I have just bought an LG 2.1 sound bar that has built in hardware processing which supports Dobly and DTS. It has built in Cinema mode for games and movies. Adaptive sound which changes sound frequencies in real-time depending on what you are listening to and of course standard mode. My question, is it better to let the hardware do all the sound effect processing or through software? Previous to this I was using Creative S3 Kratos which I controlled all the sound effect processing with Sonic Studio 3.
Technically speaking the sound bar should be doing all of the audio processing. From what I remember, when you connect the audio device S/PDIF the sound card rarely has built-in features such as Dolby or DTS. I know there is a couple programs you can download from the Microsoft store that Dolby or DTS related. However, they aren't great.
Is there a way you can actually change the sound modes on the sound bar physically?