Matthew Emerson :
My razer kraken chroma 7.1 headset, will not play any sound other than windows sounds. For example, if i connect a device or change the volume from the taskbar, I can hear sound output through my headset, but if I try to watch a video on youtube, or play a game on steam, no sound will come out. Why will my headset play windows sounds and nothing else?
As a side note, I have the headset selected as the default device and the default communications device. Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you.
hello there! Buddy, remmeber that the 7.1 sound have alot of sound lines. For example... when you play an YouTube video you may hear a sound from one speaker (not both). The most 7.1 speakers gives a sound like this :
Center - Voice/talk
Front rear - Music/Sounds effects
Subwoofer - Bass/Bass+voices
Back rear - Film or video effects (no speach) and a bit music fills
The Kraken 7.1 is the same (its virtual or not surround but works same). Don't worry about this windows sounds... If you work on this computer turn off your 7.1 sound (when you play games turn it on again). Razer Synaps will give you very easy way to set your headset right ( its insane easy to on/off ).
Check your cabels... try it on another device
Watch over your sofware and get RazerSurround (reccomended). You will activate the pro version with registration on your headset (serial and product numbers bellow left speaker). Once you do this you will be happy!