Question Why do my headphones (HyperX Cloud Stingers) sound bad on my new PC?

Aug 21, 2019
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Hello. I just got a new PC and my headsets (HyperX Cloud Stingers) sound really bad on it. My USB headset does not sound bad on it. What is the reasoning behind this? Is this my PC's fault? My headphones sound fine on my old PC.
Here are my PC specs:
  • Intel Core i7-9700K Processor 3.6GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6
  • 16GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • 1TB SSD
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • Motherboard Chipset: AsRock Intel Z390 Phantom Gaming A-IB
  • Total Memory: 16GB
    Memory Speed: DDR4-2666
    Memory Configuration: 2 x 8GB
    Memory Slots (Total): 4
    Memory Slots (Available): 2
    Form Factor: 288-pin DIMM
    Maximum Memory Supported: 64GB
  • Audio System: Realtek ALC892 CODEC
    Audio Channels: 7.1
 

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Judicious
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how do they sound on another device? phone?
the USB headset has its own sound card built in. the hyper x are using the onboard audio processor the Realtek.
have you tried newer driver for the realtek? do the drivers offer customization/equalizer settings etc.?
 

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