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Headset Issue..

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by i3uu, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. i3uu New Member

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    Okay so I've been having a problem with my headsets for the past quarter of a year but could never figure out what was going wrong. The problem i'm having is the sound is coming through my headset backwards, or in other words, sound that SHOULd come out of the LEFT side, ACTUALLY comes out the RIGHT side(and vice versa). This happened with my last headset which caused me to buy my new one (which i am regretting because it's performance is not that which i would have liked) so i know it's not a broken headset. I would assume it has to be with the settings on my computer, but to my knowledge, i haven't changed any settings (and i am the only one who uses this computer). Has this ever happened to anyone else or does anyone else know a solution? It's really frustrating to play a game like Call of Duty 4 and hear footsteps on the right only to be shot from the left :\

    I am using realtek HD audio drivers and windows 7 build 7100.
     
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    Does this only happen in Windows 7? have you tried different drivers/os?

    Are they surround headphones or stereo? Are you using front panel or from the rear green/front output connection? Dunno if your P5Q uses the same ADI2000 onboard as mine, but I never had that issue...though I never used FP either. See if we can get a little more info, I know you can swap channels on the center/sub for some 5.1 settings, but I don't recall a swap of the L and R channels, do you have Virtualization enabled? Is it all games?
     
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    It seems to me like you're using your front panel audio and it is plugged into the motherboard with the left channel plugged to the right header and vice-versa, thus supplying each channel with the wrong audio.
     
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    .... are you wearing the headphones upside down or something?
     
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    Check in the realtek manager the sound is not reversed

    Check in the sound device tab its not reversed

    Are your speakers sounds reversed?

    Have you tried the headset in the speaker jack in the back?
     
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    LOL....
     
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    hmm, i think the plug being put in backwards or something could be a possible problem. I'd have to open up the case and check that out. The speakers that are plugged into the rear ports (5.1 system) work perfectly fine. Hmm..
     
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    then it's definitely your front panel being plugged in back to front as I said.
     
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    funny, i remember i had same problem back when i bought my headset.. :roll:
     
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    Front panel header being around the wrong way, or wearing your headphones upside down?
     
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    I second this motion... Front Panel Audio can be tricky... Also you might check the driver settings to make sure nothing is switched there...
     
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    A friend of mine had this problem too with 2.0 Genius speakers in windows xp SP2 and it was an option in the realtek sound manager or so which was giving a stereao reverse effect.Once unchecked that option everything went back to normal.
     

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