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Hey Guys,

I just picked up an Asus DG sound card as well as a Skullcandy SLYR headset. The problem I am having is that through onboard sound the headset sounds great, however when I switch over to the DG it starts sounding horrible! It sounds "crackly", hollow, and very quiet. My speakers (digital) and headphones (skullcandy hesh) work great with the DG, so why does the headset have these issues? It has the most recent Asus drivers, and I have tried changing any settings that I can think of. Thoughts?

edit: I have found that if I plug my headset into my Edifier S330D that the headset works. However if I plug directly into the card it still doesn't work.

Thanks
Matt
Edited by THEStorm - 8/14/13 at 5:54pm
post #2 of 6
1. Is the headphone amplifier on? It's the small hammer icon right next to output selection.
2. Make sure the soundcard is not hugging a GPU/etc...
3. Hi-fi mode.
4. You can also try the Unixonar drivers.
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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

1. Is the headphone amplifier on? It's the small hammer icon right next to output selection.
2. Make sure the soundcard is not hugging a GPU/etc...
3. Hi-fi mode.
4. You can also try the Unixonar drivers.

Thanks for your response. I tried all 3 of the amplifier settings, as well as hifi mode and nothing helped the poor sound quality. I will look into the unixonar drivers. What do you mean by hugging a gpu?
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GPU is one huge source of EMI. EMI makes hissing/popping noises and degrades SQ.
I made a DIY EMI-shield when I was bored. And it actually helped a little as I heard clearly when the glue didn't hold and the bottom half of the shield dropped from the soundcard.
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post #5 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

GPU is one huge source of EMI. EMI makes hissing/popping noises and degrades SQ.
I made a DIY EMI-shield when I was bored. And it actually helped a little as I heard clearly when the glue didn't hold and the bottom half of the shield dropped from the soundcard.

Oh okay, you ment physically close to the GPU. My GPU is in the top slot and I have my Sound card at the very bottom. I don't think this would be an issue though, I am only having this problem when I plug my headset in, my headphones and speakers are fine.
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Well I am not 100% sure how, but I fixed my problem so this can be closed. I believe it was a combination of using driver fusion to get rid of all of the onboard drivers and turning the onboard off in the BIOS. Card finally sounds great!
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