I just installed FXSound, mainly interested in its surround capabilities (I use headphones). I used to use Dolby Atmos but not many games support it. I wanted something a bit more “universal”.
So I have a few questions!
-In Windows sound settings > Configuration. Do I need to choose “5.1” or “7.1” or should I leave it on FXSound default Stereo setting? For some reason, I cannot test the 5.1 or 7.1 option, it always tells me that “something is using this audio device”. Stereo setting can be tested without issue.
-Is the Surround sound effect “3D” (spatial), or just regular surround (horizontal plane)?
-How does said effect compare to Boom3D? I’ve tried both and Boom3D seems to have a bit too much reverb, but I’d like the opinions of others!
-If I lower all effects and equalizer settings to 0, will that give me “unadulterated” sound? Except for the aforementioned Surround effect, I don’t want to alter the sound signature. (My Audio device/headphones are already individually tuned through Equalizer APO)
-Lastly: For games that DO support Atmos. Can I use both FXSound and Atmos at the same time? And if so, would I enable Atmos on FXSound, or on my output device?
In case it matters, my audio setup is:
JDS Labs Element II DAC+AMP
Dan Clark Audio Aeon RT (Closed)
Thank you very much in advance for your help!