Have we review about Dolby Atmos and like a sound of bringing 3D approximate sound — spatial sound, they’re job it — to your home museum though have nonetheless to deposit in a new receiver and orator system? If we are extraordinary to try Dolby Atmos — or Microsoft’s homogeneous spatial sound record — we can check it out with usually your laptop and a decent span of headphones. It creates cinema and games some-more immersive.
What is Dolby Atmos?
Dolby Atmos is Dolby’s spatial sound technology. Instead of regulating channel (rear-left speaker, for example), it assigns sounds to a place (rear-left corner, 8-feet high). Dolby Atmos adds tallness to a surround-sound equation, that creates a smoother, some-more picturesque approximate sound knowledge as sounds are upheld from place to place around you.
How does it work on a PC?
Dolby Atmos can be set adult on a PC to be used with headphones or, a reduction expected scenario, outmost speakers and an AV receiver that supports Atmos.
Does my PC support it?
As prolonged as we updated to Windows 10 Creators Update final spring, it does.
Microsoft offers something similar?
Microsoft has a possess season of spatial sound, though it works usually with headphones. It’s called Windows Sonic for Headphones.
Which one should we use?
You have usually one choice — Dolby Atmos — if we have a honeyed surround-sound orator complement bending adult to your PC around a receiver that supports Atmos. For headphones, we advise we give Windows Sonic a whirl. Dolby Atmos costs $14.99 to enable, a price that we can compensate around a Dolby Access app. Windows Sonic is giveaway and already on house your PC if we are using Creators Update or later.
I attempted out both Dolby Atmos and Windows Sonic on a Windows 10 PC with a span of gaming headphones. we watched trailers from a Movies TV app and could hear a disproportion between spatial sound and no spatial sound, though we couldn’t discern any disproportion between Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos. There’s a 30-day giveaway hearing for Dolby Atmos so we can see (or hear, rather) that one sounds improved with your setup.
How do we capacitate it?
Connect headphones to your PC, right-click a orator idol in a complement tray and afterwards click Spacial sound from a menu. Your options will be possibly Windows Sonic for Headphones or Dolby Atmos for Headphones. Choose a latter, and you’ll open a Dolby Access page in a Windows Store to download a giveaway app, that we afterwards use to buy a permit for Dolby Atmos — or start a 30-day giveaway trial. The permit lets we use Dolby Atmos on 10 devices, including an Xbox One.
If we have a Dolby Atmos receiver connected to your PC around HDMI, afterwards you’ll see usually one choice in a Spatial sound menu: Dolby Atmos for Home Theater.