Sound issues with my mini

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thejadedmonkey, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    I got a mini when they first came out.. upgraded the RAM and HDD to 512mb's and 100gigs. It's still running 10.3.9. I use an m-audio sonica theater USB sound card too.

    Yesterday my roommate and I were listening to music, and he said that it sounds washed out. I compared his music to mine (same song) and lo and behold, he was right. Mine's washed out. Now I use an external sound card.. so I plugged the speakers into my mini's audio-out port. still washed out. I tried the speakers plugged into my iPod, and they were fine. I tried my sound card on my PC and it was fine. It's only from my mac... I tried deleting all the com.xxxx.plist files I could find that had to do with sound and audio, and nothing helped. it's still all washed out. It does this when I play music through iTunes and RealPlayer.

    anyone know why? I'll try to check as often as possible, but internet's down in my dorm for the week and I can only get it while I'm in class....
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    You might check the properties for the output of your sound box in Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup. If the bitrate somehow got itself set lower than usual, that could do it.
  3. gameguy3001 macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2007
    Saskatoon, SK
    i agree, the bitrate should be at 44100.0 Hz. you can also try to reset the PRAM by starting up your computer and holding command+option+P+R at startup and see if that helps

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