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im using a pair of insignia computer speakers with my HTPC. i just needed a cheap set of speakers that were comparable to my TV's so that i could listen to music with he tv not having to be on all the time but they also do double duty and act as tv speakers when watching tv, blu-rays, and dvds.

My question is though, is there a way to make the speakers sound better via sound card settings so that it will even out sound? I was watching A-team last night and the voices were too low to hear, turned it up, then the gun fight was loud and obnoxious for that time of night.

Im using onboard audio, realtek drivers.
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You might be able to take care of that by doing a little mixing using AC3Filter (or comparible application) as your audio renderer. There are those little bars you can slide up and down to change the levels of each channel.
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the application your playing dvds in may have an option for this, will be called something like dynamic range compression, environment settings maybe, realtek drivers might have an option for this (creative ones have an option called SVM which does this and works well)
Obviously though the difference in volume is intended by the director so messing with it kind of ruins the experience imo
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i completely agree but just for now i need something that will allow me to listen to it in a bedroom without disturbing others in the house as a reasonable volume.

I changed the eq to soft and it seems to have had a nice effect of the quality and is deffinitely barable. untill im out in a few months this will do. thank you.
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