I got really excited when it arrived today, but when I set it up, all my excitement turned to dust. Even when both Winamp and Windows are at 100% volume level, the actual volume I get from my headphones is extremely low. It's even lower than it was on the AC97 with 30% Windows volume and 50% Winamp volume.
I've tried everything I could think of; I tried different drivers, I tinkered with every setting on Xonar's panel, Iused both the headphones' and the card's 3.5 to 6.35mm converters, the 3.5 to RCA converter, the front panel, and I even tried different molex connectors to power the card, but nothing seems to have worked.
My worst case scenario is this: the headphones don't have a problem at all, and changing drivers didn't have the smallest effect, and other cards on the PC work flawlessly so there's no power issue, and the only explanation is that I got a bad card.
Do you think that's the case? Does anyone use the same setup and have any problems? I already wrote to ASUS about the issue but since I live in Turkey where ASUS doesn't provide support directly, I'll have to contact the store I bought the card from. I guess you all know how frustrating it is to be in this situatuon, so I'd appreciate any feedback and suggestion. Thanks in advance.