Sound Cards

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    ModMic 4 too quiet even with a usb soundcard

    Hi! I recently purchased a modmic 4 and antlions own usb sound card (new model), but the mic is way too quiet even with the sound card. I have to boost the mic by 15db (with equalizer APO) to be able to hear basically anything and then the sound quality has been ruined by a bunch of white...
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    Bookshelf Speakers, Subwoofer, PC/iPhone

    Hello, I am not an audiophile at all, or do I really understand how to connect everything having to do with speakers together. Currently, I am looking into getting bookshelf speakers...
  3. C

    Solved! What Microphone Should I Get?

    Hi everyone! I am currently looking for a very cheap microphone to start off my recording but I am confused as to which one to buy. I would be using this with a Desktop PC. I currently own a Fiio USB decoder D5, it serves as an external sound card and is a 3.5mm audio to USB adapter. From...
  4. V

    the bass not oning,any idea why??

    in the sound card dea is no bass it show its on but cant control it up or down... any idea y ??
  5. _dawn_chorus_

    Solved! Weird helicopter/sputter sound with different ASIO drivers...

    So I have this weird sound coming from the keyboard of my new laptop. At first I thought it was the fans, but they sound like pure white noise from the vents on the bottom. During benchmarks, no weird noise. Only when I start FLtudio and load a project and play it do I get this weird like tiny...
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    Mic doesn't work when both slots of sound card is used

    So I'm using this USB sound card at the moment: https://www.lazada.com.my/products/kotion-each-s2-external-usb-sound-card-plug-and-play-stereo-headset-adapter-for-pc-laptops-ps4-i239009812-s313540931.html?spm=a2o4k.searchlist.list.21.19c26a9bO12wra&search=1 There are 2 sound jacks and 1 mic...
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    Solved! Subwoofer has RCA input and 3.5mm Output

    I have the Logitech Z333 2.1 speakers and a creative xi fi titanium hd sound card. The speakers work by having the satellites connect to the subwoofer and then the subwoofer connect to the PC(3.5mm). Due to this I can't seem to connect it to my soundcard(Ive tried female 3.5mm to L/R RCA male...
  8. gagern

    Solved! Sound Card with S/PDIF 5.1/7.1 outlet that is also compatible with Win10

    I need advice with regards to a sound card for my PC that has Win10. I got a 5.1 surround system that I use via S/PDIF. On my Win7 PC I use a Sound Blaster Z, but I have read that it is not compatible with Win10. I am only going to use the card for movies, TV-series and music. So how well this...
  9. R

    DT 990 Pro Sound Card?

    I bought the dt 990 pro 250 ohm headphones and my motherboard is the z170 pro gaming that supports up to 300ohm headphones. The sound is very low, my Crystal Audio BT-01 headphones produce more sound. Now my question is, I love listening to music and playing games. Will the sound card...
  10. J

    sound card problems

    is bluetooth dongle effective for pc without sound card?
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    Solved! Static noise when using headphones with creative audigy soundcard.

    Hello, My headphones (Beyerdynamic DT770 M (80ohm)) have a faint high pitched buzz/ring/static noise when connected to my Creative Sound Blaster audigy fx pcie 5.1. When I'm on my desktop the static is a high pitched buzz/ring/static like I mentioned above but when I start playing a game, the...
  12. D

    need sound card for speakers

    Ineed a relatively cheap 5.1 channel sound card, no more than 50 dollars for the logitech z-640 speakers i picked up off craigslist. https://images10.newegg.com/User-Manual/User_Manual_36-121-104.pdf there is the manual, or if there is another way to hook it up to my computer without...
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    Solved! Blue Yeti and other mics sound absolutely terrible!

    After getting my PC done I noticed people yelling at me for my microphone quality, I tested it and it sounds terrible! It sounds very fuzzy and robotic and I don't have a soundcard so that might be the problem. Could I have some help on this please?
  14. M

    PC sound goes through mic

    Hello everyone The problem is my PC sound is going through microphone but it happens when i unplugged it too. I use a 3.5 to USB adapter with it. Headset is Corsair HS60. I tried another headset with same adapter and it fixes it but couldn't understand how it is keep happening while microphone...
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    External sound card for HD598SR (for PC/PS4)

    Hey, need some help here since the whole thing with sound cards, amps and dacs always drives me crazy. Short story. I'm planning to buy the Senn HD598SR, but I'm also looking for something to drive them properly. From what I've seen they're easy to drive, so I don't need to spend a fortune. I...
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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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    Stereo Sound Problem in Windows 10

    I have problem with my laptop sound. In This video I test my HyperX cloud 2 on 3 devices (laptop, PS4, phone) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvnlpPWAcZc&t=40s I figure out In my phone and PS4 stereo sound quality is good I can know where the sound come from right or left but In my laptop it...
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    Can't get sound from my PC to go through my TV receiver.

    I have a Sound Blaster Z sound card and an optical cable connecting that sound card, in my PC, to my audio receiver for my TV's surround sound speakers. Optical cable is plugged into the output port. I have the PC screen showing on the TV via HDMI, and I can use the receiver's speakers through...
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    Best Amp/Sound Card for Sennheiser HD700 (gaming)

    Hello everyone. I've recently purchased a pair of Sennheiser HD700s as an entry into HiFi audio headphones. For many years I've relied on crappy "gaming" headphones that have always left me disappointed, and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy how these HD700s sound. I do love my music, but I...
  20. R

    Solved! dac / amp Problem!!! with 600 ohm MMX300

    Hello So i just bought an MMX 300 with 600 Ohm and wanted to buy the Creative SBx G6 with it because it has surround sound for gaming and compartible with the headset. and the problem is that i just found out that the gsx 1200 pro from sennheiser has a lot better surround sound so i now want...
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    what amp for passive Argon Alto4 with pc

    So i have a pair of Argon Alto4 (passive version), and would like to get a recommendation on what amp to buy, since i have heard i would need an amp to connect these to my pc. My setup is as follows. ■ 2x Passive Argon Alto4 ■ A Creative SoundBlasterZ soundcard So what amp would you guys...
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    need sound card

    HI. Im having sony 5.1 home theater which supports dolby true hd and DTS hd.. For this im looking for a perfect sound card for my pc.. Kindly suggest.. something with dolby and dts support sound card's
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    Solved! Can you Turn off 7.1 surround on 7.1 sound card?

    I have cloud alphas and I found sound card with 7.1 surround sound. Cloud alphas doesnt have 7.1 surround sound so will it he a problem or can you just turn 7.1 sound off from xonars software? Soundcard Xonar AE. Thanks!
  24. M

    Solved! Logitech Z607 5.1 speakers

    I just got the logitech z607 surround sound system for my PC however the system is shipped with 3 RCA cables and my 5.1 built in sound card from my motherboard (G1 Sniper B5 for anyone wondering) only has 3.5 mm inputs but should support 5.1 . WOuld 3 RCA to 3.5 solve it (for full 5.1 not...
  25. R

    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...
  26. M

    Sennheiser G4ME ZERO sounds horrible.

    Hello, Today i've just received my Sennheiser G4ME ZERO. I've heard a lot of good things about it, and struggled a lot to choose between this one and the Hyper X Cloud Revolver S, but I chose this one. So, I connect it to my pc, and i'm like : What the hell is this ****?? Now, i'm looking to...
  27. Zalgo

    Solved! Sound coming out low Windows 10

    Alright so I recently ran into an issue that I have only noticed very recently because of specific circumstances. I am running windows 10 pro 64 bit, I use logitech z623's for sound plugged into rear 3.5 jack of my X99-A II motherboard. I am a twitch streamer who is constantly paranoid/paying...
  28. S

    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...
  29. D

    Speakers buzz when connected/plugged into PC?

    So I get a buzz with my speakers. When my PC is on, when I move the mouse, or move a window, or play youtube, i get a buzz. And it's of varying frequencies and loudness. I have two Yamaha HS5's and a YSTFSW100 subwoofer connected to my Xonar dsx 7.1 sound card on my PC. This just gets worse...
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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...
  31. M

    is amp or sound card needed?

    hi, I have Asus Rog Strix z370-f. It has integrated soundcard SupremeFX S1230A codec plus Texas Instruments RC4580 and OPA1688 op-amps. It claims that can run any headsets from 32 - 600 Ohm. Does it make sense for me to purchase any amp/dac/sound card if I have just purchased a new headsets...
  32. T

    Asus Strix Soar w/ Corsair HS60 Mic Issues

    So, I got a new sound card. The Corsair HS60 only has one 3.5mm jack. I've tried using Line-In and the sound card won't detect my headset. If I use the headphones jack, it doesn't detect the microphone. Am I going to have to get a 3.5mm splitter for my headset to work properly with my new sound...
  33. A

    Turning down my Headset volume, Turns down ALL applications/programs volumes as well. How can I fix this?

    So this just seemed to start happening today. When I t urn my headset volume up and down, either in Volume Mixer, using the physical Volume control buttons on my headset's cable or via the software that comes with the headset, it turns down all volumes for all other programs. For instance, turn...
  34. D

    Solved! new hyperx cloud alpha not working

    I bought a Hyper X Cloud Alpha headset and it's only working on one earpiece. I have only ever bought USB headsets and this one uses the audio/mic jacks. The MIC and the right earpiece does not work. The headset works on my phone no problems. The customer service on their support told me...
  35. C

    Solved! How to get 5.1 surround working with PC -> Reciever -> TV using HDMI cords?

    So this is a very specific issue, please bear with me. My old PC had a MSI Z97-G45 Mobo and a MSI GTX 980. I only gave these two specs because these are the only things that could be related to sound and display. My old PC worked perfectly fine when I connected my PC with an HDMI cord to one of...
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    Solved! Is my Laptop sound card fried?

    First of all, here's my spec Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro CPU i5-8250U 8GB of Ram MX150 So, yesterday, since one of my laptop fans was not working well, I opened the laptop to check it. Being stupid, I thought it would be fine to plug the right fan into the left fan power connector to check if it...
  37. M

    proper setting for Logitech 2.1 speakers in Win 10?

    I have a 2.1 system from Logitech and am wondering about configuring my Realtek soundcard settings in Win10. There is the stereo option, which I guess makes sense, but it doesn't mention 2.1. Also, there is the 5.1 option. I can select that, and uncheck all the other speakers besides...
  38. L

    Solved! Soundcard PC Clueless Help appreciated!

    Ok guys I wanted to ask for your help as I couldn´t find anything in internet about it. I need a Soundcard with 4 cinch outputs. It would be nice if the card wouldn´t cost a fortune. I´m thanful for any kind of helps! Laurent :D (btw I´m completely new to the topic so don´t judge me please:))
  39. L

    Sound issues with sound card and headphone

    Trying to figure out what is going on with my sound card/ headphones. I recently switched over to a gaming headset. I had a really good studio quality headset before that I think was around $500 when I worked with audio files. But now I mostly just game on my computer so this time around I just...
  40. S

    Solved! What proper cables needed to connect sub woofer to sound card?

    I want to buy a polk audio sub and don't know what cables to buy Sub:https://www.amazon.com/Polk-10-Inch-Powered-Subwoofer-Single/dp/B0002KVQBA/ref=sr_1_3?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1541892877&sr=1-3&keywords=polk+audio Sound card...
  41. D

    Solved! Sound Card/DAC Question

    Hey guys I came across finding sound cards and external DACs, and want to ask which is better? And would any of them be worth it, and improve my sound experience? Also I like to play games and listen to music. And my current motherboard is GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming 3, which as nice on-board audio.
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    Solved! PC soundcard vs Headphone Amp

    Hi guys, new to this am wondering how much a difference is a pc sound card vs headphone amp/dac such as Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Card vs NAD D3020 v2 / E10K For headphones I'l be getting Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Speaker for movies : Currently Using Edifier s350DB 2.1 speaker For gaming...
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    Sound Card, Should I buy?

    So I know what you're thinking... Why do I NEED a sound card... well that's because my Motherboard Sucks ass, I use a Core i7 3770 and for reference my motherboard doesnt even have USB 3.0 support so along with its many Defects so is its Natural Audio, both the recordings have Hella Static...
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    i have a PC with SPDIF sound card and a music system with digital/optical out and aux in and out.is there any way to connect t

    I have a PC with sound card with SPDIF out and a kenwood 5.1 music system aux in and aux out and also digital/optical out. now iam using connecting cable from PC(one pin) to AUX in of music system(two pins). I would like to know if there is any enhancement in quality of the sound if I connect PC...
  45. Terriss99

    Asus STRIX SOAR and Razer Tiamat 7.1 odd issue

    Hello audio gurus. So I've got a rather....interesting problem. I have long owned a Razer Tiamat 7.1 v1 (the analog plug headphone), but not necessarily the PC and Soundcard to appropriately use it. I daisy-chained it onto an old gaming laptop via an external soundcard (one of these...
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    Microphone & sound card problem

    So I bought a microphone a few days ago and a sound card, because the microphone apparently has a single aux cord. So I used the sound card and plugged it in via USB and connected my microphone to it. When I clicked to check and listen to my mic, the microphone from my computer was on but the...
  47. S

    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...
  48. X

    Looking for a simple upgrade

    Hi, My current set up is a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770s, a mod mic and an Asus Strix Soar soundcard. I have a budget of about £140 and want some sort of upgrade. Currently I'm thinking either a pair of open backs or replacing the sound card with an external dac/amp. I'm a gamer but have found...
  49. R

    External DAC for my powered speakers

    Im using a Jamo DS7 2.1 system for my PC. Currently Im using the onboard soundcard and its a budget motherboard, I'm thinking about buying the Grace SDAC on Massdrop. Can I connect it to my speaker? Will there be any noticeable difference in sound quality?
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    What is the difference between X-fi and x-fi hd

    So I planned to buy an external soundcard for my Logitech z906, but I can't see the difference between the Creative Soundblaster X-Fi and Creative Soundblaster X-Fi HD (except the price). And another question, do you guys recommend it for this setup?
  51. D

    Audio Amplifier Board DIY

    I have 2 pairs of speaker (2*5W with 8ohm) (2*7W with 8ohm) and i want to make soundbar with all this speaker but i don't know which audio amplifier board is batter for this. so suggest me a compatible amplifier board for my DIY project.
  52. L

    Which Speaker to replace?

    Hi fellows, Recently my receiver/amp spoiled as it won't turn on. I have the Sony Cmt Dx400 micro Hifi comes with tweeter and woofer. Left with few options 1. Creative Sound Blaster Kratos S5 gaming speaker 2. Logitech Z623/625 3. Sony HT-S100f soundbar 4. Sony XB20/30 (will be plugging in 24/7...
  53. C

    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...
  54. M

    Solved! Logitech Z906 and Asus Prime Pro x470 do i need a soundcard for dolby digital?

    Hi i been trying to figure this out my self but i am planning to buy a logitech z906 5.1 dolby digital surround sound and i want to know what is the best way to connect my pc to the z906 and get dolby digital enabled. I read that best way is via toslink cable but i never found anything on...
  55. F

    PC audio advice (dac/Amp vs Soundcard) and 7.1 surround sound

    First I would like to get it out there that I am in no way an audio enthusiast or claim to know all that much about audio. My experience is pretty much all from reviews and research from the last few weeks. (what I am saying is that if you give me some advice like the sound is in a V shape or...
  56. S

    DT990 Pro 250 Ohm on onboard soundcard

    Hi! Does my motherboard enough for this headphone. I have a gigabyte ab350m d3h motherboard. So do i need an AMP? Please help me out.
  57. Cerberus_SV

    Headset does not work properly on my USB sound card [SOLVED]

    Greetings to the community. I have a Creative Sound Blaster Play 3 usb sound card (DAC+AMP) and i recently purchased a new headset which is the Sennheiser GSP 300 to replace my previous uncomfortable headset. The problem is that even though the old headset worked normally on the sound blaster...
  58. A

    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...
  59. K

    Surround gaming headsets

    I have a strix soar sound card and it supports 7.1 surround through 4x 3.5 jacks. Is there a headset with multiple drivers which can connect to the card through an adapter? I mean in the 4x3.5 jacks or something like and play true surround sound?
  60. A

    Should I use z370-h onboard audio 'SupremeFX' or External sound card Asus Xonar u7 Mk2 With DT770

    So I have Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 ohm version and I use an external sound card ASUS Xonar U7 MkII. However, I purchased new motherboard Asus z370-h Gaming which also has quite a good onboard audio. For comparison, The External sound card has SNR 114dB and supports 32-150 Ohm headphones and...