5.1 in Windows 7

I'm currently using the onboard sound on my Asus P6T6 WS Revolution motherboard (SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio) and was wondering if there was any way to make either windows or the audio drivers ...
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1answer
533 views

Are there any 5.1 surround audio switches on the market? [closed]

(Somewhat related to this question) I have a set of Logitech 5.1 surround speakers, which use three stereo 3.5mm TRS connectors (minijacks) to transfer the audio (the typical green/black/orange audio ...
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3answers
2k views

To make use of 5.1 sound do i need a 5.1 headphone/speaker?

I recently bought a Toshiba X500 laptop with decent speakers & sound card in it. I want to use headphones but im unsure if they also need to have the same audio channels as the sound card (5.1 in ...
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1answer
113 views

Anyway to display speaker output volumes on an LCD display?

I use a 6.1 system at home, outputting from my HTPC via optical (SPDIF). I also have an antec fusion case, and I wanted to know if there was a way to display the speakers EQ levels on the LCD ...
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11answers
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Use all 5.1 speakers with a 2.1 audio source

I just bought a 5.1 surround sound speaker set for my computer in my bedroom. The rear speakers are next to me in bed while the front speakers are at the other end of the bed at my feet. While I enjoy ...
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2answers
3k views

Using Sigmatel STAC 92XX on Windows 7 RTM x64, cannot get 5.1 surround sound to work

I have a Dell XPS 420. I've installed Windows 7 RTM (x64) I have this audio device: SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio I have tried using the windows 7 basic driver, and also the Vista 64-bit ...
2
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6answers
17k views

Surround in Windows 7 with Soundmax

I have a asus m2n motherboard with a Soundmax 1988 chip on it. I want to have surround sound in windows 7, but i cant get it to work. I tried a lot of different drivers, including the latest beta ...
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1answer
552 views

How can I use my 5.1 sound?

I bought a laptop with a fairly decent sound card in it - I upgraded to have a sound card capable of 5.1 sound. However, the laptop itself only has the two standard sound ports - headphones (which ...
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2answers
1k views

Is S/PDIF worth using?

I have a surround sound system that accepts a coaxial S/PDIF input but I want to replace it with something new. 90% of the motherboards I have used in the past 4 years had a coaxial S/PDIF output. ...