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What do I need to fix this sound?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

On my desktop I’m having issues driving headphones using onboard sound from the motherboard.

 

I’m using Bluetooth headphones right now, specifically the Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT.

 

The max volume is not incredibly loud on my desktop. Various laptops I’ve used and phones drive the headphones much better and are able to play music at louder volumes. 
 

I’m soon going to be changing headphones to the Sennheiser HD 450BT and I’d like to try to get this issue sorted out.

 

What should I get to solve this issue? My budget for any solution is probably £60-70 at most.

 

Forgive me in advance, I am a complete noob with sound cards, dacs, amps, etc.


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Try 

 

setting

System

sound

Sound control panel -- Top right corner

 

And see in the properties of your devices 

See levels

 

Possible the volume changed

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Zmax said:

Try 

 

setting

System

sound

Sound control panel -- Top right corner

 

And see in the properties of your devices 

See levels

 

Possible the volume changed

 

 

Nope. At 50% volume my laptop sounded 2x louder on the headphones than my desktop at 50%.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, ShearMe said:

How does the nice one work with Bluetooth headphones?


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5 hours ago, AluminiumTech said:

How does the nice one work with Bluetooth headphones?

It doesn't. Bluetooth headphones have their own amp. Any issue with volume differences between devices is a software issue, Bluetooth headphones should sound identical (minus any custom eq stuff) no matter what they're connected to.

 

Also, your onboard sound isn't involved when using Bluetooth, only your computer's Bluetooth chip.

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20 hours ago, AluminiumTech said:

How does the nice one work with Bluetooth headphones?

My bad, totally skimmed past the mention of bluetooth... Vitamanic is correct in that no equipment is going to change the functionality of the bluetooth headphones.

 

Have you disabled all audio enhancements in windows?

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17 hours ago, ShearMe said:

My bad, totally skimmed past the mention of bluetooth... Vitamanic is correct in that no equipment is going to change the functionality of the bluetooth headphones.

 

Have you disabled all audio enhancements in windows?

 

On 2/28/2020 at 7:12 AM, Vitamanic said:

It doesn't. Bluetooth headphones have their own amp. Any issue with volume differences between devices is a software issue, Bluetooth headphones should sound identical (minus any custom eq stuff) no matter what they're connected to.

 

Also, your onboard sound isn't involved when using Bluetooth, only your computer's Bluetooth chip.

So any discrepancy would be Bluetooth related?

 

If that’s the case should I replace the Bluetooth dongle?


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1 hour ago, AluminiumTech said:

So any discrepancy would be Bluetooth related?

 

If that’s the case should I replace the Bluetooth dongle?

I don't think the dongle will make a difference. Try it on another PC/Laptop that doesn't have low volume.

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