Well, you can’t use Razer Surround and Dolby Atmos at the same time, if that’s what you’re asking…I mean you could technically turn them on all at once, but it would just muddle the sound.

If you mean how do I think they compare to each other…they’re both good and different! Razer surround has a more analytical approach, with sounds situated in a ring around your head. It’s very accurate, and presents the sound in a way that it might be heard in a clinical mixing studio.

The Dolby Atmos system aims to create a sphere of audio around your head, and native Atmos tracks aren’t mixed the same way as standard surround. Instead, the engineer creates an audio environment, and Atmos dynamically recreates that environment on whatever system you’re using in real-time.

Only a few games and movies natively support Atmos right now, but Atmos will also up-mix standard surround audio and fake some vertical data into it.

Fortunately, there’s a free version of Razer Surround and a free trial of Dolby Atmos that’s fully functional…so there’s no real need to ask me. Just go give them a shot yourself and see what you think! :)

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