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[X1 Yoga 3rd/X1 Carbon 6th] Does Dolby Atmos (audio) work only with headphones?

2018-07-27, 15:28 PM

Hi,

 

Does Dolby Atmos (audio) work only with headphones or does it work also with X1 speakers ?

 

(I am changing between Dynamic/Films/Music/Games/... but no change in output sound with laptop speakers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

It does not seem to work with bluetooth headset : 

 

 

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Re: [X1 Yoga 3rd/X1 Carbon 6th] Does Dolby Atmos (audio) work only with headphones?

2018-07-27, 16:01 PM

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Hi,

 

Does Dolby Atmos (audio) work only with headphones or does it work also with X1 speakers ?

 

(I am changing between Dynamic/Films/Music/Games/... but no change in output sound)

 

 

 

Regards,

Kristo.

 

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No this works ONLY with the built-in laptop speakers. It's because Dolby has tuned them for Lenovo to work with Dolby Atmos. I'm sure by switching the audio types you're able to tell the difference from the speakers....

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Re: [X1 Yoga 3rd/X1 Carbon 6th] Does Dolby Atmos (audio) work only with headphones?

2018-07-27, 16:15 PM
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No this works ONLY with the built-in laptop speakers. It's because Dolby has tuned them for Lenovo to work with Dolby Atmos. I'm sure by switching the audio types you're able to tell the difference from the speakers....


Ok, I could make it work after changing things on audio win10 settings and reboot.

 

But Custom settings with equalizer does still not change anything.

 

 

 

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Re: [X1 Yoga 3rd/X1 Carbon 6th] Does Dolby Atmos (audio) work only with headphones?

2018-07-27, 20:16 PM

Dolby Atmos works with internal X1 speakers and through the headphone jack. That's because Dolby Atmos comes through the Realtek Audio Driver. 

 

HDMI audio works with Nvidia drivers. 

Bluetooth audio with the Bluetooth driver. 

USB audio through windows included driver.

 

Realtek Audio driver handles headphone/speakers, and separately microphone only. 

 

I can hear the difference when I change the settings through speaker/headphone. 

 

However, sometimes when I restart my laptop the Dolby Atmos stops working (I'm unable to change profiles). I don't know if it's only in my machine. Maybe you're having that too. 

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Re: [X1 Yoga 3rd/X1 Carbon 6th] Does Dolby Atmos (audio) work only with headphones?

2018-07-27, 21:04 PM

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Dolby Atmos works with internal X1 speakers and through the headphone jack. That's because Dolby Atmos comes through the Realtek Audio Driver. 

 

HDMI audio works with Nvidia drivers. 

Bluetooth audio with the Bluetooth driver. 

USB audio through windows included driver.

 

Realtek Audio driver handles headphone/speakers, and separately microphone only. 

 

I can hear the difference when I change the settings through speaker/headphone. 

 

However, sometimes when I restart my laptop the Dolby Atmos stops working (I'm unable to change profiles). I don't know if it's only in my machine. Maybe you're having that too. 


Ahh OK but to use Dolby Atmos via headphones, anyone with any make of Windows 10 PC can install the Dolby Atmos app from the Windows store :)

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Re: [X1 Yoga 3rd/X1 Carbon 6th] Does Dolby Atmos (audio) work only with headphones?

2018-07-27, 21:28 PM

Actually, you're talking about the Dolby Access App. It allows you to try out Dolby Atmos 7.1 virtualizaion. You can only ebable or disable that feature. It is directed towards movie watching. The dolby atmos app installed by the driver allows more customization . You get more settings like Muisic, Voice, Game, and Custom.

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