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Windows 7: Dolby surround of my sound card doesn't work properly

28 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Dolby surround of my sound card doesn't work properly

I can't hear a proper dolby surround with my headphones. I think the reason for this is that the dolby settings of my Asus Xonar Essence STX sound card and Windows 7 are not "synchronized". I just watched a Gears Of War 2 walkthrough video, and weapon fire, explosions and talking, that came from the sides, back or far away, were very low or not audible at all.

OS: Windows 7 32-bit

How can I set this correctly?


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30 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Well; you should be able to hopefully adjust that in the audio properties/settings by right clicking the speaker icon and selecting the sound card and if it is surround like you say; then there should be settings somewhere in there to adjust that. Also, if your sound card came with software like mine did; you might be able to adjust the settings using that as well. I cant say for certain 100% what settings etc. because i dont have the same sound card as you do. Hope this helps ya some. If not, post back and we can go from there.
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