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Soundblaster Zx Mic not working as described

Q: Soundblaster Zx Mic not working as described

Hi, can someone help me get my Soundblaster Zx beamforming mic to work as it is advertised to please. People can hear my game in the background and they shouldn't be able to.

I'm running Windows 8 64 bit.


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A: Soundblaster Zx Mic not working as described

Just to confirm, have you enable beam-forming in mic properties?

go to sound control panel, select recording devices, then highlight your soundblaster and right click to properties and find enhancement tabs. alternatively you might also want to try "setup microphone" inside windows. im not sure what it is named in windows 8, but in windows 7 that's what you need to type inside the start search box.
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A:help - soundblaster live not working

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

After all that time, it`s quite possible the card has died. Try it in another computer just to test and see what happens. If it still won`t work, then a new sound card is in order.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Best i can tell from reading on web is that sound blaster cards will not give true 5.1 surround through the digital out.It seams with this sound card my only option would be using the rca outputs from card to reciever.Only my reciever doesn't have the inputs for seprate front/rear/center/sub channels.Is there any type of converter i can use or maybe a diferent sound card that can do 5.1 surround through the digital out?
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A:Soundblaster card & microphone on headset not working

hi, as for the sound blaster card I think you might as well remove that ,chance of getting win8 drivers for a win95/98 sound care are slim .

plugged into the green port they are working as speakers .what happens when you plug them into the pink port
edit , just google you board and it seems obvious this is not the computer in you system specs, so what are the specs of the computer you are trying to use and what os are you using.

if you are using winxp you can check google to get driver for the soundblaster .
soundblaster live sb0060 - Bing
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...forgot to add, running under XP, SP2.

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Quote: Originally Posted by emitrepus

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Mousta welcome to the Seven Forums.

There are no Windows 7 drivers for that card as it is just too old. There is however this one that was modded to work with Windows 7, Forums - View Single Post - (All-in-one Daniel_K) Modded Soundcard Driver packs/disks

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Try removing the wireless card and check if the sound card comes back.
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A:Soundblaster won't work wth XP


Hope I didn't miss something here. Did you take out the card, go to device manager and delete all references to a sound card....then reinstall and load the drivers when it comes up. Oh, forget the disk that came with the drivers, go to their website and download the latest drivers for that card. Don't let windows tell you their drivers are the best, force it to take the downloaded ones.

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try this:

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Download and run this

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You should try checking over on somebody over there I recall at least figured out how to get DTS decoding woreking anyway.
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Hi -

This belongs in the Driver Support forum.

Here, ya go. 1 Driver, no cheese - to go.
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Hi there,
How many jacks do you have on your new sound card. chances are you may not need to switch speaker and headphone every time.
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There's also a chance that your new speaker system has headphone jack too.
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p.s. You can split the wire in case you have only one output. it's like $2.99 in radio shack.
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?? If you look in the dictionary under "frustrated", you will see my picture!

A:Creative SoundBlaster PCI128

Have you downloaded the latest drivers and tried them, instead of the ones that came with the card?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech

8/16 added new online bank - $50 for opening a checking account.

Don't forget the GCs waiting for you - just listen to music while online!
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2) 9 pin in line on the top edge of the card coloured white next to the TAD connector

Does any one know what the pinout details are for these connectors please.

Hope someone can help me



A:Soundblaster 5.1 live! SB0220 OEM

To view the pinouts for your Sound Blaster Live! card, please do the following:

Click Start and go to Programs - Creative - SoundBlaster Live!. Click Users' Guide.
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Choose the device for which you wish to view the pin assignment.
Note: If the User's Guide is missing from the Creative programs menu, then re-install the Creative Labs software pack.

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1. Click Start and go to Programs - Creative - Sound Blaster Live! , then click Surroundmixer.

2. Click the red plus sign above the Master Volume Control.

3. Un-tick the option 'Digital Output Only'.

Imbalanced sound playback in 4 speaker mode:
this happens when an effect selected from the Environmental Audio tab, is called upon in another media option.

To remove any Environmental Audio effects try the following:

Click Start and go to Programs, then Creative. Click Creative Launcher
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Alternatively from the Creative Launcher select Audio HQ - Speaker - Effects - Environmental effects, and select 'No Effects'.,Case=obj(5805)

You're welcome.
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A:PRoblem with Soundmax and Soundblaster

Originally Posted by karthiksn

I have a ASUS M2NPV-MX and have on board Soundmax ADI AD1986A and also I have a normal Soundblaster 5.1 sound card which is not live or anything but normal Soundblaster card. I tried searching for a Vista x64 drivers for both everywhere and came up with nothing. Any ideas if I can get drivers for any one of these? If not any recomendations on what sound card I should get. I just want a normal sound card nothing fancy.

Hi Karthiksn, Welcome to the forum.

Got to the Asus site and have a look for downloads for the M2NPV-VM Motherboard. Here you will find the drivers that you are looking for; ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

I hope this helps


Ps you should only run the one sound device
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Question. This may sound dumb, but are you sure you plugged the jack into the correct soundcard? If you left it in your onboard card's jack, you won't get sound no matter what.

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A:Soundblaster AudioPCI Card

The entry Ensoniq Mixer Starter.exe found in MSCONFIG puts the mixer in the system tray. According to Ensoniq, " Our mixer is a critical part of the sound card as it fixes sound problems and replaces the MS mixer which can no longer be used."

Check HERE for removal or disabling suggestions.

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A:Soundblaster 5.1 Power Output??

green = front
black = rear
pink = mic
blue = line in
orange = centre/subwoofer

if i remember right.... i'm to old to go ferreting on my hands and knees to check
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SeagullSid said:

Hi everyone, I'm new here and could use some help. For no apparent reason, the sound coming out of my speakers has changed. Now everything sounds like I'm hearing it from the end of a long tunnel, with a really annoying echo which increases and decreases in pitch at the end. I've checked all my sound settings, and everything is normal. It can't be the driver as it used to work ok. I've made no alterations to my pc that could have caused this to happen. I'm totally stumped and don't know what to do next. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.Click to expand...

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Unhandled Exception
Error: 0x80040201
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to download the software
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A:SoundBlaster Live 24-bit problems

Creative's software is somewhat buggy at best. Here is what I would do.
1 Remove ALL creative software; not just the driver.
2 Shutdown and pull the card out.
3 Power on and let the system fully boot. Now restart again.
4 Shutdown and reinstall the card in a different slot.
5 Most important, install ONLY the latest driver from creative's site. Do not install all of the other stuff on the install CD you received with the card.

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Setup could not detect any Sound Blaster Audio card on your system.

Please ensure that your Sound Blaster hardware is properly installed before running this Setup program.

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A:Soundblaster live problem.

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

What OS?
Is this an OEM 5.1?
Try this LINK
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A:Need Help! Soundblaster Live 24 bit by Creative

Yeah,it's the same deal as the video card,even though you can have both installed at the same time,enable one and disable the other.Now that you've removed the onboard drivers,windows will see a new device each time you start.By disabling it in the BIOS,windows won't see it and your problem is gone.So to clarify,yes,it's ok to disable it,and yes,you should disable it.
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Could it be that your sound card just died?

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