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Replacement way of outputing sound (budget)

catcatmaxmax

I am using a Gigabyte Aorus Elite B450 motherboard and it seems as though my Audio controller has broken on it, it doesn't matter if I plug in my headphones or amp into the front 3.5mm ports on the case or back of the motherboard all it is is static but when I plug it into my computer monitor, it works but my centre and Rears don't output any sound only my front and sub do, the amp I am using is a PioneerVSX-817.

 

I am in Australia so I use AUD but is there an inexpensive product that I can get to be able to get my 5.1 surround 192KHz 24bit sound

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The apple usb c to 3.5mm jack adapter if 2.1 is ok. Else well a soundcard.

 

However just to humour us could you make a live linux usb and boot from that. Ubuntu or others is fine. Just to see if also in another os it is happening.

 

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, jaslion said:

The apple usb c to 3.5mm jack adapter if 2.1 is ok. Else well a soundcard.

 

However just to humour us could you make a live linux usb and boot from that. Ubuntu or others is fine. Just to see if also in another os it is happening.

 

 

 

 

OP is in Australia, the apple dongle is power limited outside of USA, the next best thing (better global/ android recommendation) is the Abigail CX1993

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Just now, jaslion said:

The apple usb c to 3.5mm jack adapter if 2.1 is ok. Else well a soundcard.

 

However just to humour us could you make a live linux usb and boot from that. Ubuntu or others is fine. Just to see if also in another os it is happening.

 

 

 

 

I tried with a Ubuntu usb boot and the static wasn't as loud but still occurred with no sound coming out just the static and I would like to have my 5.1 surround plus I don't have type-c on my mothboard

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Isn't the solution to this thread just a simple Amazon search? I'm in USA so I don't know what results you would get on your end. I found these by searching "usb 5.1 card"

 

I would blindly recommend StarTech because they always make great products.

 

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12 hours ago, catcatmaxmax said:

I am using a Gigabyte Aorus Elite B450 motherboard and it seems as though my Audio controller has broken on it, it doesn't matter if I plug in my headphones or amp into the front 3.5mm ports on the case or back of the motherboard all it is is static but when I plug it into my computer monitor, it works but my centre and Rears don't output any sound only my front and sub do, the amp I am using is a PioneerVSX-817.

10 hours ago, catcatmaxmax said:

I tried with a Ubuntu usb boot and the static wasn't as loud but still occurred with no sound coming out just the static and I would like to have my 5.1 surround plus I don't have type-c on my mothboard

OP, I am confused, how were you originally getting 5.1 from your motherboard?

Were you connecting the outputs of the motherboard into the "DVD 5.1 CH INPUT" on your receiver?

 

Use a USB-C to USB-A converter. I use the Apple dongle on my computer and it's flawless.

 

Your original post only talks about how plugging in your headphones/amplifier into the front 3.5mm port and rear 3.5mm port doesn't work... but why are you talking about your headphones/amp...? Those would only get you stereo...

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Just now, saintlouisbagels said:

Isn't the solution to this thread just a simple Amazon search? I'm in USA so I don't know what results you would get on your end. I found these by searching "usb 5.1 card"

 

I would blindly recommend StarTech because they always make great products.

OP, I am confused, how were you originally getting 5.1 from your motherboard?

Were you connecting the outputs of the motherboard into the "DVD 5.1 CH INPUT" on your receiver?

Your original post only talks about how plugging in your headphones/amplifier into the front 3.5mm port and rear 3.5mm port doesn't work... but why are you talking about your headphones/amp...? Those would only get you stereo...

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Sorry is the Pioneer-VSX817 not called an AMP I am using this for my speakers, the input that is circled is where I have my computer connected to. My Sub and speakers are connected to the others I have circled.

 

I also used a pair of headphones which are Sony xm5 using the 3.5mm cable they came with and tried the front and back 3.5mm ports on my computer to see if it was my Pioneer VSX-817 causing the static or my motherboard so I used the headphones as like a control and the static occurred in my headphones as well.

 

Then when both of them just came up with static I plugged my Pioneer-VSX817 into my Acer ED320QR S (monitor) which has a 3.5mm jack of its own which it works but I don't get 5.1 surround, only my front left, and right and sub work but my rears and centre don't work

 

Yes, I did do a quick Google search but I wasn't sure if those would work or not.

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1 hour ago, catcatmaxmax said:

Pioneer VSX-817 | hifi-wiki.comimage.png.a73bda2f5505df3480b6ebda291810b5.png

Sorry is the Pioneer-VSX817 not called an AMP I am using this for my speakers, the input that is circled is where I have my computer connected to. My Sub and speakers are connected to the others I have circled.

 

I also used a pair of headphones which are Sony xm5 using the 3.5mm cable they came with and tried the front and back 3.5mm ports on my computer to see if it was my Pioneer VSX-817 causing the static or my motherboard so I used the headphones as like a control and the static occurred in my headphones as well.

 

Then when both of them just came up with static I plugged my Pioneer-VSX817 into my Acer ED320QR S (monitor) which has a 3.5mm jack of its own which it works but I don't get 5.1 surround, only my front left, and right and sub work but my rears and centre don't work

 

Yes, I did do a quick Google search but I wasn't sure if those would work or not.

uhhh OP are you sure you're even listening to 5.1 media to begin with???

 

If I am understanding you correctly, you only have the Pioneer receiver connected to your computer to receive stereo (L/R audio). This means your Pioneer receiver is taking the 2-channel information from your computer and upscaling it to output to 5 speakers.

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1 hour ago, saintlouisbagels said:

uhhh OP are you sure you're even listening to 5.1 media to begin with???

 

If I am understanding you correctly, you only have the Pioneer receiver connected to your computer to receive stereo (L/R audio). This means your Pioneer receiver is taking the 2-channel information from your computer and upscaling it to output to 5 speakers.

Yes, I am sure I am using 5.1 media I went onto this site https://www2.iis.fraunhofer.de/AAC/multichannel.html and did a test, and also used this video 

as a test as well and when I did both it was only coming out of the ones circled, and just to check if it was my wires I switched one one of my rears with one of the fronts and then the front one I switched didn't work and then the rear one I put into the front one started workingimage.png.dd231f7a08438fe189cceb267fbf7c60.png

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You are misunderstanding me.

 

You audio sources are hooked up to the L/R (red/white) inputs of your receiver, right? This means your receiver is ONLY receiving stereo information from your audio source. Unless you are completely failing to provide additional information, you are not receiving 5.1 media from your sources because you are literally not hooked up that way.

 

Your receiver is able to upscale stereo sources into a fake surround output.

 

I believe Windows/the AORUS motherboard was downmixing the 5.1 media to stereo before sending it to your receiver. Meaning, if you are playing a center or rear left audio channel, it's been downmixed to play from your L/R speakers... and then your receiver is upmixing it back to fake center and fake rear left.

 

Because you are now outputting audio from the monitor, the monitor is now the soundcard and NOT the AORUS motherboard. Your monitor’s onboard soundcard is not as smart, so I believe that it is actually discarding the center and rear audio information which is translating into nothing for the monitor to output.

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18 minutes ago, saintlouisbagels said:

You are misunderstanding me.

 

You audio sources are hooked up to the L/R inputs of your receiver, right? This means your receiver is ONLY receiving stereo information from your audio source. Unless you are completely failing to provide additional information, you are not receiving 5.1 media from your sources because you are literally not hooked up that way.

 

Your receiver is able to upscale stereo sources into a fake surround output.

 

I believe Windows/the ASUS motherboard was downmixing the 5.1 media to stereo before sending it to your receiver. Because you are now outputting audio from the monitor, the monitor is now the soundcard and NOT the ASUS motherboard. Your monitor’s onboard soundcard is not as smart, so it is discarding other sound channels before outputting it to the 3.5mm output and this is why you are getting different results.

oh ok so is there a way for me like a product, because I don't really want to buy another motherboard atm. So is there something that I can get so I can have my 5.1 surround?

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I believe the USB 5.1 soundcards from my first post are the solution. And then connect them to the receiver's DVD 5.1 CH INPUT. This should result in real 5.1.

 

You could also try the $9 Apple USB-C to headphone dongle and a cheap USB-C to USB-A adapter. Maybe the the Apple dongle is smart enough to downmix 5-channel to stereo without discarding audio? This way you'll remain on the fake 5.1 you've had this whole time.

 

Ignore Cocococo's information regarding the lesser power of international Apple dongle models. That's only important for headphones and irrelevant to this situation.

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5 minutes ago, saintlouisbagels said:

I believe the USB 5.1 soundcards from my first post are the solution. And then connect them to the receiver's DVD 5.1 CH INPUT. This should result in real 5.1.

 

You could also try the $9 Apple USB-C to headphone dongle and a cheap USB-C to USB-A adapter. Maybe the the Apple dongle is smart enough to downmix 5-channel to stereo without discarding audio? This way you'll remain on the fake 5.1 you've had this whole time.

 

Ignore Cocococo's information regarding the lesser power of international Apple dongle models. That's only important for headphones and irrelevant to this situation.

Ok, I will probably just get the StarTech.com 7.1 USB Sound Card but, will I need any specific cables and where do I plug them into the sound card relative to the Reciever?

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