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Distorted Audio (PC - X-FI XtreMusic - Windows 8)

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by RoboX, May 23, 2013.

  1. RoboX

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    I have a pc with an X-FI Xtreme Music with Logitech Z-5450 speakers and headphones Sennheiser HD595. Until I was Windows 7 everything worked perfectly with the sound quality right, with all sources. Since I installed Windows 8 (using both the creative drivers for windows 8 and the latest beta that were for 7) I noticed a drastic decline in quality audio with the sound gets distorted, "croaking" a little of many sounds. The sources used are flac, mp3, mkv, avi, which play "perfectly" on the same hardware under Windows 7. I have used various players, and the worst result is obtained with VLC, better with foobar and media player.
    Would you be able to help me to identify the source of the problem and maybe solve?
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    reinstall windows 7
    or
    wait for creative to fix there drivers(not likely)
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    Try to set your speakers harder, and windows 7 sound softer.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    is mine actual situation :)
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    harder ? softer ?
    what ?
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    since its win8 drivers will be a disaster.

    but, if you put the volume down from windows, and the volume up from your actual speakers,
    the cracking sound mostly dissappears. I know, you shouldnt hear it. but i did this with a computer once, and the sound turned from awful into beautifull.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Hi,

    Did you actually install the Windows 8 drivers for the SB X-fi ExtremeMusic? I mean the final drivers (not the beta).

    If you didn't install the mentioned driver, then give it a try and see if it solves your problems with the soundcard in Windows 8.
  8. RoboX

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    I have tryed last official drivers, previous drivers, bets, and others...but same problem

    I have also this strange situation but i dont know if it depend from the same problem:

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    ok thamks....I try
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    ....same disaster Audio, but niow I cannot turn back at 7....any solution?
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    Ditch the xfail, get a xonar.
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    Use your built in mobo audio.

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