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Just got my ATH-M50x, ran into a problem.

post #1 of 6
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So, yesterday, after tons of research, I ordered the ATH-M50x, and today I got it. I plugged it in and started playing a  game on it. I have never enjoyed a game more. But I realized something was missing: The Dialogues. I couldn't hear anyone's voice in-game. The 'voice' volume was max and all the other sounds were perfect.

 

So I played a few songs and the vocals were nearly non-existent. "Pompeii" (Bastille) had very low vocals, everything else was quite loud. "Where them girls at" (FloRida) had the chorus at proper volume, but the rap disappeared. All the other songs were playing similarly. They are all 320 kbps files. I messed around with the equalizer in Realtek a bit, to no improvement.

 

What's wrong? Am I doing something wrong? I'm no audiophile and these are my first proper headphones. Can someone help please?

post #2 of 6

It sounds like it is not plugged in properly. Try push the plug in further or less, or try turn the plug.

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by namaiki View Post
 

It sounds like it is not plugged in properly. Try push the plug in further or less, or try turn the plug.

I tried that. I even checked with the other cables. When I tried it on my phone, the vocals were perfect.

 

Do I need to have a sound card for these headphones? I heard many people mentioning something aout not using Realtek and using Dolby instead, is it true?

 

I have an Asus X79 PRO motherboard. Is it's onboard soundcard enough?

I can also get sound output from my GTX 780 card, don't know if that will help though.

post #4 of 6

Onboard sound should be fine for these headphones. Or at least it would not lead to such effects as losing the centre (vocals) channel.

 

Have you tried plugging different headphones into the onboard headphone jack and seeing if the same thing happens?

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by namaiki View Post
 

Onboard sound should be fine for these headphones. Or at least it would not lead to such effects as losing the centre (vocals) channel.

 

Have you tried plugging different headphones into the onboard headphone jack and seeing if the same thing happens?

Thanks for your help, but it turned out that it was Realtek that was the problem. There was some Karaoke option that was on (or off, I couldn't understand what it was showing). Once I clicked on it, the vocals came back.

post #6 of 6
Funny option that is. Glad you got it fixed.
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