Hey, this is kind of a weird problem and I’m totally lost as to a solution. I am running a pretty high end custom build system with a Audigy LS(I know, I know). Anyway, it has been working fine for months now and about 3 days ago in the middle of listening to a song it started distorting the sound. The best way I can describe it is that it sounds like its being played in a tunnel or that it is echoing. I have uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers from the CD, downloaded updated drivers, run a system restore, tweaked every setting in the software, checked all connections, etc etc. The weird part is, the windows "jingle" when windows loads and shuts down at the welcome/goodbye screens plays normal. Only when windows loads the desktop does it begin to have the problem. Thanks for any help an advance, and feel free to throw out "Try this just in case..." as I’m open to about any help at this point. Computer is running windows XP professional.