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Need help with faulty headphones?

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Hey guys. I own a pair of Razer Orcas. Recently a problem came up with it out of the blue. I was unable to find help elsewhere so I hope that you enthusiasts could be of assistance. I have tested the problem with both my PC and iPad and have found the headphones to have the problem on both devices, so it's probably something to do with the headphones. The sound comes out slightly distorted and voices are extremely muffled, coming out as murmurs.

 

However, by shifting the output to either ear completely using Realtek HD Audio Manager, the sound comes out as it should (or with minimal difference. I can't tell since it's been some time since I heard the sound as it should be.). But, there is a key difference. The output is identical for both ears and directional audio has been completely lost. When playing video games, I hear no directional audio, I just hear the same thing on both ears.

 

Perhaps you guys could make sense of this? Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 5
Test the soundcard with different headphones.

Test Orcas with MP3 player.

Report back! smily_headphones1.gif

edit: okok I now read it again - sounds like a connector problem to me. Have a tech put on a new connector. Make sure to test right/left when picking it up. wink.gif
Edited by ev13wt - 6/13/13 at 9:21am
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Thread Starter 

I tried using my earphones with both my PC and iPad and they function perfectly well. This also means that when I apply my "unbalanced" setting on my PC, I get audio on only one ear. Also, directional audio functions as it should on PC. (I don't have/need directional audio on my iPad).
 

EDIT: Okay, I'll try. Lucky for me, The Orcas came with a 2m extension I don't need so I guess I already have a spare connector. :P I'll get back to you when I try it. :) Fingers crossed!


Edited by NuffinkToSee - 6/13/13 at 9:28am
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It has a plug at the headphones aka the cable is detachable?
post #5 of 5
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No, it's just a braided cord with a 3.5mm gold-plated connector at the end. You know, like most analog headphones. Like this:http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/103/6/3/razer_orca_wallpaper_by_toelle-d3dw2l7.png

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