Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft that comes with various features and improvements. If you are a music lover or enjoy watching movies, enabling surround sound can enhance your audio experience. Surround sound enables you to hear sounds from different directions, giving you a more immersive experience. In this article, we will show you how to enable surround sound in Windows 11.
Check Your Audio Device Compatibility
Before enabling surround sound, make sure your audio device is compatible with surround sound. To check this, right-click on the speaker icon on the taskbar, and select “Open Sound settings.” Click on “Device properties” under the “Output” section. Check if the audio device supports 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. If yes, then your audio device is compatible.
Enable Spatial Sound
The next step is to enable spatial sound. Spatial sound is a feature that simulates surround sound on headphones or two-channel speakers. To enable spatial sound, click on “Spatial sound” under the “Output” section in the Sound settings. Select “Windows Sonic for Headphones” or “Dolby Atmos for Headphones.”
Configure Surround Sound Settings
After enabling spatial sound, you can configure surround sound settings. Click on “Device properties” under the “Output” section in the Sound settings. Click on “Additional device properties.” Under the “Spatial sound” tab, select “Windows Sonic for Headphones” or “Dolby Atmos for Headphones.” You can also configure other settings such as Equalizer, Room Correction, and Virtual Speaker.
Test Surround Sound
After configuring the surround sound settings, test it by playing a movie or music with surround sound. You can also test it by going to “Spatial sound” under the “Output” section in the Sound settings. Click on “Preview” to hear a demo of spatial sound.
Update Audio Drivers
If you are still not able to enable surround sound, make sure your audio drivers are up to date. Outdated drivers can cause issues with surround sound. You can update your audio drivers by going to the manufacturer’s website and downloading the latest drivers.
Enabling surround sound in Windows 11 can enhance your audio experience while watching movies or listening to music. Make sure your audio device is compatible with surround sound, enable spatial sound, configure surround sound settings, and test it. If you are still experiencing issues, update your audio drivers. With these steps, you can enjoy a more immersive audio experience in Windows 11.