Neil wrote: ↑Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Looks like you have some good stuff there!
I haven't tried Amazon Prime yet. I better add it to the list for the next episode about streaming.
Do you own a sound card? If so, what kind?
The computer I am using has a SoundBlaster Extreme Music sound card
Here are the specs: https://www.google.com/search?q=sound+b ... e&ie=UTF-8
Sound Output Mode. 7.1 channel surround.
DAC Resolution. 24-bit.
Sample Rate. 8 kHz (min) - 192 kHz (max)
Signal-To-Noise Ratio. 109 dB.
Frequency Response. 10 Hz.
Type. sound card.
Compliant Standards. ASIO 2.0, Digital Theater Systems Extended Surround (DTS-ES), Dolby Digital EX, EAX ADVANCED HD, THX.
And I have my Nvidia GTX 1070 hooked into my Pioneer Receiver. The thing is if I do what you did and select "what you hear" as the listening device passthrough to Nvidia HDMI port. It only lets me select 2 Ch up to 192KHZ there is no 5.1 or 7.1
So I just leave my sound output up to the Nvidia HDMI port on the card running to my receiver and that gives me DTS-HD, Dolby-HD and all those formats. The Sound Blaster Extreme Music I have is quite old now and I will buy a new card in a few months forsure.
I have a Sound Blaster Z in my workstation I could swap with this Extreme Music card but I might try using a Virtual sound cable and see if I can get any better surround sound.
In my living room where I show the pics we usually just watch movies on the set top box (Shaw Cable) and then I would listen to music through my google ChromeCast. But lately I have been on my Windows 10 computer.
I found this info: https://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArt ... ?sid=15176
Looks like if your using a digital interface like HDMI or SPDIF or Optical you need to have the audio encoded into surround sound if there is no "speaker fill or upsample"
What I did on my workstation to get 5.1 surround on my headphones was select stereo channel 2.0 in windows sound control panel then select 5.1 surround in Creative Labs control panel (both control panels do different speaker settings)
So what I think is that Amazon and Spotify and Windows 10 OS need to have an encoder installed for all audio. (I don't mind stereo 2.0 Ch but some surround sound like live music is nice or like concerts in surround is nice)
After some googling about speaker fill option with Nvidia drivers on High Definition HDMI it was said to use Dolby Atmos. I already purchased the app a few years ago and now on my Home Theatre 7.1 I enabled Dolby Atmos Headphones setting in the Windows Spacial sound and I get surround sound in Spotify as before I was only getting 2.0 Ch stereo.
Sorry if you said that in one of your videos already Neil, I just never setup HDMI Audio connected to my Receiver before and I might have missed that setting from your video tutorial.
I also bought DTS-X Headphones and DTS-X decoder today for $18.00 something. It was on sale regularly over $25.00 I think.
Also one last thing is that I have been using Equilizer APO : https://sourceforge.net/projects/equali ... les/1.2.1/