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Dolby Headphone/Atmos and Sonic w Headphones on MPC+LAV

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What are the correct settings for using Dolby Headphone, Atmos/ and Windows Sonic on a headphone setup on MPC HC/BE + LAV filters? Sound card is Xonar DGX, headphones (Sennheiser 380 Pro) plugged into headphone jack. The source will be 5.1, 7.1 or either of these with Atmos.

So far I have been using the Dolby Headphone feature on the sound card, but I'm not sure I'm doing it right:
In windows (10 x64) I set up the speakers as 5.1. I select 6 channels in the sound card, and headphone for analog out.

In the LAV Audio Decoder Properties - Status I can see the bars for 6/8 channels in the Input and Output going up and down (during playback).
Do the mixers in MPC/LAV need to activated? If so which one?

For Windows Sonic I know that the output of the player needs to be set as 7.1.
What about Dolby Atmos.

Lastly, how do the Atmos and Sonic compare to the Dolby Headphone feature?
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According to these 2 threads the Dolby Atmos in Windows cannot decode Atmos signals.
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/ind...topic=114861.0
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-ho...-madvr-55.html

I'm still not sure if I'm using the Dolby Headphone feature right via MPC HC.

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The sound card should be set to plain Stereo / Headphones mode and have all processing turned off, including Dolby Headphone.
Enable Windows Sonic for Headphones / Dolby Atmos for Headphones in Windows' Spatial sound settings.
The media player should use the System Default or MPC Audio Renderer and have mixing turned off.
LAV Filters should have mixing turned off.


You can now hear spatialization from up to 7.1-channel audio, and can test it by toggling Spatial sound on and off in Windows.


Third-party applications do not support decoding Atmos streams as there is no decoder, so they cannot pass object-based audio to Spatial sound. You will only hear a spatialized version of the 7.1-channel mix. I believe there is an official Atmos decoder that works in conjunction with Dolby Atmos for Headphones, but it only works in supported applications like Edge, Films & TV, Netflix, etc.
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The sound card should be set to plain Stereo / Headphones mode and have all processing turned off, including Dolby Headphone.
Enable Windows Sonic for Headphones / Dolby Atmos for Headphones in Windows' Spatial sound settings.
The media player should use the System Default or MPC Audio Renderer and have mixing turned off.
LAV Filters should have mixing turned off.


You can now hear spatialization from up to 7.1-channel audio, and can test it by toggling Spatial sound on and off in Windows.


Third-party applications do not support decoding Atmos streams as there is no decoder, so they cannot pass object-based audio to Spatial sound. You will only hear a spatialized version of the 7.1-channel mix.
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I believe there is an official Atmos decoder that works in conjunction with Dolby Atmos for Headphones, but it only works in supported applications like Edge, Films & TV, Netflix, etc.
O! Interesting I hadn't seen that, I'm going to have to try this, thank you.

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Lastly, how do the Atmos and Sonic compare to the Dolby Headphone feature?
You may want to try some other renderers as they may work/sound better for you.

https://www.waves.com/nx/mac-windows-app

https://fongaudio.com/out-of-your-head-software/

Also, it's recommended to equalize headphones to have a generally flat uncompensated response when using hrtf binaural convolution.

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