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I just have some weird observation.

I use AD700 headphones and have been using my onboard audio.

I have been using R2.27 driver version that came on a disc with my motherboard. Its a couple years old that version I think. It doesn't allow a custom equalizer, but only preset ones. I always used the preset "Powerful" along with another custom equalizer I have in iTunes.


- So I realized that my driver version is really old today. I went and updated to the newest one R2.58. It doesn't sound as good as my old one did. It has like a muddy sound sort of. It allows more bass because of the custom equalizer now, but even the preset "Powerful" doesn't sound the same as R2.27.


Is there something I'm doing wrong here? I'm pretty sure I downloaded the right driver. I like the added bass I get with the newest driver, but hate how it isn't "clear" and as "crisp" as my old driver.

Do I need some codec or anything?
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I figured out that the reason it doesn't sound as good is because R2.58 the formats all sound the same. It's as if the format is locked at 48000 Hz. When I'm on R2.27 I obviously use 192000 Hz and all of the formats work.

Any ideas how I could fix that, it seems more of a bug because my brother just realized he is having the same problem.
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Originally Posted by kILLDR3n View Post
I just have some weird observation.

I use AD700 headphones and have been using my onboard audio.

I have been using R2.27 driver version that came on a disc with my motherboard. Its a couple years old that version I think. It doesn't allow a custom equalizer, but only preset ones. I always used the preset "Powerful" along with another custom equalizer I have in iTunes.


- So I realized that my driver version is really old today. I went and updated to the newest one R2.58. It doesn't sound as good as my old one did. It has like a muddy sound sort of. It allows more bass because of the custom equalizer now, but even the preset "Powerful" doesn't sound the same as R2.27.


Is there something I'm doing wrong here? I'm pretty sure I downloaded the right driver. I like the added bass I get with the newest driver, but hate how it isn't "clear" and as "crisp" as my old driver.

Do I need some codec or anything?
You mean besides trying to use onboard sound with AD700s? Or that fact that you're messing with realtek drivers when you supposedly have an Auzentech Forte?

A lot of things could be wrong here.

Does the EQ allow you to adjust different frequencies rather than just choosing "powerful?"

If you have a Forte, you should be using the driver and software it came with and you should disable onboard in your BIOS.
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