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I got a new computer not long ago, which everything from my old set replaced, including the speakers. But I'm having a problem with new speakers(Cyber Acoustic brand): The volume is fine normally, but when I plug my headphones in, I have to turn the dial up to MAX to get a proper level of sound.

I would think this is a problem with my headphones, but on my old set of speakers(Creative brand), this problem doesn't exist: I only have to turn the dial not quite half-way to get proper sound level.

My headphones are just a cheap pair of earbuds I got from a yard sale, yet I've had no problems with them on my old speakers or a portable CD player I've used.

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Perhaps meant for bigger headphones? I dont see how that would affect it though.
    
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Those speakers don't buffer/amplify the original signal which is why it sounds low in volume.
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What do you suggest I do then?
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You will need to either get speakers that amplify the signal or plug your earphones into the front panel of your case.
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
Those speakers don't buffer/amplify the original signal which is why it sounds low in volume.
You are probably right but I wouldn't think that anything would have a problem powering cheap earbuds, which are usually very low impedance.
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You probably just have high-impedence headphones--meaning they have more resistance in the wiring, so more current is needed to drive them at the same volume as lower-impedence speakers/headphones. I'd guess they're probably 16-ohm headphones, though maybe higher. Look for 16-ohm or lower headphones--they don't have to be anything expensive, fyi.
    
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