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    CH VIII Hero speaker output device, which to use?

    I've been using the "Speakers Realtek Audio" analog output device in the Windows Sound properties Playback tab. I recently noticed (due to other audio devices in the list like headphones and monitors) that there is a second mobo device called "Speakers Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer". I'm wondering which one I should actually be using and what if any differences there are? The Sonic Studio control panel seems to function just fine when using the Realtek Audio device.

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array RedSector73 PC Specs
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    As I understand it, sonic would be used with stereo system (typically headsets) to get virtualised surround sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSector73 View Post
    As I understand it, sonic would be used with stereo system (typically headsets) to get virtualised surround sound.
    Thanks. I actually ended up trying it last night. I'm not sure what that output is actually supposed to do because I got zero sound from it. I'm starting to suspect it's related to the front panel audio possibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinion View Post
    Thanks. I actually ended up trying it last night. I'm not sure what that output is actually supposed to do because I got zero sound from it. I'm starting to suspect it's related to the front panel audio possibly.
    It might be to do with Windows 10 1903 updates which purged/ravaged audio control(s). There is patch on asus website to fix functionality. DRV_Audio_SSIII_VAC_PATCH_W10_64_VER10_20191001R from https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards...Desk_Download/
    Last edited by RedSector73; 04-16-2020 at 12:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSector73 View Post
    It might be to do with Windows 10 1903 updates which purged/ravaged audio control(s). There is patch on asus website to fix functionality. DRV_Audio_SSIII_VAC_PATCH_W10_64_VER10_20191001R from https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards...Desk_Download/
    Thanks, I ended up trying that out last night because somehow I broke something between trying out that extra Sonic Studio device in the Sound panel and plugging my non-USB headphones into the front panel audio (haven't done that on this board/case combo) and unplugging /replugging the main 2.0 speakers on the rear. I was getting blasting sound and the Sonic Studio app started complaining the device wasn't supported even after reboots. Running that tool fixed that issue and the sound blasting out, but I do still have that virtual mixer device. I'm just ignoring it I guess.

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