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Windows 7: Not much sound from my speakers

02 Aug 2010   #1
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 
Not much sound from my speakers

The answer is probably very simple but here goes: I plugged my speakers (1/8" stereo jack) into the headphone outlet. Can hardly hear the sound. How do I get decent volume out of this system?


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02 Aug 2010   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Are they powered speakers?
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02 Aug 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
The answer is probably very simple but here goes: I plugged my speakers (1/8" stereo jack) into the headphone outlet. Can hardly hear the sound. How do I get decent volume out of this system?
WIN + X
Maximize volume.

WIN is the key with the wavy flag on it.

Many headphone speakers have a volume control lever on them. Should be located where the left and right speaker wires join back together.
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02 Aug 2010   #4
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

Please re-read my post..........
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02 Aug 2010   #5
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

Not powered speakers.
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02 Aug 2010   #6
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
Not powered speakers.
There's your answer. Headphones are designed to give higher output at low wattage output levels. Speakers aren't.
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