Does anyone else have issues with 5.1 surround sound in games on the XB1? My Xbox has it's HDMI going directly into the TV, and an optical connection straight into my AVR/soundbar, with the Xbox set to bitstream DD over optical (and stereo via HDMI - I assume this doesn't 'override' the optical setting).
The XB1's surround sound has always been crap, compared to my BR player and an Xbox 360 also connected to the same AVR. The surround channels are something like -6 to -9 dB lower than the mains. For every other input, my speaker levels are balanced, and volume is maintained as sounds move around the channels. For my XB1, sounds are barely audible once they move off the L/C/R channels.
This even happens for games I have on both systems - like AC4: BF. On my 360, the sound is clear all the way around me, and I can hear dialogue from characters behind me just as if they're in front of me. When I boot it up on the One, everything in the surround channels is muffled and barely audible.
What did MS do with the surround implementation on the XB1, and how do I set it to act like every other plain old 5.1 source I have and use proper balanced channel levels?