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post #4432 of 5643
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Originally Posted by GoLDii3 View Post

SPDIF Input or Output?

Output.
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Originally Posted by Madmaxneo View Post

What exact sound card do you have?

Do you have any other programs installed that work with sound? I am talking audio splitters/mixers, voice modulators and so on. I had a splitter/mixer program that messed with my sound quality a while back. I would also go in and disable all other playback devices except for the SB card.
You should also check to make sure the optical ports are free of any kind of debris like dust particles or hair.
After you do any or all of this stuff make sure you restart before checking the sound quality.

It's the Sound Blaster Z.

I don't have any splitter or mixer programs running. And the port is completely free of anything. I've tried to disable all other speakers, but to no avail either.

Maybe I can try a fresh W7 install, but I don't have any expectations for getting the issue fixed. It's either a hardware thing or voltage thing, because it's only whenever the computer gets "stressed" by running multiple programs/loading intensive web pages.
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and it happens also when you use SPDIF-out exclusively(so not stereo-mix over the speaker playback-device)?
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Okay, I just borrowed some speakers with an optical in to see if it was my sound system. And yes, it works fine on the other speakers.

I was running the Turtle Beach Elite 800, which is a wireless headset. Now I have to see what I can do elsewhere. Just weird that loading non-audio tasks (like image heavy webpages, installing programs, etc.) should interfer with the sound over wireless.

Thanks so much to everyone for being so helpful. Sorry for not trying to looking at other sound systems before posting in this thread smile.gif
Edited by RadiantMonolith - 6/19/16 at 5:46am
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Originally Posted by RadiantMonolith View Post

Okay, I just borrowed some speakers with an optical in to see if it was my sound system. And yes, it works fine on the other speakers.

I was running the Turtle Beach Elite 800, which is a wireless headset. Now I have to see what I can do elsewhere. Just weird that loading non-audio tasks (like image heavy webpages, installing programs, etc.) should interfer with the sound over wireless.

Thanks so much to everyone for being so helpful. Sorry for not trying to looking at other sound systems before posting in this thread smile.gif
That is good you found the culprit but it sucks that it is your actual headset. It is still odd that the crack/pop noises only happen when you are doing system heavy tasks. Let us know if you are able to figure out what is actually causing the issue.
That is a nice headset btw.

How does the chat work with those dual noise cancelling mics and no mic boom?
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Originally Posted by Madmaxneo View Post

That is good you found the culprit but it sucks that it is your actual headset. It is still odd that the crack/pop noises only happen when you are doing system heavy tasks. Let us know if you are able to figure out what is actually causing the issue.
That is a nice headset btw.

How does the chat work with those dual noise cancelling mics and no mic boom?

Thanks, will do!.

The headphones certainly have excellent audio, but the cons with the Turtle Beach Elite 800 are:

1. The mic is not that good. People have a hard time hearing me. Maybe I have to adjust some settings or something.
2. The buttons are kind of cumbersome and also extremely sensitive, so if you have them in your bag or somewhere else, they'll turn on immediately.
3. The connection runs over Wireless N 2.4ghz band, so the range isn't that great if other wireless networks are around and interferring on the same band.
4. White noise is very noticeable if there is no audio playing. That's probably my biggest disappointment in a premium headset.

Otherwise, it's a great headset. Very comfortable, doesn't ever irritate even after several hours, and the dual-band bluetooth is amazing with your smartphone whenever someone calls or texts you or if you just want to listen to a podcast while playing a game. The noise-cancellation is also a gods-end if you travel on a plane and want to cancel out all that bothersome engine sound.
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Okay now I feel stupid - it was only because I realized just now that the Turtle Beach Elite 800 uses Wireless N that I found my problem. My room doesn't have an ethernet port so I have to use a Wireless dongle (I blame my internet provider). So whenever there was high traffic when loading images and videos via the net, the sound would be interferred with.

I now used a USB extender and got the wifi dongle far away from the headphone transmitter and now everything works fine. Thanks for being witness to this and helping me lol
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Originally Posted by RadiantMonolith View Post

Okay now I feel stupid - it was only because I realized just now that the Turtle Beach Elite 800 uses Wireless N that I found my problem. My room doesn't have an ethernet port so I have to use a Wireless dongle (I blame my internet provider). So whenever there was high traffic when loading images and videos via the net, the sound would be interferred with.

I now used a USB extender and got the wifi dongle far away from the headphone transmitter and now everything works fine. Thanks for being witness to this and helping me lol
Haha, hey all is good. We all goof every now and then but it makes us feel so much better when someone else does it....LOL

Happy gaming!
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Frequency: 31 62 125 250 500 1K 2K 4K 8K 16K

Boost: 8 0 -3 -3 -2 0 2 1 2 2

Hello all, I just registered here. I need some tips EQ settings on my 598 headphones.
Maybe it's me, but I do not see any major change in these. I know that this is not intended to bass. I want a good clean sound, good balanced. Better than nothing, I think
So far I like to keep these, nothing radical.
Are there any other suggestions? thumb.gif
Edited by laitsuZ - 6/20/16 at 2:06am
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7 3 -2 -3 -2 -1 1 0 -3 3

EDIT: If you wanna know how "flat" monitor speakers would sound, from the guys that record the music, try this(it has a HD598 profile):


http://sonarworks.com/headphones/overview/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQdBH2FfbA8
Edited by thuNDa - 6/21/16 at 4:26am
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