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I recently upgraded to an X-fi extreme gamer and my friends are telling me I sound weird now on my mic, like I'm in a bathroom or something. I have played around with all the settings in game mode, crystallizer, 3D stuff, etc. and can't seem to get it sounding right. Anyone have any guides to setting up a mic with the x-fi so that it sounds proper in vent?

Btw I just upgraded to the latest drivers last weekend.
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post #2 of 9
well, with my old on board sound, there was a setting to make me sound like i was in a bathroom, but on my XtremeGamer, I really don't know where that would be located. Sorry
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post #3 of 9
try disabling the +20db gain by windows, if you have that enabled, it has a really low clip and amplifies background noises poorly, such as fans.
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I do have that +20db boost enabled, I will disable it and try thanks!
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post #5 of 9
well how did that work? I take it its still screwy.... what games or apps do u sound weird in and does it sound weird to you?
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post #6 of 9
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oh I'm sorry I'm at work right now I will try it when I get home and will post then!!

its ventrilo that I sound like I'm in my bathroom, I wonder if it's the crystallizer, the CMS3D stuff? Sometimes I can hear myself in my phones too.
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post #7 of 9
Also you might have the Mic Environment FX on.
    
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post #8 of 9
I suggest using audio creation mode with bit-matched playback on, its the best setting on the card. crystalizer, and gaming mode and all that are just gimmicks, and they alter the sound, the more u alter the sound the higher the chance of messing it up.
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I found that I didn't have the +20db boost on, I turned off all the stuff like crystallizer, CMSS3D, all that stuff and seemed to be fine. No one was LOL'ing at me last night!
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