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Help with Asus Xonar DX

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Last response: in Components
November 19, 2012 12:28:24 AM

Hi, I bought the Asus Xonar DX sound card. I also purchased Sennheiser PC 360 headphones (5.1 surround).

In the Xonar DX Audio Center, how do I adjust the settings so I have 5.1 surround sound coming out of the headphones?

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November 19, 2012 3:48:09 AM

First and formost, the PC 360 is native stereo out only, though since surround 5.1 is a gimmick anyway...Easiest thing to do is enable Dolby Virtual Surround to simulate 5.1, since it does a better job then "real" 5.1 on headsets.

I'm going based on my version of the S/W for the Xense, though I imagine the settings should be about the same:

1: Set "Audio Channel" to 6/8 channel. This tells the S/W to expect to playback surround sources.
2: Set "Analog Out" to 2 Speakers. This tells the S/W to use the standard analog output port (which in this case, the PC 360's are connected to).
3: Enable Dolby Virtual Speaker (And 7.1 Virtual Speaker Shifter, if it suits you). This enables the Dolby Virtual Speaker to simulate 5.1/7.1 on the stereo output port.