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Hello Everyone,
I have the following -
XP.Professional + SP2. Sound Max audio digital integrated system
My computer is not a special make, it is a tower that has had items built into it.

Recently, when playing CDs or listening to any sound, the sound has been sounding as if it comes through water! It is like listening to a voice talking whilst gargling.I am not able to find a reason, neither am I able to find a way to correct this.

I am not too 'good' with computers and I do not have a CD for Sound Max with which I could re-install it if I were to remove the programme.

If anybody has any assistance to offer, I would be very grateful.

Thanks in advance

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Turn off acoustic enhancements. See picture.

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Burbling (Turn off acoustic enhancements. See picture.)

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hello M.Proffitt,
You have been kind to have given me advice in the past, and I thank you for your further assistance in this instance.
The picture that you have posted shows the way my system is configured at this time. I went to the Sound Max control panel before I asked for help on this forum. I have found no other way to control this peculiar sound.

I do not know of any other way to possibly achieve control of the sound. The reception continues to be "burbling"!



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But the posts so far make support or ideas difficult. No parts noted, models, etc. So I have to stick to generic advice.

1. System Restore to when it worked.
2. Try

I can't know if item 2 will help as no make, model, details are not here but the DMA can cause audio issues so I think it's a good thing to try. But let me be clear. if you just look and do not flip the DMA to PIO and back as noted then it will remain a possible issue.

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", when playing CDs or listening to any sound, "

What program you use may have an effects setting. WMP does have such and you should set it to "none" as well.

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Hello, again,

It is not an easy task to name parts and models when there is no specific data for them.
The DVD/CD hardware built into my tower is -

MY sound System is - as I have previously stated - Sound Max.

After I had bought the computer, the firm went out of business and I found all sorts of problems. Most have now been resolved and my system has been almost trouble free for some time. This 'Burbling' sound has started during the last week.

Using Bob's advice -. and if Bob reads this, my thanks for your assistance - I did a system restore to 3 weeks ago at which time I know it was working. - The sound is now still the same.

I followed further advice from Bob, and went to and checked it out. The settings on my computer correspond to those in the link. I was a little worried about switching off and on, and did not do so.

Thank you all so far, for your help.

Still 'Burbling'!!



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Good luck.

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The method is simple, requires no reboot and removes a common issue from the list.

As there is no make or model, what about System Restore?

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check the sound adjustments in the program

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that you are using to play the CDs...
Maybe that program has the EQ setting modified.

Good Luck

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