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Windows 7: Audio too loud on earphones

11 Feb 2011   #11


You never did say what earphones you have. That may provide a clue as to the problem.

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12 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 7

Trust me, it is not the earphones. I have tried using Logitech USB earphones and old fashioned plug it into the jack earphone. I also have the same problem my my dell laptop, as I do on my PC. All sound drivers have been uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times to try to fix this problem. It is very frustrating.
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12 Feb 2011   #13

Windows 7

All sound drivers have been uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times to try to fix this problem. It is very frustrating.
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12 Feb 2011   #14

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Forgive my narrow perspective, but I fail to see the problem. Every headset that I have owned has it's own volume control, which is capable of reducing volume to any degree desired. If the problem is global, then you can reduce the volume of the OS itself (not to mention that most apps with sound have their own volume controls also). My sound card also has it's own volume control, and between all of these, it is only necessary to find a balance between them that fits all conditions. Actually, I like my headset to have extra volume available, so that I can lay them on the bed beside me when watching a movie, rather than being forced to always wear them.

All of this aside, you need to be more specific about your hardware and issue than you have been, to be given info more relevant to your problem.
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24 Jan 2012   #15

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

I had this after purchasing some new Sennheiser headphones.
The problem is headphone type output is given extra power.
The solution is to set the front panel jack to standard speakers.

Here is a picture guide:

For Realtek drivers, you do this by opening the 'Realtek HD Audio Manager'.
( Double click the little red speaker icon down in the System Tray )

On the right, you will see images of the audio jacks that you have available.
Double click the green audio jack under the Front Panel section.

This will open up a window with tickboxes allowing you to set the device type.
Tick the 'Front Speaker Out' box instead of 'Headphone'.

This also solved for me issues of hearing 'chirping' and other static like noises.
Remember to do the reverse if you plug something in and the volume is too low.
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01 Feb 2012   #16



Wow, thanks.
Works like a charm.
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