Problem solved. Headphone volume

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Renegade, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Renegade

    Renegade Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    When I have my Apple earphones in, volume is totally normal. But when I plug my headset in, I have to raise the volume to max and even then, it's still not enough. Everything is quiet. I've updated the Realtek Audio Driver but it didn't seem to do anything. Any tips?
     
  2. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    Are you on a Mac or a PC? I know there's some setting on the PC that will muffle the volume on some things when in use, if that makes sense. Don't ask me what that setting is though haha
     
  3. Renegade

    Renegade Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    PC. I checked all audio settings. Stereo levels stay the same but sound normal on my earphones. It's just quieter on my headset for some reason. Levels and everything are still the same though.
     
  4. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    Have you attempted to plug your headset into another computer elsewhere to test its volume levels?
     
  5. Renegade

    Renegade Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    It's not a USB one. It plugs into the headphone jack on the side of my computer.
     
  6. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    K. Same question lol. Have you attempted to plug it into the headphone jack on another computer
     
  7. Renegade

    Renegade Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Yeah. Works fine.
     
  8. Renegade

    Renegade Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    It seems like it's only my computer for some reason. Still not sure how to fix it.
     
  9. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    I know you said you updated the driver, but did you try completely uninstalling the driver then reinstalling (clean install, per se)? The reinstall would occur when you plug it back in (generally)
     
  10. Renegade

    Renegade Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Yep. Still didn't do anything. I'm using my earphones now and the volume is fine. I don't know what it is.
     
  11. chuckwagon

    chuckwagon Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    Does your PC have a front headphone jack and a back headphone jack? If so, try whichever one you are not using to test.
     
  12. chuckwagon

    chuckwagon Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    Also is there some sort of audio profile set up with your audio software i. e. stereo or Dolby 5.1 that is not affected by simple iPhone earbuds, but is getting circumvented by your headset ?

    Also, your headset does not require USB power?
     
  13. Renegade

    Renegade Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    My PC only has one. And as far as I can see and know, there isn't a program associated with any earphones, headphones, or anything else, besides the basic controls on the computer. And no, it doesn't require USB power.
     
  14. Meowcenary

    Meowcenary Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Are you plugging the headset and the apple earphones in different jacks?

    I noticed with some computers, plugging headphones into the jack on the motherboard vs. the jack on the computer case can have significantly different max sound volume

    Dunno why, but its been a issue for me on my current computer and others before it
     
  15. Renegade

    Renegade Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Same one.
     
  16. chuckwagon

    chuckwagon Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    Do your headphones also have a mic? Or just headphones? Are the apple earbuds the iPhone kind that also have a built in mic? Or just earbuds? Do you have any other headphones to be able to test in the jack to figure out which behavior is the exception and which is the rule?
     
  17. Renegade

    Renegade Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    It has a mic. The Apple earbuds have a built in mic on the right side. The other headphones I have work fine. It's just the headset that's having this problem.
     
  18. Renegade

    Renegade Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Well, I still haven't figured it out.
     
  19. KillerZebra

    KillerZebra Forum Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    What is your audio card and your headset model
     
  20. Renegade

    Renegade Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Well it seems like there's no solution so I'm going to get rid of the headset and get one with a USB instead.
     
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