For Christmas, I got the Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatality Champion series sound blaster for my computer: http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-XFi-Titanium-Fatal1ty/M/B001BDPLJA.htm
While the speaker sound quality has increased, headphones are basically un-usable. Whenever the volume is turned up very high on the speakers, even if no music is playing, and whenever I'm listening through headphones, regardless of the volume, there is a audible high-pitched squeal that sounds almost exactly like someone doing electronic morse code from the cold war. It just Beep be-beep beep beeeeeep beeeeeep beep beep etc... I can't stand wearing the headphones because my ears end up ringing after only a few minutes if there's no loud music playing through the phones.
I'm wondering if anyone here knows why this is happening and can help.
Any advice is welcome, thank you for your time.