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post #1 of 21
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I have the X-Fi XtremeMusic and everything has been fine. I came home today and when I put my headset on (icemat siberias) I had this quiet static/fizzing sound in my right ear. I figured it was the headset as I've gone through a few pairs of them. I went out and bought the Sennheiser HD555's (so damn expensive and I doubt it was worth it) and the noise is still there!

I don't know why it's doing this but everything still sounds fine when I listen to music or play a game. If I'm not doing anything I have to listen to this annoying sound. I checked my channels - all are muted besides what I need (Play Control and Wave)

Any advice?
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post #2 of 21
Do you have an front bay panel with the card? People have reported the fuzzy noise when connected through the panel.
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post #3 of 21
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Do you have an front bay panel with the card? People have reported the fuzzy noise when connected through the panel.
No... Straight in the back of the X-Fi and if I change ports on the back, the fizzing is gone.
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post #4 of 21
you should say right speaker channel...

I read the thread title and thought of telling you to up the voltage to your ear, but I'm sure that it would overheat

do what retro said, unplug the front panel audio from it. Maybe go into bios and disable your OB audio too, just to be safe. I know it usually turns off if it detects an add on sound card.

edit: what do you mean by "change the ports"?
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post #5 of 21
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I just noticed that if I pull the plug out a bit (so that only my left ear works), the static isn't there.
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post #6 of 21
Looks like an RMA on the card is needed...

Do you have your front mic/ear connectors on your case working with the card? What if you plug the headphones into there?
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post #7 of 21
Ahh yep this used to happen to me as well and I just used to sorta keep it half in and half out. I got told that there was a problem with the connection in the jack and had to get a new sound card. Luckily I had some dodgy sound-blaster so I was more than happy to. Anyway enough ranting good luck sorry I can't be of more help
post #8 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
Do you have an front bay panel with the card? People have reported the fuzzy noise when connected through the panel.
No... Straight in the back of the X-Fi and if I change ports on the back, the fizzing is gone.
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post #9 of 21
You quoted the wrong post, but I think you were thinking about what I posted above.

So your case didn't come with ear ports on the front?

Edit: Or maybe you just double posted 7 minutes apart?
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post #10 of 21
Sounds like a bad jack on the card Val... If you're still under warranty, I would RMA.
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