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Sound Card installation and setup help

I have an Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 sound card installed in my system and have had it for a few months now, however, I am unable to get it working correctly with my headset (Creative Fatal1ty).

I have the headset plugged into the correct ports on the back of the card and can see in the "sound" menu in Windows the bars changing when I use my mic or play sound, however there is no sound coming out of the headset itself.

I was just wondering if anyone who owns one of these cards or who has experience with it would be able to help me get it set up correctly.
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  1. Does your soundcard work with other headsets? If you plug your headset into a different PC, does it work?
  2. gopher1369 said:
    Does your soundcard work with other headsets? If you plug your headset into a different PC, does it work?



    It works through the front panel audio, which is connected to the sound card. I guess I have the audio sources messed up. It's plugged into the Microphone In and Headphone Out port.
  3. Is the front panel connected to motherboard, or directly to the Asus card?

    Also is the onboard sound card disabled in the BIOS? If not, do so.


    FYI I have an Asus Xonar U7. It's external (USB) so the drivers are the same but the physical connections are different, so I'm working a little bit blind I'm afraid!
  4. gopher1369 said:
    Is the front panel connected to motherboard, or directly to the Asus card?

    Also is the onboard sound card disabled in the BIOS? If not, do so.


    FYI I have an Asus Xonar U7. It's external (USB) so the drivers are the same but the physical connections are different, so I'm working a little bit blind I'm afraid!


    I disabled that, now something called "Digital Output" has appeared in the Sound menu, same graph going up and down, no sound.
  5. Digital output is the optical output of your soundcard (also called s/pdif): http://forums.logitech.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/3154iEF10644957E6E1ED/image-size/original

    Optical is usually used for connecting your sound card to a home cinema system. Go into the Xonar application and change the setting from s/pdif to speakers:
    http://www.guru3d.com/miraserver/images/2012/xonar-phoebus/Xear-Surround-Headphone.jpg
  6. I managed to fix it, found that the source was set as "front panel" in the DGX Centre, though thanks for your help :)
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    So it was trying to play your front panel connectors out of your back panel connectors? Odd, never heard of that before! Thanks for letting me know the fix.
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