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No bass lots of reverb on Bx5 Carbon Speakers

With the M-Audio Bx5 carbon speakers, I have them plugged into my computer with an XLR to 3.5mm stereo headphone jack. I get no bass and lots of reverb when I play music. Any suggestions on how to fix?
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  • Hey Andrew,

    Thanks for posting!

    Sorry you're having some trouble with that! The BX5s do not have any built in effects like filters or reverbs - is your audio output being affected before it reaches the speakers?

    It sounds like you're going directly out of the computer's built-in output into both speakers? How exactly are you connecting the speakers to the computer with an XLR cable? Built-in soundcards in computers leave a bit to be desired in terms of audio output so I would probably advise using an audio interface with main monitor outputs to send your audio. At the very least, I would recommend testing the speakers with a different output device like your phone (preferably using an audio interface connected to your computer) to see if you can reproduce the same behavior.

    Try that and let me know how it works out!
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  • Hey Nick!

    Thanks for your help! I consulted some audio experts in my town and it turned out to be a phase issue. Getting a different cable with XLR male adapters did the trick, and they sound great!
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