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Hi, I am intending on purchasing some new ATH AD700 Headphones and I am wondering what is the best setup fro virtualized surround sound in games such as black ops, mw2 etc. I have a Gigabyte Mobo (all in my signature) and Realtek Audio drivers. I know some people get Astro Mixamps etc and I am wondering the best way to get sound out of my new headphones. Thanks in advance
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Have you tried using just the onboard mixer and see how that does? The onboard sound nowadays is pretty good, so the surround feature is integrated into it.

I'd say try playing around with the Realtek features first before you try other things.

Now that I think about it, even my old S939 boards that have the realtek sound could easily simulate 3D sorround sound. It was actually pretty good. Granted the sound quality is nothing compared to my X-Fi, but still, it wasn't horrible by any means.
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Thanks for the reply. I was looking at the Realtek settings and I can go to speakers, pick 7.1 surround sound and then on the side it says optional speakers. i can un-checkmark all speakers except the front 2. Do you think that that is a good way to virtulize surround sound?
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Thanks for the reply. I was looking at the Realtek settings and I can go to speakers, pick 7.1 surround sound and then on the side it says optional speakers. i can un-checkmark all speakers except the front 2. Do you think that that is a good way to virtulize surround sound?
No problem.

There should be a headphone option in there also. If for some reason there is not, then just do the 2.0 output. There should also be a test where you can test the 3D sound. The one I had, had a helicopter noise that sounded like it was circling around your head from top to bottom and front to back.

Try messing around with that and see what you can come up with.

Also do a google search for 3D sound test. I found this video released by Creative, but I'm using 2.1 currently so everything's in front of me, but does pan left to right.

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