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#1 rexmism

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:29 AM

Hello,
I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 with Windows 7 and have noticed the sound when using headphones it quite low. The same headphones playing the same sound on an older computer turned up all the way is extremely loud, but on this one, you can sometimes barely hear it. Even when using desktop speakers, turned up all the way, playing something in VLC media player with that sound up 400%, it is still sometimes hard to hear, and pretty much any video online, which I can't turn up to 400%, is too low to hear very well. Is this an issue with the sound card? Is there any way to amplify it? Thanks!

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:42 PM

Have you tried enabling the "Loudness Equalization" in Windows 7 ?

You can find this setting in the control panel.
Control Panel -> Hardware Sound - >Sound - > Speakers

http://www.trishtech.com/win7/enable_loudness_equalization_in_windows_7.php

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:57 PM

Thanks, that definitely helps. Should probably be loud enough for me now, though certainly still not anywhere close to my old computer. Is this a Windows 7 thing, having volume so quiet?

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:33 PM

There is also a setting for VLC to enable bass and treble. In Win 7, Check Volume Control options - All devices currently playing sound is ticked. Right-click your sound icon shown on system tray or notification area.

Edited by jhayz, 02 December 2011 - 08:41 PM.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:04 AM

rexmism in my personal experience yes, Windows 7 does play sound with a little lower volume compared to Windows XP. But once you start using Windows 7, you would get used to it :)

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 11:08 AM

See this link and set your sound to CD/DVD quality http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/21089-low-sound-volume.html#post234986

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