Re: PC sound problem when using xbox360 controllers
I should have fished around a bit more before posting that I have the same problem.
Go into your control panel Double Click the "Sounds and Audio Devices" Select the "Audio" tab It will show that your "Sound Playback" and "Sound Recording" default device is set to "Headset (XBOX 360 For Windows)" in the drop down menu In that same drop down select "Sigma Tel Audio" or what ever your regular default is Click the check box at the bottom left of the window that states, "Use only default devices" Then click apply and viola you should be able to use your 360 controller with your pc sound
I'm only guessing here, but if you want to use the 360 headset you may have to change these settings again.
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Setting Up Your Wired Xbox 360 Controller for Your PC
First of all you want to download the software from Microsoft which will allow you to use your wired Xbox 360 controller to play PC games. You can find it at Microsoft Downloads. Just fill in the relevant details, download the file and install it on your PC. Some versions of Windows will automatically detect the controller when you plug it in and prompt you to update your system with the relevant drivers. You can try this first if you don't want to download the software separately. Once the software is installed you can plug your Xbox 360 controller into your USB port on your computer. To ensure it is working correctly select Game Controllers in the Control Panel in Windows. Not all games support the controller; you can check the game manual to see whether your game does.
If your having troubles with your xbox360 controller turning on or having a mind of its own, take the battery pack of and you should be able to see a small bit of metal, bend it ever so lightly with a Stanley knife and it should do the trick. It may not on the first time so repeat until it does.
Found a solution! Came here to post it, since I could not find the solution ANYWHERE on the internet...
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.
The Problem is C-media doesn't have proper driver support. It seems to be the on board sound card. The only real fix is to get a different sound card. Hopefully c-media will eventuall address the problem in a new driver.