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Audio distorted, tinny, sounds like its underwater

  1. #11


    I had some speakers, with a woof thingy, and, when I went to 8.1 originally, it went funny, not working, only working when it wanted. I checked on net and found that my speakers software was 'not compatible' - shame really, they were good speakers.

    Anyway I bought a new set online, not particularly expensive, and installed them, no problems now. Maybe, just maybe, its time to make the change????

    Try also contacting the makers directly first???

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 ult 64X


    Unfortunately, I did that too. Friend got a new set of speaker out of box, borrow it to test. The problem is not as severe but still noticeable. Also, you're referring to usb speaker i presume? My set use 3.5 jack and separate power supply, it does not draw power from psu.
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  3. #13


    No, mine are not usb but like yours - jackplug & sep power

    mine are creative labs inspire T10's
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  4. #14


    If anyone is still having problems, I have a solution to how to fix the tinny sounds. ^_^
    After I updated to Windows 8.1, I started having issues with how everything sounded on my computer due to Windows updating me to the wrong sound drivers. So, my brother showed me this solution and it has worked for me. Just a reminder though; the problem does come back, but whenever it does just do this process again and it'll fix it.

    Right-click the audio icon on your task bar, then click 'Playback devices';
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    Then it should come up with the Sound options. This is where you should right-click the speakers you're using and click on Properties;
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    It should then come up with the properties of the speakers you're using, this is where you click on Advanced;
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    Once there, click the drop down menu for the different samples and test around with the different 24 bit ones and click the one that sounds best;
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    Once you pick the one you like, click on test and click Yes when it brings up 'Device In Use';
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    You can then click Apply, then Ok and it should fix it for a while. Hope this helps anyone who has the same problem. c:
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