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P9x79, Sound Blaster Zx sound issue with Sennheiser PC 363D headset

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Hello gents.

I bit the bullet and finally bought myself a sound card after only using the onboard sound for a few years (My old builds had the Sound blaster audiology 2zs and it was fine for it's time). I also had to get a new set of headphones.

I bought myself Sennheiser PC 363D and connected it to the card extension device. I immediately noticed something was wrong when the center of the sound was towards my right speaker. The quality of the microphone was absolutely dismal as well, though the sound coming through the headset was coming in rather clearly and nicely.

I tried unconnecting the plugs from the external volume device and plugging it in directly to the sound card but the same results were there. I made sure to uninstall all the old drivers and install the drivers for the sound card, so I don't think that was the issue.

I know it's not the headset because I removed and uninstalled the drivers for soundblaster and just plugged the headset in directly (USB) to the computer motherboard without the soundcard in there and it works perfectly fine, the mic sounds excellent and the sound is centered.

I am slightly at a loss here, so I hope someone here has run into this issue and that it's not just a malfunctioning sound card, or perhaps a non compatibility with the P9x79 motherboard.

PS: When the card was still in, I also tested out my sourround sound speakers, which worked perfectly fine in 5.1. Only was funky with my headset.
Date: Dec 5, 2013   


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