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Windows 7: Advanced Audio Settings/Controls


13 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Advanced Audio Settings/Controls

This isn't so much a problem as more of something I'd like to know about. I'm curious as to whether there are advanced audio controls in Windows 7 somewhere, something like XP's controls where you could control the wav and all sorts of different audio levels. Wanting to know because with earphones in, I have to lower my volume level to 1, and even thats a bit loud.
The alternate is whether theres any settings in Realtek (the one you get with 7), that do the same/similar thing. Thanks

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13 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yep
Open the Microsoft volume mixer, select the device, properties and you can bring up quite a few adjustments.

Just an example:
"What U Hear" Recording - Enable
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13 Jan 2011   #3

 
 

This is how you do the sound settings for IDT Audio and RealTek in Vista, and I believe Windows 7 is the same or very similar:

Initial Settings:
Go to Control Panel, Sound, “Speaker + Dual Headphones”
Should have green check mark and say: Working
Select: Playback, Recording or Sounds
Double-click for settings, and choose all settings (including “Room Enhancements”)

To Boost or Lower the Volume:
1. Right click on "speaker/volume icon" on the right lower corner of Desktop.
2. Click "Playback devices"
3. Under Playback Tab, click "Speakers + Dual Headphones, and then click "Properties"
4.Under Enhancements Tab, scroll down + check on "Loudness Equalization", then click Apply + OK

Go to Control Panel + open IDT Audio, Playback
Click on: Settings, and choose your setting options
Then click on: Setup and choose your setting options

To Balance Speakers:
Go to IDT Audio, select Setup

Laptop speakers: Sound, “Speaker + Dual Headphones”
Should have green check mark and say: Working
Select: Playback, Recording or Sounds
Double-click for settings

Go to Control Panel + open IDT Audio, Playback
Click on: Settings, and choose all settings
Then click on: Setup and choose all settings

Headphone settings:
Go to Control Panel + open IDT Audio
“Independent Dual Headphones”
For Playback
Settings
Check: set as default
Bass Management – have set at the maximum
Optimize Bass Routing – have it selected (button turns green)
Independent Dual Headphones is the middle one

Sound Mixing for Headphones
Go to Control Panel + open Sound
Select Independent Dual Headphones + double-click on it
To adjust base: Go to Enhancements + check Bass Boost + Low Frequency Protection, + then go down to Settings and try different settings.
Same for Headphone Virtualization and Loudness Equalization
Go to Control Panel + open IDT Audio, Playback
In left-hand column, select: Equalization, and choose settings
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13 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks p5bdkw, it helped greatly. Found what I need to change.

Also Imperfect1, thanks for the post, but I can't see the text well... its all black :P meaning I have to highlight it to read. But nonetheless, problem solved .

Thanks guys
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13 Jan 2011   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuzz Ball View Post
Thanks p5bdkw, it helped greatly. Found what I need to change.

Also Imperfect1, thanks for the post, but I can't see the text well... its all black :P meaning I have to highlight it to read. But nonetheless, problem solved .

Thanks guys
Glad you solved your problem Fuzz Ball, but I'm really puzzled by your comment. Why would the text be all black? You can't see the text, and you have to highlight it? I'm really confused, because it looks perfectly clear and normal to me. Would you mind very much taking a screen shot so that we can see what you mean? Thanks very much.
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13 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

It's black text on black background for me. :P


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14 Jan 2011   #7

 
 

Jeez, I've never heard of anything like that. I wonder why one post on a forum would appear any different than any other post on your system? It's not like the forum poster can control your system! I can understand the font being different, of course, but the background color on your screen? That's a real mystery!
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14 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm using the pitch black setting... what colour does the background and text appear to you?
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14 Jan 2011   #9

 
 

I'm using the Seven Forums default theme: (SF Default CDN)
My background is a pale, pale blue, almost white. Text is black.
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14 Jan 2011   #10

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I couldn't read it on my screen either---black on black.
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