The new WiiM Amp is just $299 and includes an eq, true bass management, ARC, chromecast, airplay, the full WiiM streaming suite, 2 way bluetooth, internal psu and its the footprint of a mac mini.
Had me considering downsizing my gear just to save some space and scale back in...
You might poke around on the miniDSP site - I think this device is more for setting up an active crossover than doing mult channel but they have a lot of products:
First, I think we could get the TV output into your PC and out to your speakers but to the best of my knowledge, Windows only handles stereo "line in" - so the most realistic solution is a stereo solution.
Second, even if you were going to somehow handle multi channel audio in your PC, you...
You really need to provide more information and detail to get help with this.
1. What is the source of the 5.1 signal - is it a Blu-Ray player, a TV, a streamer, etc.
2. What is your output stage meaning, when you see yourself listening to the original 5.1 source, are you listening to it in...
For the money you're thinking of spending on an Amp or EQ, I'd suggest getting better speakers.
I'd wager you have a "poor speaker" problem and not an EQ problem and spending money on a device is not going to help.
I have my PC in the back of the room so all my cables have to route around half the room to reach my desk.
I have this USB hub mounted under my desk and it's been solid. Price went up from $69.99 to $90 ish in just over two years, but I'd buy it again.
We used to get a lot of brief outages - usually less than 2 minutes - often less than 30 seconds. It drove me crazy until I put our cable modem, router and my PC (but not the monitor lol) on a UPS.
These little blips are a lot less frequent than they were a few years ago, but they still happen...
I ran a nice 7.1 surround sound system for years with Kef speakers, the works. It worked great on Battlefield, Guild Wars 2 and Overwatch.
But when I started playing mainly Apex Legends, it just didn't sound right and I couldn't locate sounds like I could in the other games. I got a good...
You have two problems:
1. You don't seem to have a device that can output surround sound
2. PC Surround Speakers are very rare and $200 is barely the range for decent stereo speakers
Steelseries makes a 5.1 PC Surround Speaker set that uses USB - so it includes the "sound card" - but it costs...