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    Rog theta 7.1 Settings

    Hello everyone! i have a question about the Theta 7.1 headset. Are you supposed to use the spatial sound on in the windows settings? And the virtual surround sound on in the Armoury crate?

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    There isn't a need for spatial sound effects, those are mainly for people with stereo (2-channel) headphones. Same goes for virtual surround, no need for that either since you already have real physical surround channels.


    Quote Originally Posted by baddarnbror View Post
    Hello everyone! i have a question about the Theta 7.1 headset. Are you supposed to use the spatial sound on in the windows settings? And the virtual surround sound on in the Armoury crate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterC@ASUS View Post
    There isn't a need for spatial sound effects, those are mainly for people with stereo (2-channel) headphones. Same goes for virtual surround, no need for that either since you already have real physical surround channels.
    It would be nice if not almost all profiles from Armoury Crate would have virtual surround turned on. Not to mention I can't find any default profile that is somewhat ok. Turning off virtual surround drops volume to half or less, EQ settings are just terrible, voice clarity changes timber, compressor (loudness equalization) is worse than default from windows, bass boost I just keep it turned off. Than again I would give up using Armoury Crate, but with default windows drivers there is no LFE channel, so 7.1 is actually 7.0.

    Bottom line, no matter what I do which driver I use, windows default or sonic studio slapped on top, the experience so far it's terrible. At this point I would just throw this headphone at the wall and forget it, but it was a very expensive.

    Please give us a default profile with the most accurate sound reproduction this headphone can provide for games/music/movies. A good start would be no virtual surround, all flat except a tuned EQ and compressor set to a level you think is generally ok.

    Thanks

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    Question ROG Theta 7.1 Only option in windows is stereo.

    Today i installed a new m.2 drive in my PC which caused a fresh install of windows.
    I installed the armory crate for the Theta 7.1 drivers,
    Now windows only detects my headset as stereo, When i click the drop down option for selecting 7.1 its unavailable.
    Windows detect the drivers as Generic USB Drivers. Even in Armoury crate i only have the option of virtual surround
    which no matter what i listen too only shows audio playing the Front Left and Front Right channels.

    I remember having this problem before, found the fix on a online forum but after 3 hours of searching i am unable to find that post.


    Thanks for your time and consideration!

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    Fix the Drivers for ROG Theta 7.1 Asus, or else! (unspecified)

    Quote Originally Posted by LordSendo View Post
    Today i installed a new m.2 drive in my PC which caused a fresh install of windows.
    I installed the armory crate for the Theta 7.1 drivers,
    Now windows only detects my headset as stereo, When i click the drop down option for selecting 7.1 its unavailable.
    Windows detect the drivers as Generic USB Drivers. Even in Armoury crate i only have the option of virtual surround
    which no matter what i listen too only shows audio playing the Front Left and Front Right channels.

    I remember having this problem before, found the fix on a online forum but after 3 hours of searching i am unable to find that post.


    Thanks for your time and consideration!
    Me too for ROG Theta 7.1. I know the hardware works but I can't make the driver settings 7.1! Fix it ASUS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baddarnbror View Post
    Hello everyone! i have a question about the Theta 7.1 headset. Are you supposed to use the spatial sound on in the windows settings? And the virtual surround sound on in the Armoury crate?
    Do NOT use spatial sound emulators such as Dolby Atmos and DTS Headphone X because they will set your headphones back to stereo and then emulate surround. Your headphones should just let true surround audio flow through, if your headphones actually work, which is the catch-all-question for 7.1 surround sound. Use windows control panel (not windows settings) in order to set up your headphones for true 7.1 surround sound. Asus is messed up, because true 7.1 surround is almost impossible to guarantee from day-to-day right now (12 Feb 2022)

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    Hi guys,

    You shouldn't need virtual surround or any 7.1 surround emulator as you have the physical channels with four speakers in each ear cup for a total of 8 channels or 7.1.

    Games and Media recognize this as full surround and route each channel accordingly.

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    On the left earcup of the the headset, change the switch from "Phone" (Stereo) to "PC/NB" (7.1). After you've done that, you need to unplug and connect again.
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    Try to switch from phone to PC. There is a switch on lest side at the back. phone supports only stereo.. had this problem a while ago and then read instructions;>

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    I have both DTS Headphone X and Dolby Atmos Licensed on my computer. My experience is that Virtual Surround software is only for stereo headphones and virtual surround is not compatible with true 7.1 sound. I never use virtual surround sound and I set my games and media players to output true surround sound without any virtualization software processing. Then I can verify all the surround sound channels by looking at the armoury crate software.

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