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Sound of my Laptop has gotten soft/quiet

Q: Sound of my Laptop has gotten soft/quiet

My Windows 10 HP Envy Laptop's sound has gotten really soft and I could barely hear anything. It was't like this yesterday, I already tried disabling the audio enhancements and nothing happened. Please help!!!

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Sound of my Laptop has gotten soft/quiet

Hi, Try the following. Download the Realtek HD Audio installer version on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72001-72500/sp72117.exe When done, hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers. Right click the Realtek device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall. When complete, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72001-72500/sp72105.exe When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter. Hold down the Power button continuously for 20 seconds then release it. Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu. Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder, right click on the Realtek installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. When this has completed, restart the notebook and let windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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Hi guys, I am expiriencing an annoying problem. Recenlty i bought Creative Hitz headphones and I noticed that I am getting louder and better sounding with deep basses sound while using them on my iphone than using them on my laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I don't like this and I often find myself using the phone to listen to music rather than using the laptop. But i don't think the problem is in the headphones. I mean the sound from this laptop specific is quieter than the sound of my mom's HP. Maybe the problem is in the laptop?
So if anybody knows how I can fix this, please tell me.
Laptop : Asus K53SD
Soundcard : Don't know what it is, i'll drop a screenshot from the device manager tab
Headphones : Creative Hitz MA2400

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What is the Razer Surround Audio Controller" used for?

In the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound should be a Realtek HD Audio Manager. There are Equalizer settings that will give you control over the sound and more bass if you want it.

Here is a screenshot from mine.

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Hello, plug my speakers into my Vista computer, and onto an old XP. When I max out the volume, in the side panel and also the speakers, it's hardly even loud/deafening. Though, there is sufficient sound. Are there any ways to increase the volume? Thanks.

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Hello Steven0,

Open Volume Control by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then, under Audio Devices and Sound, clicking Adjust system volume.

Under Main Volume, move the slider up or down to raise or lower the volume.


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I have just performed a system restore on XP and now I have very low sound on games and video recordings.I had this problem a few months back and I resolved it,but I cannot remember how.I seem to recollect that it had something to do with Hardware Acceleration.Any help please?.

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newdumbo said:

I have just performed a system restore on XP and now I have very low sound on games and video recordings.I had this problem a few months back and I resolved it,but I cannot remember how.I seem to recollect that it had something to do with Hardware Acceleration.Any help please?.Click to expand...

Most games have an onboard "console" once the game loads to adjust the game volume and other goodies.

Or is this low volume across the board for all applications that employ sound?

You should have a speaker icon dowqn in the lower right hand corner of your desktop (in the systray) if you have autohide disabled. Or just put your mouse pointer at the very bottom of the screen and the task bar will pop up and double click on the speaker and look at your volume settings.

If you adjusted your game volume before you restored your computer then you might have had to reinstall your game and that means your game has a new .ini file and that would have held your volume choice so if you have not adjusted the game volume from inside the game since your restore or game re-install then the .ini file for your game has the default volume listed.

For volume:

start/control panel/sounds and multimedia or "audio devices" Under the "volume" tab click "advanced".

For hardware acceleration:

start/control panel/sounds and multimedia or "audio devices"

Under the "voice" tab and beside "voice playback' listing click ... Read more

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I have on board sound on a Ms-6378 motherboard and fairly old speakers. Even with all of the volume options set to their maximum the sound is at a reasonable level for most people. However my dad is partly deaf but I can't turn the volume up any further for him. I have the best drivers for the sound.

Is it the sound card that I should update or could it be the speakers? I can't afford to spend more than I have to.

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Buy some new powered speakers. They are not expensive at all.

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The sound is very quiet and can barely be heard and even when I mute the sound I can still hear that very quiet sound. Tried reinstalling drivers but nothing changed, still the same.

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So sometime within the last couple of weeks the sound on my computer got turned down to the point where it's almost inaudible, and I can't figure out how to get it back up.

I'm not sure, but I suspect that this happened when I installed the logitech quickcam chat I bought. As part of the installation process it runs an audio configuration wizard sort of thing. I have since removed this software thinking it would fix the problem, but that didn't help.

I currently have checked the volume on my headphones as well as my speakers, the volume in the notification area, the mixer, several media player programs (itunes, vlc, WMP) they're all at max. Am I missing a volume control somewhere? How can I fix this?

My system is Vista Ultimate X64 SP1, I am using the Nforce 680i onboard sound, I have 2Gigs of RAM a Core 2 Duo E6600 and a Geforce 8800GTX.

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I have tried setting volume to max on all devices and using loudness equalization. The audio is still pretty quiet, and youtube videos are even quieter. I could of sworn it was louder at one point but I can't find anything to adjust. A flat DB modifier would be great.

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Quote: Originally Posted by vpwin7

I have tried setting volume to max on all devices and using loudness equalization. The audio is still pretty quiet, and youtube videos are even quieter. I could of sworn it was louder at one point but I can't find anything to adjust. A flat DB modifier would be great.

first check your drivers
Type device manager in search

Go to the audio tab. Is your sound card listed? dows it have a yellow triangle on it? Are there any other "unknown" drivers that do have yellow triangles on them?
Let us know

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I just recently built a box for my dad using a Soyo P4IS2 motherboard with the onboard ac97 sound.

Now the problem is when it is installed and all the drivers are updated the sound is very quiet. You have to have all the sound settings turned up all the way in order to hear it at all. I've ran through windows settings in order to be sure the sound wasn't turned down somewhere. Eventually I installed a soundblaster live 5.1 and I am having the same problems... The speakers are good, I tested them on my Soyo that I built for myself.

I guess what I am wondering is if anyone else has had this problem and if so have you found some way to solve it I'm lost.

Soyo P4IS2
2.0 ghz Celeron
400 (supposed) fsb
768 mb's SDRAM
Windows XP Pro sp1
ATI Radeon 8500 LE 128mb
Sound Blaster Live 5.1

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I am not sure where to post this, but I have a computer with no speakers. So I use headphones, plugged directly into the back of my computer. The problem is there is no volume control, and the headphones are so quiet I can barely hear the sound. The headphones themselves have a volume control, but it doesn't go quite loud enough. I can barely hear it with the headphones turned up. Is there a way to boost the volume somehow with the computer? (The volume in the windows mixer is turned all the way up on all the sliders.)

Is this possible?

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So, in Vista all my movies, songs, and Ventrilo voices/sounds are of a normal, easy to hear volume.

When I switched back to my Xp (I dual-boot them on separate partitons) the sound is rediculously low. Even with everything turned up to max (system and headphones), the sound is around where 50% volume was in vista.

Any ideas?

Using the onboard sound from Abit Aw9d-MAX mobo.

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I have a new HP Elite x2 1012 G1, this product "features" Bang & Olufsen speakers, it even has it plasted on the screen, yet I can hardly hear any sound at full volume.I have done a recovery, but no change.Runing Windows 10 (as it came with) Can anybody help or is it just a bad product?

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My sound has gone really quiet today after starting my comp up again after having a shower. It was normal and worked perfectly fine before but now its really quiet even on maxed out volume. Also when I play games like Call of Duty 4 and Battlefield 2 the volume is normal but they sound different from how they are meant to.

I'm using a Logitech USB headset and don't have a sound card. Here are my computer's specs.

Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 4GB DDR2 RAM
Hard Drive: 500 GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Operating System: Windows XP
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X48 DS4

Any help and I would be very grateful.


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Hey, hopefuly this will be easy to sort!!

I have just built this comp so it has never been any other way.It is an ECS K7S5A Mobo, it has on-board sound and when i listen to music through headphones it is really really quiet.i have turned the volume up on all the bits i can find but it doesnt make any differance really!!

Any ideas??


P.s Win 2000,Athlon XP 2000

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My sound is _very_ quiet on my system, and has been for several months. I tired adjusting the volume (everywhere), installing the latest drivers, different speakers, different sound jacks, but nothing helped. Both sets of speakers work on other systems.

I should add that this is not limited just to DVD/CD. Hulu and other video is quiet. Also, the windows system sounds are quiet ("sound" control pannel, the sounds tab, play button). However when modifying the play device properties (sound control panel, playback tab, double click on default speakers), the test sound is loud.

My computer is an Dell xps 410, with windows vista.

Could this be mechanical? How do I check the health of the onboard audio? Should I swicth this with a sound card and disable onboard audio?? Video drivers?

Any help is appreciatated. Thanks.

A:Sound quiet (yes volume is up)

Just a hunch, do you have RealPlayer? If so, check to see if it's volume is down. Years ago with XP, the volume adjustments of RealPlayer took the volume adjustment of Windows Wave with it.

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I connected my PC's audio and sound to my TV. The TV model is Sony KDL-32L4000.
The video from the PC is connected via D-Sub to the TV(at the computer's end it's using a DVI to D-Sub converter).
The audio is connected to the television using a PC to LCD-TV 3.5mm audio jack cable.

The problem is that, for example, when watching Youtube videos with my headphones on/computer speakers, the sound quality is much nicer and I can hear the speech over the music. If I watch Youtube with my TV's main speakers being as sound output, it's really hard to hear people talk and music is usually louder than speech but not of a good quality. But watching normal cable TV channels results in a very nice and clear sound from the main TV speakers.

What's up?

A:PC to TV sound quality is bad/quiet

most flat screen tv speakers are low quality which opened a market for the theater home systems, I use a 32" vizio fs tv for my computer and use a wireless speaker for the computer so an aftermarket speaker system is your best bet.

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I use Windows 7, and for a few months now I have been barely audible on Skype. This means that I can't record videos for my YouTube with others, and also means I can't talk to my family that are abroad or anything like that. I have made all the levels on everything I could find higher, gone through the first 5 pages on Google, and still I can't fix this .

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My M2N motherboard has an onboard sound.

However, when i maximise all my sound settings and listen to something, the sound volume is as if it were 20% of normal capacity.

Also, It seems that my right headphone is louder than my left headphone. I have double checked and it is connected properly.
What is wrong?

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just a guess but have you tried updating or reinstalling the sound drivers?...

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Hey guys,

I'm running Microsoft Windows XP, AMD Athalon 1800+, 1.54gh, 768mb ram. My sound card is a Dynex: Envy 24 Family Audio Controller WDM.

What's happening is that I get sound out of the card just fine, but when I run a mic into it I have to yell into the mic to get anything, or I have to put the mic right up against my mouth. I know it isn't my headset because I've put the headset through other people's systems and it has worked just fine. I had this problem before with my onboard sound card but I thought that it was just cause the onboard was a piece of garbage. The new sound card is better, I don't need to yell so hard or be so close, but it's still quite useless. I've already turned up every single setting to its maximum, so I know that isn't the problem either, unless I"m missing some obscure hidden setting that only God would know about.

Anyway, if I could get a grasp on what's going on that'd be super, and thanks so much in advance for your answers. I just hope it's not something retarded like my motherboard.

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Hello all, i'm running into a couple of problems on my new build. I have Windows 7 64 bit and two harddrives. I installed Win7 on my 125 GB Corsair SSD. My computer lags a ton every once in a while and takes 1-2 minutes to register clicks and such.

Also, how do I make sure my 2.5TB HDD is working? When I install games, iv'e been installing them to the SSD.

Lastly, my sound is extremely quiet on the PC. I maxxed the settings, used both jacks, and tried enhancing the volume. It sounds like it's at 15% of max volume, so basically unuseable.

I don't have a sound card so could it be motherboard drivers? Thanks in advance!

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So I am wearing headphones, they're plugged into a 3.5 mm speaker. This speaker is plugged into my computer's motherboard.

I can hear sound, but it's extremely quiet. My speakers are maxed out. Windows 8 sound is 100%. Youtube video is at 100%.

I honestly don't know how to update my drivers any further. I have a M2N-SLI motherboard. I went to the ASUS website, and there isn't even a Windows 8 option for it.

I also have a creative soundblaster Xi-Fi extreme audio sound card. Using the CD it came with, I tried installing the drivers again, restarted the computer, and nothing changes. I can't find the drivers on creative's website either. I tried every 3.5 mm jack in the back of my computer and nothing works.

All the contacts are in. I tried using other speakers (and headphones) and had the same issue.

i'm at a loss.

If I hover over the little speaker icon in windows 8, it says "speakers (USB): 100%" Does that have anything to do with my issue? I am not using USB at all.

edit: under Device Manager, all of my Audio inputs and outputs are up to date and working properly
edit: SOLVED. didn't have my sound card set to default

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Hello All,

I'm running XP32 bit and W7 64Bit in dual boot. On W7 the audio at max volume is less than what Xp volume is at 50%. Using latest 2.35 drivers and all settings in the control panel seem to be correct.

Any ideas?


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I'm sorry that you are having this issue, but pleased too, as I've had exactly the same problem for the last few months but can find no solution either...I wish I knew the answer to this....

Here's hoping.....

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My friend has a Dell Dimension 8250, and the sound is extremely quiet or sometimes just doesn't work, we have tried different speaker, headphones and nothing works. It has Windows XP Home SP3 and no other software except what comes with XP. The specs are, 1024Mb Ram, 2.4Ghz Pentium 4, 128Mb ATI Radeon (Not sure of the model), and a 250 Watt PSU, I don't think the PSU could effect it, but I don't know. If anyone has any idea on what this could be, try and let me know, Thanks!

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I bought an HP Envy X2 in May and haven't used it much for multi media. But having just downloaded some movies and video to the device I've realised that I can barely hear any audio through the headphones or speakers. The volume is up at 100% and it doesn't matter what jack socket I use for the heaphones. I've checked for device driver updates but I appear to be up to date. I can't believe that Beats would put their name to such rubbish sound, so figure that I'm doing something wrong. Help !!

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Hello BomberC, Please follow these steps and let me know if it helps. Right click the speaker icon in the Taskbar and select 'Playback Devices'. Left click the default device once to highlight it ( it's usually 'speakers & headphones' ) then click the Properties button.  Click the Enhancements tab and put a tick in the box next to 'Loudness Equalization'. Click Apply to save the change and then click OK in all remaining windows and see if this has helped at all. Good luck!

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Hi I have an HP Paviliion 15-au070sa 15.6". I bought it about 7-8 weeks ago for university. It has been great so far apart from today, i noticed when i play something with sound, the volume goes to a very quiet without me touching the sound levels. When i pause it and play agai, it goes back to normal then quiet a few seconds later. Could you help? I don't know why it's started doing this now, i haven't dropped it and it hsn't been near water. Is there was to fix this myself? Please help, thanks!

A:Sound going from normal to quiet...? help

Hi, Try the fix listed in the document below. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC-series/10862158/model/11991509/docume... Regards, DP-K

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Hello my friends. I'm back with another question with which I hope I can get some help with.
I have an Asus G74Sx laptop, and no matter how much I increase the volume, my videos are very quiet, so is my music.
It's always been quiet, but it seems like I was able to improve my volume in some way before, by downloading some application from THX. But I cannot seem to find that application now. Now I can't believe that such a powerful laptop has such weak speakers, it's hard to hear some people talk on Skype, and in movies too. Is there any way to increase my volume without getting speakers?

Thank you

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Ok first thing is that I've already been looking for a solution through google and I did come across this:
I changed it to what the picture shows and my volume is still very quiet. I've also checked if my drivers were up to date and they were. The strange thing is that when I enter a game in League of Legends, the volume will jump louder or quieter but rarely will stay the same.

The volume level of a maxed out youtube video is:

I have a hard time hearing people over skype even when its maxed out on volume too. I don't know why its so quiet and why sometimes it spikes louder when I open a game. Anyone have any ideas?

A:Sound is very quiet and will change sometimes

Still having this problem

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I have Vista 64bit and sound from the onboard audio, Chip C Media CM6501, is not working. If I plug in USB headphones, sound is fine, but if I plug speakers into the speaker jack on the back, or front, or back with the front disconnected, and I turn volume full blast I can barely hear it. As in I have to put ear on the speaker.

I've tried many many drivers, just wondering if anyone knew of a fix.


They are powered speakers, I've tried 2 different sets of speakers, and the speakers work on my other computer.

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Hi recon! Welcome to the forum!
On the bottom right corner of the taskbar, by the time/date, you should see a speaker icon. If you right click on that icon there are a couple of options. Have you looked in there? I'm thinking maybe your master volume is up high but the WAVE volume is low. Look for these settings. I'm not on my Vista machine to guide you through at the moment but wanted to give you a starting point.

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My computer is making kind of a loud whistling sound, it doesn't look like I have bad caps(on my motherboard) though.

Also I hear some sort of "disc spinning" or "fan-like sound" that's loud but it's "soft" loud(like a refrigerator/freezer makes a sort of "soft" but loud sound) makes but it's not my fans. I am guessing it could be my hard drive?

Anyone know what problem I could possibly have?

A:Whistling sound + soft-loud harddrive sound?

Take the side off the case and tell us where the noise is coming from.

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When I first got my Satelite C850 my internal speaker was working correctly. However, one morning when I started my laptop the speaker was more quiet than usual, even after turning up the speaker.

I have Windows 10 installed on my laptop. Further more I have not inserted any Headphones or earphones into said laptop.

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So my PC just had a whole bunch of issues which seem unrelated, but there was a massive mess with a system restore and a whole bunch of updates and stuff, but I don't know why all of a sudden my headphones are really quiet, even on the maximum volume setting.

This is an issue with all sound devices I own. They work fine on other computers by the way, so it's most likely a PC issue.
Any possible explanation/fix for this?

A:Sound quiet all of a sudden in headphones.

For starters would be helpful to fill in system specs here or list them for us. What were all these other unrelated issues, which updates, windows or hardware,software ? What other spound devices we talking about stereo receiver ? Start by checking settings in software for sound card, then in Windows sound properties.

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Please help! I have it set in the option under control panel>sound> communications to NOT reduce the volume when using the mic, but it does it anyway.
I believe it happened when i installed Realtek audio drivers (which did nothing...) but maybe screw up the fact that my computer was working the way i wanted it to for once...Why did i mess witht he drivers.
How am i to update my computer without screwing it up like that?
But drivers dont matter, I need help finding out what is controlling my volume, and where to change the option becuae it is not windows doing it. Thanks

A:Communications(microphone) Causes All sound to go quiet

Did you install any software alongside the drivers? Sometimes device's software will override Window's settings if I'm not mistaken. Check your "Control Panel" for anything "Realtek" and go from there.

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This started happening a few weeks ago. I actually thought it was my old speakers that were faulty, so I replaced them with decent speakers, and as most of my work is tutorial videos (with speaking), I didn't notice it happening on my new speakers too, but then I played music and it was obvious.

It happens on my normal PC built-in sound card and also on my proper sound box for making music: Roland Duo Capture EX.

It just sounds like you're playing music and a little kid is continually messing with the volume button!

What is causing this?

And how do I make the sound consistent please?

thanks a lot

A:Sound Goes Loud and Quiet Continuously!

Can you post a screen shot of the audio devices in the Device Manager?

I have a recording studio using Sonar X3 and a Roland Octa-Capture.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi all. I don't seem to be able to get much volume out of my Logitech G930 and W7. I have checked the main sound section under playback devices, level is set to 100%. This sets the Logitech software level to 100% also. I can't find any other limits on the system. Strangely, in iTunes, the headset nearly blows my eardrums out. Windows native is really quiet, along with other programs such as Ventilo, WoW, but iTunes is loud.

Does anyone know where there may be some sort of limitation set that I can change?


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This is driving me nuts!!

Lenovo R60 converted to W7. everything works fine except sound from the microphone.
If I speak normally into the mic from a distance of 3 inches the resulting recording is very quiet - only just audible. There is a certain amount of buzz as well

The microphone works fine in another machine.

The R60 has Soundmax Integrated Digital HD Audio. I have the latest drivers (W7 drivers are only available for the R61 but I believe the card is the same. They work at least as well as the R60 vista drivers).

In sound->recording I have one microphone (a CD player and Stereo Mix are visible but disabled)
Under microphone->properties I have
Tab Listen - unticked
Tab Custom -> microphone boost ticked
Tab Levels -> set to max (100)
Tab Microphone enhancements -> disabled (Ive tried voice enhancements but it makes marginal difference)
Tab general - it says 'no jack information available' Also, if I enable and select as default one of the other recoding devices, the microphone gets a small green telephone symbol by it. So I suspect Soundmax is not detecting the mic in the jack correctly which may account for the symptoms.

So can anyone help me get this fixed.
All (sensible ) suggestions welcome

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
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I recently got a computer not particularly new but i've been having problems with the sound, There was a really bad echo on the sound and i managed to get rid of it but now there seems to be a problem with the background sound, it is really low but the foreground sound is normal, i've been messing with the EQ and stuff but doesn't really do anything just wondered if there was anything else i could try if you guys have any suggestions

A:Loud and quiet sound at the same time

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My Studio 9 Smart Sounds is no longer working.
The songs are there, but if I select Jazz, Itís Cool, Sly, for example and click on Preview, there is no sound. Preview changes to Stop Preview for the duration but no sound.

Type: Music, Scope: On my Computer.

I do have sound from the movie clips. I donít know when this stopped working.

I just completely uninstalled Pinnacle and reinstalled it from scratch and have the same problem.

Again, this used to work fine. Sometime during the last year it just quit playing out loud - It seem to be playing mute.



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I have bought a new Inspiron 15 7570 laptop with Windows 10 Pro.
Since the beginning, it does a quiet beeping/clicking sound. You can hear here (sound in WAV format).
I have turned all the system sound off (or at least I think that, win 10 are new for me).
The sound is not clearly connected with any user action or warning and as far as I observed, it occurs randomly. The average span between these sounds is like 2 minutes.
When I turn the speaker off (no sound), the sound is still present, which means it may not be audio stuff at all.
Can you please help me identify the source of the sound, whether it's normal and how to get rid off it? I work with the laptop quite often and this sound, however quiet, drives me crazy after while.

A:Quiet beeping/clicking sound

Sorry, the file was deleted. Here is the sound.

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Audio samples at various gains/input levels

My microphone is picking up sound WAY too quiet (even with it at max input level). I can boost up the gain to max (20% for Soundcard, 30% for on-board) and the voice quality it picks up is good, however with the amount of gain used there's hissy noise in the background (to be expected with that much gain).

I have done a lot of searching on google and found many people with the same problem with Windows 7. Some people have had no issues on previous OS's (XP or Vista) and when upgrading to 7 have instantly had mic volume issues.

To troubleshoot this on my own before posting here I have not only tried my headset in my soundcard, but also in the on-board (realtek) inputs. I have also tried a second standalone microphone and had the same exact results. Extremely quiet with no gain. I used the latest drivers for both soundcard and on-board, although I did not have them running at the same time to avoid conflicts. Also, I wanted to try my headset in another machine not using Windows 7 but unfortunately don't have access to one at home or at work.

The only way to get myself audible is to also have hissy noise from cranking up the gain. I find this unacceptable with a good quality headset/mic as I've heard crisp/clear/noiseless dialog on youtube/streaming videos with much lower quality mics.

My guess is there's some conflict going on with my hardware combination and windows 7 that is difficult to pinpoint.. I also reformat fa... Read more

A:Microphone way too quiet. Tried two different mics and sound cards.

Are you using both the onboard sound and dedicated sound?

Unless I'm mistaken, you need to disable onboard sound in the BIOS if you want to use the Creative sound card as the default sound settings.

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i have following Problem with my U920T. The sound with the built-in speakers is perfekt, but if i use headphones the sound gets very quiet nearly unhearable.
I tested several headphones und different settings of the software. I also tried installing all Windowsupdates and the driver updates incl BIOS from the Toshiba homepage nad drivers from realtek.
Now i reinstalled Windows but the problem still exists.
I still thinks is a driver problem but have no idea what to do now.

I hope for fast help

regards 7even

A:Satellite U920T - sound with headphones quiet and distorted

That?s really strange but I think there is problem with some wrong settings.
I don't know how do you test your headphones but make some test with browser player.
Open Internet Explorer and open this test page. Start for instance my favourite In the Mix radio and when music runs click with left mouse button on speaker icon and open option Mixer.
Your IE will be listed there. You can move volume level for speakers but for IE too.
Set both of them on the 50% and check if the problem persists.

I use headphones pretty often but I?ve never noticed such problem.
Please test it and send some feedback.

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recently reinstalled Windows due to upgrading my PC and now whenever a system sound is played (for example the error sound or exclamation sound) all other sounds, whether they be music files or games or anything else, will have their volume significantly reduced, even for a short time after the sound has played. makes it very irritating when, for example, listening to music while editing documents (exclamation sound playing on closing to save) I've already disabled the option in Communications tab of the sound settings but can find nothing else and a google search hasn't helped either

A:windows play system sound and all other sounds go quiet

I would try this: go into the device manager in the system section of the control panel; completely uninstall the sound card and any other associated components; reboot; let windows hopefully re-detect the card and any other components and reinstall them; reboot a second time. Try this out and see if it resolves your issue.

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When playing DVDs my laptop's speakers are really very quiet. Yes, everything is cranked up. I know the speakers can go a lot louder. In MediaMonkey (which is a mediaplayer, obviously) there is the option to "level the playback volume" and then you can set the target volume in dB. This can drastically increase the volume, to the point of breaking the speakers (although I don't do this).

Is there a program that can do this to all output sounds?

And yes, I've read around and found that there is just a maximum output voltage for speakers that no software can increase, but I KNOW that they can go louder.

I have Realtek HD Audio Manager, Vista Home Premium 32 bit and can use a variety of progams to play DVDs: VLC, Media Player Classic, WMP and Nero Showtime (don't ask why I have so many, I use them all for different purposes).

A:quiet laptop speakers - but only sometimes

I'd be checking whatever program you're using for playback of the dvds, and making sure it's not set to 5.1. This can often make stereo speakers a lot quieter than they should be....

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So I turned on my computer today and the startup sounds would be normal but sounds for all applications would be very soft. For example when you move the volume mixer to full it would still be really soft. The only sounds that work fine is when I am watching youtube and also when I run steam as an admin because if i dont run in admin mode I am able to barely hear the sounds but it would function normally otherwise. Please help me

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I just tried out the media center but I noticed that when playing files the sound is soft. The media center splash screen is loud when I open the program but I have to turn the volume way up to have it play normal. When I use Media Portal which is almost the same as Media Center the volume is fine. I even tried uninstalling Media Portal just in case the codecs conflict or something. Is there a setting I have to change? I configured the audio in media center for 7.1 speakers.

Sorry I posted this in the wrong section. Mods can you move it to the Media Center section. Thanks.

A:Sound is soft

The + and - sign buttons also adjust the volume in WMC... have you tried them?

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I use mics over Ventrilo, a teamspeak-type program for people to talk. Randomly one day people couldn't hear me; I thought it was my mic. I bought a new one on Newegg and it has the same problem. I used the 'test hardware' app on both, and found that all three mics (both ones plugged into the jack and my mic built into the laptop) can transmit sound but only when I speak really, really close to it... and even then the sound is distorted. I thought at first it was a mic jack issue but the built-in mic has the same problem which suggests otherwise.

Anyone know how I can fix it? Do I have an internal mic volume that's just set to receive only really close sounds, or is something else screwed up?


A:Microphone sound too soft?


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I sometimes hear a soft zooming sound from the pc-case. It's sort of a vibrating sound, as if the sounds is from a fan. It's usually not hard, but it keeps going on for a long time. A few times, these vibrating sounds were quite loud, for a short time. What could this sound be, and how can it be fixed? There aren't any warning messages from windows.

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