music streaming query

cactikid

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Query setting up new pc and sound blaster x3 i do the speaker test and sounds from all speakers + sub yet if i go to play from You tube i only get source from front 3 speakers and sub and only a hiss on rear speakers :mask: :mask: :mask: :coldsweat:.
Plugged into old pc and its the same and not noticed it before:X3::X3:. Spotify has sound from all speakers +playing a cd has all speakers working also.

I like the better quality of You Tube music of 4K:fearscream::fearscream: but miss the added rear umph.
I take it that it cant be adjusted for using rear speakers?
 

bonus2010

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Query setting up new pc and sound blaster x3 i do the speaker test and sounds from all speakers + sub yet if i go to play from You tube i only get source from front 3 speakers and sub and only a hiss on rear speakers :mask: :mask: :mask: :coldsweat:.
Plugged into old pc and its the same and not noticed it before:X3::X3:. Spotify has sound from all speakers +playing a cd has all speakers working also.

I like the better quality of You Tube music of 4K:fearscream::fearscream: but miss the added rear umph.
I take it that it cant be adjusted for using rear speakers?

It would appear to me the YouTube content your listening to isn't in surround 5.1 format, unlike your CD & spotify content
If you search within YouTube, say fo " 5.1 test dolby surround", there will be test video for you to test, so as to verify this with your system.

I don't know much about it, but I have heard of 'simulated surround' where the stereo signal is modified to give surround,
there may be software solutions for this.
 

cactikid

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Yes gone through those test videos as rear sound is coming out of front speakers also.:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:

Got chatting to a M8 and he says possibly only stereo and not 5.1:cry::cry::cry:

Surround sound is designed to provide a sound-field in front of you, to your sides, and behind you. It can also recreate a sound above you. ... Very little music is recorded in surround sound. Typically, a surround sound system uses five speakers and a subwoofer, and when the room is long, seven speakers and a subwoofer.
 
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steptoe

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just a thought
does your soundcard have a manufacturer driver,? a bit like nVidia graphics cards,,,,
there may be a setting in there to adjust F-R fade
 
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