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I think something's wrong w/ my onboard sound card as I can only get audio through the left speaker. Tried with laterally 10 different headphones and tried each headphone on my laptop and I can only hear audio on the left side w/ the mobo's onboard. They all worked fine on the laptop. I installed realtek's drivers, the latest ones, no help from that.

Thinking it was the IO port, I plugged in the case's audio jack (I usually don't wire these) and same exact thing, only sound from one side!


Anyways, I also need money for a new router and I have 55$ to spend, absolutely no more than that. If it's less than 45$ that'd be great.

For a sound card, I prefer USB and'll use it for gaming. I play TF2 competitively (CEVO-A) and so I really need a sound card by next week


Thanks Preferred sites are bestbuy (local), compusa/Tiger direct (local) newegg/amazon.com


I use ATH m50s and Razer carcharias, mainly the razers though!
Edited by Morizuno - 2/9/11 at 8:35pm
post #2 of 26
have you checked all your setting inside the realtek audio manager ?
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post #3 of 26
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yeah, I even used their test for speaker config, and I can only hear on the left speaker
It was working at one time, but then while listening to music one side cut off
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post #5 of 26
well if all of your setting look good then something is just up with the onboard sound that suck man, find yourself a good replacement, check this place out http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=SND good cheap stuff unless your really need a crazy sound card.
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post #6 of 26
or this page on TD, they have a few good 7.1 cards for under 50 bucks
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post #7 of 26
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yeah, but I mean CEVO starts on the 17th and I gotta be ready by then... My local compusa has those USB Creative sound cards that I'm thinking of getting.

I'm not to picky on sound quality as long as it's like my onboard

I don't need 7.1, stereo is fine for my headphones (ATH M50s)
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i'd say either the creative X-Fi extreme pci-e from TD 45.99 or the asus xonar ds pci 7.1 49.99 with 10 dollar rebate
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post #9 of 26
but usb isn't bad either if you can get by on that the place i mentioned geeks.com also have Creative Sound Blaster Live! SB0410 7.1-Channel PCI for 20 bucks.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ohzer0 View Post
I second this.

Edit: I'm not sure why you want a USB sound card. The problem with USB sound cards is that bandwidth is shared between devices. So if you have USB keyboard, mouse etc, then the sound can start glitching.
Edited by youra6 - 2/9/11 at 8:18pm
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