How to apply equaliser to Vive Pro Nvidia High Def Audio?

imacken
Explorer

How to apply equaliser to Vive Pro Nvidia High Def Audio?

Ok, so here is my problem.  In order to compensate for the poor bass in the Vive Pro NVidia HD Audio device, I like to apply low frequency boost to that device.  However, when the Equaliser tries to set the changes to the device on Windows startup, it doesn't find it as the HD Audio device doesn't appear till after SteamVR is started!

Any ideas?

imacken
Explorer

Re: How to apply equaliser to Vive Pro Nvidia High Def Audio?

No one?

Vive Staff

Re: How to apply equaliser to Vive Pro Nvidia High Def Audio?

@imacken

 

SteamVR needs to be running in order to enumerate (initialize) the HMD and it's Display and Audio devices; there's no reliable way to get the HMD's Audio devices to initialize without SteamVR being open, and in most workaround scenarios, everything would get boinked up when SteamVR is opened and applies it's audio settings ontop of Window's base settings. You probably wouldn't want to start SteamVR on boot because it may waste resources. 

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David R

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imacken
Explorer

Re: How to apply equaliser to Vive Pro Nvidia High Def Audio?

Thanks David,

So, are you saying that there is no way to use an equaliser on the HD Audio device to make up for the total lack of bass on that device?

Vive Staff

Re: How to apply equaliser to Vive Pro Nvidia High Def Audio?

@imacken

 

You can add an EQ to the device - the limitation is that SteamVR needs to be open and in most cases the HMD needs to be fully initalized order for windows to report the audio device. There really isn't a workaround to the issue you report with SteamVR needing to be open.

To reach Viveport's customer service team, email customerservice@viveport.com

To connect with a live support agent for hardware support, go to www.vive.com/support, click on "contact us" in the top righthand corner, and then opt to speak with a Live Chat agent

David R

Technical Specialist - San Francisco, CA; Monday-Friday

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imacken
Explorer

Re: How to apply equaliser to Vive Pro Nvidia High Def Audio?

That was my question in the first place! So, basically the answer is that an equaliser cannot be applied to the HD Audio device. 

I know there are lots of other threads both here and elsewhere re the poor bass performance of that device, but is there any other way to enhance the bass to get it to a normal level? Or, are Vive working on a solution to this very annoying issue?

imacken
Explorer

Re: How to apply equaliser to Vive Pro Nvidia High Def Audio?

I guess from the total lack of response, that the answer is that we are stuck with this poor sound and no one can give an answer to my question about equalisers or any workaround or whether Vive are working on this issue.