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post #1 of 17
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Hi,

Can anybody help me work out why I cant get 5.1 from these headphones,

I have the optical plugged from the MoBo to the Tritton box, along with a USB and the headphones pluged into this box.

I just cant get it into 5.1 mode, just 2Ch

Ideas?

Thanks

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post #2 of 17
Right click on sound options, the little speaker on your start bar. Go to playback options and make sure optical digital out is selected as default playback device. Otherwise it will not even use the optical cable and use USB instead.

Had the same issue with my Tritton 720+. Also the quality settings under properties (of the default device) will make it not work as well. If you have optical out selected and your sound sounds like its underwater, back off of the bitrate until it works. I had to go with DVD quality 24/48hz instead of the studio quality 24/96hz because it wouldn't work. Anything else just ask.
post #3 of 17
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I thought my MoBo needs to support Dolby to use optical? It supports DTS.

Just wondering if I will need a dedicated sound card,

I'll give it a try once I get home

Thanks for the reply
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post #4 of 17
Your source needs to stream compressed 5.1, which is what you get out of a console. You need a sound card capable of Dolby Digital Live, which is on the fly encoding. But if you got a sound card it also eliminates the need for the tritton.
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post #5 of 17
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I have them plugged in using the orange, green and black cables with the USB and they work ok, just a little humming noise in the back ground
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liqu1dShadow View Post

I thought my MoBo needs to support Dolby to use optical? It supports DTS.

Just wondering if I will need a dedicated sound card,

I'll give it a try once I get home

Thanks for the reply
My mobo (sabertooth 990fx R2) must support Dolby live through optical, I have my default playback device as Realtek Digital Output (optical) and under properties of that device I have 2 channel 16 bit 48hz selected. It would not play using 24bit. Also under encoded formats I have DTS Audio checked and Dolby Digital checked. Hope this helps. Your def only getting stereo with the plugs. Or you could always get you a soundcard which outputs Dolby Digital live like said above. Let me know if u get it working
post #7 of 17
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My mobo (sabertooth 990fx R2) must support Dolby live through optical, I have my default playback device as Realtek Digital Output (optical) and under properties of that device I have 2 channel 16 bit 48hz selected. It would not play using 24bit. Also under encoded formats I have DTS Audio checked and Dolby Digital checked. Hope this helps. Your def only getting stereo with the plugs. Or you could always get you a soundcard which outputs Dolby Digital live like said above. Let me know if u get it working

With the plugs its doing 5.1 quite nice, just that hum in the background is winding me up lol,

ill have another look, I would have thought my board would support 5.1 through optical :/
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liqu1dShadow View Post

With the plugs its doing 5.1 quite nice, just that hum in the background is winding me up lol,

ill have another look, I would have thought my board would support 5.1 through optical :/
Lol I know the feeling. I bought the headphones and couldn't get surround to save my life. It was just recognized as USB device so playing Wasteland or DayZ and trying to figure out where shots were coming from was a pain.
The optical output should def get rid of your hum, or maybe try to update your drivers. Windows Update as you know is pretty useless. Do it through your mobo website.
post #9 of 17
I looked this thing up and still don't understand how it connects...

So the box just has an optical input and also a USB connection? Is the USB just for the mic? Optical is not capable of handling uncompressed 5.1, that's why you need Dolby Digital Live to encode it to a compressed format. If you don't have a Creative sound card, you don't have that and aren't going to get 5.1 over optical. This thing is really designed for consoles, because they output compressed 5.1 over optical.
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I was thinking that, so I guess a sound card will need to be ordered, this machine needs to be amazing and Hummy USB sound ain't gunna help lol
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