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Windows 7: windows 8 sound issue

13 Feb 2014   #1
haxo512

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
windows 8 sound issue

Hello,
After deciding to give windows 8 another shot and installing windows 8.1 i still stumbled upon the same issue i had before. sound - YouTube In first part of the clip you can hear sound in windows 7 and in second how it sounds in windows 8. While windows 7 sounds perfect, windows 8 has this kind of "in fishtank" sound, not sure how to describe it and also really heavy and loud bass.
Both windows are using the same realtek hd audio drivers. I guess there is something that needs to be either disabled or changed in windows 8, but im not sure where to look for it anymore.

Thanks!


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13 Feb 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

First, there is a separate forum for Windows 8 www.eightforums.com

But, it sounds like there are Sound Effects (Enhancements) enabled in RealTek. Check the RealTek HD Audio Manager.


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14 Feb 2014   #3
haxo512

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have been trough all realtek control panel but no luck so far. Also didn't knew about eightforums so thanks for that. Will be posting there from now on.
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14 Feb 2014   #4
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

I would be looking at the game for a possible update for Windows 8/8.1 compatibility if the sounds are not correct. Some sound drivers or applications must be Windows 8.1 compatible for proper operation.
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14 Feb 2014   #5
haxo512

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Game isn't the issue. Narrowed problem down to where i hear the sound fine but when it's recorded it sounds like in second clip. I can record music that is being played on pc with default sound port used and it will sound just like i hear it, but when i use my usb sound card as default, sound is recorded like in second clip. Default sound drivers that windows 8 installed for my sound card also worked ok recording wise, but i had no control panel, so i have to install official drivers for it. Tried both, regular install and installing in compatability mode for windows 7, still no luck. I think that sound isn't being recorded from usb sound card, rather from somewhere else or trough something else, but i don't know how to solve it.
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14 Feb 2014   #6
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

If you are using the USB sound card, first disable the PC sound card (either in the BIOS or in the Device Manager). If not, there can be conflicts and even the problem you are having.
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14 Feb 2014   #7
haxo512

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Im using usb soundcard for headset and pc sound card for my mic as i used it on windows 7 as well. As mentioned with drivers installed by windows for usb sound card everything worked fine. But those drivers are really basic so i have to install real one. Creative Worldwide Support > Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha As said by them these drivers support windows 8.1.
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14 Feb 2014   #8
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

There can be conflicts with two sound cards and both active. If it worked as you describe on Windows 7 you were lucky.
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14 Feb 2014   #9
haxo512

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

On windows 8 they also work fine both at the same time, but only with drivers windows provide for usb sound card, but who are just too basic and features of sound card are disabled so that isn't a solution. I don't think it's hardware interference but something to do with driver compatibility with windows 8
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14 Feb 2014   #10
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

Driver compatibility can be an issue for some devices. There are some that will work with Windows 8 but will not work or work correctly with Windows 8.1.
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