2020 may not be the best year to change jobs, plan a wedding or take our dream vacation. But, guys, it may be the best time in history to be a gamer. Not to brag, but we found a way to get an ultra-realistic gaming experience with just your run-of-the-mill headphones.
DTS Sound Unbound app for Windows and Xbox can truly level up your sound experience. It’s a sort of loot box that contains two audio technologies: the award-winning DTS Headphone:X and the DTS:X decoder. It’s a solution for Microsoft Spatial Audio framework so you get a natively-integrated DTS:X decoder for Windows operating system.
The app’s user experience is super straightforward and fast. We finished the setup in minutes.
We just went on the Microsoft Store, downloaded for free – yes! – the Sound Unbound app and launched it. Then, we put on our Thrustmaster headphones and chose a 14-day free trial to get a feel of the app.
Of course, after the trial, you have the option to buy DTS Headphone:X for $19.99, which includes the decoder on the PC and offers that coveted, hair-raising, heart-pounding multi-channel 3D audio.
This is a one-time purchase, so no subscription model to deal with overtime. Once you’ve bought it, you must select DTS Headphone:X as renderer from the speaker icon on the Windows tray.
And you’re done – simple as that! Now, your headphones will play Microsoft Spatial Sound audio from above, under, around you, and from up close or far away.
If you’re the type that only believes in what they hear, just listen to the demo from the DTS Sound Unbound app. Or, even better, check the video above for an exclusive peek at what a game experienced with DTS Sound Unbound will sound like 😉