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#4508414 - 02/25/20 03:52 PM Headphone Surround Sound  
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Hi All,

I just discovered Audio Royale and I've been running the trial version with WOFF PE. It's pretty awesome and really enhances the atmosphere of the game. More importantly it increases the localization effect, making it easier to figure out where other planes are when you can't actually see them, using auditory cues. I don't know whether the CFS3 engine uses plain stereo or D3D for its audio engine, but either way, this thing seems to improve the sense of positional audio. It was apparently designed for Fortnite players to better locate their opponents via virtual 7.1 rendering. Interesting business model: rent as opposed to buy. It uses CPU to do the virtualization, so maybe a small performance hit for lower powered systems, but I'm not having any issues running it via the Nvidia audio device and connecting my headphones to my display port monitor (so perhaps its actually processing on the GPU?) I've also tried it with a selection of sim racing titles and it sounds great! Anyone tried any other headphone surround products with WOFF?

Cheers, H

#4508441 - 02/25/20 06:34 PM Re: Headphone Surround Sound [Re: HarryH]  
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I use the baked-in "Windows Sonic" surround sound (7.1) that comes with Win10 - checked off in the headphones tab, spatial sound, under the "sounds" control panel - works well enough I'd say with speakers attached to the headphone port on the Mac Pro. One thing I need to tinker with further is my second speaker, so that I can have nice left/right sound on the Win10 side, as I do on the Mac OS side of the computer - the tricky part on Win10 is that when two blutooth speakers are wired to the computer, at least on my end - only one is recognized as wired, and the other as blutooth only, even though it's wired too - so I have to fidget-around with wired/blutooth mixed setups in one of the third-party sound programs I'm using in Win10. Mac OS has that "Audio MIDI Setup" control panel that makes it easy to "subdue" biggrin both blutooth speakers into wired mode, simultaneously.

Happy flying all,
Von S


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#4508517 - 02/26/20 05:41 AM Re: Headphone Surround Sound [Re: HarryH]  
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Hi HarryH,

All sounds outside your cockpit have been made to have surroundsound. Usually for 5.1 or 7.1

So you can hear flyby's, where machinegun fire is coming from, where the flakburst was etc.

So whoever has 5.1 speakers or similar, should use it. Sometimes it has to be activated in windows audio control panel first.

Oh, this software is for non 5.1 users to simulate sort of surroundsound

Last edited by Creaghorn; 02/26/20 05:51 AM.
#4508539 - 02/26/20 03:14 PM Re: Headphone Surround Sound [Re: HarryH]  
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Thanks Creaghorn, yes it uses signal processing at the sound driver level to intercept and localize the multichannel audio stream. So, great to know that WOFF is rendering multichannel sound! Your audio work is very much appreciated 🙂

#4508547 - 02/26/20 05:19 PM Re: Headphone Surround Sound [Re: HarryH]  
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I used Razer's Surround software for a long time with an old 7.1 headphone and it worked great, but it would work with any headphones. The software was free and you only needed to buy it if you wanted equalizer settings and extra stuff like that. I don't think it's available anymore, but it worked similar to what Audio Royale does.

In November I bought the Razer Nari Ultimate 7.1 headphones and couldn't be happier. It uses the Razer Synapse 3 software for the 7.1 settings.

Last edited by WallysWorld; 02/26/20 05:21 PM.
#4508578 - 02/26/20 10:15 PM Re: Headphone Surround Sound [Re: HarryH]  
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I use the Corsair Void Pro headphones. Dolby 7.1 surround - mine are wireless but not really needed as I have to have the wire for the TrackIR plugged in anyway, so I leave them plugged in. Very impressed and I'd buy them again when this one dies as they have lasted in tact longer than any headphones I have ever had.

Last edited by Polovski; 02/26/20 10:15 PM.

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Polovski,
OBD Software, developers of immersive flight sims;
Wings Over Flanders Fields and Wings Over The Reich
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