Is Windows 11 compatible with 7.1 surround sound? | Razer Insider

Is Windows 11 compatible with 7.1 surround sound?

  • 17 October 2022
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I was about to purchase the Razer Blackshrk V2 X when I came across a post claiming that Windows 11 does not support 7.1 surround audio. If this is the truth, I will not purchase the headphones because my computer has really important data.

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BlackFireDragon
I dont know where you read this but this is bul… in shorst you have headphones with build in amplituner that proces audio there you can have spatial audio on what ever device even old pc. For Windows spetial audio yes Windows support it even have own it is called Windows sonic, you can also buy dolby atmos for headphones it is subscription service and on what ever headphones you have you. Will have dolby atmos, Razer provide with headphones THX spatial audio that is processed via synapse so to get spatial audio you need have it installed. I hope this answer your qestions.

Okay, so what I just read was complete nonsense, right?
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I don't know if Windows 11 supports 7.1 surround sound. But I know that the Linux operating system does. Well, I'm not telling you to change your operating system, especially if you say you have important data stored on your computer. I'm just saying it's possible, I just recently switched to Linux, and I didn't want to do it because I thought it would be a mistake. I just needed a Linux control panel so I could manage my sites. But I was wrong, in many ways this operating system is even better than Windows. But there are disadvantages and pluses everywhere. 

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I dont know where you read this but this is bul… in shorst you have headphones with build in amplituner that proces audio there you can have spatial audio on what ever device even old pc. For Windows spetial audio yes Windows support it even have own it is called Windows sonic, you can also buy dolby atmos for headphones it is subscription service and on what ever headphones you have you. Will have dolby atmos, Razer provide with headphones THX spatial audio that is processed via synapse so to get spatial audio you need have it installed. I hope this answer your qestions.
Yes, but First, right-click the speaker icon in your taskbar and select “Sounds” from the menu that pops up. (You can also open the Control Panel and click Hardware and Sound > Sound.) In the window that appears, choose the “Playback” tab, then select the surround sound output device you'd like to test from the list

While Windows 11 does support surround sound systems, users have encountered a significant issue where enabling surround sound causes the headset microphone to pick up all system sounds. This includes sounds from various sources like YouTube, Twitch, and other applications, resulting in an annoying experience where others on calls can hear everything from your system. Despite trying numerous suggested fixes, users have found no resolution to this problem. Complicating matters, the software installation often adds a new output device alongside the headset output, further complicating the setup. Puff Print is my website. Despite the widespread frustration among users, there has been no official response or fix from Razer, leaving users to resort to uninstalling or disabling surround sound whenever they need to engage in calls via Discord or other apps. Many users find this situation particularly frustrating, expecting a company like Razer to have addressed such issues promptly.

While Windows 11 might not natively support the specific 7.1 surround sound software from Razer status, Windows 11 has its own built-in spatial audio feature called "Windows Sonic." This feature can create a virtual surround sound experience that can enhance your gaming or entertainment experience.

Surround system does work on windows 11 however there is a big problem where when u enable surround system, Headset mic starts picking up all sounds on windows , like youtube, twitch,,, any sound . Which is very annoying where everyone on the call with you can hear your sound and the sound of the windows. I tried every suggested fix, but unfortunately nothing work. The thing is that the software installs a new output device beside headset output which makes it messy. No official response  or fix has been released. I had to uninstall or turn off the surround system whenever I’m on call with someone on discrod or anyother app. This is so annoying knowing razer that they should release they should have released a fix from ages ago lol.

Surround system does work on windows 11 however there is a big problem where when u enable surround system, Headset mic starts picking up all sounds on windows , like youtube, twitch,,, any sound . Which is very annoying where everyone on the call with you can hear your sound and the sound of the windows. I tried every suggested fix, but unfortunately nothing work. The thing is that the software installs a new output device beside headset output which makes it messy. No official response  or fix has been released. I had to uninstall or turn off the surround system whenever I’m on call with someone on discrod or anyother app. This is so annoying knowing razer that they should release they should have released a fix from ages ago lol.

Just to clarify: I have a blackshark v2x 

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In short yes. On most headphones included most of Razer you have virtual thx and this is softwere base emulator Sound its is more complex but yes you Run this type of headphones everywhere where you can install softwere required to Run it like synapse.
You need to verify that the above information source is trustworthy. You can also contact the product sales unit for better advice. Basically, I have not used the device, so I do not have any advice for you, if there are accurate results you can let me know.
thethaothientruong
You need to verify that the above information source is trustworthy. You can also contact the product sales unit for better advice. Basically, I have not used the device, so I do not have any advice for you, if there are accurate results you can let me know.

Because of a forum post on razer insider, I created this post. If you look at the linked file, it states that it is only compatible with Windows 10 64-bit.
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MonsterCow78
Because of a forum post on razer insider, I created this post. If you look at the linked file, it states that it is only compatible with Windows 10 64-bit.

Trap and Windows 11 use the same engine as 10. Every app compatibile with Windows 10 will work on 11. Also if you forget Microsoft have own virtual Sound build in Windows 10 and 11. In short is headphones have own Sound Controller build in to the cord it will process the Sound if not this will do app in this case synapse 3 and it will work on Windows 10 and 11. ID you want to use Razer 7.1 Sound app you can install it on the same supportem Systems Windows 10 and 11. You can buy also true 7.1 headphones like tiamat v2 but you need 7.1 Sound card to use it.
MonsterCow78
I was about to purchase the Razer Blackshrk V2 X when I came across a post claiming that Windows 11 does not support 7.1 surround audio. If this is the truth, I will not purchase the headphones because my computer has really important data.

Yeah its working

I’m having trouble on two Alienware laptops using the Surround Sound 7.1 software. These headsets do not seem to work when you select the Surround Sound 7.1 from the Sound menu in Windows. To use them, you have to select the headphones from the Sound Menu. Unfortunately, that is only stereo sound. I’ve opened a ticket with Razer to help figure this out. It did seem to work under Windows 10 before, but that was also on another PC. Not sure if this is a Windows 11 issues, or simply an issue with these laptops. Keep in mind these headsets I have have the 3.5 jack and not the USB or Wireless. I think maybe next time I need to buy anything other than the 3.5 jack. At least it would show up under Synapse. Just very disappointed and hopefully I can find a solution to it.

 7.1 surround sound is not compatible with Windows 11. And the program description says only windows 10 x64. I foolishly bought a Barracuda 2022 and have encountered that the headphones when using 7.1 automatically turn off after 20 seconds, without a corresponding "Power off" beep, provided nothing is playing. If music or anything else is playing, they don't shut off, but as soon as there is silence, there is a quiet noise in my ears and they silently shut off. And no, it's not a timeout. There is no 20 second timeout. As soon as I disable surround and switch to just 2.4 Barracuda, everything works fine according to the settings I set. Either reinstall the surround program. I.e. turning on the computer now always starts with reinstalling the program. Switch has nothing to do with it, I reinstalled drivers. The problem is software incompatibility. And this we will omit the quiet sound, which can come at any time, these are other problems. Thank you razer for "quality" products. 

It works perfectly on windows 11, I am testing it and there have been no failures so far.

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