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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

This is strange. My highs are clearer and the base is a little more punchy with the X79 UP4's onboard RealTek sound compared to the SBZ. Using HD 598's. I'm very confused.

That is odd. My sound is so much more clear and "punchy" when I am on my Zx card.
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So you want me to set it to the lowest quality bit rate? Does that not defeat the purpose of having a sound card as opposed to using the onboard sound supplied by the MB? I usually have that set to a much higher setting (2 channel 24 bit, 48000 Hz studio quality) or higher. I may or may not try that in the future. I am currently awaiting an answer from the sound blaster rep @BlasterX hopefully he will have some news soon.

Forgot about this thread for some time, but yea, newer than 2013 drivers are 90% broken unless you set the format to a very basic level. 2013 drivers work mostly fine but anything newer requires a registry patch to actually function 80% correctly at least on my system.

I seriously don't know why creative are being so silent about this and why they went and removed the working drivers from their site and left the broken ones, doesn't make any sense...

@BlasterX you're not dead already are you...?
   
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Forgot about this thread for some time, but yea, newer than 2013 drivers are 90% broken unless you set the format to a very basic level. 2013 drivers work mostly fine but anything newer requires a registry patch to actually function 80% correctly at least on my system.

I seriously don't know why creative are being so silent about this and why they went and removed the working drivers from their site and left the broken ones, doesn't make any sense...

@BlasterX you're not dead already are you...?
May i ask what the registry patch is and what it does?

Also regarding windows settings for audio quality. Setting it too high will break some games (developers never intended anyone would use quality audio) and it will break msi afterburner video recording (specifically high audio bitrate and Hz settings cause a prerecording buffer related error after prerecording has been running for more than an hour - i havent tested so it could have been fixed in latest version).
post #4004 of 5591
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Originally Posted by RaXelliX View Post

May i ask what the registry patch is and what it does?

Not entirely sure, but from what I can tell it forces the buffers to a fixed size. You're probably better off asking creative about it as they never specifically described it to me, just a "try this and see if it works".
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Setting it too high will break some games

Never heard that one? they should all either handle 24@96k native or have windows up-sample from whatever format. If it's a windows 10 WASAPI specific issue then that's an entirely different bug that was present in prior WASAPI versions but fixed after win10, causing some applications to break.
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will break msi afterburner video recording (specifically high audio bitrate and Hz settings cause a prerecording buffer related error after prerecording has been running for more than an hour - i havent tested so it could have been fixed in latest version).

That's obviously a form of memory leak and/or possibly due to not caching the data.
   
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post #4005 of 5591
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Originally Posted by Paul17041993 View Post

Forgot about this thread for some time, but yea, newer than 2013 drivers are 90% broken unless you set the format to a very basic level. 2013 drivers work mostly fine but anything newer requires a registry patch to actually function 80% correctly at least on my system.

I seriously don't know why creative are being so silent about this and why they went and removed the working drivers from their site and left the broken ones, doesn't make any sense...

@BlasterX you're not dead already are you...?

Could the driver issue(s) also be causing my speakers to not function in "2.0/2.1" mode and only "Headphones"? And yes, everything is plugged in correctly.
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What settings do u guys have for movies or music?
post #4007 of 5591
Definitely not dead Paul. Still working on this for you =). Actually dug back a bit more in the thread here to see if I can get some other items in the queue as well.

Will update as soon as I get anything from my team.

MadmaxNeo, Yeah I just saw the latest updates to the Switftech stuff! ALMOST makes me wish I had waited a month, but i'm very happy with my loop I've got going now with the H240x. That new prestige GPU waterblock does look amazing though. I'm running the Mayhems Pastel in my loop and love it so far. Still early on but it's been smooth sailing (knocking on wood here!).
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post #4008 of 5591
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Definitely not dead Paul. Still working on this for you =). Actually dug back a bit more in the thread here to see if I can get some other items in the queue as well.

Will update as soon as I get anything from my team.

MadmaxNeo, Yeah I just saw the latest updates to the Switftech stuff! ALMOST makes me wish I had waited a month, but i'm very happy with my loop I've got going now with the H240x. That new prestige GPU waterblock does look amazing though. I'm running the Mayhems Pastel in my loop and love it so far. Still early on but it's been smooth sailing (knocking on wood here!).

I've purchased some Senn 598's and they sound a bit clearer and the bass is more tight and punchy on my onboard sound compared to my Sound Blaster Z. Any advice?
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So does no one have any suggestions on my post here or is it simply being passed over.

Thanks
post #4010 of 5591
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Could the driver issue(s) also be causing my speakers to not function in "2.0/2.1" mode and only "Headphones"? And yes, everything is plugged in correctly.

No idea what that would be...
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So does no one have any suggestions on my post here or is it simply being passed over.

Thanks

My only suggestion if you're using stereo speakers would be to use a stereo DAC, otherwise does it work properly in "stereo direct" mode? Note that you'll need to check the default playback device when you do so as the card will "re-connect" itself as a slightly different device.
   
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