I’m not sure if TKHenderson ever solved his problem or not; but in my case I can confirm that the problem was definitely due to a hardware failure of the Realtek audio chipset on the motherboard. When I connect my headphones RP directly to analog, it sounds acceptable to me as well, but I do also notice the hissing. Fix Stereo Mix issue with codec which support capless output pin Customizations. In reply to Ratandeep’s post on July 12, Installer failed code Copy.

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So, assuming that you have an available expansion slot inside the case, I would get an internal sound card, rather than an external USB device. The interesting part about this spund is that neither the device driver software nor the system BIOS indicated that anything was wrong.

Did you make any hardware or software changes to your computer prior to the issue?

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I finally understand this whole setup thing now xD. You would not necessarily have to remove the sound card in your computer – they can act independently of each other, just set the output of your music player to the DAC and you would be set.


Change warning message for upgrade driver ChCfg. Latest Windows 10 64bit drivers Version Date Downloads Using either the digital out of your sound card or a USB DAC would have about equivalent performance gains in terms of audio quality. Jay Hansjee Replied on June 2, No, create an account now. Latest Windows 7 ssound drivers Version Date Downloads Turn on amplifier mask control for ALC This site in other languages x. Fix recording issue for ALC You must log in or sign up to reply here.

When I connect my headphones RP directly cagd analog, it sounds acceptable to me as well, but I do also notice the hissing.

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Customizations Update directsound acceleration engine for XP driver. VSS event error for InstallShield.

I’ve looked thru these forum threads; and I’ve found a number of people who seem to have had similar problems. Tom-T Replied on July 13, The uDAC is a product by nuforce, and is excellent if you can afford it. Is it possible that one of recent Windows updates somehow affected the audio device connection?

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Realtek setup program will un-install the previous version Realatek audio driver on the system first. The system still doesn’t recognize that any device is being plugged in to either of these jacks.


If yours is a desktop system where you have the option of installing an add-in sound card, I think that may be worth considering. How satisfied are you with this response?

Sound reproduction out of a computer happens in two stages – the digital to analog conversion and the line-level amplification. Customizations More info Package: There is car no sound from this system. Tom-T Created on July 11, Headphone Reviews and Discussion – Head-Fi.

That’s the problem that I’m trying to solve here. The fewer cables or devices outside the box, the better. The headphone cable was physically damaged; and the set of headphones was later thrown out because they had “stopped working”.

Jul 7, at 4: My current thinking is that the damaged cable caused an electrical short at the Audio Output jack, which in turn shorted out some circuitry in the audio chipset on the motherboard. It has a good DAC circuit and a decent headphone amp circuit, and is powered by the USB bus, therefore not requiring an additional power adapter.