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Xbox 360 Controller for Windows causes fuzzy sound

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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  • code1001 Oct 25, 2007

    I need to figure this out. this is ruining the reason why ibought my new computer help please!

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    exactly the same problem here. as soon as i plug in the usb controllers my usb headset starts acting up

  • KingDaDeDe Dec 28, 2007

    I have the same problem, but I already have a Creative SBA, so that won't fix my problem. What can I do?

  • moodinsk Jan 02, 2008

    Same problem with no response from M$ about the issue...

  • seb99 Feb 07, 2008

    when i plug my xbox 360 wired controller in, it disables all sound from anywhere on my computer untill i unplug it. which makes it crap for playing san andreas on pc because you cannot hear anything, plus the 4 buttons on the back of the controller do not work,making the controls of the game nearly impossible to configure. Am i the onlt one with this problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    i have the same issue, it was driving me crazy because i couldnt figure out what it was and bought a new headset before figuring it was the 360 controller driver.

    anybody have a recommendation?

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    Windows x64. I plug in the controller and the sound through my USB headset becomes fuzzy and distorted. Unplugging the controller does not help. I have to unplug the controller and reboot the machine.

  • idlebyname Feb 17, 2008

    When i try plugging in either the X-plorer controller or the standard xbox 360 controller my mic gets distorted nothing seems to fix this untill i do a systems restore even manually uninstalling the drivers doesnt fix this whats going on? i`m using 64bit Vista.

  • ocphox Feb 26, 2008

    I have an Creative SB X-fi sound card and that definitely doesn't fix it, in response to one of the below "solutions."

    All it does is ruin my mic input. It's really annoying and it shouldn't be messing with my audio-in unless I tried to install the stupid Xbox headset to go with it.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    I also have the same problem when I plug in the Rock Band Guitar. It must have something to do with conflicting USB devices. I have tried to contact logitech, microsoft, and rock band, and I have not gotten a response from any of them. GREAT customer service....

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    i installed a creative soundblaster card and the issues with sound are now resolved- hope this helps.

  • kaganedu Nov 19, 2008

    same problem for me.
    if i plug in the xbox 360 controller, my external usb sound card cuts out.
    i have to unplug the xbox 360 and reboot to get the sound back.


  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    i have the same problem my headset makes a fuzzy noise when ever i play Xbox Live evry1 hears it and i barley play anything i've tried YouTube but none of thr methods work my headset is wired and i do not have a computer hooked up to it i have the Xbox Live adapter

  • ocphox May 11, 2010

    I HAVE a Creative sound card, and it doesn't work. Definitely not a fix for it.

    Ctrl + Alt + Del'ing the procses didn't fix it either. Really retarded. What a horrible product this controller was. I'm probably going to mail it back.

    Creative SB X-fI Extreme Gamer card
    Logitetch AK5370 Desktop Mic.


    Only messes up my audio-in, I am guessing because of the Xbox 360's controller possible audio input with a headset or something. Really, really annoying overlooked problem courtesy of Microsoft.

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Found a solution! Came here to post it, since I could not find the solution ANYWHERE on the internet...


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

  • Tutoh Feb 07, 2011

    I had the same issue with a seat of Logitech G35 headphones while using a XBox360 controller. I tried the PCI USB, which didn't work, but then I borrowed a Lindy USB 2.0 4 port Sharing Hub and connected the controller alone to that, no DC power connected to the hub. The sound is working fine now.

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DEFINATE SOLUTION!!!
Go to your sound properties...
Control Panel>>Sound and Audio Properties>>Audio Tab
Check the "Use only default devices"
APPLY
Plug in your controller and everything works normal!
=P -D.D.S.

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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 :(

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I plugged a usb hub and no more sound fuzzy

im on vista ultimate x64

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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!!!

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Did you install the Xbox 360 for windows download you can get off the microsoft website 'cos i use the controller and have no probs at all

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

  • Tutoh Feb 07, 2011

    Getting a simple 4 port shared USB hub fixed this for me

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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.

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