I have a Creative Inspire 5.1 5200 system with a SB Live Audio B800 soundcard. A while ago I finally set it up properly so I have all 5 channels working properly, including speech out of centre, by messing around with the settings. Now I don't know if my hearing is getting ruined from loud music or not I swear it sometimes just changes levels by itself. Not only that I don't think it's loud as it used to be, I now have to turn it up to at least 4 when I used to have it around 2-3. This is most annoying when I watch movies and I have to turn it right up, but then I get a lot of static in the background. I never recalled having so much static in the system.
Please help, thanks.