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Windows 7: Low Sound Volume


20 Sep 2010   #1
Nan

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Low Sound Volume

I am a medical transcriptionist by trade and have moderate hearing loss. I am not using the external speakers as there is much static and too much background noise. I am using the system unit. There is no static. The volume is set at its highest setting. I am wondering if there is a way that the volume can be tweaked to a higher setting. I would appreciate any assistance with my problem. Thanks so much.


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20 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Nan and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Headphones are passive devices, meaning that they do not have a built-in amplifier. The audio output of the motherboard, whilst it is capable of driving headphones and passive speakers, is intended to drive active speakers. Are you using headphones plugged into the green audio out socket? Try plugging the speakers in and then plug the headphones into them.
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20 Sep 2010   #3
Nan

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hello again,
Yes, my headset is plugged into the green socket. The external speakers are also plugged into the "Shuttle" system unit.

However, I must point out that for the average normal hearing person the volume maybe just fine for them. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with the volume, just that I need for it to be increased or tweaked at a higher volume level than the system currently puts out. It's true, my headset does not have an amplifier; do you think this would make any difference if it did? Does this make sense? I hope so.

Thanking you in advance for your assistance.
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20 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Do the speakers have a headphone socket? If so, plug your headphones into that and adjust the volume using the control on the speakers.
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20 Sep 2010   #5
Nan

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes, the headphones have a socket and I have plugged them into the speakers. I still get some static.

However, I should mention that I am not working with a stand-alone transcription machine and that I receive digital dictation via the internet. The company that I work for has their own online transcription player from which I work with. I had a thought...could their player be tweaked to a higher volume setting and would that help my situation. What are thoughts about that? Thank you!
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20 Sep 2010   #6

win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

i have a suggestion which is use an external amplifier plugged into the speaker output
then connect your active speakers to the output of the external amp or headphones.
you may have to lower the pc speaker output so you get a good match,ive used this idea for some years and it works a treat
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20 Sep 2010   #7
Nan

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hello Oldfogey,
Thanks for your suggestion; I will try this. Have a great day!
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20 Sep 2010   #8

win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

ok if you need any help with finding an amp or getting a match just ask.
make sure you use high quality cables to connect up some amps only have phono or phono and 3.5 stereo jack to 5 pin din.any problems just ask.
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