Originally Posted by TheUnknown
I am a confused as to the proper way to setup virtual surround sound on my Creative Aurvana headphones with a SoundBlaster Z sound card.
What I have done, but not sure is correct:
1. In the SB Z control panel, I set the speaker configuration to headphones.
2. In the SBX Pro Studio I put a checkmark in Surround. (Is this what enables the creative virtual surround sound?)
3. In the game, like counter strike: GO, I set the speaker configuration to 5.1 instead of headphones.
Is this the correct way to set this up?
I also see in the SB Z control panel Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect, but not sure if they are related to what I am trying to do .
Have not used Creative stuff in years, but audio setting sound right.
DDL (Dolby Digital Live) and DTS-Connect are used to compress digital audio so that you can send more then 2-channels for digital audio, thru a S/PDIF (optical or coaxial) connect.
Normally you can only send 2-channel of PCM (uncompressed) digital audio thru optical or coaxial.
Using DDL or DTS-Connect, you can send up to 6-channel (5.1) of compressed 24-bit/48Khz digital audio.
At the receiving end of the optical or coaxial cable, you have to use the same software (or firmware?) to decompress the digital audio, so DDL would have to be at both ends of the cable for it to work
or both ends have DTS-Connect for it to work.
With your current setup, you have no need for using DDL or DTS Connect.