So today I went out and bought myself a brand new Xonar DX to replace the on board sound card on my motherboard. I plugged it into the PCI-E and plugged in the power, no issues. Installed the drivers, no issues. Plugged my headphones into the jack and hit "Play". Issues. For some reason, it sounds absolutely terrible. There is pretty much no low end, the mids are screechy, and the highs are just ridiculously piercing. The overall quality is not very clear, either. Certainly not how its meant to sound (I hope).
Where did I go wrong/what have I forgotten? I'm positive that both hardware and software was installed correctly. I didn't get a dud, did I?
As for my computer, I am running 64 Bit Windows 8 and my motherboard is a Gigabyte Z77x-D3h
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by gonefission - 10/1/13 at 3:44am