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I just purchased the X-Fi XtremeMusic and the installation and all went great... when i went to go listen to some music I basically have to turn up my speakers up to max now to hear anything decently audible... and if I turn them up to max volume I start getting audio distortion. I've tried switching between modes, and Game mode seems to sound a little better then the rest, but it still absolutely sucks. I have my onboard audio turned off. Infact, the reason why I bought the X-Fi is because my onboard Creative sound was exhibiting somewhat similar problems. I tested my speakers out on my Ipod and they work fine, and I tested the onboard and X-Fi out with some headphones and both sound like crap. Does anyone have any insight into this problem? Anything would be greatly appreciated since I basically still have no audio.
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post #2 of 13
I think its just normal distortion. You will get it if your turn your speakers to max.

EDIT: sorry, just read it completely. Hmmm..that sounds odd. Forgive the pun. Go to the systems audio settings (volume manager) and try turning them down. Are you running an equaliser on your media player?
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post #3 of 13
First off, did you go into the creative channel mixer and raise master volume to max? if not, I suggest you do so.

Secondly, did you uninstall all drivers from your onboard sound? if not, do so.

lastly...what speakers do you have?
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post #4 of 13
Also if you have onboard sound. Disable it in the bios!
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post #5 of 13
he said he did, but double check.
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Originally Posted by metalkobra
lastly...what speakers do you have?
That wouldn't be the problem because he tried them with his iPod and he used headphones on the X-Fi with the same results.

The only thing I can think of is that you didn't turn up the volume in the actual system volume control panel. Double click your X-Fi icon in the taskbar (if you have it there) and make sure the volume is at 100%.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Muftobration
That wouldn't be the problem because he tried them with his iPod and he used headphones on the X-Fi with the same results.

The only thing I can think of is that you didn't turn up the volume in the actual system volume control panel. Couble click your X-Fi icon in the taskbar (if you have it there) and make sure the volume is at 100%.
heh, he could have em plugged in the wrong spot though , thing happen and it still play right .
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post #8 of 13
Actually, you are very right there. I have a friend who I talk with on Skype and I can hear his system noises coming out my speakers even when his mic is muted. It's pretty crazy, but that could be the problem. Since the jacks aren't really labeled it would be entirely possible for that to happen.
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post #9 of 13
also make sure you have all your settings straight as to how many speakers you have. Also check your wires - the first time i installed the jacks on the bakc of the card they didnt go in all the way. Also make sure your in entertainment mode.
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post #10 of 13
lemme give ya a run down of the back of the x-fi:

there are 4 ports:

1st port (closest to you) is the mic port
2nd port from the mic port is speaker connection 1
3rd port is speaker connection 2
4th port is speaker connection 3

those last 3 are used for most 5/7.1 systems

the final plug in is used for a different type of speaker system.

Also, when listening to music or watching movies put it on entertainment mode and turn on the crystalizer, dolby digital (if your speakers are capable) and CMSS 3D.

When playing games switch to the game mode.

Depending on music style, mess with the equilzer to find the setting you want, same with game console.

again, make sure the console is set to 100%!!
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