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InfernBlaze
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hey i have a razer chimera 5.1 and i want to know how i can get 5.1 surround sounds what cable do i need?

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Jim Coates
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when i click playback devices and then configure speakers / headphones (idt high definition audio CODEC) and click  5.1 and test the sound nothing comes throught?

I guess Rajath N is busy so I will reply. Do not click 5.1. Just configure for normal stereo output, then connect your laptop and headset by whatever method is most convenient for you. The headset base will take the stereo signal and use it to create simulated surround sound that you will hear through the headphones.

Jim Coates -- 15 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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Hi InfernBlaze,

To provide details about the cables required, on how to get 5.1 surround sounds from the headphone, please reply to this post with the information requested below:

1. System Model Number(E.g. XPS 8500):
2. Are you referring to the Razer Chimaera 5.1 wireless headphone?
3. The type of connectors provided on the transmitter:

Thanks and Regards,
Rajath N
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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InfernBlaze
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hey i have the

1. alienware m17x r3

2. yes the wireless ones

3. it has digital audio in, digital audio out, 3.5 mm in, 3.5mm out, Rca R, Rca L

thanks for the quick response also

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Jim Coates
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According to this review of the Chimaera 5.1 wireless gaming headset for Xbox 360, the headphones only have 2 drivers (speakers) and just simulate surround sound (Dolby) so connectivity is not critical. According to the Razer Chimaera page you need an  RCA to 3.5mm cable to connect to a computer. However the review said that you can also use optical to connect to a computer. If so, the M17xR3 does have a s/pdif TOSLINK port.

Jim Coates -- 15 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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InfernBlaze
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ok i have an optical 3.5mm to 3.5mm would that work or sould i use a 3.5mm to optic

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Hi InfernBlaze,

Jimco is correct. Alienware M17xR3 does not have SPDIF output. You will have to use a normal 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable and connect it to the headphone out port on the laptop and to the 3.5mm In port on the headphone's transmitter.

Thanks and Regards,
Rajath N
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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InfernBlaze
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so will that allow me to have a 5.1  sound or wat will i need?

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Hi InfernBlaze,

Thank you for your reply. The Chimaera 5.1 is a simulated surround sound headset with two 50mm neodymium drivers and support for Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and Dolby Headphone signals. It stimulates the signals obtained from the 3.5mm input into 5.1 surround. You will have to connect the cable into the 3.5mm In port and start playing the songs or games on the laptop to experience 5.1 surround sound.

Thanks and Regards,
Rajath N
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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InfernBlaze
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sorry for asking so many questions but when i click playback devices and then configure speakers / headphones (idt high definition audio CODEC) and click  5.1 and test the sound nothing comes throught?

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Jim Coates
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Alienware M17xR3 does not have SPDIF output.

No, it does have a s/dif port, on the left side. What I was saying was that it does not matter if you use s/pdif or just use one of the analog headphone ports.

Jim Coates -- 15 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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