How to Turn on Windows Sonic audio in Windows 10

Windows Sonic audio is a surround sound emulator system extension that enables for ambiance provision in windows 10. This Windows upgrade can be switched on or off and, in most cases, works with any headphones.

If you ever yearn to give your headphones the much-desired spatial audio then welcome. Today we’ll show you how to turn this feature on in your Windows 10 Operating System. There are two ways of going about this;

Option 1

To initiate this process, you’ll have to start by enabling the spatial audio by right-clicking on the Speaker button at the bottom right section of your taskbar.

On the displayed menu, go ahead and click on the spatial sound

Proceed to the ‘Windows Sonic for Headphones’ to activate the spatial audio.

In addition, if you so wish, you can activate the ‘Dolby Atmos for Headphones’ just at the bottom-most section of this display menu.

However, doing this will lead you to the Windows store where you’ll be able to download the Dolby access application. Note that this feature comes at a fee.

Option 2

Right click on the Speaker button at the bottom right section of your taskbar as you did in option 1.

Navigate to the ‘playback devices’ link and click on it.

Doing so will pop up a window with tabs starting from ‘General’ from the left to ‘Spatial Sound’ at the right. Click on the ‘Spatial Sound’ tab.

At this step, click on the drop-down menu below the row of tabs and select the ‘Windows Sonic for Headphones’

Maybe it is worth mentioning that this menu can also be accessed by searching the control panel for sound settings.


At this juncture, you are good to go about testing your newly set up Windows sonic audio system. Feel free to keep switching it on and off as you enjoy your entertainment every time making an effort to notice the difference in sound quality. We assure you that you’ll definitely notice a difference.

Abdelrahman Reda

Abdelrahman Reda is a Motivated Support Engineer with 6+ years of corporate and consumer support experience. His experience related to administration of Network, NOC support, computers and anti-virus server, data entry, networking sites, remote support.

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