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Is it best to use realtek, in-game options, or both to enable headphone virtualization?
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You mean like 7.1 virtualization? Taking stereo speakers and trying to make them sound like a surround sound system? If you care about audio accuracy at all never use virtualization. It is awful 100% of the time. The whole thing is just a gimmick.
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I want to better be able to pinpoint the direction of sounds in-game, like I can with my Turtle Beaches on Xbox- the gimmick seems to work quite well with those. For PC I'm using studio monitor headphones.
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I don't like the sound of things like Dolby Headphone in the slightest because it processes everything. In-game 3D audio support only (or should) applies to the effects and voice channels, making it the better choice.

You should try on a game per game basis to see which you prefer but, in-game is likely to be the better choice if it's an option.
Edited by Shardnax - 7/23/16 at 5:07pm
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