Windows 10: Windows 10 Hates Surround Sound

Discus and support Windows 10 Hates Surround Sound in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I recently installed a third monitor. This really highlighted my outdated soundbar, as it only covered one monitor. I went ahead and got a new sound... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/shadzgamez, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 Hates Surround Sound


    I recently installed a third monitor. This really highlighted my outdated soundbar, as it only covered one monitor.

    I went ahead and got a new sound card (Sound Blaster Audigy RX) and new speakers (Logitech Z606) so I could have 5.1 surround sound.

    Well, I've had nothing but trouble since installing and am STILL troubleshooting.



    The sound card never sends audio to the subwoofer, despite functioning in the Sound Control Panel (PS, I want that back as a right click option on the speaker icon). I have Creative looking into this further after a hardware scan, but it's clearly an issue with Windows 10 and it's driver.



    So I got a Bluetooth adapter to hold me over. Aaaaaand Windows only sends sound in Stereo with it, with no option to adjust bit-rate or setup surround sound.

    Posts about this issue keep saying that it's due to Bluetooth, and any surround sound has to be emulated by a receiver or the speakers. Except, if I connect via Bluetooth to the speakers with my phone, I get Perfect 5.1 surround sound. My phone automatically knows to send it in 5.1 signal, not stereo.



    I'm baffled at this point as it seems my only option for actual 5.1 surround sound is to get either

    -New speakers
    -A receiver
    -A new sound card
    -A new motherboard (with a built in sound card)
    -Some combo of the above



    If any one has a solution that doesn't involve me spending any more money, PLEASE tell me.

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    /u/shadzgamez, Sep 16, 2020
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  2. 5.1 Surround sound in windows 10

    Hi Jeka,

    There are some reasons why you don't get the 5.1 surround sound. Some of these are caused by the type of audio format, how the file was encoded, if the file supports 5.1 surround sound and such. For us to determine what's causing
    the concern more precisely, please provide information on the following:

    • The type of file that you're trying to play.
    • Troubleshooting steps done to rectify this concern

    For now, before we go to a more in-depth troubleshooting, we suggest you run

    audio troubleshooter.
    Look for Find and fix problems playing sounds.

    Don't hesitate to update us if you need further assistance.

    Best regards,
     
    Roberto Ven, Sep 16, 2020
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  3. cadaveca Win User
    Good surround sound headset

    I know you say you're not that guy, but stepping into the $250+ range really brings a change in build quality that might have you never having to buy another set. Otherwise, getting 6 speakers with decent sound in a headset is hard, and that's what you are asking for, and I have no suggestions, but just a bump up the list. *Stick Out Tongue Windows 10 Hates Surround Sound :p
     
    cadaveca, Sep 16, 2020
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  4. Windows 10 Hates Surround Sound

    5.1 surround sound

    Just upgraded to latest Windows 10. Surround sound is not on audio channel menu. Only "stereo" is listed. Surround sound is also now not working on ONKYO receiver. Windows says I have latest sound driver.

    All other help messages talk about realtek. I just have what came with Dell computer.
     
    DwightHarris10, Sep 16, 2020
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