Originally Posted by marsu
It would be nice if I could try surround sound once in a while. I might go that rout... what about Creative SBX Pro Studio?
Has been reading about DTS Headphone X.... Lenovo A700 has dolby atmos....
I have tried these things in past and now settled on process-free sound. Honestly, you should try the very true to bit, raw sound which the musician produces. He wants you to listen to it in its true form and which I think pleased me the most. EQing, Dolby, DTS, SRS WOW, THX, Virtual Surround, BBX... been there, done all of these. These get tiresome after time.
There are some cool tricks that you can make to bypass any sound processing performed in your laptop, or sound card. This is possible when actual file data is directly sent to sound card's DAC. For example my Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Pro sounds a lot better when I use these tricks. Nothing difficult in it, just get Foobar2000 player and load any one of two plugins, WASAPI(event) or Kernel Streaming. For me WASAPI is providing better SQ than KS, and a whole lot than the default output without KS/WASAPI.