3D spatial audio, what it is and how it is activated in Windows 10

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Several times we will have heard of the Dolby Atmos. It is the name of a surround sound technology made by Dolby Laboratories: it allows us to hear 3D spatial audio. In practice, the sound is perceived at 360 degrees for a truly immersive experience in the case of movies or video games.

If we have a notebook and a pair of headphones (mid-range, not too cheap) we can also try the same technology on Microsoft devices. In several systems that run on Windows 10in fact, there is a 3D spatial audio similar to Dolby Atmos. Up to version Windows 10 Creators Update last spring the operating system was compatible with Dolby Atmos technology while the US giant on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has introduced its own alternative audio.



Windows Sonic

The difference between the sound of Dolby and Microsoft's Sonic basically lies in the price. The first costs about 15 euros and can be purchased through a special application to use it on our devices. Windows 3 10D audio is free. If we are gamers or cinema enthusiasts, the advice is to first test the free trial period (30 days) of Dolby Atmos and then decide which of the two is better.

How to enable 3D spatial audio

To enable Microsoft's 3D Spatial Audio the first thing to do is to connect our headphones to the computer. At this point right-click on the speaker icon present on the taskbar. In the pop-up menu let's select the Spatial Audio item. In the tab that will open we will see the words None, click the arrow next to this field to open the options menu and scroll to to Choose Windows Sonic Headphones | And that's it.



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