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Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Soundstage 2020

Turn regular headphones into a surround sound system with your PC.
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 84 (69%) 37 (31%) 44 comments

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Looking for ways to enjoy surround sound through your PC headphones? Ashampoo Soundstage Pro 2020 makes it possible. The software converts existing 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 instantly into binaural stereo and sends it to your headphones so you can get a true surround experience without expensive hardware. Whether your watching movies, listen to music or play 3D games, Ashampoo Soundstage Pro 2020 provides a nuanced audio experience comparable to that of a genuine surround sound system, but with customizable room settings for subtle fine-tuning.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

Ashampoo GmbH & Co

Homepage:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0191/multimedia-software/soundstage-2020

File Size:

33.2 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime

Price:

$39.99

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#20

No need to pay. Video Lan player and more other free players do this for free.

Reply   |   Comment by Ivan dimov  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Я со вчерашнего дня зарегистрировал программу Ashampoo Soundstage 2020 на сайте My Ashampoo с регистрационным ключом !
Моя программа установлена ​​на флешку.
Вчера она работала нормально, а сегодня отказала меня регистрация
и отправил меня в технический отдел !?

Reply   |   Comment by V.Goranow  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

install failed, device driver install failed, no sound at all. tried twice. I had to uninstall to get sound back

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

After I installed and activated it, my speakers went silent. Still silent after a reboot.

Reply   |   Comment by Laura Nass  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Where do I get the activation key?

Reply   |   Comment by McJohn  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

If all you do is open the program and then open music with WMP or Groove or another player, I don't notice much difference. They have an option to boost volume. It doesn't seem to work while playing music but if it works for YouTube it will have been worth the download. It warns that it will make audio much louder in all programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Donald  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I don't see how to use it. There's no "load music file" menu or button.

Reply   |   Comment by Donald  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Hi all! Does this work to enhance the sound through speakers or only through headphones?

Reply   |   Comment by NYCesq  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

NYCesq, yes it works through speakers as well

Reply   |   Comment by bti  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

NYCesq, it will play through stereo speakers but does not produce the intended full effect of surround sound through speakers as the processor emulates surround soundstage via a binaural sound model which means headphones only. This is an exetension of the work done by Crystal River Engineering back in the 20th century and brought to market as Aureal A3D that predates even windows XP!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aureal_Semiconductor

Ashampoo have rebranded and resold the original

https://newaudiotechnology.com/products/compare/

product.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

NYCesq,
I installed the Ashampoo Sounndstage 2020 program on my Toshiba Satellite laptop, which I connected to my Sony Bravia TV. I watch movies online from the Internet.
My stereo has improved significantly when my sound is adjusted by this program.
01.03.2021

Reply   |   Comment by Rudens  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

In all fairness, I will not vote this program up or down because I have no intentions of downloading, or testing this software? Why? Because I believe it is impossible to replicate surround sound through headphones. I assume all this software can do is move sound around in a pattern between two speakers. If you were able to experience true surround sound through two speakers, why do all of the surround sound systems utilize between 6-8 speakers? So, perhaps it can decently emulate the surround sound experience, but it can never duplicate it.

Reply   |   Comment by John Davidson  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

John Davidson, I agree, I tried this software before. What they did is some kind of time delay or time shift the same stereo sound in sequence of repeating the sound multiple times that creates again some kind of echo chamber and after few minute of listening you get dizi. It is more like a feeling that the speakers are moving around you head.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

No matter how many speakers, you still only have two receivers -- your ears. So if they can emulate the sound delays from the spacial distance geometry of emulated speakers to your ears, it should produce the same sound as you would really hear.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

mike, I could be wrong, but I don' t agree with your statement. Using time shift, time delay and mainly phase shift, you can create "surround" sound from a stereo source. The problem is that in theory you don't have enough information to perfectly localize the sound at the right place. As a simple exemple, many computer audio test programs create a surround travelling sound from only two speakers, like with headphones.

Reply   |   Comment by Sean  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

mike, its complex frequency dependant time delays originally developed for NASA by Crystal River Engineering to let Astronuts experience 3D directional sound while in a space suit, bought to consumer market by Aureal with their A3D hardware ASIC engine used by turtlebeach back in the late 1990's. If used properly works fine for most people with no dizzyness unless the sound source is an artificial demo of sounds sources spinning around your head all the time fooling the brain into thinking you've been poisioned and everything is really spinning... like visual to balance inconcistencies can cause motion sickness.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sean, that is called pseudo surround sound and can never match the quality of a real surround sound when the whole room resonate with the base sound of the music. You can fill the pounding in your chest from the speakers behind you. No software can make your room to act as one giant speaker.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

John Davidson, several years ago a company (I think associated with Triton headsets ??) demoed surround sound from stereo headsets at an expo and amazed everyone. There was a demo file that could be downloaded and I can tell you it did what it claimed. I just did a brief search and cannot find it the video-clip, but I did find this on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkVyFZi8ClE
A different company, but check it out.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil Alderslade  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sean, there is plenty of information as they are not using a stereo source - they are converting surround sound to be heard using a stereo headset.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil Alderslade  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

That's pretty much any digital audio modification does: adding and subtracting various delays at various levels. You can do that for equalizers, filters, phasers, flangers, pitch shifters, all kinds of effects.

The biggest problem is that this assumes that your ears are stationary. If you move around the room, since it doesn't have an input to tell where you are, no matter where you go it'll assume you're in the same place where it started, and give you the sound you would have gotten there.

Reply   |   Comment by Laura Nass  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Installed and started
"can not open audiodevice"
Restarted PC an tried again
"can not open audio device"
Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Martin van der Louw  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#10

Tried to install and got error that another device was using a driver or something, Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#9

I have not seen on a google search a reason for not using this app...

Why so many down votes?

Reply   |   Comment by casperimproved  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

casperimproved, well, I gave it a downvote because after I installed and activated it, my speakers went silent. Rebooting didn't help. I am now without audio.

I'd uninstall but I have no guarantee that that would bring back my audio.

Reply   |   Comment by Laura Nass  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Perfect, I did not expect that much. I recommend it is the program not to be missed.

Reply   |   Comment by eTasci  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#7

Does if effect the sound from external speakers?

Reply   |   Comment by Marieah  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Marieah, yes it does

Reply   |   Comment by bti  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#6

I too had problems with this product, extracted the files, ran setup, activated the product (I already had an Ashampoo account) but when I tried to run the program, I got the following error:-

"Installation problem
We could not connect to the Soundstage driver
Please restart your machine or reinstall Ashampoo Soundstage"

I did both and got the same error, uninstalled the product.

Very disappointing.

Reply   |   Comment by Donatello46  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Donatello46, the same I experienced and the same I did.

Reply   |   Comment by jorgosz  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Donatello46, on this webpage from Ashampoo I found some instructions, which could might help maybe?

https://support.ashampoo.com/hc/en-us/articles/360010539240-Ashampoo-Soundstage-Pro-Troubleshooting

Success

Reply   |   Comment by donormal  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

I downloaded and installed this software. After I registered the program I got the following notice:

Installation problem: We could not connect to the Soundstage driver. Please restart your machine or re-install Ashampoo Soundstage.

Got the same message after a restart.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#4

Doesn't have errors for me, but I'm not impressed. I have a pretty good quality headphone, but this makes music sound "canned". For videos, it's a bit better, but there's not much improvement over the standard "sense of space".

Reply   |   Comment by het  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#3

A simple question - if this software is just for converting audio output then why does it require access to the microphone on my PC? (I keep access turned off by default)

Reply   |   Comment by Johnny Clough  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#2

Trying to be helpful here:-

Before leaving feedback please remember that all feedback is to be avoided for a good audio experience.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry I  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Terry I, I wonder how many people realize you are telling a pun? Nice (I'm a musician, so I get it).

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

I'm sure at least a few people do, myself included...

Reply   |   Comment by Jon  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Terry I, Feedbacks are bad especially if you have your mike close to the speakers, then you get screaming feedback which is ten time worst like 10-20 khz pitch and with the volume at max level. I got your pun.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Terry I, many a guitarist's amplifiers would disagree :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jimi  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Terry I, unless you're listening to Hendrix.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark P  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mr Jimi, (Feedback) Hendrix himself no less.

Hi. Good to hear from you :D

Reply   |   Comment by Terry E.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ben, screaming feedback can be emulated by typing SCREAMING FEEDBACK

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Terry I, but if you leave feedback, then you're going away from the feedback so it should be less of a problem. (You want puns?)

Reply   |   Comment by Laura Nass  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#1

I downloaded this from another site several weeks ago, but unfortunately the two Creative Audio cards (Audigy) have the older motherboard connection and do not fit on my new motherboard. When I tried to run the program a window popped up with the following message:

''There are no Creative products installed and running on the system that supports ASIO - (ASIO = Audio Stream Input/Output, and is a cross-platform, multi-channel audio transfer protocol that is popular with many manufacturers of audio/MIDI sequencing applications. It allows software to have access to the multi-channel capabilities of a wide range of powerful sound cards).

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)

Whiterabbit-uk,
So did you try downloading the program from here instead?

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
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