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Having a tough time balancing sound.

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Just got a X-Fi Titanium HD recently, and ever since installing it, I've had a dog of a time balancing sound on it.

With my headphones on, Ventrilo will be whisper quiet, while my game will be blaring loud. So I adjust the normalization a little bit (Ventrilo can't go too far, or the sound quality takes a dive), meanwhile, I have to jack my game down to 3% volume to get it to sound right.

Then, take my headphones off, and it's a completely different story. Vent will be perfect, but the game will be too quiet. Fire up music, and it's blaring loud at just 10%.

Driving me batty trying to figure this out.
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I just use the windows volume manager, seems to remember my settings well enough =)
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Pretty strange that you get different effects with and without headphones but have you tried normalizing Vent settings? I'm guessing you have as you mentioned something about normalization but its worth a shot. You could also increase/decrease your inbound as needed. I'm not sure about the current generation of Creative sound cards but I remember with my old XtremeMusic that setting headphones to 2.1 in the software was better than the headphones settings. Not sure if that has any relevance now but it might be worth a shot.

http://wow.joystiq.com/2007/08/01/ho...rilo-settings/
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post #4 of 4
In the creative control panel, go the speakers tab, and make sure "SVM off" is checked.
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