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My music sounds like its under water!!!!!!!

by i_am_cdn7 / October 26, 2005 8:15 AM PDT

Can any one help me I think it maybe my sound card but want to make sure before I go and spend $$$$ Yesterday i was playing music and it sounded fine then i went to listen to the same song about 2hrs later and it sounded like the vocals were quieter then the back ground then it got worse and worse until now it sounds like a bunch of computer scramble I'm running Windows Xp professional on AMD athlon with what I'm assuming is a legacy sound card can some one suggest something

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Try another pair of speakers....
by Michael Geist / October 26, 2005 9:14 AM PDT

as your first step in troubleshooting. If you get the same result, then a reinstall of the sound cards drivers would be my next step. Finally I would remove the speakers from the bath tub.

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tryed all !!!!
by i_am_cdn7 / October 27, 2005 6:45 AM PDT

tryed all suggestions even erased all previous media, uninstalled real player, and lime wire. any other suggestions

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P2P sharing programs....
by Michael Geist / October 27, 2005 7:09 AM PDT
In reply to: tryed all !!!!

i.e. Limewire/Kazaa etal... will wreck havoc with their spyware/virus ladened downloaded payloads. Run the usual tools, AdawareSE, Spybot, MS Antispyware Beta and rid yourself of the vermin.

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by i_am_cdn7 / October 27, 2005 1:09 PM PDT

I've ran ad aware se personal, spy sweeper, webroot window washer and avg antivirus closed down all programs before running each! Updated windows media player. I also got rid of ALL media on hard drive just in case it was attached to file could it be my sound card?????? Oh by the way thanks for all suggestions thus far......I_AM_CDN7

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mobo or bad amp ?
by linkit / October 27, 2005 3:45 PM PDT
In reply to: ran......

Try your soundcard in other PCI slots (could be a failing motherboard/PCI slot).

For any sound system (computer or otherwise), when the amplifying board/circuitry goes, it could sound muffled/faint/underwater. Maybe you do need a new soundcard.

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My music sounds like its under water!!!!!!!
by ahg / October 28, 2005 5:13 AM PDT


It seems that you may have the same motherboard and chip as I have. Further more, I had the same sound distortion problem with an nearly new system.

After spending close to 80 telephone hours with Microsoft Tech. support with no improvement, we came to the conclusion that the built-in sound device on the motherboard had been corrupted and I bought a new sound card.
It worked.
All the best,

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by i_am_cdn7 / October 29, 2005 3:24 AM PDT

Thanks to all in regards to help in this matter i will be getting new sound card on monday and will update so all know how I fared in this matter. I AM Canadian...7

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I have same problem- I think mine is iTunes related
by ericshunn / February 11, 2009 7:05 AM PST
In reply to: thanks

I have nearly 1000 albums on their own drive. I installed a new iTune when I got my iPhone. 2-3 months later after numerous updates one day I realized about 30% of my music sounded garlbed and under water the tracks actually speed up a bit it sounds like as well.

Thats how the play out of iTunes and iPhone. Winamp wont open these files either. This was never a problem before, however Windows media is playing just fine.

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