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Distorted Audio (PC - X-FI XtreMusic - Windows 8)

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I have a pc with an X-FI Xtreme Music with Logitech Z-5450 speakers and headphones Sennheiser HD595. Until I was Windows 7 everything worked perfectly with the sound quality right, with all sources. Since I installed Windows 8 (using both the creative drivers for windows 8 and the latest beta that were for 7) I noticed a drastic decline in quality audio with the sound gets distorted, "croaking" a little of many sounds. The sources used are flac, mp3, mkv, avi, which play "perfectly" on the same hardware under Windows 7. I have used various players, and the worst result is obtained with VLC, better with foobar and media player.
Would you be able to help me to identify the source of the problem and maybe solve?
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post #2 of 6
Creative drivers for their X-Fi cards has always been flaky... it can work for others, it may not work for someone else.
You can try a modded driver by PAX or Daniel_K and see if that fixes your problem.
    
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ok thanks...i try
RoboX
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you can get unofficial updates from here

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/pax-drivers/

i have had the same card for a few years and have had no problem on win8..
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post #5 of 6
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same result....any solution?
RoboX
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Liquid Windows 8 64bit 24" 1920X1080 Creative X-FI Xtreme Music 
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I7 920 Asus Rampage Gene II NVidia GTX 670 Corsair DDR3 1600 
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post #6 of 6
What are those drivers for?

I have a Creative XFI Ti HD< it seems they add features to the audio output?

What does it actually do?
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