Question about Microsoft MS Xbox 360 Common Controller (DHC8G00004)
When i plug this in it makes my sound all fuzzy and wont go away until i restart my pc with the controller unplugged
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Using an Xbox 360 controller or any other Xbox 360 peripheral with 95% of USB sound cards or headsets will produce HORRIBLE sound input and output. It sounds like a robot has swallowed and spat back out the waveforms. Even if the 360 peripheral is removed any USB audio devices plugged in after the fact will still sound corrupted until a fresh reboot without the 360 peripheral plugged in.
I believe that the problem is somehow linked to the "generic root hub" driver, which hasn't been updated since 2001, thanks M$.
The solution (pick one of 3):
As long as the 360 peripheral is on it's own internal virtual root hub it will not interfere with other devices. You can force it to use another root hub by doing ONE of the following:
1) Fill up your usb ports with other devices till it shifts to using a secondary root hub, then plug in the 360 peripheral. This could take up to 10 USB things, depending on your motherboard and the maximum devices on each root hub.
2) Use an extra internal PCI-USB card for the 360 peripheral.
3) Use an extra external USB hub for the 360 peripheral.
NOTE: A reboot is usually required to clear up the driver's confusion.
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
Go to your sound properties...
Control Panel>>Sound and Audio Properties>>Audio Tab
Check the "Use only default devices"
Plug in your controller and everything works normal!
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Same problem here. I just bought this controller a few hours ago, I updated all my drivers and everytime I plug in the controller, the sound gets all messed up. Only way to fix it is to restart the computer without the reciever plugged in :(
I read on another forum (cmedia.com) that other people who had the same problem are going out purchasing Creative sound cards. I really hope this isn't the only solution, I've already spent $60 on this controller, I'm not going to spend any more just to get it working...
I'm starting to regret the fact I didn't stick with the Logitech gamepad :(
Posted on Dec 20, 2007
I plugged a usb hub and no more sound fuzzy
im on vista ultimate x64
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
Maximina you are the man. I don't know how you found out do'n this would work but it did for me!!! I was running vista 64 but recentally went back to vista 32 due to quicktime issues. But I did what "Maximina" said. I pluged in almost every USB device I have, and the last one open I used for my XBOX controller. WOW no more distorted noise!!! Now I don't know if I have to do this everytime just wanted to let you all know this worked for me. As far as headsets go, I'm not sure on that issue. Again thx Maximina!!!
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
I have just fixed it.... I think!
Try closing down the xbox process that is running on your pc with control and alt and del. End the process before you plug it in (Only way I have tried so far) and my sound is now working with out any distortion.
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
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