"Different" speaker sound while running Windows/Bootcamp

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Elbartow, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Elbartow macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I just noticed that the sound of my 21.5" iMac speakers kinda changes notably when I´m using Windows (Bootcamp).

    Compared to the sound while using Snow Leopard, it sound very thin, bass-less and... just strange. More like MacBook speakers, or just small speakers.

    Another thing is that the headphone input doesn´t work on Windows.

    Could these issues be related to audio drivers? I don´t know much about that sort of stuff... maybe you guys can help me, the sound is just terrible :(
     
  2. pt0016 macrumors regular

    pt0016

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    Wow, that happens to me as well, I thought it was just me, but I guess it's not... I have the 21.5" iMac as well.

    I'm guessing audio drivers are not as good as the ones on OS X?
     
  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020

    TMRaven

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    Did you go into the speaker preferences and configure them properly? I know when I put bootcamp on my iMac, the speakers while on windows were set to quad instead of only stereo, choosing stereo instead of quadro did help quite a bit. I also adjusted some other settings, but the sound still wasn't quite the same as on osx.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Same issue here! Thanks for the tip TMRaven - I'll have to try that.
     

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