How to Activate Spatial Sound in Windows 10

If you are readers of MrAppsGeek you will know that in this portal we do not stop bringing you a multitude of tutorials and curiosities related to the PC, technology in general and especially the latest Microsoft operating system. In fact, in this blog we have made articles as varied as for example: putting a video as wallpaper , protecting a folder with a password and even how to change the border color of windows . It could be said that our portal is characterized by revealing all the secrets and customization capabilities that this operating system offers us. That is why prepare yourself very well because today we bring you a trick that few people knowwith which you can increase the audio quality of your system . And it is that we will teach you how to activate spatial sound in Windows 10 which will be ideal to enjoy your favorite series and games.

What Is Windows 10 Spatial Sound And What Is It For?

The spatial sound of Windows 10 (Spatial Sound or Windows Sonic) is an API developed by Microsoft that supports up to a total of 17 different audio channels . This technology allows it to compete directly with other similar ones such as Dolby (DTS), THX or EAX . Basically, this technology uses an algorithm to simulate 3D positioning thanks to its virtual surround sound system.

How to Activate Spatial Sound in Windows 10 Step by Step 2023

Below I will show you 2 methods to activate Windows Sonic in Windows 10 , if one of them does not work for you, simply try the following:

From System Settings

We can enable Spatial Sound in Win 10 from the system configuration, for this we must press the following key combination:

  • Win + I

Once inside the configuration, we must access the section that says “System” .

On the next screen we must follow these steps:

  1. We enter «Sound» .
  2. Then on the right side we must access “Device Properties” .

How to Activate Windows Sonic for Headphones Easy and Fast 2023

In this section we must select the spatial sound format that will be deactivated by default .

We mark the option “Windows Sonic for headphones” .

Does it seem like something complex to do? Don’t worry, next we will explain another much easier method.

From the Taskbar

Another way to activate this special mode is to do it from the taskbar, for which we just have to click with the right mouse button on the speaker icon.

  1. We chose the “Spatial Sound” option .
  2. Then we choose “Windows Sonic for Headphones” .

I Can’t Activate Spatial Sound In Windows 10, Solution? 2023

Did an error occur while trying to turn on spatial sound, or is this feature simply not available to you? Well, to solve it, all you have to do is update the sound, speaker and headphone drivers . If you don’t know how to do it, here’s an article where I show you   how to update drivers in Windows 10 .

Now you know how to improve the audio quality in Windows 10 , if you have any questions you can always leave me a comment and I will try to answer as soon as possible. Do not forget that you can always share this tutorial with other people whom you think you can help. Thank you very much for your support!