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I recently bought a pair of HD 280 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826109153after i got the soundblaster x-fi extreme audio. When i plugged these phones in i heard an amazingly loud screech. I thought it was the sound card. so i tried my moms koss headphones, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106962 They played fine, i dont know wat to do are they headphones like incompatible with this sound card whihc would be dumb. any thoughts
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Didnt know some sound cards weren't compatible with certain headphones.
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Try to use the Senns in a couple other sources such as a CD player or another computer to see if the screeching remains. If it does then you are going to want to either exchange those headphones or just get a refund for them. Sennheiser is an excellent brand and for some reason I just don't think they are the problem.
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If the HD280s were defective you can't really compare them to the $5 headphones.
They work with my psp
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Try to use the Senns in a couple other sources such as a CD player or another computer to see if the screeching remains. If it does then you are going to want to either exchange those headphones or just get a refund for them. Sennheiser is an excellent brand and for some reason I just don't think they are the problem.
Of course i tried them on my psp they work, but on my pc they screech which i need to use them on
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Of course i tried them on my psp they work, but on my pc they screech which i need to use them on
Hm I see. Perhaps you should try to reinstall the sound card including trying a different PCI slot on your motherboard. I don't understand why one set of headphones screeches and the other does not though. Anyone else have any ideas?
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Hm I see. Perhaps you should try to reinstall the sound card including trying a different PCI slot on your motherboard. I don't understand why one set of headphones screeches and the other does not though. Anyone else have any ideas?
Thats a great idea, brb ima try this
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Hm I see. Perhaps you should try to reinstall the sound card including trying a different PCI slot on your motherboard. I don't understand why one set of headphones screeches and the other does not though. Anyone else have any ideas?
DUde ty so much i just reinstalled my driver now i hear no screech
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Senns are teh win, enjoy them
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DUde ty so much i just reinstalled my driver now i hear no screech
You're welcome, glad to help!
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