Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: cant get virtual surround sound, with dss2 and turtle beach x12, pc

17 Apr 2012   #1
leroy1985

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 
cant get virtual surround sound, with dss2 and turtle beach x12, pc

so i brought the x12 headset and the dss2, i have no problem getting surround sound on 360 and ps3, but on pc dolby digital doesnt work, the dolby digital light only lights up when doing the test in audio device properties, i can slect dss then test and i get sound and the light indicater lights up on the dss2, but then it goes out and stays out, i want it for playing pc games dont care about anything else, i just feel ive wasted money buying the dss2 for pc, i thought the dss2 handles everything.

im using onboard audio, realtek, latest driver from the asus website, i got a p8z68-v mobo


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Apr 2012   #2
leroy1985

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 

anyone?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2012   #3
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

FYI, if the sound you are outputting from the PC is not encoded in Dolby Digital or DTS, etc. you will not be able to get digital audio on the headset. Have you tried playing a movie encoded with either DTS or Dolby Digital to see if it occurs then?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


18 Apr 2012   #4
leroy1985

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 

thanks for the reply no i have not tried it, i just wonder whats the point in the dss2, what does it actualy do, obviously it gives virtual surround sound but i thought it handles all the deonding and stuff, i dont even know what decoding means but ive been told i need a sound card with ddl, id appreciate it if someone could recomend a sound card that will make this work, as cheap as poss please, i havnt tried it cuz i dont have anything like that by the way
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2012   #5
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Your MoBo handles Digital Audio onboard. If you play a media that is encoded with DTS or Dolby Digital it will work. Not all games are encoded with DTS or Dolby Digital. If they are they may not be multichannel. The only thing that a Sound Card is going to do beyond what your MoBo is already doing is that it could send a "virtual surround" signal to your headset. If a media was not originally encoded with DTS, or Dolby Digital, or any other multichannel audio, the only way to get multichannel playback is to force with virtualization. Virtualization and True surround are not the same.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2012   #6
leroy1985

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
Your MoBo handles Digital Audio onboard. If you play a media that is encoded with DTS or Dolby Digital it will work. Not all games are encoded with DTS or Dolby Digital. If they are they may not be multichannel. The only thing that a Sound Card is going to do beyond what your MoBo is already doing is that it could send a "virtual surround" signal to your headset. If a media was not originally encoded with DTS, or Dolby Digital, or any other multichannel audio, the only way to get multichannel playback is to force with virtualization. Virtualization and True surround are not the same.
yeah i kind of understand, i mean i bascily just want the virtual surround sound to work as advertised, wich should mean the dolby digital indicater light on the dss2 will light up meaning its working as it should, like when i do the test and the light comes up, i know its not proper surround sound only virtual but thats ok, id just like it to work as it does with the 360 and ps3, are ps3 and 360 games allways encoded in dolby then??

thanks for helping me and trying to explain it to me by the way, im new to all this dolby and sound tech stuff, im not bad with other parts though, good thing about it is im learning a bit now about it all
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2012   #7
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I can't tell you 100% that all games for 360 and PS3 are multichannel encoded, but if I had to guess, I'd say yes.

You are welcome. That's what we are here for.

You can purchase a sound card, this is a great card Newegg.com - ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2012   #8
leroy1985

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 

thanks for the link its very much appreciated, saves me the headache of trying to find the rite one, then having that thought of it might not be the rite one,its ok if you know wht your looking for, someone else also suggested the same one but a dx, can i ask one last thing from you, when using headsets, what would you say is the best configuration, some have said its better not to get the gaming hadsets with virtual surround and that its a gimmick and its better to get a good sound card and normal headphones but good ones, any thoughts??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2012   #9
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

TBH, I don't use a headset. I use 7.1 surround sound from a surround receiver to speakers. If you want advice on headsets, I'd say to start a thread asking about what a good set of headsets are. I know most of my friends use these Sennheiser USA - Headphones - Personal Audio
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2012   #10
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Oh, and if you do start a new thread, make sure to mark this one as solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 cant get virtual surround sound, with dss2 and turtle beach x12, pc




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Turtle Beach Z60 Headset Refuses to Play Surround Sound
Currently I have just gotten the Turtle Beach Z60 Surround Sound Headset for Christmas. I have plugged the USB into the front of the PC Tower and have configured it correctly. However, when it told me to configure the headset's speakers for surround sound, it wouldn't play any of the test sounds....
Sound & Audio
New Turtle Beach PLa Headset not detected
Hey, yesterday i bought a new turtle beach PLa headset for a PS3, but on the back it said that they are PC compatible. When i plugged them in, they worked fine for the first night, but the next morning, my computer doesnt detect the headset being plugged into the usb port, I've updated, and re...
Hardware & Devices
Earforce DX11 turtle beach no sound output./3.5mm jax issues
Hello prethankyou for reading and responding to this post and for the helpful incite (or not so helpfull least ya tried) ok so comp specs windows 7 ultimate 64 bit gtx 580 i7 2.6k ghz i cant remeber motherboard atm my apologies but its newer. using realtek audio drivers.
Sound & Audio
Turtle beach sound card questions..
I bought a Turtle Beach external usb sound card today online. Audio Advantage Micro II Im planning on using it on my Sony laptop. Now i've read about laptop speakers being bad, and to be honest i didnt notice my laptop's speakers being too bad, in fact i think they're really good. But i heard...
Sound & Audio
Turtle Beach Montego DDL + 5.1 vs Windows Seven
Like I said I have a Montego DDL, everything worked fine on XP with of course the corresponding XP drivers, however now using Seven with Vista drivers I'm having difficulties with my surround speakers. I can't get the surround speakers to do anything using windows media 12; however i've never been...
Sound & Audio
Turtle Beach AA SRM Crashes
I installed the Turtle Beach Audio Advantage SRM external USB sound card and as soon as it re-booted back, it crashed the system. I used the Vista drivers from the site. I disabled onboard drivers in safe mode and it crashed as well. No Windows 7 drivers available from TB at this time. ...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:52.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App