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I just picked up a Logitech Clear Chat Premium PC Headset at the request of a buddy.
The problem is I cant seem to get it to work alongside my speakers. I would love to power it with my Xonar DG if possible, but I cant seem to get the mic to work at all, and its a hassle to change from speakers to headset.
Is there a way I can quickly and easily change between my speakers and my headset...other than changing it in windows(i.e right click on volume icon > change default device)? And how can I get the mic to work. If you need pics of the Plugs im using(might be the problem) let me know.

Ive never used a headset before...and my experience with Mics is pathetic.
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Well I use a Turtle-beach headset and its quite easy. All I do is plug the mic and audio cable into my case's front panel output. The Asus software automatically recognizes it and cuts sound to my speakers, and routes it to the headphones. I suspect it would do the same with a USB connection.

Do you have the front panel connectors plugged into the card instead of your motherboard?
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oh and I'm a noob with this stuff too. It was just so easy that I haven't had any problems to speak of. If you open the asus software in the windows tray it also has a dropdown menu to choose what you are outputting to. Super easy.
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Well I use a Turtle-beach headset and its quite easy. All I do is plug the mic and audio cable into my case's front panel output. The Asus software automatically recognizes it and cuts sound to my speakers, and routes it to the headphones. I suspect it would do the same with a USB connection.

Do you have the front panel connectors plugged into the card instead of your motherboard?

I do. When I plug the headset into the front panel or the sound card my computer either freezes or I loose all sound and have to restart the computer.

Is the output dropdown the "Analog Out" one?

Lastly, on the card, which plug is headphone and which is mic? Ive got the mic plugged into the orange/pink plug(matched the colors like a boss) and the actual headphone plug in the black one. Any idea if thats correct?
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post #5 of 5
Well it sounds like you're using the correct ports. I color match as well smile.gif
As for the dropdown menu, I believe you should be using this option:

XonarMenu.jpg

Since you're having the freezing problem I would probably make sure the sound card is seated in the PCI slot properly with the connectors clean. Double check everything is plugged in correctly. It would probably be a good idea to make sure you have the latest drivers installed as well. Beyond that I'm not sure I have anything helpful to add. Hopefully if that doesn't fix the problem somebody more knowledgeable than me will chime in.
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