Thanks, I'll look into getting that. I did fix my issue though. The L and R volume settings were at 80% in the ASUS settings (they weren't on Windows though). I put them at 100% and now the sound is MUCH better.
I have an Asus Z77 motherboard with a Realtek ALC892 audio chip (onboard sound). I have a Dell U2412M speaker bar plugged into the audio out and I typically have my Sennheiser 598 plugged into the sound bar. I have the most recent driver for that audio chip & am running Windows 7 Home Premium. At 100% volume, the sound is just slightly loud, if that makes any sense.
Here's the things I've tried to do to increase the volume:
I've tried tinkering with the Realtek &...
I bought that stuff quite a while ago. It's all been sitting in my closet as I've been saving up for sound card and PSU. I hope the CPU chip is good though because this is the first & last desktop I'm buying. I figure laptops will be able to do everything a desktop can do down the road anyways.
3570k was/is a really popular choice at the time. Pretty much gonna get RM750 as it's only $10 more. I'm going to read some reviews on it now.
I'm conflicted on whether to get...
I'm looking for a PCIE sound card (not many options from what I've seen). I can't decide between creative labs and Asus Xonar sound cards. The sound card MUST be PCIE, as my motherboard doesn't have any PCI slots. I pretty much always use my Sennheiser 558 headphones as well. Any advice would be appreciated. Here's the items I already bought for my first PC build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop...
Could really use some help. I can't decide between 380 or 558s. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is my first time paying over $20 for a pair of headphones. I'm not an audiophile, just wanna use it with my PC/macbook/ipod, etc...
would this cable also work?
Also, are there any other accessories for these headphones that I should consider? My brother has some box that creates surround sound for the headphones, which is pretty cool, not really a necessity for me though.
Thanks for the advice.
My brother has the Sennheiser 558 headphones. Do you have an opinion on them? They seem really comfortable, but I think they have a plastic band (he's asleep so not going to wake him). When I started looking for headphones, I couldn't believe the prices. I can't believe I'm going to spend over $100 on a pair of headphones.