Trying to get the best quality from my speakers. Suggestions?
Hi there. I'm looking to get the best quality out of my speakers and was wondering if I could get some suggestions on how to configure the settings for my sound card so I can do this.
My speakers are:
and my sound card:
I can post pictures of the software if it'll help. I have the center/fader settings turned all the way up on the control for the actual speakers so it does surround me. And it sounds pretty good right now, but I think I can get more out of it, I just don't know how.
Also a quick question-
I use my monitor to play my xbox and the cable came with an audio to headphone jack converter so I have my audio plugged into my speaker system so when I switch the matrix on, i get full surround sound for my games. But the thing is, when the matrix isn't on and I have all the cables plugged in from the subwoofer to computer and I turn the volume all the way up, there is a LOT of white noise. But this isn't so when the matrix is on for my xbox. Is there any way to fix that?
First of all, I suggest having the volume settings for your sound card at Unity Gain- it should be the default settings on the faders. Engineers attenuate music and sound effects to sound best when the volume is at that level. The only reason we let the end user have a volume knob is so they feel in control :P
I'm kidding about the last part, but I'm willing to bet the reason you are hearing hiss is because you have your computer cranked before it gets to the amplifier in the Logitech's. The Logitech will then amplify the noise floor that you've elevated along with anything that's coming out of the jack. This doesn't mean that you can't tweak the EQ, though. That's for your own taste!
Try keeping your computer at the default level, and just using the Logitech's volume control.
A few users on here had an issue with the control pod, which they say is a common problem. You should think about calling Logitech, too.