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I'm using an AD700. It's plugged right into the green output on the sound card (onboard).

When I play music in iTunes I have it at MAX, its just a little below what I would listen at. The problem is...it doesn't even feel loud. Normally when audio is at max its like booming loud and unbearable I can't even listen to it.

I don't know if its the headphones and they need to be amped or what? I checked the levels in the speaker preferences and they're all at 100%.

When I'm listening in iTunes and go to the volume mixer for it shows the green volume for what's playing bouncing all the way up on the speakers, but then for iTunes it only only bounces to about halfway at the highest.

I'm using Windows 7 64 bit. Latest drivers installed for Realtek audio whatever.
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Is there any inline volume for the for the headphones? If so turn that up, if not, not sure..

that happened to me a couple of times biggrin.gif
    
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I just went and tried the headphones on a computer with Windows XP. With the volume at just about 30% its already louder than what my computer is at 100%.
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What about other software? youtube? etc

Also, are you connectingg to the front panel? usually thats designed the headphones, try see if that makes any differece.
    
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Originally Posted by cee;12069095 
What about other software? youtube? etc

Also, are you connectingg to the front panel? usually thats designed the headphones, try see if that makes any differece.

I don't have my front panel even hooked up because it sucks. I just increased a bunch of weird levels and it brought the max up a little bit but definitely not where it should be.
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post #6 of 11
I think it might be Gigabyte boards with Realtek onbaord audio. I have the same issues as well... try updating your audio driver?
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post #7 of 11
Re-install audio drivers.

If not, you could have blown out your speakers.
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Originally Posted by 8-Ball;12069162 
Re-install audio drivers.

If not, you could have blown out your speakers.

I doubt this... with or without the USB "surround sound" dongle that came with my Plantronics Gamecom 777 Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset, I too still had really low sound levels. My speakers are fine though.

I don't notice it so much since I reinstalled windows and my drivers. Still not "loud".
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I have the same issue with my sig computer. Updated the audio drivers and it did nothing and it sure isn't damaged headphones (esp if they play fine in any other device).

Its annoying, and I've spent hours looking through all the enhancements and whatnot with no luck either.
 
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post #10 of 11
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My drivers are all up to date. I reselected the device in the Realtek manager and chose headphones where it was accidentally on front speakers. It brought the audio up a bunch. Though the max audio now on here sounds like what 60% is on the XP computer I tried. I don't really care to bother with it anymore because I'm never going to listen to it at max now because its too loud, but its either the drivers suck or Windows 7 has lower max audio? I don't know.
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