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I heard a rumor that having audio set to 100% is not as good as lowering it a few %?

Like he was saying you will get better quality if, say, you were playing a tune on iTunes and moved the volume on iTunes down a little then go to your audio software (SoundMAX for me) and put that to like 95% total volume then just turn your speakers up and listen....

yes? no?

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Yes, having amps up all the way up can start distorting the sound. But most onboard soundcards can't even put out enough power to start distorting sound, so just set iTunes to 100%, your audio software to 100% and lower your speaker's volume.

This would only really apply for like my setup:

Computer's Onboard->My TV/Monitor->My Speakers.

I don't want to turn either my TV or my speakers up all the way, I optimally want them both at 50%. But in all actuallity, I leave my speakers on 75% and use my TV as the volume control, which still sounds perfectly fine.
Edited by mrtn400 - 6/29/08 at 10:52am
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I keep the digital volume on my computer to 100% and use the volume control in the analog /amp stage
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ok thanks
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