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Hi,

 

Let me first say that I've tried searching and haven't found anything that answers my issue.


I've had my Xonar Essence ST for about 2 years now, and before i installed it into my new computer, I didn't have any issues with it. But with my new computer (Windows 7 64 bit), the headphone sound channels (Left and Right) are swapped. I've tried using the onboard soundcard and the sound channels are correct. I've also tried using my headphones on other devices and the outputs are fine there as well. So I think I've narrowed it down to the Xonar Essence ST being the issue. Has anyone heard of this issue before and does anyone know a fix besides installing a program that will switch the channels?

 

This is really frustrating and I'm pretty sure my soundcard is out of warranty, although I don't know what could have caused it since it was fine before.

 

Thanks for your help!

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Originally Posted by Agro View Post

Let me first say that I've tried searching and haven't found anything that answers my issue.

I've had my Xonar Essence ST for about 2 years now, and before i installed it into my new computer, I didn't have any issues with it. But with my new computer (Windows 7 64 bit), the headphone sound channels (Left and Right) are swapped. I've tried using the onboard soundcard and the sound channels are correct. I've also tried using my headphones on other devices and the outputs are fine there as well. So I think I've narrowed it down to the Xonar Essence ST being the issue. Has anyone heard of this issue before and does anyone know a fix besides installing a program that will switch the channels?

This is really frustrating and I'm pretty sure my sound card is out of warranty, although I don't know what could have caused it since it was fine before.

Do you normally leave the on-board audio disabled in the BIOS?

Try installing the "Unified Xonar Drivers" from the website Brainbit.

post #3 of 6
I don't think it can be a hardware issue (unless you swapped RCA outs or used mis-wired 3.5-6.7mm jack adapter cable). I'd check Windows mixer app, ASUS' "control panel" and so on for any suspicious DSP settings. Or try updating drivers.
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Do you normally leave the on-board audio disabled in the BIOS?

Try installing the "Unified Xonar Drivers" from the website Brainbit.


I tried both and the issue still persists. Are there any extra add-ons from the Unified Xonar Drivers that i should be including? I just installed what was default checked when i installed the drivers.

 

Thanks for your help!

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any other leads?

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Before I go any deeper into this could you check if you are 100% sure you plugged in the cables correctly.

Also check if this problem persists if you use a different mediaplayer.

 

I'm sorry to have to ask this but out of experience I know that 90% of all computer problems are solved by the stupidest things.

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