Question Is there a way to enable surround sound for the front jack?

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I currently have a pc with the erica 6 motherboard, i think the ports on the back have surround sound but is there a way to give the front jacks surround sound? the front jack is a jumbo jack (audio+mic), or should I just use an external sound card with usb and a splitter?

(there is no "configure" option for the combo jack, while there are for the external speakers and the monitor in the control panel -> sound)

edit: think what I meant was spatial sound, the combo jack in my phone can give spatial sound but my pc cant, is there a way to fix this?
 
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boju

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Jumbo jack would be 3 rings, stereo L&R and mic. Surround in such a sense provisioning each channel would be quite long, like 10 rings long for 5.1ch. Can imagine how long such a thing would be.

Anyways, each individual speaker for surround needs to be identified and treated as such. Depending on your speaker input configuration, if it requires analogue audio jacks, then a sound card would suit.

Analogue surround is easier to work with since there's no compression or decoders necessary, each channel plays as is once configured in Windows.
 
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oh wait.. i think what I meant was spatial sound, the combo jack in my phone can give spatial sound but mine cant, is there a way to fix this?
 
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Windows has something built in if you go to Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Sound -> Right click on the output device and select Properties -> Spatial Sound tab
the thing is when i switch from "off" to "windows sonic for headphones" (this is the direct translation of it) it switches back to "off" immediately
 
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OOOH DAMN turns out I had mono sound on at ease of access -> audio - > mono sound, didn't notice that It was one channel for all the time!
 

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