Dolby Atmos (Spatial sound) in Windows 10 Creators Update

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  1. Rynaus

    Rynaus Notebook Consultant

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    Anyone got this working with analog headphones plugged-in ? I noticed that it works if I uninstall the Realtek HD Audio drivers. However, I found it impossible to completely remove the Realtek audio drivers. Even after force deleting the driver files, Windows still installs the Realtek drivers upon reboot.

    P.S.: I use my high-res analog headphones only for music with my own EQ settings so I don't care about this new feature. For movies, I anyways use my wireless HDMI headset. I'm just curious, that's all ;)

    @Phoenix @Papusan @Galm @bloodhawk @John@OBSIDIAN-PC

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  2. Papusan

    Papusan BGA Filthy = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Maybe you can delete the driver completely with this tool Manage Windows Drivers with Driver Store Explorer[RAPR]. I haven't used the tool but read the posts-links regarding how you use it and where you can get it.
     
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  3. bloodhawk

    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    Saw that, but havent tried it yet. I have a feeling that needs compatible headphones/hardware.
     
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  4. Rynaus

    Rynaus Notebook Consultant

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    Afaik, any headset should work as it is just a software solution. As I said above, I got it to work without the Realtek audio drivers, but as soon as Windows installs the Realtek drivers it does not work anymore. I will try what Papusan suggested to see if I can completely remove the drivers.
     
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    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    Hmm, i can enable it without issues on my Desktop using Micca Origen+ / Dragonfly Red / Centrance DacPort HD. Dont think it is doing anything though :S
     
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  6. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    Lol I was gonna say, a true audiophile would hate virtual surround in my experience.

    Sorry though, haven't messed around with it, haven't seen the need.
     
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  7. Starlight5

    Starlight5 I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    @Rynaus roll back instead of uninstalling Realtek drivers. I use default Windows audio drivers on all machines because only them allow different sound levels for 3.5mm out and laptop speakers, unlike Realtek/Conexant/etc. useless junk.
     
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  8. j95

    j95 Notebook Deity

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    Here you go Realtek_HDA_v6.0.1.8105, incl. DDL, DTS & DHT
     
  9. x7007

    x7007 Notebook Guru

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    So anyone tried the Atmos ?

    I'm liking it so far and I've tried

    Creative X-FI CMSS3D virtual surround
    Asus Xonar Phoebus Dolby Surround , Xear Surround
    Creative ZXR SBX virtual surround
    Currently Asus Strix DLX Raid virtual Surround was pretty much the best , but now when we have Atmos I need it's better, the issue is it's only 16bit 48 Khz while the Asus is 24bit 48-96 Khz , and many movies can have 24 bit support . so it does effect the quality.

    But still testing it, I might buy it after the trial of 30 days.

    Using Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium 600 Ohms Studio headphones .

    Still need more games to test the Atmos
     
  10. rippeer

    rippeer Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm having the same problem as the OP on my Dell 7559 (sig) and I PREFER the sound of Atmos using a Pair of Polk headphones.
    On my desktop (sig) using a Xonar U7 I prefer Dolby Atmos to Home Theater that shipped with it for music and movies. Games are whole level beyond. I've played hours of BF4 Campaign and on my desktop and found it far superior . As to the bitrate I prefer Atmos, not saying it's more accurate to what bit for bit, just that I prefer it's EQ.

    I've bought Atmos and use it on my laptop (with some tweaks) and my desktop for music, gaming and movies, now I just have to buy a Dolby Atmos Receiver/amp for when I'm not on headphones.
     

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