Maybe not the right thread, but since I built my new PC I haven't been entirely satisfied with the audio.
I wired up the case's front audio connectors to the HD Audio (instead of AC97).
If I push my 3.5mm headphone jack in all the way it sounds super echoey, but if I pull it out halfway it sounds "normal"...
Edit: same thing happens if I connect it to the headphone jack on the back too :D
Ingame I feel like there is a noticeable difference compared to the old Creative XFi card I had used for over a decade, it is much harder to pinpoint where sounds are coming from and there is excessive bass.
Should I use AC97 instead of HD Audio? Have I wired something up wrong?
Do I need an amp now? (The old Creative card had a front panel where I plugged shit in)