Surround

Forum discussion tagged with Surround.
  1. NOOB2PRO

    Question Nvidia Surround with laptop display

    Hi! So I have 2 external displays that I want to use nvidia surround with my laptop display in the middle. Only problem is that in Nvidia Surround, the laptop display is always greyed out and I can't change the topology to 1x3. Anyone know a workaround or a fix? Laptop is an XMG PRO 15 / Clevo...
  2. M

    5.1 surround sound help i guess?

    So I'm gonna try explain this as easy for you to read as possible because I sort of have an idea, but I muddle it up in my head. So I Have a 50inch 4k TV, a 5.1 surround sound HTIB and my pc, Currently setup like so - Pc>hdmi>tv receiver>hdmi>tv(ARC) This produces 5. 1 surround when playing...
  3. V

    How do I get 5.1 surround from my BRripped 5.1/7.1 movies that I have in my laptop to home theater with and TV?

    My devices : LG 4K smart TV UJ6320 Old Samsung DVD 5.1 home theater HT-Z220, No Hdmi in/ARC Current setup: TV - >optical out->old Samsung home theater system - >HDMI out - > TV Being a smart TV, I enjoy 5.1 true multichannel surround sound when I watch Netflix or google play on my TV...
  4. A

    Pairing Vizio Soundbars to Older System

    More specifically, I have an SB3851-CO system where the soundbar died. If I buy a replacement soundbar from another set, can it pair with my current system? 1) Would the exact same soundbar, a SB3851-CO pair with my current subwoofer? 2) Would a similar one but different length, e.g. an...
  5. J

    N4CE Old 5:1 speaker set to PC

    Hello, I have a old N4CE Speaker set I have been using for YEARS and upon moving house have I recently just discovered that they have 3 inputs on the back being: - Front (STEREO) - SURROUND - CE/SW How it currently working is plugging one 3.5mm jack into the "Front" port. straight to my pc...
  6. X

    Sony HTIB Question

    Hey everyone, I have a Sony BDV-E3100 HTIB and the speakers connect to the box with a strange plug. Even though I have successfully got 5.1 working even in chrome with the HTIB (with DTS interactive), I don't like the receiver. I was just wondering if I could snip off the end on the cord on...
  7. B

    How do i make quadrophonic sound system using different set of speakers

    I have an old microlab m100 speaker and my motherboard is gigabyte g41m combo.I'm thinking about buying another new set of 2.1ch speakers.it is possible to make 2.1+2.1= 4.1 surround sound if so then how would i make it. I'm new into sound systems btw.
  8. philanthropic1989

    What happens to a surround signal passed to a stereo soundbar over HDMI ARC and Optical?

    Hi everyone, I have no experience with audio stuff - and will appreciate any help you can offer to a complete beginner. I have bought a Sony x900e TV and a Samsung MS650 soundbar. I only want to stream videos from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix - I do NOT have a Blu-ray player or any other...
  9. W

    Is it possible to get 5.1 True surround from my PC

    Im planning to buy SONY DAV-DZ650 DVD Home Theather system which has Optical Input and HDMI output which support ARC. I have a desktop PC with HDMI out on my GPU(AMD R7 250) and connected to my TV(Sony 32W674A) on HDMI IN 2. Will I get true surround sound from my PC if I connect the home...
  10. L

    What devices are ravailable to send speaker outs to back surround speakers via bluetooth?

    I have an old Denon 7.1 receiver. Because of the layout of the room, I can't just string wires where I want my L&R back surround speakers. Is there a simple and inexpensive way to connect the 2 speaker outs to a bluetooth transmitter which connects to the back surround speakers? I understand the...
  11. S

    Moving from true 7.1 headphone to virtual surround (1 Question from virtual surround guys)

    Hi ! I had a strix 7.1. The sound quality and the surround was great but the material was EXTREMELY CHEAP. It broke ! After holding both earcups with glue for 6 months (joke you not) it broke again and i cut the right earcup wire in the process of re applying the glue. so now im going for Razer...
  12. S

    7.1 Surround laptop?

    Hello all, I have a Clevo P170EM and want to buy a pair of Razer Tiamat 7.1 headphones. These use 5 audio jacks and a USB port. On the side of the Clevo there are 4 3.5mm sockets: 1 Headphone jack 1 Microphone jack 1 S/PDIF Out jack 1 Line in jack Can I use these for the Tiamat's 4 audio...
  13. Leonel_3

    TOSLINK vs RCA with 24-bit files. What should I use?

    Good day fellow users. I currently have the Logitech Z906 connected to my PC through the Sound Blaster Z's TOSLINK port. I just recently got my hands on some sweet material; Rush's 2112 and Jethro Tull's Aqualung on 24-bit; for each, I have the stereo, quad and surround (5.1) files. My...
  14. malrats

    Looking for a gaming headset solution with mic monitoring/sidetone for under $100-150 or so.

    I am always on a constant quest for a headset that's good for gaming but also provides me with a way to hear myself. If I can't, the headset is useless. All Turtle Beach and Astro offerings have this, as well as Logitech, but none of them have really worked well for me for a PC setup because of...
  15. P

    i need a surround solution

    i have 2 kenwood sl 29, 2 bookshelf speakers that i dont know the brand of , a sub without a build in amp and 2 small speakers that i both connected to center speaker. but its connected to a dvd amp thing. and then into my pc so its not really surround. if i go into windows sound and click test...
  16. S

    How to use 5.1 surround with my PC?

    So I've got this motherboard (MSI Z77A-G43) and this HTiB (Samsung HT-BD1250) system I got from my aunt & uncle. I've been using it as 2.1 for about a year now but thought it was time to get 5.1 working. There are images of all the HTBD1250s outputs / inputs in the link and it supposedly...
  17. L

    Need Good Headphones

    Hey everyone, I've wanted to get a new pair of headphones for a while now. Only thing is, I know absolutely nothing for the most part about headphones and sound. So I was hoping some of you knowledgeable people on here could help me. Currently I have a Logitech G35 headset which seems pretty...
  18. S

    Need advices for audio upgrade (PC)

    Hello, I am looking to upgrade my headset/headphones (currently using the Ozone Rage ST headset, rather nice quality for its price) in order to get (much) better sound quality, and if possible, surround sounds for more immersive gameplay. Now I have multiple options,n here is each of them: -I...
  19. B

    Sennheiser HD 558 vs QPAD QH-85

    Hi! I want to purchase a headphone that is good for listening to music and gaming as well. My current oprions are the these two headphones. Since they are open back ones, the should provide a wider soundstage with greater positional audio in games like Counter Strike. What are the differences...
  20. J

    Surround receiver n

    I just bought this: Samsung HT-J555W Home Theater And my motherboard is this: H81M-P33 I've connected the receiver -> pc with 2x Phono -> 1 jack into my pc sound card. Problem is i only got stereo. In tests and in 5.1 movies. It's only front and left which are working. When i test all speakers...
  21. S

    How do you get surround sound for Itunes and Google Play videos?

    Hi. My motherboard is Asus M489GTD Pro, which supports surround sound. I have the Logitech Z506 set of surround speakers attached to my PC. Surround sounds clearly work in things like video games. The problem is that it doesn't work in movies I rent on Itunes and Google Play. I only get...
  22. twgamerbuilder

    Vizio 4K Smart TV Not Working With Sound Bar Or Surround System

    Hello, my vizio m-series 4k smart tv is not working when hooked up to the sound bar. It says to just simply plug in an hdmi from the soundbar to the tv's ARC port. When powered on, the soundbar's lights go up and down, which I assume is a sync mode, and doesnt output sound. The sound still goes...
  23. D

    Getting only stereo sound via HDMI instead of 5.1

    Hi all, I've been struggling with this problem for a few days now. I've scoured the net looking for solutions, but nothing seems to work. I'd really appreciate some help with this. My setup is like so: [SOURCE] ---<HDMI Cable>---Audio Extractor ---<HDMI Cable>----Projector ...
  24. D

    Ideal Audio set-up for 5.2 Surround from Computer to Receiver

    Yes I know there are tons of these, but I always see suggestions for budget systems etc. as well as I'm somewhat confused on how to do this correctly even after reading the other posts. It's going to take me some time, but I'm look to get the ideal set-up for 5.2 surround sound. My PC: Asus...
  25. W

    PC- Turtle Beach x12 vs Cheap Amazon headsets (TeckNet G927 7.1 Surround Sound )

    Hey People, So I need to buy a new headset,and I'm a student on a budget. I'm an avid gamer and love FPS and loving RAINBOW SIX :Seige at the moment. I'm looking for a headset that can give me good sound and "location sound" as some would say.For instance,hear footsteps,gun clips etc. Now...
  26. J

    Headset advise help

    Hello, I am looking for a headset that includes: -PC & PS4 platform -Surround sound (5.1 or 7.1 doesn't matter) for both pc and ps4 -good bass (for explosions) This seems an easy task, but i can't figure it out online. Alot of "surround sound" headsets require software, so they won't deliver...
  27. 1

    Connecting pc+bose receiver+tv

    So what I have is my pc, bose lifestyle av28 receiver, panasonic tv (st50 viera) and bose home theater system(https://www.bose.com/products/speakers/home_theater/acoustimass-10-speaker-system.html#v=am10_v_black) What I want to do is play video from my pc to the tv and obviously play the audio...
  28. S

    Laptop HDMI to TV + 2 x PC 2.1 Surround Speaker Systems - Help!

    I have an Acer Aspire with 1 Headphone jack input and 1 output and something called stereo mix, which I just cannot make sense of! My laptop is connected to a fairly old JVC TV. I have 2 sets of 2.1 PC systems I'd would love to somehow setup into a surround sound system. I'm not a rich man, so...
  29. R

    New Sound Card for Tiamat 7.1 or New Headphones??

    I currently own the Asus Xonar DS sound card and the 7.1 on my Razer Tiamat sounds weird and echos a lot. I am not sure if that is just my sound card or just the true 7.1 surround sound, the stereo mode works fine and the quality is very good. Instead i was thinking about buying new closed...
  30. S

    Wrong marketing from MSI? Support up to 4 monitors....but Surround tech only works for 2

    Hi all, This forum helped me a lot in the past, and usually I find my answers here....but after hours of searching I'm desperate. I hope someone would give me a straight answer and put my mind at ease. I have the following setup: - MSI GT70 laptop with NVIDIA GTX770M (hdmi and Mini DP port) and...
  31. C

    AV Receiver not outputting sound from sound card.

    I am using the ASUS Xonar DGX sound card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132052 and a Onkyo TX-SR500: http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/model.php?m=TX-SR500&class=Receiver I am attempting to get surround sound working through these devices. I have my sound system...
  32. R

    5.1 speakers outputting 2.1 (tried some other options)

    Hello, I have purchase creative inspire t6300 speakers, which are 5.1, I got them all hooked up with my external usb sound card and it all works perfectly when I am configuring or when I 'test' on sound section, however as soon as I try to play any music on it, it only outputs it through the...
  33. P

    i need help with my setup

    so i got a tv as a monitor recently but at the moment i only have skype and teamspeak on the audio of it and on my computer speakers i have all the games and such i was wondering is there any way i could connect my computer speakers with the tv and get a surround sound kinda thing (software) for...
  34. S

    5.1 Surround from PC to Receiver

    Hello, I'm Sjana. This is the first time I'm creating a thread on Tomsguide because usually I can find the answer by searching this forum. However this time I'm in need of answers for something I don't know that much about. Audio. I'll start with my current situation. PC with ASUS Xonar...
  35. A

    How to get true 5.1/7.1 from my new pc

    Jumping right in, I am building a new pc within the next month or so hopefully, and i want to be able to get true 5.1 or 7.1 discrete channels from my pc. These are the (important?) specs. Motherboard: ASRock 970 Performance GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 (Not X) The motherboard has an Optical...
  36. spiwar

    Logitech Z506 worth the upgrade over Z323

    I am now currently using the Z323 speakers and wondering if the Z506 speakers is worth the upgrade. I'll be mainly using it for gaming, movies, music, etc. and i want more bass without giving up the treble (Z323 default was okay but not good enough, had to EQ it for awhile to get a decent...
  37. L

    I have an Onkyo a/v rated for 6 - 16 ohm speakers. If I were to use an (8 ohm center channel speaker) in a (5.1 surround speak

    using a center channel speaker in a surround position.
  38. B

    Gaming Headset up to 150 Euros

    Hi, I currently own the tritton kunai headset, but they hurt me a bit on the ears and since they are the playstation version, do not play stereo on my computer. I have up to 150 euros, or 161USD. What headset would you reccomend? It would need a nice mic, specially for voice chat and possible...
  39. J

    Laptop To Stereo 5.1 Surround Not Working

    I am having a problem with my denon 5.1 reciever. When ever I try to play music from itunes, Youtube or any other source the sound doesnt come out in the rear speakers. The audio is ran HDMI from the laptop to the reciever. I can go to control panel and test the speakers and all of the speakers...
  40. F

    Astro a40 no 7.1

    Hey guys, I just bought a pair of Astro A40s and I have been trying to get 7.1 to work. I have them plugged in to my Asus xonar DGX through optical connection and through the mixamp pro. However, I cannot change the sound output to more than 2 channels in the sound setting and therefore cannot...
  41. C

    Razer Tiamat 7.1 - Subwoofer not working right.

    Hi guys, I guess I've tried everything. Really, I'M SURE that, I've plugged everything correctly, it's all right related to cables. When my sound is in 7.1 mode, it sounds bad, really bad, no bass boost, subwoofer etc. When I put it on 2.2 mode, pressing the button on the little control, it...
  42. Myntekt

    New Headsets €50-150

    Hello. I have the gamecom 780 headsets and I like them, but something just happened: I can't fix them, and what you see on the photo is the damage on an "early stage", they're almost completely broken in half now. What kind of headsets for gaming do you think would be good for me? I want them...
  43. C

    Separate sounds out of separate speakers for [PC]

    So I have main speakers connected to my computer back I/O board with the main center speaker 3.5 mm output. But I also have a surround system in my room that i'd like to use for music mainly. Is there a way I'd be able to configure that I only hear music go through the surround speakers (again...
  44. A

    5.1 from PC works Except for gaming, any help?

    I have an HTPC with an Asrock Z87 Extreme6 motherboard (http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z87%20Extreme6/) outputting audio via optical cable to a Pioneer Elite VSX-74VXTi. I use this setup for both media watching and PC gaming. Currently if I play a movie that has a 5.1 track it will play in 5.1...
  45. naroslife

    How to use all speakers of 5.1 system with smartphone?

    Hello there! I have a Genius SW-5.1 1000 sound system. Photo: I am looking for ways to connect a non 5.1 player device (e.x. a smartphone or an old laptop) to the mentioned 5.1 speaker system and make all the speakers work. What causes the problem is, that I only have 1 output on the playing...
  46. E

    How can I connect this audio system to my PC?

    Hello, I've been wondering it's possible to connect this audio system (images below) to my PC so I can get surround sound, I hope this is the right section. It's a VERY old Sony STR-KSL 600, it works great and I've been using it on my PS3 but now I want to use it on my PC. Here's the back of...
  47. T

    SPDIF (optical) support 5.1?

    Okay, so this should be a reasonably easy question, my motherboard's (ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z) on board audio card/chip has an optical audio option. I recently saw a fairly good amplifier that supports 5.1 and optical, and I would like to use it for my pc setup. My question is, since I never...
  48. Jfrag

    True or Fake surround sound in Headset?

    Hi! Is that a mayor difference between true and fake surround sound in headsets? I am thinking of buying a headset for games like Battlefield 4. And is that a big difference between 5.1 and 7.1? Some headsets i have though about is:¨ Roccat Kave 5.1 (Real) Logitech G35 7.1 (Fake)
  49. A

    No surround on my ps3 using HK avr 430 help.

    Hello guys, Straight into the problem this this time, i've been having way more problems then i had hoped to have. i've hooked up my Harman Kardon AVR 430 to my tv and my playstation 3. i've got a 5.1 setup; 2 front, 1 center, 2 surround and 1 sub. (yes there all connected right) When i play a...
  50. Jfrag

    Best 7.1 Headset for around 100$

    Witch is the best surround 7.1 headset of these? Asus Orion Pro Logitech G35 Corsair Vengeance 1500 V2
  51. W

    How to hook up a 5.1 surround sound to a desktop computer (Dell Inspiron 620)

    Hi i have a surround sound with five speakers and one subwoofer but i dont have a D.IN slot on my pc which is the only way i know how to connect it to things such as my games console. But on my surround sound system it says it can be conneced via AUX, how would i go about connecting to my pc, my...
  52. K

    How to connect Subwoofer to PC

    Hi guys, Not sure if i am posting under the correct thread. I am trying to convince my friend at work to switch over to pc gaming. But he is concerned about how to make his subwoofer work on a gaming pc. His subwoofer is as follows...
  53. S

    Best wireless headset $250 can buy?

    Its been a while since ive invested in a good headset, since my last purchase, a sharkoon Xtatic 5.1, lasted me a good 6 years. Unfortunately the plastic headband has given way after its lengthy service and its time to find a replacement. This time around I have some requirements and points...
  54. A

    Encode 5.1 PCM to AC3

    I have Ati radeon hd 4350 It supports either 2 channel audio or Dolby Digital encoded 5.1 Most PC games do not have AC3 format as an option. So please can anyone advise me on how can I encode 5.1 pcm (which I guess is the standard 5.1 format of most games) to AC3. Please help me in this task...
  55. J

    How to configure S/PDIF Coaxial (RCA) to 5.1?

    Hello all, I know this is a well-known topic on a lot of forums and have searched for a solution for a long time now and nothing seems to be working for me and I can't seem to find any other solutions. First I'll start by mentioning my setup for 2 pc's: Primary: Motherboard: Intel DP55WG OS...
  56. K

    My Logitech G35 Surround Sound Headset has messed up, please help!

    Hello guys! I Bought a new headset for 3 days ago and they worked absolutely perfect until last night when both the sound disappeared and my mic didn't work for like 10 seconds every time I went from (for example) Skype and then clicking on Google chrome. So every time I am clicking on a other...
  57. ShindoSensei

    Razer Tiamat 7.1 thoughts?

    I've been doing lots of research on the Razer Tiamat and I'm a bit confused on the verdict. Some say that the multiple drivers set a new standard in surround experience while others say they prefer using commercial airline heaphones. I think the people who get bad quality out of them are the...
  58. H

    Need a good headset.

    I need a good headset for gaming as well as listening to music and watching movies. I looked rather thoroughly into Razer's Tiamat 7.1, but they have mixed reviews so I am not sure about them. Also it is highly suggested to have a good sound card for them which I do not have. How would my Asus...
  59. T

    Can this get surround sound?

    I'm buying a laptop soon and I'm hoping to get one with a Realtek ALC892-GR, with THX True Studio Pro. I want to get a pair of headphones as well that uses 3.5mm jacks so I can connect to my phone and other handhelds. I plan on getting a Sony MDR-XB500 for its quality and comfort. Will this pair...
  60. N

    Audio noob needs help totally confused and stressed.

    Ahhey, Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this. Let me give you a brief overview of my situation before I list of the parts and get to detailed. So I recently had to replace my motherboard from a crosshair V to a crosshair V-z since then my speakers will not work. I can not figure...