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Sound Channels Reverse for no reason

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So, for a good while now (since COD: Black Ops came out - the first game I noticed the problem) my sound will randomly reverse the left and right channels while playing. It doesn't just happen in the middle of the game, but in-between games. For instance, since I've been playing BF3 lately, it'll happen sometimes when I alt-tab out of the game, and then go back in and my sound will be backwards. Sometimes I don't even have to do that, it'll just happen after a map change.

By 'reversed', I mean literally reversed. Left is right, front is back, etc. I can't just turn my headphones around, because they're made to sit one way, and if I put them on backwards, they feel incredibly awkward on my ears.

I have not figured out a way to consistently rectify this problem after it happens, nor prevent it from happening, and I have no idea what the source of the problem is. While my sound in-game is backwards, it's normal everywhere else in Windows (doing the left-right test in the Audio part of Control Panel returns the correct sides). My games are set to 'Headphones' where applicable, but even switching between Headphones, 2.0/2.1, or anything else changes nothing.


I tried Googling the problem (multiple times) but have had no luck finding a solution, only that others with the sound card have the problem. I'm fairly certain that I had the problem before I got the card, though.


Anyone have any idea?

EDIT: Apparently my sound card no longer shows up in my system settings... weird.

It's an ASUS Xonar DX PCI-e card.
Edited by Maian - 3/27/12 at 9:56pm
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Hi!smile.gif

Uninstall the Xonar's drivers,restart the PC and then install the UNi Xonar drivers.

And disable your OnBoard sound card if you haven't yet.

Also install the latest Realtek drivers too.

Hope that helps!thumb.gif
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Alrighty, so far, it hasn't happened yet after doing what you suggested. I'll come back if anything happens again. Thanks!
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Your welcome!smile.gif

I'm glad that I could help.thumb.gif
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