Sound Blaster

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    Question My computer does not support 5.1 audio through optical audio

    I am trying to setup a 5.1 speaker system with a receiver (Sony STRDH590 ) to my desktop. I tried to connect the computer and the receiver together via an optical audio cable. When I turned the receiver on it played music, however the left and right sounds where only coming out. I later found...
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    Solved! Need help finding replacement wires

    I've looked for replacement wires with a male input and 2 male audio/mic for my sound blaster x headset. I've looked on ebay for replacement but I cant find one. anyone know where i could get me a replacement?
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    Solved! Audio Technica ATH-A900X / Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus / Sennheiser HD 598 CS / SteelSeries Siberia 650

    Hi fellas, As you can probably guess, I'm wondering which of these headphones to pick. Here's a also a little bit of background. My current setup uses the onboard audio of the Aorus H370 Gaming WiFi motherboard, i.e. the ALC1220 audio chip. I've been using the HyperX Cloud II headset...

    Solved! Latency Caused by sound card software? - Sound Blasterx AE-5

    uninstalled, removed all folders, installed again in safe mode windows 10 x64 noticed that if I use NONE of the voice settings, all disabled i can hear my mic with no latency once one of those are selected there is 5 - 10 second latency in the mic so why not just disable them.. cause for some...
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    Alienware M17x Win7: no Enhancements tab for audio

    The default sound profile isn't great, but I don't have the "Enhancements" tab mentioned in every post I can find about using some kind of built-in equalizer, just "General", "Levels", and "Advanced". I have no idea how much information someone would need to help me with this, so here's...
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    Solved! Using surround to split PC audio to different devices

    My headphones, speakers and earpiece all use 3.5mm jacks. In my use case I need to be able to route sound to them all independently and have them all play different audio simultaniously. Windows has some limited support for this but im also running out of audio outputs. I'm hoping a sound card...
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    Solved! Rear Channels and Front Central coming out of the subwoofer?

    Hello! I have recently got myself a 5.1 setup (Genius Home Theater SW-HF 5.1 6000) as well as external sound card (Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro) that's supposed to be for laptops specifically. The problem is both of my rear channels and front centre are coming out of the subwoofer. Even...
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    New pc audio help

    I recently bought a used gaming pc and I am really new to this. It has a sound blaster xbs sound card and I have a headset I used with my Xbox with one connector. Do I need to buy a headset with 2 connectors to plug into the headset and microphone ports or is there a way to make the single...
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    Creative Soundblasterx G5 w/ AKG K702

    Since I needed a good gaming headphone I looked up Mad Lust Envy's Guide and I took the AKG K702 because of it good analytic sound to hear the enemys. I know they lack a bit of bass but I don't hear music with the PC so it does not really matter. However, I've read that they need a good AMP/DAC...
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    Solved! Do I really need a amp/dac for Sennheiser HD 58X?

    Do I really need an amp/dac for a Sennheiser HD 58X with a modmic 5? I also have a Logitech Z623 Speaker System. Or will a Sound Blaster Z work fine with my setup?
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    Solved! creative sound blaster z + old yamaha receiver crossover doubts

    i have a creative soundblaster z connected via analog cables to my old yamaha receiver (rx-v659) my questions are: where to set the crossover? sound card or receiver? also the sound card have a extra option called "subwoofer gain" that give more bass if i check the box (maybe extra 10 db i dont...
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    No output from center/rear speakers with Sound Blaster Z

    I recently built a new PC, and I migrated my Sound Blaster Z (internal card) to the new system. It was working fine with my Logitech Z906 5.1 system on Windows 10 just weeks ago. NOW, when I go through the speaker test (either in Windows or in SBX Studio), I get front L/R output, but no...
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    Headphone upgrade - Metalcore/Hardcore rock listener/Occasional guitar recordings/Gamer

    Hey everyone, Back in 2014's Blackfriday, I was able to get a pretty good deal on a SoundBlaster Z card. Normally, the price was fluctuating between $100-$120 and I snagged one for $60, which was really hard to let it slide. This said, I also bought the ATH's M40x that were also on sale. I'm...
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    Solved! Creative sound blaster Z, surround headphones and 2.0 speakers

    Hi everyone, I used to own a asus Xonar DGX sound card which supported dolby headphones. I have an 5.1 astro a40 and i was not getting the best quality using this soundcard since it needs dolby digital live (ddl). So i decided to get the Creative sound blaster Z, which is a card that does...
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    Beyerdynamic DT990 PRO Sounds Quiet on My Sound Card

    I got a 250 ohms Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro and it sounds nearly the same plugged into my motherboard (ASRock Z270 Pro4 LGA 1151) as it does my 600 ohm sound card (Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe). When plugged into my motherboard or sound card they aren't quiet or loud, but if i had to...
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    Not getting surround sound from my PC

    Hey yall So I have a 5.1 channel speaker ( Frisby FS-5080BT ) and all 5 speakers ( FL , FR , SL , SR , CEN ) are attached to the output in the back of the subwoofer and there are some Inputs as well that attach to sound card . I also have a Sound Blaster Z in my PC that supports 5.1 channel...
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    Question about how the receiver and soundblaster affect the sound quality?

    Hi, I have a receiver Yamaha HTR 6030 connected with optical TOSlink cable to external Sound Blaster Creative X-FI HD (to my PC) My question is how do they interact with each other when it comes to sound quality? How does the receiver and how does the sound blaster affect the sound? Will I get...
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    sound blaster 720 acoustic engine problem

    i bought a new gigabyte z370 gaming 7 with lot of expectations.but one thing make me very sad "sound" i connected to 5.1 to this board i checked all speakers are working using realtek (everything is right).but the acoustic engine provide less provides.if i get a base a particular profile some...
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    Headset AMP requirament

    I did some research and I decided that I will buy the DT 990 PRO 600 OHMS because they're off their high-end Audio but I have read that they need a strong Headset AMP to be used to their full potential. I was unable to confirm if the Headphone Amp Sound BlasterX G5 from Creative was good enough...
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    3.5mm 4 pole jack isn't working with Sony MDRXB400

    Hello, I bought cheap and rhodium 3.5mm 4 pole jacks from Aliexpress, both types of connectors don't work with my Sony MDRXB400 headphone which has only 3 wires, the sound is too flat. But the rhodium one worked well with creative sound blaster fury headset with has 4 wires. So, what to do...
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    Sound Blaster g5 line/optical audio jack, Audio tuning recommendation, and mic setup recommendation?

    the product in Question is the Sound Blaster G5. it has a Line/optical out/in jack on the back. the Manual says i can use a "mini Toslink" or a 3.5mm 1/8 inch plug. issue is...the 3.5 does not fit at all completely or at the very least you need to push hard at an uncomfortable level if it does...
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    How to connect Active Speakers and Actice Subwoofer to the PC?

    Hi all! I am having a PC with a sound blaster Z sound card, and an Edifier R2730 speaker. I would like to purchase an active subwoofer too to have a bit more bass. I thinking about the Jamo Sub 210. Will it be ok with the mentioned speaker? Furthermore how to connect it? Should I connect the...
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    Can I connect by Bluetooth to my Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 PCIe Sound Card ?

    Hi I would like to use my Soundblaster to play music with my Bluetooth speakers but what is happening is the sound seems to come through my motherboards audio instead (and it is not great). The Soundblaster says no speakers are present, connect to enable and so on. Is there some way I can use...
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    How to connect PS4 to Creative sound blaster Z

    Hello, I have a creative sound blaster z sound card to my pc, a Sony STR-KSL40 receiver and a PS4. How I manage to connect PS4 to sound card (creative Z) and from there to the receiver. I want to pass through the sound from my PS4 to my creative z sound card and from there to my receiver. Steps...
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    No Audio From Sound Blaster Z via Optical Out to Astro A50 Mixamp TXD Receiver

    Can someone please advise on how to get 5.1 audio from the optical output of the Sound Blaster Z sound card to the A50 Astro Mixamp TXD receiver/transmitter. I have followed numerous Youtube vids and forum posts but, alas, I STILL can not get it working. Here is how I have it set up: In Sound...
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    Which headphones would be good to compare with Sound Blaster X H5 and H7?

    Hello! I took on the tests of the Sound Blaster X H5 and H7 headphones and I am looking for headphones also with 7.1 sound which could be even better, are they like that? I heard about HyperX Cloud II which also have 7.1 sound (from what I know is newer - Alpha do not have it), but can they be...
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    connecting soundbar with tv

    I have got a new F&D IT180X 2.0 TV Sound bar and I have a VIDEOCON DDB smart led TV 42inch I have problem in connecting the sound bar with my TV can anyone help me with this
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    5.1 audio help

    I would like to know if buying a sound card would allow me to have 5.1 audio? I use to have an asus realteak mother board. About 2 years ago i had to get a new motherboard so i got a great deal on a GIGABYTE GA-G1.Sniper Z97 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 but for what ever reason i can't get 5.1 audio...
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    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 won't open anymore

    I have this weird problem with a sound app ^^ I got with my motherboard (Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5). After a Windows 10 update, it won't open anymore and it doesn't work. Tried installing new Realtek High Definition Audio drivers, tried reinstalling Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3, still the same... When...
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    Is Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 Ohm good with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD?

    I want a good sounding headset so the DT990 pro is the best i found for the price and same with the Sound Blaster X-Fi HD. Will this amp make the 990s sound better and is it a good amp?
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    Best headset to use with omni sound blaster at gaming?

    Hello everyone, I am using creative omni sound blaster external sound card combining with Kingston hyperx cloud 2. For more joy and quality which headset do you advice for gaming? I play mostly fps but listening some lossless musics are my second hobby :) It must be closed type and should be...
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    Sound Blaster Z problems

    I have a Sound Blaster Z sound card for 2 years and I there were no problems with it. Yesterday I bought two JBL Lsr 305's. I connected them and everything was fine. Today I turned on my pc and there was no sound. I tried rebooting and uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers but it didn't fix...
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    How can I disable sound blaster x-fi mb3 pop up warnings?

    I have a slightly annoying issue where whenever I change audio output between pc speakers, headphones or tv, soundblaster x-fi gives me an error pop up saying “the current selected audio device is disabled, not present...” and asking me if I want to change selected audio device. However, there...
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    Trying to connect my ps4 audio to sound blaster z

    I’ve read various explanations but not sure what’s happening. I’m connecting my ps4 to my soundblaster z using my optical audio, but can’t seem to figure out the proper configuration. Anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks
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    Sound card for music/movies

    Hi, I wanted to buy a soundcard for my 5.1 speakers since my new system doesnt support my old one. The options I was looking into were Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe 5.1 Sound Card ASUS Xonar DGX PCI-E GX2.5 Audio Engine Sound Card Creative Labs SB0880 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi...
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    Creative Sound Blaster Omni 5.1 Sound Card "What U Hear" Question?

    I just reinstalled Windows 10 on my gaming PC. I also reinstalled the software for my creative sound blaster Omni 5.1 sound card. After disabling the mics on both my soundcard and webcam in the recording section of my sound settings when not needed, I noticed a setting for "What U Hear." I...
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    Sound Blaster Control Panel Won't Show Profiles

    I'm hoping someone has run into this problem before. My Creative Sound Blaster Roar speaker has worked great on my computer for months. I use SBX Profiles to tweak sound quality in Sound Blaster Control Panel. A couple of days ago, the profiles just disappeared. Control Panel shows the speaker...
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    Looking for a 2.1 speaker! (budget varies)

    Hello everyone! I'm looking for a new speaker system for my computer. I'll be putting it in my room which isn't too big. I have a sound blaster zx in my computer. Does the sound card make a difference for 2.1 speakers? I heard they have their own amps. I'm using the speakers for music. I've been...
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    Connecting a Subwoofer to a Sound Blaster Z sound card

    Hi guys, So i got my new subwoofer (yamaha yst-fsw050) and my new sound card (SoundBlaster Z) today, My current sound setup is my Monitor Audio BX1 speakers connected to a marantz sr110 (no subwoofer connector). I want to make a 2.1 system but obviously the subwoofer has a single phono...
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    Do XLR to 3.5 Jack will work just fine ?

    Hello. I’m planning to buy a mic, I choose this one Rode Procaster but I don’t want to buy external soundcard due to my budget and also that I already invested in an internal sound card the creative sound blaster z So I got the "Genius" idea to use a XLR to 3.5 Jack cable. So the question...
  41. Leonel_3

    TOSLINK vs RCA with 24-bit files. What should I use?

    Good day fellow users. I currently have the Logitech Z906 connected to my PC through the Sound Blaster Z's TOSLINK port. I just recently got my hands on some sweet material; Rush's 2112 and Jethro Tull's Aqualung on 24-bit; for each, I have the stereo, quad and surround (5.1) files. My...
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    Need a cheap way to lower volume for headphones

    Hi! I have a PC with Creative Sound Blaster Omni 5.1, I use Superlux HD 668B headphones for video production. The thing is the volume is too high, and lowering it in Windows reduces dramatically the dynamics of it (using win7) I thought of buying a cheap headphone amp and use it on very low...
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    Sound Blaster Cinema 3 "There is no supported audio device avaliable"

    I just built a new pc and I bought the Asrock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming mobo. I installed Realtek High Definition Audio and Sound Blaster Cinema 3 from the motherboard's support site and it worked fine... That is, until I reinstalled windows (and essentially wiped my hard drive). Now for...
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    Right Speaker Noise on high volume

    I have a set of 2.1 Klipsch Pro Media speakers on my computer using SoundBlaster Z card and driver. There is an issue where the right speaker emits a loud popping sound, almost like a zapping noise, when the volume is high or when there is a sudden loud noise. I am able to avoid this most of...
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    Sound Blaster Audigy 5/Rx plays left speaker through sub

    Hi, I just noticed recently that my sound coming through my 5.1 speaker setup sounded a bit lacking. So when I did a sound test on the speakers, I put my finger on each speaker to feel the vibration. As I was going through the test I didn't feel any vibration on the left speaker but I still...
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    Sound Blaster Z Headphone Issue

    I'm having a hard time figuring out my problem here... Hoping someone can help. I have my speakers hooked up to the back of the pc directly into the sound card. My headphones are plugged into the front of my computer. Even with my headphones plugged in, the audio is only coming out of my...
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    Is soundblaster zx enough for hd 6xx/650 or do i need an external amp?

    Thinking of getting the hd 6xx from massdrop. I have a creative sound blaster zx with 600 amp headphone amplifier. I was wondering, do I need an external amp for this setup? and if I do, what would you recommend to get? Main usage will be video gaming(not competitive as i own audio technica ath...
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    Help on Home Audio set up with Bookshelf speakers (Soundblaster X7)

    Hi all, So I've put myself in a little pickle. My current set up on my computer: I have a Soundblaster X7 connected to 2 EMU XM7 bookshelf speakers and a 10 inch Polk subwoofer (PSW10). I just was just gifted the Audio engine A5+, 8 inch audio engine subwoofer (S8), and the Audio engine D1...
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    Which audio output from PC?

    First, the relevant components: Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MARANTZ SR5011 Receiver So at the moment I've got my PC hooked up to the receiver with an optical cable from the sound card. However, I just read that HDMI can pass higher resolution audio than optical...
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    Solved! New sound card sounds really bad

    Due to the front headphone jack on my computer being broken, I have been using the external sound card that came with my g430 headphones. However, it is starting to give out, so I bought the Sound Blaster RX sound card to replace it. However, the new sound card somehow manages to be much worse...
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    Headset/headphone to pair with Creative Sound Blaster ZxR sound card

    I am looking for a headset/headphone to pair with Creative Sound Blaster ZxR sound card just for gaming, as I have a pair of studio monitor for music. I am thinking of getting the Astro A40 TR, any recommendations?
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    Sound Blaster Z with 4.1

    Does anyone know if there is a patch or something for the Sound Blaster Z that will allow you to run a 4.1 system correctly. In the software settings, the only options I have are for 2.1 and 5.1 So I don't think they are playing properly. I'm using the Altec Lansing AD745 speakers. I'm running...
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    Creative sound blaster z plays sound though left speaker only

    Hi, I have just added a sound blaster Z to my motherboard. I am using windoews 10. Was previously using Nvidia High definition audio built into the motherboard. My speakers are Logitech Z623. the left speaker plugs into the sub via RCA. The right speaker has the on/off, volume and base control...
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    Sound Card Interference

    I want to buy the oem version of the sound blaster z sound card, to solely use with headphones through an optical connection. The card would be seated between two gpu's. Would the oem version that doesn't have the shroud for emi shielding be okay, or do you think there would be interference? Is...
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    3.5mm out to 6 CH Input

    I am attempting to connect my Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium to my Insignia IS-HC040917 then out to my Monoprice 5.1 Channel Home Theater Satellite Speakers & Subwoofer. Is this possible? This is all new to me, I typically just plug the speakers into the soundcard, but these speakers only have...
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    Laptop volume level same for earphones and without

    I have no idea how exactly to phrase this, so I apologise for the weird title. What happens is that my volume level doesn't change accordingly to when I plug in and out my earphones, and I don't know whether this sort of settings are supposed to be default or not. Personally speaking I prefer to...
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    Optical Input to Analog out via Creative Sound Blaster Z

    Hi. I'd like to run an optical audio signal from my cable box into a Sound Blaster Z and out to my 5.1 computer speakers. I have a Blu-ray burner in my computer. I'm not finding much help from Creative customer support. Any help would be appreciated! Rick
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    Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless Microphone won't unmute

    So I've had a problem many times where the firmware of my Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless would go corrupt on startup, and via a workaround I would be able to fix the issue by forcing it to reinstall its firmware...
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    Old SoundBlaster USB on WIN 10

    I have a Sound Blaster Live USB external sound card (# SB0490) that I have migrated from an WIN XP machine to a WIN 10 desktop. Creative Support is ignoring me, and my request for their forum access has been "pending" for days, so I'm here. The product is listed "beyond end-of-product life"...
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    Sennheiser GAME ZERO with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro?

    Hi! Was wondering if this external sound card is a good match for this headset that I plan to get for Xmas. My motherboard, whatever it is has terrible on-board sound and if I'm going to be using a $250AUD headset I'll chip in and get an external sound card to boost the performance as well...