Windows 10: Switching sound devices causes distortion/repeated sound Solved

  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       02 Mar 2017 #1

    Switching sound devices causes distortion/repeated sound

    Hey guys,

    I'm having a weird issue with switching between my onboard audio and my Sound Blaster Z. Whenever I set the latter to be the default device, I get what sounds like a sound repeated over and over, echoing endlessly. The reason I switch between the two is to use my headset when I'm playing a game that requires voice.

    My setup is as follows -

    MSI Z97 Gaming 5 - onboard audio connected to Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers

    Sound Blaster Z - PCI-EX card connected to Roccat Kave 5.1 headset

    I can set the Sound Blaster to be the default communications device and use the microphone with no problem - also setting the playback device to be this card in Teamspeak lets me hear sound through the headset as well.

    I have no problems with switching to the onboard audio, it's just with the headset. Any help would be greatly appreciated - I have a tournament on Saturday and I'd really like to be able to get this sorted in time.

    Specs -

    i5 4690K
    16GB DDR3
    Radeon R9 390X
    Windows 10 Pro x64
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 9,772
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       02 Mar 2017 #2

    Welcome to the TenForums @Azhrei

    Have you tried these solutions, particularly the disabling of "Listen to this device"

    Soundblaster Z microphone voice looping/feedback

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       03 Mar 2017 #3

    Yep, that was it. It's always something small! Thanks Ken :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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