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#1 eslfish

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:00 PM

Hey guys. I've been on 7 for a few months now and I've noticed a big difference in sound reduction....when I had Vista my volume was ALOT louder. I have some 5.1 70/20w Logitech speakers....is there anyway to bypass the volume limit in 7 or something? I've already messed around with everything in the volume controls....help would be great!
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:23 PM

- Go to Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Sound
- Under Playback tab, double click on your speakers. This would open Speaker Properties
- Under Enhancements tab, select Loudness Equalization

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:57 PM

Yeah I've done that. It just makes the volume a little more quieter for me but it's more balanced...
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:13 PM

See if setting to DVD quality helps.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:04 PM

Have you installed Windows 7 sound drivers for your computer? Without the proper drivers, sometimes the sound can be, well...crappy.

I once did a clean install on a buddy's NICE Dell laptop. The expensive speakers he had sounded like they were about 100 years old...cracking, popping, etc. Installing Windows 7 drivers for his model laptop fixed it.

So that's the first thing I would check.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:18 PM

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 06:45 AM

Hmmm...
I'm a bit of a nutter when it comes to sound. I mess with my neighbour's head a lot probably.
I have noticed that there are some systems that have all manner of sound tweaks on them. I notice for instance that if you try to customize the sound using a soundcard's specific software program that allows for it, and then make further extra adjustments in e.g. Windows Media Player, it can make the sound either really distorted and ugly, so maybe you might want to see if there is anything in the way of an extra soundcard specific program that makes those adjustments. It could be that there's settings in more than one or two programs that - although they don't conflict in terms of software - they will conflict in terms of what you hear, so it's mostly a hardware problem in terms of how the system is coping with dealing with multiple settings from different programs. Despite the not so great example of the distorted sound I mentioned earlier, it is more than feasible that sound quality as well as sound ouput in terms of volume can easily be affected in this way. Are there any independant sound adjustment programs on your computer that relate to your soundcard that isn't Microsoft Windows related?




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