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Windows 7: Volume level constant between hardware


14 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Volume level constant between hardware

Greetings everybody,

This is not a problem, but an inconvenience. When I plug in my headphones the level of volume is very loud. Meaning the volume doesn't automatically go down a bit. Hell, this isn't safe...

Is there a way for the Windows 7 audio program to remember my audio level for the headphones, which is 4 instead of 100... I bet a few of you have encountered this.

I always have to waste a few seconds manually switching the volume level.

I've included an attachment, as you can see there, there is no "Headphones". This is when I have my headphones plugged in, also it is the same as when they're plugged out. It appears that my headphones are not being recognized as a different device.



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14 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Greetings everybody,

This is not a problem, but an inconvenience. When I plug in my headphones the level of volume is very loud. Meaning the volume doesn't automatically go down a bit. Hell, this isn't safe...

Is there a way for the Windows 7 audio program to remember my audio level for the headphones, which is 4 instead of 100... I bet a few of you have encountered this.

I always have to waste a few seconds manually switching the volume level.

I've included an attachment, as you can see there, there is no "Headphones". This is when I have my headphones plugged in, also it is the same as when they're plugged out. It appears that my headphones are not being recognized as a different device.

They really aren't a device unless they're USB headphones. (but that's another story) The audio card mechanically switches the connections so you're getting the same output normally going to speakers.

At least that's the way it is on my system.... and yes, the phones are too loud.
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15 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Then what you mean is, there's no solution?
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15 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'll add in here, what Aphellion stated is correct - the way it is.

Cut the PC's volume down and use the volume control on your external speakers to jack up the level. That way it won't be too loud for your headset.
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15 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hm, I'll attempt to at least find some application which may be of some use.

I'll report if I have any success.
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15 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Also, forgot to add, if Windows 7 only recognizes individual hardware via USB ports, then that is a very flawed design, in my opinion.
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15 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Also, forgot to add, if Windows 7 only recognizes individual hardware via USB ports, then that is a very flawed design, in my opinion.
Headphones that simply plug into a jack are passive. The connection that cuts off the speakers when headphones are plugged in is mechanical (on most systems) in nature. The Output of the audio system is the same for both speaker and headphone... it's the motherboard hardware (audio card) that is the determining factor, not Windows... if the headphone was a separate device then Windows would recognize it.

Ap
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15 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Also, forgot to add, if Windows 7 only recognizes individual hardware via USB ports, then that is a very flawed design, in my opinion.
Headphones that simply plug into a jack are passive. The connection that cuts off the speakers when headphones are plugged in is mechanical (on most systems) in nature. The Output of the audio system is the same for both speaker and headphone... it's the motherboard hardware (audio card) that is the determining factor, not Windows... if the headphone was a separate device than Windows would recognize it.

Ap
Hm, very interesting.
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16 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

As you are asking about USB, which type of headphones do you actually have? I don't see that ever noted on your posts. If you have the standard type headphones with the 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo plug, that you plug into a headset jack on the PC (not the speakers) then what we have presented is correct.
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16 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have a stereo jack which I plug it in, it's not a USB.
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