Volume output soooooooo much louder in windows than os x....

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by daneoni, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I just installed iTunes on my windows partition and decided to play a song. I jumped immediately, the thing is waaay louder than i would get on the mac side. I've had to reduce the volume to almost zero and its still pretty loud, whilst on the mac side i have to max out the volume before i can get decent outputs.

    Why is this and is there a fix?
  2. thebeephaha macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2006
    Seattle WA
    Its just how the windows and its drivers handle the hardware. As far as a fix, don't know, just turn down the wave output as well so that the master volume has a more fluid and sensitive control.
  3. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    I know what you mean. I started playing a game, and kaboom! It scared me, and hurt my ears at the same time.
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    I hear ya. I keep my MacOS system volume at about 50% and iTunes at 100%. In Windows I have to turn the system volume down to a few pixels above 0. :eek:

    I've seen similar behavior on other PCs.

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