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Windows 7: Razer Tiamat 7.1 + Asus Xonar DX


25 May 2013   #1

Windows 8 64bit
 
 
Razer Tiamat 7.1 + Asus Xonar DX

Information for Razer Tiamat 7.1: Razer Tiamat 7.1 Gaming Headset - The World's First True 7.1 Gaming Headset - Razer Canada

Information for Asus Xonar DX: https://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and...ters/Xonar_DX/

Firstly, I want to make sure I plugged the 5 3.5mm jacks into the right slots. I have the green in headphone, pink in mic, black in front, grey in side, and orange in the center/sub ports of the Xonar DX.

Also, I'm getting a humming/buzzing noise with my Razer Tiamat. What kind of troubleshooting solutions could I try to resolve this?

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25 May 2013   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

That is not the correct hookup. Razer has a video on their web site that shows you how to hook it up and also how to configure the PC for 7.1 sound.

Razer Tiamat 7.1 Gaming Headset - The World's First True 7.1 Gaming Headset - Razer Canada

Follow the instructions in their setup guide.
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25 May 2013   #3

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

If I followed that set up. Would I not be using my soundcard then? Since it looks like he's plugging it into the motherboard onboard.
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25 May 2013   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The demo is for those with a built in sound card. If you have a separate sound card, you plug into the separate sound card. It should have the same (and maybe more) jacks.

Also, if you are using a separate sound card, make sure the integrated (on the motherboard) is disabled in the BIOS otherwise there can be conflicts. (You can only have one default sound playback device).
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25 May 2013   #5

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

That's what I meant for my original post. Currently, I have it plugged into my separate sound card and want to make sure I have the correct color match up. There's no color coding on the Xonar DX that I see besides the green/pink.
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25 May 2013   #6

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The ASUS manual shows what jack is what connection for a 7.1 sound system. Use that as the guide to hooking up the headset.
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25 May 2013   #7

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

The problem is that their 7.1 speaker setup only marks 4 out of the 5 3.5mm jacks. In the 7.1 diagram I have 3 for my stereo jack, 4 is my mic. That leaves #1 and #2 and the slot above 1 which is unmarked. The black 3.5mm jack on the Tiamat says rear which is taken by #4 as it's the mic slot.

Do you see what I mean?
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25 May 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You read it wrong from the manual. The top unmarked jack here,

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is the mic jack. Need to match the headset plugs with how it is shown above.

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25 May 2013   #9

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for posting the pictures, Stormy. I'm traveling and its hard to post them with what I have with me.
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25 May 2013   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ecko69x View Post

Also, I'm getting a humming/buzzing noise with my Razer Tiamat. What kind of troubleshooting solutions could I try to resolve this?

As mentioned, plug it into onboard to eliminate the Asus or headset. Just keep plugging in jacks until you get a noise.


Then setup the Sonar.
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