Some sound cards to deliver 7.1 burn the line in. I can't tell if this laptop did that. Or why we can't use the mic input.
I have a Gateway NV59C laptop and the stock audio driver has amazing sound quality (after I adjusted the enhancements and such). However, I don't have a Line In option. I only have my built in microphone (I have checked the Show Disabled and Disconnected devices box). However, when I update the driver, I have the Line In option, but the sound quality is lessened because I don't have the option for a bass boost which is the main reason my output sound sounds so great through my headphones. Is there any way that I can have the stock enhancements (such as bass boost and loudness equalization) as well as having the Line In feature?
*By line in, I mean the option to record the sound coming out of my speakers and headphones.
Thanks in advance!
The Line In (Stereo Mix) won't show up until I upgrade the driver. However, if I do that, I lose the Bass Boost enhancement in the sound properties (which downgrades the sound quality). Is there any way to add the Stereo Mix or would I just have to pick one of the drivers and deal with it? Hopefully I can add a stereo mix because I'd hate to choose between the two.
You see this happen as drivers update. Features come and go and we get to make the choices. Sometimes you find someone that wants both and that's a dead end as we don't have source code to tweak or learn why things are the way they are.
To learn why you'll have to get that answer from those that issue this driver.