System volume when using speakers

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by kylera, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. kylera macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    #1
    Is there an optimal volume for OS X when using external speakers? Or does it really matter? I'm not thinking about doing anything special, just listening to music or playing games.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

    Macman45

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    If you are using iTunes, play with the Equaliser settings until you find a level that suits your speakers.

    Then adjust your volume using the speakers inbuilt volume controls (if they have one)
     
  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020

    TMRaven

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    #3
    Naturally it's always 'whatever sounds best to you' ;)

    If your speakers are ran through a complete line-out then you shouldn't have any way to adjust osx's volume, only iTune's volume. If you aren't, then you're probably double amping and the speakers aren't being as efficient as they could be.
     
  4. bwhli macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Set system volume to 70-80%, and adjust your speaker volume to a comfortable volume.
     

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