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    Lightbulb Found something interesting!!!

    I found out, that some games are not supporting a 7.1 setup.

    Tried another game, and got only 7.0 output. LFE was not driven.

    Then I discovered this website:

    http://satsun.org/audio/

    This approved my theory, that some games are not supporting a 7.1 setup, maybe resulting in some weird rear speaker output, disabling center and/or LFE.
    Last edited by Mollari; 11-18-2017 at 09:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollari View Post
    I found out, that some games are not supporting a 7.1 setup.

    Tried another game, and got only 7.0 output. LFE was not driven.

    Then I discovered this website:

    http://satsun.org/audio/

    This approved my theory, that some games are not supporting a 7.1 setup, maybe resulting in some weird rear speaker output, disabling center and/or LFE.
    You are correct. Here's an easy way to tell if the game is giving you proper x.1. Run the ROG 7.1 software, then run your game. You'll see the various channels active or inactive in the top left. I was particularly frustrated to discover a few games did not provide the sub channel.

    Note that when you run the Windows surround sound configuration test, it will activate all the channels of the Centurion properly including the sub, and you can check this in the software too. So it is clearly the game not providing it, not that Windows was setup incorrectly.

    Part of the problem here is that the Asus drivers/software don't (as far as I can tell) give you the option to cross the low frequencies to the sub when the source doesn't give you a true x.1, so you are just losing the driver in the headphones meant to do those low frequencies.... so it sounds bad. Whether this sub mix fix fixes the rear 'tinniness' is another question.

    Asus, please test this. Just run Overwatch, get into the Training->Practice Range, go to the two robots that are shooting under the thing, and look at them, then turn around so they are behind you. Really easy to tell how bad it is.
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    Exclamation

    I made my day, and built an adapter to interface that centurion headset with my R...T.. onboard 7.1 Soundcard.

    First... that adapter works, including LED and MIC !!!!

    But in games, that are using a different Sound API (FMOD, Wwise...) as Windows, I get EXACTLY the same 7.0 output (disabled LFE). It doesn´t matter, if I configured Windows to a 5.1 Setup or 7.1.

    An option (checkbox in your ASUS Centurion Software), as Danglesnort mentioned, that routes low frequencies to LFE, could be a workaround for games not supporting a true 7.1 configuration.

    @Donglesnort: that´s the way I tested the output.
    Last edited by Mollari; 11-27-2017 at 03:01 PM.

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    Test Beta FW

    Good morning!
    After installing beta (MCU1.6_DSP1.8) the microphone now emits an unpleasant background squeal and the side and rear channels distort in PUBG with loud sounds. I have returned to the official version of the web, but from what they tell me, they listen to me in a pool (MCU1.5_DSP1.7)...

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    Any news on this issue?

    Hello, i am new to this forum

    I just bought an ASUS ROG Centurion 7.1 headset, and was quite dissapointed with the 7.1 surround effect, just as many other people on this forum. I saw this thread, and tried out the beta firmware posted by Bahz. Imo it didnt solve anything or improve the 7.1 surround sound at all. I noticed on another thread that Bahz has left the company and that MasterC@ASUS has taken over on this issue.

    Have you guys made any progress with solving this?

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    what the actual F***.. i just dumped $300 on these headphones and my $30 throw away stereo turtle beaches destroy these things in quality and the ability to locate directional positions in games.... first, the rear channels have nowhere near the volume of the front channels, meaning that if someone is walking in front of you, then its completely masking the guy shooting behind you. im at such a disadvantage playing with these POS headphones that i would actually be better playing the games with no sound at all. then i tried turning 7.1 off on the hub, figuring that i would get decent stereo... NOPE, it keeps accepting 7.1 from the game, and only plays the front channels, meaning things behind you are literally MUTED! there is so much wrong with these headphones i dont know how they made it to market. did not a single employee start up a game and put these on their head??? i bought these 3 days ago, and have tried everything, and seeing as this discussion has been going on for months, its obvious that you have completely abandoned this product. im willing to bet, you did not even have a audio engineer on the team that made these.. simple things like using all 10 drivers in stereo mode and sampling all inputs to left and right channels seems completely beyond your intellect. i will be contacting asus directly, i will be getting a 100% refund, or i will be contacting the NY attorney general about false advertising.. as of right now, i will not be buying any asus product ever again, even thinking about selling my maximus viii so i dont have to look at the symbol and be reminded of the time asus rammed it in dry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neh4pres View Post
    what the actual F***.. i just dumped $300 on these headphones and my $30 throw away stereo turtle beaches destroy these things in quality and the ability to locate directional positions in games.... first, the rear channels have nowhere near the volume of the front channels, meaning that if someone is walking in front of you, then its completely masking the guy shooting behind you. im at such a disadvantage playing with these POS headphones that i would actually be better playing the games with no sound at all. then i tried turning 7.1 off on the hub, figuring that i would get decent stereo... NOPE, it keeps accepting 7.1 from the game, and only plays the front channels, meaning things behind you are literally MUTED! there is so much wrong with these headphones i dont know how they made it to market. did not a single employee start up a game and put these on their head??? i bought these 3 days ago, and have tried everything, and seeing as this discussion has been going on for months, its obvious that you have completely abandoned this product. im willing to bet, you did not even have a audio engineer on the team that made these.. simple things like using all 10 drivers in stereo mode and sampling all inputs to left and right channels seems completely beyond your intellect. i will be contacting asus directly, i will be getting a 100% refund, or i will be contacting the NY attorney general about false advertising.. as of right now, i will not be buying any asus product ever again, even thinking about selling my maximus viii so i dont have to look at the symbol and be reminded of the time asus rammed it in dry!
    Calm yourself chap, not many games utilize 7.1, check if your game supports 7.1, some games might only support 5.1. I posted a guide on how to "upmix" stereo sound to all 7.1 drivers in the headphones. check my thread out. They are decent quality in terms of sound and build. make sure you install the drivers from the site and then you can use the asus audio utility

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    We need an update on this

    Hey @MasterC@ASUS

    We need to revive this thread.

    Months ago we were making headway with drivers/firmware.
    the rear channel is still a huge issue.
    We were told it was being worked on. we got one beta firmware then suddenly everything goes dark in terms of another update.

    Guys we cant let this just go away. it needs to be fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pr0reaper View Post
    Hey @MasterC@ASUS

    We need to revive this thread.

    Months ago we were making headway with drivers/firmware.
    the rear channel is still a huge issue.
    We were told it was being worked on. we got one beta firmware then suddenly everything goes dark in terms of another update.

    Guys we cant let this just go away. it needs to be fixed.

    Do not worry, i'm with you man, i've been messaging admins and one has confirmed a new beta will be released this week, i'm also excited to see what's fixed/added.

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    Apologies for the delay, requests for replacements have dwindled which means more time to test and tune the Centurion for various games, yay! We have created a new test firmware to improve the subwoofer, side, and rear channels. Have a try and let us know how you like it.

    Download here:
    https://www.asus.com/us/Headphones-H...Desk_Download/

    I received some good suggestions for how to redirect or merge channels in order to optimize bass. However, since support for surround sound varies from game to game, it is difficult to provide something that is one-size-fits-all. From example, Prey does not utilize the center channel at all, while in Dirt 4 you'll depend on it for much of the game. The subwoofer (0.1) is generally used to work exclusively for LFE (low-frequency effects) on its own or supplement other channels (especially surround), it works fine for movies but unpredictable in games, some never even use that channel at all. We do hope everyone can benefit from all 10 drivers offering a full 7.1-channel experience, changing channels around will defeat the purpose of having true 7.1.

    It would be helpful to provide feedback for the games or movies you have tested. This way, everyone can see which games works well and which ones not so well in case anyone is uncertain whether their Centurion has issues.

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