Sound Cards

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    Sennheiser HD 600

    Hey, Just got given a pair of HD 600s, the only issue is I do not have a sound card or amp. Anyone know what would be best for them? Using them on my computer Thanks
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    15t-ab100 CTO No audio output device is installed

    HP 15t-ab100 CTO No audio output device is installed with red x on speaker icon. Device manager shows no evidence of a sound card installing device drivers has no effect to generate sound or show that there is a sound device how can I tell if the sound card is defective I have an HP laptop When...
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    Sound stops working on laptop when lifting up or tilting it

    Hey! I have a problem with my laptop. For example, I'm listening to a song and if I lift/tilt my laptop I can hear a crackling sound and the sound stops working. If I put my computer on sleep mode and then wake it up again, the sound works again. Do you have any idea what the problem might be?
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    Bought a Soundbar, now I need a Soundcard?

    So I bought an LG soundbar to replace my cheap speakers I was using on my PC. The soundbar's great, however to use it with my PC it requires an optical audio connection (I hope I phrased that right). Anybody got any suggestions on a soundcard with this functionality which isn't too expensive...
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    Sony BDV-E6100 Home theatre

    Hello guys i want to ask you about the system who i mentodied up. Sony BDV-E6100 i am considering to buy it but i was thinking about what is the best way to connect it with my laptop for most performance. The system has L/R to aux and Hdmi but its out i think only for video. So the best way for...
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    im getting the Logitech g430 and it has a built in sound card for surround sound. but as i read reviews, they suggest that the usb sound card is not up to the mark and suggested to directly plug the 3.5mm connectors(it has kind of like a removable 3.5mm to usb sound card ). i checked if my mobo...
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    Logitech Z906 popping sound

    Hello. First of all, my english is not the best. Yesterday I bought new speakers, the Logitech Z906 Since yesterday evening, everytime when I turn them on, the speakers make a "popping" sound. Everything is connected and they work perfectly. What causes the popping sound (Its 100% not my...
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    Which high-end real headphone, amp/dac or soundcard should i get?

    Hello, So I recently got myself inside audio industry. I mean, I saw on youtube that real high-end headphones(such as Sennheiser, bose, sony, beats and etc) are way superior to any headsets(such as Logitech G933, Corsair Void Pro Wireless and other virtual 7.1 high-end headsets which I...
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    Adding center speaker to a PC.

    Hello, need some advice on center speaker. I have 2.1 as front and 2.0 bookshelfs as rears connected to Xonar AE sound card. Thinking of adding active center speaker but problem is not much choice. Where I live I was able to find 7 active mono speakers to buy. The best one is this http:// for 25...
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    Sound card for PC

    I was thinking of getting audio technica m50x and I was wondering if I should get sound card too. I would go for asus xonar u5 and use it for gaming and music.
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    Is my sound card ok for Sennheiser PC 350 SE?

    Currently have SoundblasterX G1. I cannot use PCIE as I have an ITX board. Is this external sound card enough for Sennheiser PC 350? As a side question, I have this motherboard: Is the audio inside...
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    Sennheiser Game Zero Headset do I need a soundcard or is onboard fine from motherboard?

    Hello I've seen alot of Youtubers doing reviews of the Sennheiser Game Zeros/Ones and the microphone test is perfect and quality but I was wondering is a soundcard / mix amp needed to make these run good or could you just use your motherboard ports? For example I'm using the Z370 HD3 Motherboard...
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    Broken Sound Card

    Hi people. I completely lost the audio on my ASUS X555L laptop a few weeks ago, I would get no sound from my internal speakers or if i plugged earphones in. When I hover over the volume controls on bottom right of the screen it says 'No audio device installed'. I took it to a computer repair...
  14. StanicEnemy

    In need help of a good quailty headphone for twitch

    I am a streamer and my current asus cerberus headset is broken the right side of headset doesnt work at all and seems like asus dont give a single damn about its warrenty ill probably never buy their products no more or at least headsets.Asus cerberus is a stereo gaming headset and i just...
  15. DrHerbst

    Which affordable external soundcard can I use for the beyerdynamic dt770

    I got the Beyer dynamic dt770 (80ohm) for at least 1 month now and now I am starting to get motherboard interference noise. I have a cheap external usb soundcard for my microphone but that one I am ashamed of using since it destroys the sound experience I am used to. So, does anyone know of a...
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    optical out solution

    have a headset for gaming that only accepts optical as a source, but my motherboard doesn't have an optical out port. any recommendations? new to this. mainly use the pc for gaming and general use.
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    converting 3.5mm to split channel banana

    I swear I can't find the answer to this question and maybe it is because I don't understand what to ask for. I have a stereo system that uses a Phillips Receiver box which produces a two-wire combination for each speaker. The speaker distribution box has 12 banana plugs for six speakers. The...
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    Budget dac for headphones and the vmoda boompro

    Hi, my onboard audio is s*** and mics emmit a loud whining noise when used and without a soundboost on I can't even hear the mic. Looked at a bunch of dacs but all are $100+ or don't have a line in for my mic, the boompro uses a y splitter so they are grounded together and I don't want to plug...
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    C-Media CMI8788 Low Profile Sound Card Inside Notebook (Mobile Workstation)

    Object: Looking to stick one of these in my M6700 Precision Mobile Workstation. I'm not afraid to operate. The Precision has a surprisingly fair amount of open space inside: not including the bays. Sound is first, so if I must...
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    Motherboard audio or external soundcard?

    So, I just recently got myself a pair of Yamaha's HS5 monitor speakers and cpnnected them to my PC via 2x XLR to 3,5mm audio jack. The main concern is the white noise that comes out of the speakers and I've noticed it changes in sync to the GPU's workload changes. I've been wondering if the...
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    Stereo mix won't transmit sound to usb headset

    So as we know usb headsets have their built in sound card, but those usally have an inexcusably bad sound quality. After some digging I found a workaround which improved the quality of the sound using the stereo mix. This worked for a while but I had to take it for a ride a few days ago. After...
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    Trouble connecting PC to Surround Sound Receiver

    Setup: jvc rx-6032v Receiver connected to a VGEBY USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card With SPDIF Digital Audio via a SPDIF cable. Plugged into my PC which has a MSI - Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard and is running Windows 10 with Realtek HD audio manager installed. I have virtually no clue...
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    AKG K7xx with Asus xonar DG

    Hi, I recently ordered a AKG K7XX from massdrop. I've been seeing people saying that k7xx need an amp/dac to drive. I have a xonar dg soundcard on my pc and wondering if this card could drive k7xx? I will be using this headset mainly for gaming. OR a better question to ask, does k7xx...
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    Solved! How to connect Phillips home theater to PC? (3.5mm input ports)

    I have Phillips DSP 2800 5.1 and I want to use it with my pc. It has 3.5mm input ports so I bought a 3.5mm male to male cable and connected the center speaker to the green audio port at the back of the pc and it works. So I was wondering if I connect the other 2 inputs from the speaker system to...
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    Need help setting up bookshelf speakers for my new PC

    So I built a new pc and decided to buy some decent speakers for the first time. I have never bought somewhat decent speakers before so I have no idea how to set them up or what should go with them. I want to be able to set up 5.1 surround sound later, so my questions are about what else I need...
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    Is your gaming headset sound quality determined by sound card?

    For a wireless gaming headset, do you need a good sound card for the headset to perform at its best?
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    Is Realtek ALC892 motherboard soundcard enough

    I'm looking to buy dt990 pro headphones and wondered if my motherboards soundcard or ports can give enough power for it?
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    Dell Inspiron 1545 No Sound

    Hey Guys I hope that someone will be able to come up with a viable solution because I am sick and tired of struggling. I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop running on Windows 7 Home Premium and for some wonderful unexplained reason I have no sound...nothing. I went online and searched for...
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    Sound card replaicment

    Helo. I have asus f555la (i think its that model) with broken sound card(or mybe its just a cable) and i would like to take the cable or sound card out of other laptop (acer aspire e17). Im just asking if its possible? Thanks for answers:)
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    Sound BlasterX AE-5 - Losing calibration setting after restart

    Hello, so I have this awesome new sound card - Sound BlasterX AE-5, only problem that I encounter is that when I restart PC, all calibration setting are resetting to default and I have to set them up all over again after every restart. I think problem started when I cleaned C:/ disk, with a...
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    Do I need a dedicated sound card to power gaming headset around $150?

    I am looking at purchasing a new gaming headset around $100-$150. In my research, I have been reading that some people say that you need a dedicated sound card to adequately power headsets in this price range and some people that the onboard audio is good enough. I have a newer pc from this...
  32. Djak372

    SUGGESTIONS: Looking for new speakers + subwoofer for PC

    I would like to have your suggestion on a new pair of speakers + subwoofer for my computer. I dont have an amp or a console. This is the motherboard that I am using: I am not much of an audiophile, but I do like a punchy bass and the ability to crank...
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    multi stereo from one soundcard

    Hello, please is possible connect multiple stereo speakers (instead 5.1 or 7.1) into soundblaster audigy se? I have two stereo HI-FI in two rooms, and I d like play music in both room at the same time. When I connect first stereo speakers into green output, second stereo into black output and...
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    Purpose of Sound card

    Hello! I was used to work in analoge studio . But as I dont have any more access to analoge studio, I got a digital studio( mac with ableton, manitor, controler, keyboard, sound card and microphone). I have also loop station 505. As I have low budget and also would like to have some analoge...
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    Microphone too quiet

    My new microphone is so quiet, it's an Aqta BM 800. I think I have not enough voltages for my microphone. Do I need a new power supply or is there a way or a soundcard with power cables so I can get the electricity separately?
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    Does headset software conflict with a sound card?

    I'm looking at perhaps getting the Arctis Pro (without DAC) headset, but saw that you'd need to use the SteelSeries Engine software. Would using such software be compatible with a Soundblaster Zx Card? Could I just leave the SteelSeries Engine software settings on flat / default and then...
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    Connect DAC(Ext stereo amp) to PC as a sound card?

    Is there anyway to connect a stereo amp (DAC supported) to a PC where it's used as an external sound card. I'm trying to get around from having to buy an internal sound card for a media computer I want to build.
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    steel seiries artic wireless pro surround sound

    Hi There, I am looking for information as to whether the steel series arctis wireless pro, Requires a 7.1 surround sound capable sound card, or if the base station handles that. Thanks
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    5.1 channel PC sound card with digital coax?

    I'm looking for a sound card (PCI low profile or USB) that outputs via a digital coax connector so I can watch movies in 5.1 surround with my receiver? My motherboard only has 3.5mm aux connector that is only stereo. Don't want something that is over $50 preferably.
  40. RageMouse

    DT990 Pro 250Ohm on onboard soundcard.

    Hey, I've been doing quite a bit of research. And I still haven't figured out if I need a AMP or a new soundcard for the DT990s. I'm using the Asus Z170 Pro Gaming which claims to support headsets up to 300Ohm, but I have no clue about that. So anyone would could help me out?
  41. Kisco

    Sound cards = true 5.1 or virtual 5.1?

    I have been searching for the past two days for a way to get a sound card that will output 5.1 through optical because my motherboard is missing one. I have narrowed it down to Asus Xonar DGX to a cheep good sounding card to get for 5.1. But I am confused at this part because it has optical...
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    Do I need to buy expensive sound hardware or I can get same resulat with Adobe Audition?

    Hi there, I have a MXL 990 mic and a behringer UMC 22 sound card. Quality seems good enough but I need to know for even a better quality do I need to buy expensive pre-amp/sound card or I can get similar result with softwares like Audition? I forget to say I'm going to record vocal for a video...
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    Solved! I just got hd 598 sr for gaming but need DAC/Amp or soundcard

    I just got Sennheiser hd 598s today. The purpose of getting hd 598s is ONLY using for FPS games such as Fortnite, CS:GO, etc. I tried it out today but barely hear enemies footsteps. And Sound is quite low. What should I get to improve the sound? I did some research some people said FiiO E10K...
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    Can I connect my PS4 Slim to my Soundblaster z?

    I bought PS4 Slim and I just figured out that it doesn't have optical cable, and I really want to connect it to my sbz to get a really good sound quality, is there any adapter that I can buy? and is it going to affect the sound quality or it'll be normal same as optical from sbz to ps4? my...
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    Disable built in sound card on USB headset?

    Recently purchased a new headset (USB Razer kraken) before that I was using some Corsair HS40's. On my new Razer Krakens the sound is weird and not very familiar to me and when gaming I prefer the old way of hearing (if that makes sense). Reading upon this topic I noticed a lot of people saying...
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    How to send 2 sound sources to 2 sets of headphones

    Hello! I am conducting a research study where I need to send sounds from 2 different sources to 2 sets of headphones, and I need both sources to play over both the left and right ear. The sounds are being sent from a desktop computer (through an external soundcard) and a laptop. Then, they are...
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    USB Sound card vs onboard

    Hi, My onboard audio (AsRock AB350M-HDV using the Realtek ALC887 Codec) recently broke, and I bought the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro usb sound card to replace it. How would the DAC and microphone quality of the usb sound card compare to the onboard audio, and will this sound card power...
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    Solved! Sound Card Issues

    Hi, I'm having an issue with my pc audio. In games the sound will be ok, but then all of a sudden the sound will cut out altogether for a second then come back and do this every 2 seconds. So i never have smooth sound just laggy sound. The ironic thing is, Spotify when playing in the background...
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    Solved! Sound only working on left side

    Hi everyone: I just bought a new setup: - ASUS B350M-A - Ryzen 1400 After a fresh install (Windows included), everything was ok, but a few hours ago I noticed that the left channel on both speakers and headphones didn't work. I can hear the sound properly on both right channels, but in the...
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    Thought my old sound card was broken so I bought a new one, microphone still doesn't work!

    As it's stated in the title I bought a new sound card because nothing else I had tried or was suggest would work. It's set as default recording device, they are plugged in all the way and correctly, and it doesn't show any green bars when I speak, I honestly have no idea what to do. I'm on...
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    Two audio sources in, one audio source out.

    So I want to have a set up where I can plug my pc audio coming from my pc's sound card via 3.5mm jack out, and the 3.5mm jack out from my microphone's mic monitoring going into the same headphones at the same time. My mic is usb and if I use windows to monitor my mic there is a delay, however my...
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    What's the difference? (3.5mm VS opitcal)

    So I had a though. I can't find many 2 channel receivers on the market these days except for maybe eBay retailers and such. I know, its out dated. But I still like 2 channel but I wouldn't be bothered if I had to update. AND no I do not want to go with a PC theater system with a bunch of...
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    MSI GT73VR constant Static/distortion sound

    Hey everyone, Love my GT73VR 7820HK and 1070, but it has a constant static/distortion sound in the background! It's pretty low pitched, but when wearing headphones it is very annoying when I'm not playing music. Things I've done: Uninstalled both realtek and nahimic/drivers too, reinstalled...
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    Need USB soundcard for surround reciever.

    I am beginning to need space for more hard drives in my HTPC and the only way for me to do that as i see it, is to install a sata controller on my PCIE port. Thing is i only have one besides the one my graphic card is in. The last one is used on my soundcard i need because of optical output. I...
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    Headphone + Soundcard combo suggestions and some help

    Alright so I've been through Corsair, logitech and steelseries headsets and have confirmed that "gaming headsets" are complete and utter junk. Basically I'm DONE with gaming headsets and I'd like to try a soundcard/audiophile headset combo. +I want a great 3D soundscape experience for gaming...
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    Microphone help (Fuzzy)

    I have a cisno BM-800, it's a condenser microphone with a 2.5mm output. It's really quite so I have to boost it really high and it ends up being really fuzzy. My friend says I need an external sound card. Should I get a preamp, sound card or what? Any suggestion would help.
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    No sound on Asus laptop unless physical preasure is put on it

    My ASUS X555L laptop is having this problem where I get no sound and sometimes my laptop boots without the sound card being on unless I apply constant physical pressure on the top left of the track pad, the top right of the trackpad, or the alt key. i'm assuming something must be loose inside...
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    Connect AUX only 2.0 speakers (Edifier E25) to a subwoofer and PC system

    Hi, I have a pair of Edifier Eclipse E25. They are very good looking and I like them a lot but I find the bass lacking. I want to buy a subwoofer (probably the Polk Audio PSW10), and a DAC or external soundcard to set up a 2.1 system. The sound source would be from my PC (which has a crappy...
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    z77 extreme9 dedicated sound card reference

    hello! im looking for the name of the pcie sound card that is missing on my z77 extreme9 and a placee to by it.
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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...