Adjusting the sound in the game for headphones in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Adjusting the sound in the game for headphones in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


 This guide contains console commands for setting up the CS: GO sound (it is desirable to save them in CFG) and sound settings in Windows 10 in order to clearly understand where the sounds of footsteps and shots of your allies and rivals in the game are coming from.


Console commands

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  • dsp_enhance_stereo " 1 " ( 0 - default) - stereo enhancement effect. You can better understand the steps behind the walls
  • dsp_slow_cpu " 0 " ( 0 - default) - sound quality (high " 0 " or low " 1 ")
  • snd_headphone_pan_exponent " 2.0 " ( 1.0 - default) - approximation of sounds in the game. In action, sounds are louder as they get closer
  • snd_hwcompat " 0 " ( 0 - default) - improved sound processing (yes " 0 " or no " 1 "). Sounds are clearly reproduced in the game
  • snd_menumusic_volume " 0.000000 " ( 1.000000 - by default) - the volume of the music in the game menu
  • snd_mixahead " 0.025 " ( 0.100 - default) - delay of sounds on any card to real time. If you set the value below, then an unpleasant sound will always occur until you set the value of this parameter back
  • snd_roundend_volume " 0.000000 " ( 1.000000 - by default) - the volume of the music at the end of the round. It interferes with play and conversation.
  • snd_roundstart_volume " 0.000000 " ( 1.000000 - by default) - the volume of the music at the beginning of the round. Same
  • snd_tensecondwarning_volume " 0.060000 " ( 1.000000 is the default) - the volume of the ten second warning music. Useful when you do not know if you will have time to defuse a bomb using CT
  • snd_surround_speakers " 5 or 7 " ( -1 is the default) - the type of audio output device. We need 5.1 or 7.1 headphones
  • volume " 1.000000 " ( 1.000000 - by default) - the overall volume of the game. So that all sounds are clearly audible

Setting up the headphones

Make sure you have the Realtek High Definition Audio driver installed before proceeding.

In-app setting

  • Launch the Realtek HD Manager , which can be found in the system tray, and set the settings as mine, if you have 5.1, but if 7.1, then turn it on and turn on all the speakers that work.
  • Setting up in Windows 10
  • If you have a different version of Windows and do not know how to do this, then find information on the Internet
  • Right click on the system icon Volume and LMB on Open sound settings.
  • Next, click LMB on the Sound Control Panel
  • Then, RMB on headphones , LMC Properties
  • LMB go to the section on Improvements and put a tick inside the squares on Equalizer , Virtual environment and Loudness.
  • Click LMB on the name Equalizer , then on the ellipsis " ... ", which is located below in the Properties of the sound effect , configure it as mine and save it as "Name of the equalizer" (you can call it whatever you want).


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