Originally Posted by LucasCL
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If you guys have any questions, I will be here to answer them :)
Is there any update to the X7 Control Panel software anytime soon? There a number of quirks in the software that I hope can be addressed. Can you pass this along to the team that work on the software? Thanks:
1. Speaker calibration should not be passed through to headphones:
Right now, speaker calibration affects both speakers and headphones. The speaker calibration feature is really useful for someone like me who has left and right speakers placed asymmetrically (physical limitation). But I switch between speakers and headphones very frequently, and having to manually turn off (there isn't even an OFF button, I have to manually adjust the calibration back to center) the speaker calibration when I put on my headphone is really annoying.
2. Better way to enable SBX Surround:
We have discovered that to fully take advantage of SBX Surround for headphones we have to do the following in sequence: (1) unplug headphones, (2) change speaker setting to 5.1, (3) plug in headphones (this change speaker setting to "headphones", but the speaker setting in Windows control panel remains at "5.1" which is what we want, (4) turn on SBX Surround. The SBX Surround experience is quite different if 2.1/2.0 speakers was chosen before plugging the headphones in, and if we try to select "5.1 speaker" after the headphones were plugged in, the headphones setting would get overridden and no sound would come out from the headphones.
There should be better documentation in the software/support page about how to use / best take advantage of SBX Surround. The software should also does the above automatically when enabling SBX Surround
3. Speaker/headphones settings and calibration should also be saved to profile:
Right now they are not. Because of (1) and (2) listed above, it would be very handy if we could save speaker/headphones adjustments to profile.