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Bioshock and headphone issues.

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My quality time in Rapture has been sullied by a very annoying sound issue.

Periodically and seemingly at random, the sound cuts out on either or both channels. This issue can be quite frequent.

When the sound returns it is heralded by this crescendo of static, not enough to deafen me, but certainley enough to make my ears complain.

I did not have this issue before when I was running with the 680i mobo.

Hardware is in my sig
Headphones are Sennheiser

It happens when I run the headphones off the USB port (via motherboard), and when I hook the headphones into the Logitech control module (via soundcard).

I thought it was perhaps something to do with the Patch (Worldwide Retail), so uninstalled, and reinstalled to V1.0 - still the same.

(I have not tried playing with speakers only as I like it LOUD! , and I do not want to disturb the neighbors.)

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 7
You need to try it with speakers to facilitate troubleshooting.
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post #3 of 7
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You are right.

I should have done this before posting.

I was hoping that someone else had encountered this issue.

Ah... I guess I need to blast the neighborhood... all in the name of scientific method.

P.S. I will give it a whack this evening then come back to post results.
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post #4 of 7
Any luck? My Sennheisers are also starting to act up a bit (slight buzzing noise in the background)...hopefully I don't need to replace them....I love my Sennheisers.

Let me know what you find out...
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post #5 of 7
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Hey, thanks for checking in on me, afszom.

Sadly... little or no improvement.

Here is what I have tried.
  • Speakers driven by Auzen
  • Sennheisers driven by Auzen (via Logitech Speaker control module)
  • Sennheisers driven by OnBoard RealTek
  • Sennheisers via USB
  • Logitech USB headphones driven by Auzen (used an adapter)
  • Logitech USB headphones driven by OnBoard RealTek
  • Logitech USB headphones via USB

All get the hissing and crackling as well as random channel cut-out... sometimes both channels when using both speakers (5.1) and headphones.

All settings in applicable control panels have been set for headphone use when testing with headphones.

Waaaaah!

All Sound quality settings (Crystalizer, 3D, EAX) set to default and various combinations.
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post #6 of 7
Just a suggestion. I was having sound issues in bioshock as well with my headphones. I resolved it by installing open al here.

Hope it helps!
post #7 of 7
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Thanks for the tip and the link, TnB!

+

I'll give it a whack this evening.
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