My brother wanted me to post this: "@Eastcoasthandle, I believe you hit the nail on the head with almost all the issues you mentioned (technical details excluded, I'm no expert so I wouldn't know). For months now I have been struggling with positional audio issues. Thing is, I only started noticing these issues after I upgraded to Windows 10. In Windows 7, these issues were much, much less apparent to me. I now bought new speakers, I bought an external sound card, I bought a couple of cheap headphones, but I just can't seem to fix the positional audio issues and the issue of certain sound effects drowning out other sound effects. I can't pinpoint the position of my enemies correctly anymore, I can't hear how far or how close they are and I can't clearly hear if they're higher or lower than me. It's been driving me absolutely nuts. Now, I don't know if this is an issue between Win10/consoles, I can't be sure. What I do know for sure, is that ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, I have become a worse player because of the bad positional audio. As soon as I have money to spare, I'm probably gonna get myself the JBL Quantum ONE."