I just finished building a new computer and am having issues with the sound. I have to keep my volume levels down to about 6; if I go much higher, the sound is way too loud. I've attempted to adjust sound levels, re-download drivers, playing with the enhancements, changing the bit rate and depth (which I don't even know what those do), and switching head phones. I'm currently using a pair of Polk 4 Shot headphones with an audio/mic splitter.

One of my two monitors does have an option for audio in the back, and all the levels there seem normal; however, I am missing my mic input.

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Any suggestions?

  • Where is the sound coming out just your headphones or speakers too? – NetworkKingPin Apr 14 '16 at 5:04
  • @NetworkKingPin Just my headphones, I have no speakers. – sparkyShorts Apr 14 '16 at 5:10

It is most likely the Headset.

Read this article Polk 4 Shot Review if only it were built is pc in mind

Below is pulled from the Article

And there are no in-line controls on any of the three cables. Well, that’s not entirely true—on the cable intended for phones you get a single button to answer calls with. But there are no volume adjusters or mute buttons, because this thing is intended to be used with the included Xbox One chat adapter which builds all those things in. Except, of course, you’re using this with a PC so the Xbox One chat adapter is useless.

So in Conclusion it is the headset whatever volume you have it set on the PC it is going to interpret it into the headset.

So the device being built for Xbox purposes with no in line button controls lets you know why the volume is so high because its not allowing volume control on both ends.

If that is a problem I would look into getting a headset for pc and xbox or one or the other.

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    Yup, you're right. I just scrounged up another pair of ear buds and tried them and they work just fine. Looks like I'll need to make another investment. Thank you! – sparkyShorts Apr 14 '16 at 5:41
  • Your welcome. It may be possible to make an adapter but you would have to do some research and it may not be worth it in the end. – NetworkKingPin Apr 14 '16 at 5:43

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