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Muffled Laptop Speakers

Q: Muffled Laptop Speakers

Hi...my dell laptop speakers are going out. They sound very muffled like they're underwater. What can i do? Thanks

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I recently reinstalled Windows 7 on my laptop and since then the speakers are squeaky and muffled, unlike he sound I had before with my Harmon Kardon speakers. I also note that the speaker properties say Realtek High Definition Audio. How can I fix this problem? Appreciate your help

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Hey guys. I have been experiencing a muffled sound from my laptop speakers. It happens when i am on Youtube and most other websites with sound, however, when I am on Netflix, the sound is just fine. I have tried adjusting speaker sounds and nothing works. It also doesn't matter if there are headphones plugged in, it still makes the noise. Another strange thing about the noise, is that not the noise doesn't happen every time I'm on my laptop. Someone please help!
 

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Since an update, the sound has been muffled when any sound is played from my laptop. Any advice? Thank you

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I tried updating the audio driver and reinstalling it. The sound from the headphones is fine though.There are no cracking sounds like I've seen in other threads.

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I have a problem with the quality of sound coming from my Logitech external speakers. When I record using INport LP Recorder the sound from my speakers is muffled and not very loud. The same applies to sounds from my Age of Empires Game. On top of that, I get no sound at all when I try and play music from iTunes. I have troubleshot (troubleshooted?) audio devices and had an error detected Hardware changes might have been detected. Another test told me that Low audio device volume had been detected. I have tried adjusting various settings without making any difference (including increasing the audio volume). Is there a not too complicated explanation/remedy?

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My speakers are built in with my monitor. I have an
HP w185e monitor
sound card: Realtek High Definition Audio
CPU: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION 2AD3
RAM: 3GB
Graphics Card: Amd Radeon HD 6310
Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
The computer is an HP Pavilion p2 desktop model.

So I will just be listening to music and i'll hear the volume decrease, and the sound become muffled. Sometimes i'll be listening to music and the speakers will suddenly become amazing. It's been happening for several weeks. I haven't installed any new audio drivers or anything.

I can describe the sound as decreasing in quality significantly. Sometimes it sounds like it's clicking rapidly if you put your ear close to the speakers.

Any help is greatly appreciated. This is driving me crazy! LOL!

Edit: It's clicking more loudly now, to the point it's messing with my music.

A:Speakers Randomly Change volume, Click, and/or Become Muffled.

Reseat the audio cable at both the monitor and PC ends (unplug then plug back in) and see if that helps.

Plug a headset into the rear GREEN speaker jack and see if you get the same thing with a headset. That will isolate the problem to either the PC or the monitor's speakers.

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I just got my laptop on Wednesday, (yay,) but when I tried going on Youtube I noticed the sound is very muffled.  I compared it to my old laptop and the sound was much better on the old one.  Heck, the sound on my phone is better.  The same thing happened when I switched to Windows 10 on my old laptop so I went to Microsoft support chat.  They only told me to do the usual stuff I had already found in other searches.  The sound is still muffled and very annoying to listen to because it's like something is covering my speakers.  Can anyone help?

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hi,
I tried googling and searching your forum for this, and havent really come up with anything, so i thought I would try and ask..
is it possible to use bluetooth speaker and laptop speakers at same time?
I got a hdmx jam for xmas, and wanted to put that behind me, as i game on my laptop. id like to use both the laptop speakers and the hdmx bluetooth speaker at same time on windows 8.1
any suggestions?

oh and merry xmas to everyone too.

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I recently got a new HP zBook 15 with the slim docking station and am experiencing an issue related to the speaker output. If I plug my external powered Bose speakers into the line out of the docking station I get sound out of both the external Bose speakers and the internal laptop speakers at the same time. In addition the sound from the Bose speakers sounds horrible...tinny and completely lacking any bass. If I plug the Bose speakers into the headphone jack on the side of the laptop (not the docking station) then I get great sound and ONLY the Bose speakers produce sound (which is what I want). Is there a fix to get only the external speakers to play when plugged into the docking station audio out? I've uninstalled and re-installed the Conexent ISST Audio drivers twice...no change. I've tried messing with the B&O Sound Control panel, but it doesn't have any configuration for the audio ports. I've messed around in the Windows Playback devices control panel, but can't seem to find a way to shut off the internal laptop speakers. FYI, this is a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro. All Mircosoft updates installed. All HP updates installed via the HP Support Assistant. Latest laptop BIOS installed. Help! The sound output sounds HORRIBLE through the docking station. There must be a fix.

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Hi,

I'm using a Packard Bell laptop, Windows Vista and a Realtek sound card.

I've searched a lot to find how to NOT mute my laptop speakers when I insert something in the audio-out-jack.

The next threads say it's not possible by the hardware:
techspot.com/vb/topic140707.html
techspot.com/vb/topic130170.html
They're closed, so I can't comment on them.

BUT when I dual boot to Ubuntu (using the same hardware), I can easily choose to mute the internal speakers, or the jack, or none at all. So why can't it be possible on Vista?
 

A:Same audio through laptop speakers and external speakers

You answered your own question... It's a software/OS issue. If Vista's Realtek options in the Control Panel don't give you the same options as in Ubuntu, you're out of luck
 

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Hi all,

I have a Dell XPS M1330 laptop and have recently upgraded to windows 7 professional (32bit) from windows vista. Everything seems to be running smoothly except I can get no sound from the internal laptop speakers. When I plug in external speakers in via the jacks on the front, sound comes through fine, but as soon as I unplug them there is nothing. Headphones also work like this too. Under sounds in device manager, it simply says 'High Definition Audio Device', and I'm not sure if I should be downloading some other drivers?

Any advice is welcome!
Thanks.

A:External Speakers work, Laptop speakers do not

What do you have set as your default sound device? Mine is set to my external speakers.

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I have the ordinary internal speakers (2) playing music on my laptop and they work fine, but I have a pair of (not old) wireless speakers and I though is there a way were possibly a setting could allow me to play music through all of them, it would be great to have my laptop and some speakers in another room playing music.

I've looked deep, but I thought maybe some experts know the trick.

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Just got a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop and use an audio cable to connect to my stereo receiver and speakers. The speakers are working, but so is the laptop speakers. Any idea how I shut them off so the sound doesn't compete with my house speakers.

A:House Speakers/ Laptop speakers

Hello. To correct for a possible configuration issue, re-install the audio driver.

Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).
Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" category.
Right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".
Click "uninstall".
Do not check the box to “delete the driver software for this device”.
Restart the computer. Windows will detect your device and re-install the driver, using the files that you did not remove in step 5. The reason this process fixes some audio issues is that it resets the driver settings to their default configuration.

After that, if it still happens then it is either a buggy audio driver or a defective headphone jack. To test the driver, switch between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native audio driver.

Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).
Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".
Select to "Update Driver Software".
Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".
Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".
Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.
In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).
Click "Next".
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I've noticed that the sound on my HP dv7 laptop seems more muffled that it used to. I was trying to watch a video with the volume on low last night and I couldn't really make out what was being said. Usually this is fine.

Any ideas? - I checked the speaker drivers in control panel and apparently they are up to date and working okay.

I'm running win 7 RC by the way. Before that it was vista.

A:Sound Muffled

did this whappened when you started using W7? Drivers for audio on laptops almost always contain software that will enhance the quality of the sound produced by the speaker(s), a thing that can't be done with generic drivers.

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Im having with w7 atm when i play music the sound is all muffled and screechy like its being amplified kinda like when you turn the equalizer up full. Ive gone through the sound settings but there arent any that i can see that would be causing the problem. The sound card shows up as Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM) under device manager which is the drivers that installed automatically from windows update.

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have you looked in control panel for the creative audio software, im not familiar with your sound card but it may have a settings panel in control panel.
,has this recently started happening have you installed any sound software recently and have you had an update that may have affected it?
if its a fairly recent thing then maybe a system restore to the point before it started happening will help.

System Restore - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi, I recently purchased a laptop and having some sound issues randomly. Everytime i watch a movie through either a .avi or netflix the sound becomes muffled and at random points it seems like the speakers have been damaged or blown. Tried to reinstall the drivers and no effect. Thanks Regards, Raj

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Hey everyone. I just installed a new sound card (upgrade from O/B sound), when i play music like in Windows Media Player it sounds great. But when i play videos like on You tube its all muffled. What would cause this? Thanks.
 

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It's probably just from the low bitrate used on online videos. The sound quality of those is bad because of it. If your sound is good with good audio files, then there's nothing wrong with your setup.
 

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Does anybody know if Muffled Computing is still operating? I've emailed them twice already about their PC fan mufflers, but never got a response.
 

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I did a full system recovery the other day because I was having problems with my cpu usage spiking to 100% when no programs were running. The reformat solved my cpu problem but now the sound is all messed up, it works but its so sharp and muffled and echoing kind of, and when I play cs 1.6 the guns sound so dense and muffled. I've tried everything from checking all the settings, making sure nothing is muted and making sure all the confirgurations are correct. I've installed driver after driver after driver but doesn't help. I've searched everywhere on the net but couldn't find a solution, I have broken my Icemat headphones over this becuase I got so mad that my sound don't work right and I can't seem to fix it. So please will someone help me out with this problem. My sound was working great before the reformat

Here's all my system information

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A:Sound muffled

i'd suggest get a windows update first.

un-install then re-install the sound driver (latest).
 

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Some days ago I started noticing that the sound coming from my PC suffered from some kind of muffled distortion. I use earphones and theyre perfectly fine, since they work properly with any other device.

Windows 7 x64 (Completely updated according to automatic updates)
Realtek High Definition Audio

This kind of muffled sound occurs at random times in a video, song, etc, I honestly cant specify when does the distortion occur, its mainly a few times at random.

I connect my earphones to an audio entry in the volume and bass control wheel of my speakers and sub woofer.

What have I done recently that could have affected the sound?

-As I had said before, the earphones work perfectly fine, but the sound distortion occurs with all the earphones I have tried. So discard this.

-Recently I removed my speakers' cables which are connected to the sub-woofer, and the sound problem has started occuring closely to when I plugged them back again. This made me think that I messed up with the cables connected to my sound system, but unfortunately this isnt the problem, since when I connect my earphones to the PC tower audio entry, the muffled distortion occurs aswell.

Basically I must discard the effectof any peripherals and therefore believe that the problem revolves to the sound card

-Recently an update of my nVidia graphics card was released and I downloaded it: GEFORCE 285.62 DRIVER. This update came with: "Installs HD Audio driver version 1.2.23.3". I have no idea if ... Read more

A:Muffled Sound in PC

Not sure what help this might be, but keep it in mind while you troubleshoot:

If the audio entering an amplifier is too high, it will muffle. FOr ex: your computer sound is turned up, sending high amounts of ausio to powered-external speakers. those speakers will then have bad distortion, mostly at high olume points in the ausio track. (also sometimes at high bass points). try turning your pc volume quite low and see if the problem presents with standard, unamplified headphones directly connected to the pc. If this solves it then it is an amplifying problem almost guranteed.
 

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Some days ago I started noticing that the sound coming from my PC suffered from some kind of muffled distortion. I use earphones and theyre perfectly fine, since they work properly with any other device.

Windows 7 x64 (Completely updated according to automatic updates)
Realtek High Definition Audio

This kind of muffled sound occurs at random times in a video, song, etc, I honestly cant specify when does the distortion occur, its mainly a few times at random.

I connect my earphones to an audio entry in the volume and bass control wheel of my speakers and sub woofer.

What have I done recently that could have affected the sound?

-As I had said before, the earphones work perfectly fine, but the sound distortion occurs with all the earphones I have tried. So discard this.

-Recently I removed my speakers' cables which are connected to the sub-woofer, and the sound problem has started occuring closely to when I plugged them back again. This made me think that I messed up with the cables connected to my sound system, but unfortunately this isnt the problem, since when I connect my earphones to the PC tower audio entry, the muffled distortion occurs aswell.

Basically I must discard the effectof any peripherals and therefore believe that the problem revolves to the sound card

-Recently an update of my nVidia graphics card was released and I downloaded it: GEFORCE 285.62 DRIVER. This update came with: "Installs HD Audio driver version 1.2.23.3". I have... Read more

A:Muffled Sound in PC

I would go to Realtex and download the driver from their website. Microsoft's device drivers are generic the ones from the manufactures are better.

If you installed any drivers for your graphics and audio from Microsoft I would download and install the latest from the manufactures website.
Also do you have any codec packs installed? E.g Codec pack lite etc...?

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So I've had this problem for a while now, with multiple headsets.
If I'm say, listening to music and on teamspeak or skype at the same time, the audio will kind of muffle, cut out the one ear or the other, and just generally go a little funny. Also sometimes when streaming with xsplit.
I have a Lenovo G560, and the headset I'm currently using is Steelseries Sibera V2, plugged into the audio and mic jacks.
If I have the microphone disabled via sound, the issue still occurs
I don't have this issue with USB headsets.

The devices for the audio are:
Conextant SmartAudio HD (driver: 8.54.4.51)
Intel(R) Display Audio (driver: 6.14.0.3074)

Running Windows 7 64 bit.

Please help! I've had this issue for months and it's frustrating me to no end.
 

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Ok this is my first post on any tech help forum so my apologies if i miss out any key information.

Here's the problem, since purchasing my HP Pavillion dv7-1020ea laptop i have had intermittent problems with my speaker sound going muffled, quieter and losing all high tones. This is a continuous problem from the moment the computer starts and doesnt change.

My laptop runs vista 64 with IDT High Definition Audio codec and the drivers are up to date. I have tried enabling and disabling the device, it says it is working fine. Sound from my headphones works fine with none of the muffling. In the IDT control panel, the settings are set correctly, im not attempting to run surround sound or anything.

At first I thought it was a bad connection or something but suddenly the problem disappeared and never happened again for 6 months. But recently I reformatted my PC and as soon as my PC was running again the problem resurfaced. Restarting my PC sometimes fixes it but more often than not it doesn't.

Its very frustrating because I can't pin the source of the problem down. I dont think its a bad connection because it worked fine for 6 months and then when i reformatted it came back. I never experience crackling or jerky sound or short periods of good or bad sound. When i turn my PC on and it wrks, it works fine until my PC is turned off. The problem never just happens as im using my PC, it turns on with the problem, or it turns on without it.

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I am working on my neighbors computer. It's one I gave her, but I am always trying to get the best performance out of this old thing. It's a running a Mitac motherboard from a Compaq computer with a 500MHz processor, 253MB's of RAM, an ATI PCI video card and an AOpen PCI sound card.

I just reformatted and put Windows 2000 on there. It's a bit slow for the system, but W98 is so unstable and I had little success with that.

The installation went fine. I even updated the BIOS. Now it does have onboard audio, but disabled it, in one way or another, in the BIOS (It still shows up in device manager though for some reason, but that's now disabled)

I also ran into putting in possibly a hacked or virus-infected program on it and it, of course, screwed things up. Luckliy I was able to reload everything and get on with the installation of some other programs.

The problem is, that during start-up, the Windows start-up sound is slightly muffled. I tried putting in a different wave start-up, but it did the same thing. I'm pretty sure the problem isn't the sound card either, since I tested the wav in "Sounds and Multimedia" in Control Panel. It sounded fine there.

I also messed around with the advanced features in that category and changed things like hardware acceleration and such, but I really don't know what I'm doing there.

So it appears to me that the problem is in the startup boot sequence itself, right? Or what else could i... Read more

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I'm having trouble recording with my microphone. I have tried adjusting controls buying a new mic everything I can think of. And now I'm just plain frustrated. I know pretty general stuff about computers but I'm not a computer tech yet so what can I do ???
 

A:Microphone Recording is muffled

Double click the sound icon in the task bar then make sure the mic volume is shown. If it's not hit Options , Properties add the mike. In the bottom of the Mic Volume there is and Advanced Button. Hit that and make sure Mic Boost is checked.
 

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I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card. Music and sound effects from Window 7 seem to play fine. I don't notice any quality issues from the playback. But, if I play a video from email, go to U-Tube or even play a DVD then the sound from the playback is muffled. You can't even hear anything, voices, background music, etc.

I've deleted and removed all the drivers and software. Went to Creative and got the latest drivers for this card and I'm still getting the same results.

I can't pin point what has changed in the past week that would cause the problem. It has been operating fine since the end of October and this past week it went into the tank.

I tried restore point, but that didn't fix it either.

I'm look for any suggestions to get this back on track.

Thanks,
Greg

A:Video playback is muffled

Google Daniel K. driver possibly?

Also, I'd check the speaker icon in the system tray near the clock. Right click it and choose playback devices. See what's going on there. You could also set to to show disconnected and disabled devices. Maybe that will lead you on to something.

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Hi,
Im having a problem which is driving me mad, muffled sound which makes speech (both in games and on youtube etc) completely inaudible. Just sounds like lots of bass and nothing much else.
I have a Foxconn G31mx motherboard which has built in Realtek audio running Windows 7 32bit. I have downloaded the latest Win7 drivers from both Foxconn and Realtek which has made no difference. I thought it may have somthing to do with a recently installed ATI 4850 gfx card as this has a HDMI port but looking at the installed playback devices all that is available is ''Speakers - Realtek high definition audio device'' which is set as enabled and default and ''Realtek digital output - Realtek high definition audio device'' which is disabled. I have tried every possible combination of enabling and dissabling the various options without success.
Any advice or help would be greatly recieved as my little girl is loosing the will to live not being able to play on Nick Juniour website lol.....
Many thanks in advance.
 

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Hi!  I was recently given this laptop as a birthday present. I downloaded Skype as I use it a lot for business and it worked well on my previous Dell laptop. However, when I call someone, they sound incredibly muffled and it is difficult to work out what they are saying. When I have muted music in the background, the sound from Skype is completely fine. It is also fine if I have headphones on. I have tested the speakers on the laptop and they are working completely okay. I have updated SKype to the latest version. I have also increased the microphone level to maximum in Skype tool settings. What else do you suggest? THe laptop is new so it is weird and very frustrating it is not working, however Youtube and ITunes work fine. Many thanks!Paula

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Nevermind. Issue resolved. Please close this topic.

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I recently purchased a Lenovo Y50-70 laptop and I realize every so often the sound dissapears to a very small muffled noise. I bumped into the solution randomly, which is closing and re-opening the laptop (putting it on standby and on again essentially). Can anyone help me with this? Thanks

A:Lenovo Y50 - y70 Sound Muffled

Hi Andrewwijiya,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
 As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with sound muffled in your Y50-70 laptop.
 
Please confirm whether the sound is from the HDD, or from the fan or it can also be from any cables which are shorted inside, as this might be a hardware issue I would like to suggest you to visit the nearest service center for further details.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
        
Best regards,   
      
Ashwin.S



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yesterday sometime during dinner my headphones got screwed up and no longer work properly
most sounds are fine but voices are muffled, distorted and crackly
i have it temporarily fixed by having my headphones half unplugged, i don't have this problem with my BT headset and before anyone asks NO i do not have voice cancellation enabled
i am using realtek hd audio manager
the problem is not my headset, trust me on this
 

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Following the unsolved problem of muffled system sounds on XP using Realtek. I have fixed it by playing the offending wav file on Sound Recorder. Why this has fixed it beats me. When re-installing anything it is important to fully uninstall first - supporting files and registry entries can easily remain and these may be the problem. The problem must either be Sound Recorder or Realtek Control Panel as these were the only prorams used before the problem arose.
 

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I'm a noob when it comes to the computer world so bear with me. My laptop is about 3 years old and about a year ago, my sound started to get muffled and I couldn't hear voices when I played games. Whenever I move the earphones in the audio jack, I can sometimes pick up the voices, but I have to keep it steady of put a pillow under it to keep it like that. Is it just my computer? Or did something change?

A:Muffled Sound and can't hear talking.

Either the headphone jack is defective or the headphone plug. To determine which it is, use a different headphone (or the small earphones like are used on MP3 players) and see if that works properly. If it does then the jack in the PC is the problem. Unfortunately either the motherboard or a "daughter board" I/O board will have to be replaced. The jacks are enclosed and not (usually) repairable. The printed circuit boards are multi-layer and unless you have the special tools to work on a multi-layer circuit board you can't fix it yourself by replacing the jack.

One other outside possibility. A few PC's, but not all, have the option to reassign the jacks with a Sound Configuration panel. If yours has this, you MAY be able to make the "Line In" jack a headphone jack.

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Hello, my friend recently got a new computer and ever since he got it he has been getting an annoying problem with recording audio. His old computer was about 4 years old and had Realtek AC,97.But now his new computer will not work on anything other than Realtek High Definition Drivers. He really hates it because he cannot record audio anymore or use his microphone.Let me explain what is happening for him, He downloaded fraps and got into Half-Life 1 to see if everything was working, sadly it was not. Everything was very loud and distorted, something like this: . But a little less loud...He was able to fix it but now all he gets is an annoying muffled audio track every time he records.He messed around with settings for about 2 weeks, He has also tried it with both Fraps and xFire with same results. It's not the programs its his drivers or audio settings.He has tried to uninstall the HD drivers and install AC,97, but his computer refuses to accept that. He is very tired of it and desperate for help.Here are his audio settings: His computer specs are (If they really matter):Os: windows Xp Home editionCpu: Amd Athlon 7850 Dual core processor2.80 GHZ, 3.25 GB of RAM (He actually has 6, hopefully nothing is corrupt)Motherboard: JetwayVideo card: Ati Radeon 4850Please help him, He loves making videos!

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I was just on Ventrilo Talking to people and skype also and they said that my microphone sounded muffled . SO i called the echo test service for skype and heard that it was . It sort of sounds like im in a tunnel and or have something blocking my mouth . Can anyone help me with this . It has only started this when i switched to windows vista 32 Bit I was on Xp before hand Please help me quick i need this resolved

A:Microphone on Vista Sounds Muffled

Hello Rob141 and welcome to the forums

Try this:

Uninstall Driver

Open the start menu In the search box, type Device Manager and open it Expand the Sound, video and games controllers category by clicking on the little + sign Right click on everything in there and select Uninstall Reboot your computer after that finishes
Tom

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As my title suggests, whenever I listen to music, play games, and so one, my sound is horrible. I want to know if there is some way to set everything to default, or is there some other method of fixing this?

It's a pain, because I personally can not play games with this kind of sound, and no, it is not my speakers, because my headset does it too.. So if you guys could help, I'd appreciate it.
 

A:Getting a horrible muffled sound with my audio!

Try re-installing the audio driver or get the newest driver.
 

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I have had this Inspiron 15 7559 laptop for over a year now and the audio has been fine, besides the odd crackle or pop here and there. However, after a Windows update, the audio has since become "muffled" whenever I try to watch youtube or movies, listen to spotify, or play any games. It's like the sound is very distant or like it was being played underwater, if that makes any sense. From what I can tell, Windows notification sounds appear to be unaffected. Audio works fine when I use headphones.
I have seen frequent directions on this forum to open the Device Manager and expand the "Sound, Video & Game Controllers" section, then right clicking on "Realtek High Definition Audio". But I do not see that present there, instead I see "Intel Display Audio", "NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM), and "Realtek Audio" (unless this one qualifies?).
I am not sure whether I have made things more difficult trying other solutions posted on this forum and other troubleshooting forums, which has resulted in the Realtek High Definition Audio" disappearing or something.
In any case, I'm at my wits end here and would greatly appreciate any directions you can give me to find a solution to this problem.

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It seems every internet site is using the Adobe Flash Player these days. Every time I use it, I get sound that thumps and sounds like someone is playing it in a distant cupboard. I have no idea wghere to start except to say that Windows Media Player is as sweet as a bell so it's not the Creative sound equipment.

I should also add that I had Quake 4 running and had no problems with it. Concurrent with this problem raising it's head, I was unable to start Quake at all and it kept trying to load but then coming back to the Desktop so I took Quake off but still get the muffled noise.

Not sure if this is relevant but Idid a HijackThis: or is it something else? Ideas?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:13:28, on 11/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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A:Adobe Player Muffled Sounds

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I am using a Cyber Acoustics usb headset and I am having the following problem:

Music and movies are muffled when using the headset when I don't use the headset and use the speakers it is fine.

I know it's not the headset cause I use a program called Ventrilo to talk to other people and they sound fine.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

I am downloading SP2 as we speak.
Operating System System Model Windows Vista Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) Gateway P-7805u Gateway MG1
Enclosure Type: Notebook Processor a Main Circuit Board b 2.27 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo P8400
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: Gateway IMV
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies LTD 9C.17.00 12/16/2008 Drives Memory Modules c,d 309.33 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
205.38 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T50F [CD-ROM drive]

Hitachi HTS723232L9A360 [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 807090CF4100EN0GWYCY, SMART Status: Healthy 4090 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'M1' has 2048 MB (serial number 1234-B0)
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A:Solved: Music and movies muffled

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My system specs are on my profile.

My integrated audio is: Realtek ALC898

I have used both the R2.71 driver from Realtek directly and Realtek High Definition Audio Driver from MSI both are the latest drivers available for Windows 8 64bit.

When playing music from any media player WMP, VLC, Winamp, etc.. The vocals are very muffled and the bass is way too high.

I have no options of lowering the bass. Changing the Equalizer in the Realtek HD Audio Manager to Treble helps out a little making vocals a tad clearer and dropping the bass.

My speaker system is a Altec Lansing 2.1 external speaker set using auxiliary.

I did not have these issues on Windows 7 64bit. Only experienced the problem on Windows 8.

Any suggestions or ideas?? I am running out of hope! I would prefer not to have to downgrade or get a dedicated sound card.

A:Audio Muffled & Bass too High

Win 8 uses the same drivers as Win 7 and should work the same.

What is "Altec Lansing 2.1 external speaker set using auxiliary"? You should be connecting the speaker system to the GREEN speaker jack only.

Do you have any Sound Effects enabled (in the RealTek HD Audio Manager)? Disable any if you do.

Did you install the Intel motherboard chipset drivers? The drivers need installed for proper operation, as one of the main things the drivers do is properly identify all the devices on the motherboard.

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Today after returning home from school, switching on the PC and turning on Aion. ( Sort of Irrelevant ) I logged into vent, and was unable to hear everybody due to muffled / robot like voices they had. My voice was clear to them. And all other sound on my computer was fine. It seems it is only my voice receiving that is awkward. Any ideas what this could be? - Drivers are all up to date.

Sound blaster x-fi Sound card.
 

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The only recent changes I've made to my computer is the newest update from Microsoft. When I log on to XP, the startup sound is fine, but the normal system sounds are very very muffled. I've checked the levels, and checked for conflicts, and nothing seems to be wrong. Aside from the system sounds, known wav files have the same very very low volume.

Using XP SP3, realtek 97. When I use the HRTF demo under the audio configuration, everything sounds fine. Just not sure why if all the levels are good, why things don't work.

Please help.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Muffled Audio and System Sounds

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Hello I recently Bought a new computer and ever since then i have been having some annoying problems With Recording and audio. So Before on my old computer that is about 4 years old it had Realtek AC,97 Great software But my new computer will not work on anything else other then Realtek High Definition Drivers, i really hate it but without it my sound will not work and my computer will not function right without it. Let me explain to you what was happening just two weeks ago, i downloaded fraps And i got into Half life 1 to test if everything was going okay but it wasn't. What was happening was everything was to loud and distorting, something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX55ZY7TZEg but a little less loud and annoying but still really annoying, enough to make any one mad. I fixed it and its great now but Of course nothing is calm if your going to try to fix something, now what i get is this annoying Muffled audio track every time i record a video, I messed around with the settings for about 2 weeks till i got that loud annoying stuff away but now it's all muffled, i have googled many times and found nothing and i used youtube to but nothing helped me, I have Tried Fraps, and Xfire recording both ending with the same result. This is not the program its my drivers or settings. I Have uninstalled The HD Drivers twice now attempting to install AC,97 but my computer refuses and i accept that. I am really tired of this issue and if someone could help me out, h... Read more

A:When Recording Videos The Result Is Muffled audio

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This has been a persistent issue-- years ago, I experienced this on my Windows 7 pc (which I resolved years ago and no longer remember how I did it). Last night when I updated to Windows 10, the muffle came back happened again.

The issue is that only the audio from *streaming video* when paying through my speakers (not my Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma headphones) comes through muffled and distorted. Audio from streaming audio is fine through the headphones, and system sounds play back fine.

I have a Sound Blaster Recon3d Xfinity Pro card.

I can't imagine this isn't a driver issue, but I uninstalled the Recon3D driver and allowed Windows 10 to do an auto-reinstall, and the problem persists.

Solutions online discuss Adobe flash, but if Adobe flash were the issue I'd be experiencing the same problem while listening through headphones. By process of elimination it seems to be a problem with the Recon3D drivers.

Anyone have any suggestions for me?
 

A:Muffled audio on Youtube/other streaming sites

Perhaps instead of allowing Win10 to install the driver, download and install it from here.
 

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Turn off all enhancements, in your speakers properties if you want to record using any recording devices.

dont turn on dts effects too. ( i don t know if i really had it on when i was recording but yeah i turned it off)

if your Stereo mix isnt showing, my problem was, because i didnt install my motherboard drivers.

other people had it disabled and didnt right click and checkmark hidden devices so it could show.
and damn now its working like windows xp. im soo happy

i hope i helped someone cause it took me about 5 hours to figure out LOL

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