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Hi,
I just bought a usb headset and windows installed the drivers, device manager shows them as working but I get no sound from them.
I am running a sound blaster z sound card, when I open a you tube video and sound is coming out from my speakers, but when I switch the head set selector in the SB Z control to head set my speakers go off but all I get is a pop from the head set and the you tube freezes and I have to refresh the browser page to unfreeze you tube, but still no sound from the head set. I put a cd in the optical drive and no sound either from the head set. if I connect them to my laptop they work but sound awful like a old transistor radio from the 1950's.
complete system specs in my sig.
thanks

edit for update: if I open windows sound devices and locate the head set I can run the properties test and I have sound from the head set, but not on you tube or music disk or my games.
here is where I went to test them in windows, the set at the top that says speakers 3- usb device.



edit solved: I have to open windows playback devices each time I want to use the head set and select them as default device, then when I want to go back and use my 5.1 speakers I have to select Sound Blaster Z as default device in windows playback devices. Kind of a pain in the behind.
Edited by jlhawn - 2/20/15 at 5:38pm
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i7 970 6 core ASUS Sabertooth X58 MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X GSkill 24 gigs 
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Crucial MX100 256 gig Crucial M500 120gig WD VelociRaptor 1TB Noctua 
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Windows 7 Pro 64bit LG 29inch widescreen Dp LG 24inch widescreen HDMI Corsair K65 
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EVGA SuperNova G2 1000w Corsair C70 Corsair M65 Sound Blaster Z 
Other
Custom sleeved psu cables 
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