Posted 07 July 2010 - 06:45 AM
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?