speakers: Logitech x-540
sound card: Creative SoundBlaster (SB) Audigy SE
OS: Vista x32
5.1 surround sound is not working... Applications and Drivers are fully updated, I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the drivers. When I select 5.1 under the types of speakers in my application, it disables my center speaker, and makes my rear speakers really garbling. When I select 2.1, it gives me EVEN crystal clear quality sound from all the speakers. I have also checked all the connections three times.
Ok I know this post has been here for an age but ive just stumbled upon it today,i too had the same problem not getting my 5.1 to work,here's how I sussed it,open up the EAX console or advanced HQ (its the same thing) on the thrid panel along you will see CMSS 3D click it,i find selecting CMSS 3D 2 is the one that works for me,just play a music track at the same time your changing the effects to get the best result,hope this works
PEOPLE STOP SEARCHING IF U EXPERIENCE THAT ISSUE WITH WINDOWS 7: CREATIVE X-FI EXTREME MUSIC DOEST NOT OFFER U THE CHOICE OF CHOOSING 5.1 OR 7.1 AS SOON AS U PLUG THE LOGITECH X-530 SURROUND SPEAKER SYSTEM
WELL TRY THIS BECAUSE I'VE FIND IT AFTER A COUPLE OF HOURS OF TRYING...
-Right click on the speaker icon in the right task bar just beside the date and hours then click on listening hardware...
-Then u should see SPearker and SPDIF OUT
- RIght click on the speaker button and click configure speaker and then u should
be able as me to click 5.1 and 7.1 and fully listen to the beauty of surround...
that is a bug of windows 7 and creative hardware I think because my old system recognize it but not with the logitech system
i hope that will do for u as me...
im going to play game surround helllllllllll yeahhhhhh!!!
Lafcam the homemade bug fixer
I managed to fix my problem by installing the Realtek HD Audio manager and enabling the speaker fill option and setting the front left and right as well as rear left and right to full range speakers. Then I boosted the gain on the rear speakers cos they were a little quiet and it's all good now.
Well, I just bought the sound card, and it is compatible with Vista... I made sure of that before I bought it
the best configs right now are 2.1, but I have a 7.1 channel sound card and 5.1 speakers, I just want to make a full use out of them...
I'm having the same problem, except it's not the Matrix that is to blame. Speakers: Logitech X-540. Card: Sound Blaster Audigy SE. I used to only be able to get the center, but right now I have the two front speakers. The Creative tools I have don't seem to like the 5.1 setting. Whenever I choose it, it never tests for rear, center, or the sub. My card's driver is up-to-date, and I'm on Windows XP Pro. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.