Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy
I don't follow the part where you said that the "up, down, left, and right don't work the way they should."
The AKGs do not have 8 little drivers inside each earcup -- they have only two.
Also, you definitely need an amp for the K271s. As I am not a fan of amps and have no experience with them, I cannot recommend to you any. You might have to look elsewhere.
About removing the cable, there should be a nub on the side of the jack where it connects to the headphones. Press it down, and pull teh cable out.
Hope this helps!
By the left and right thing, I mean like in a video game, when I move the camera, it doesn't 'pan' the way it should. In a movie, the directions from where the sounds are coming from are not just wrong, they;re random.
When I go to the Realtek Software to balance out l/r channels, I can't hear it balance on the headphones. What I mean to say by that is that I can set the Balance to L=-10 R=+10, and yet it woudln't mute out the left channel. Similarly, R=-10 L=+10 doesn't mute out the right channel. The sound does change, it does some funky stuff, but doesn't "pan".
By 8 little speakers I meant this:
Maybe somewhere they are wired wrong and thats why the left and right ones are getting mixed up?
I tried using my laptop's soundcard and my Creative Soundblaster X-Fi 5.1.
It doesn't sound right.