How to enable spatial sound for headphones or home theater in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update comes with a Windows Sonic format by using a combination of optimized audio, so you feel that audio is playing around you. The new feature is a surround sound emulator and it enhances the sound quality on the headphones, even working with non high-end headphones. By default it is not activated and you could try the tips to enable and setup it on your Surface Pro 4 tablet or Windows 10 computer.

How to enable spatial sound for headphones in Windows 10
Note: The option is only available with Creators Update installed since now.
* Type Sound in the Cortana search box or Start menu, and click on the top one from result. Highlight your headphones or speakers from the playback device, click on Properties button, and then switch to the Spatial sound tab.
You can also do that by this quick method. From your desktop, tap or click on the Speakers icon in the system tray on taskbar, and select the “Spatial Sound(none)” from menu.
* Select the “Windows Sonic for Headphones” from the drop-down menu. If you also would like to use 7.1 virtual surround sound, simply check Turn on 7.1 virtual surround sound box to enable the feature.
* Finally click Apply > OK button to make all changes. Now you are able to listen music in new sound format mode with supported headphones.

How to setup the spatial sound for home theater
* First you need to follow the above method to enable spatial sound for your home theater, and then you might need to set your HDMI playback device as default. Make sure your home theater has connected to your tablet or computer using HDMI cable.
* Windows 10 use Dolby Atmos app to configure the related settings. If you don’t have installed Dolby Access app, the system will open Windows Store to download the Dolby Atmos and install the app automatically.
* Open the Dolby Atmos app, it will ask how would you like to experience Dolby Atmos. Click the “With my home theater” from three options.
* Click Continue button to confirm that audio feature is enabled, and click Configure PC settings.
* Go to the Spatial sound tab, select the “Dolby Atmos for home theater” option, and click Apply > OK button.


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