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Windows 7: Front audio headphone jack reversed stereo...

05 Sep 2011   #1
quanzaboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 
Realtek on-board sound channels (L/R) are REVERSED!

I have a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 motherboard with on-board sound by Realtek, and my case is Thermaltake's "Element G".

I connected the front panel audio cable to the designated connection on the motherboard, however, whenever I plug-in my headphones, the stereo is reversed! Meaning that the headphone for the Right ear is playing the audio channel for the Left ear, and vice versa.

I end up having to wear my headphones in reverse to enjoy correct stereo sound.

I checked the front panel audio connection to the motherboard, thinking that maybe I plugged it in the wrong way or something, but apparently there is only one way to plug it in.

My first guess was that this was a design flaw with the case, and that they mixed up the audio channel connections in the front panel. However, when I plugged my headphones DIRECTLY to the REAR audio jack, it's exactly the same story!

The fact of the matter is that the on-board audio is mixing up the stereo channels! I actually remember that on my previous computer with on-board audio it was the same exact problem.

1) Is this a known issue with on-board sound cards in general?

2) Most importantly, is there any way I can fix this in Windows 7? Reverse the stereo channels so that they are outputted correctly?

Thanks in advance!!


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05 Sep 2011   #2
quanzaboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 

Never mind. I tried a different pair of headphones and there was no problem. Apparently my cheap "Sony" headphones were just defective.
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05 Sep 2011   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Bah! i just spent the last 2and a half hours googling the issue
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05 Sep 2011   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

boohbah you forgot to mention the fun you had Googling.
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05 Sep 2011   #5
quanzaboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 

lol yeah I googled the crap out of this issue until finally I found a reference by someone on some forum complaining about a similar problem until he replace the cable he was using and solved the issue. So I tried using a different pair of headphones and viola! Problem solved!
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06 Sep 2011   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i was only joking , did spend about half an hour though , the amount of suggestions on forums to turn the headphones around were unbelievable. why the hell you would do that if you have ergonomically designed headphones i dont know.
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