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#1 fuel925

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:46

When I plug my headphones into the jack on the front of my PC, I'd like the Win7 system volume to reduce to 25% as that is a comfortable setting. At the moment I do this manually, but occasionally I forget and nearly blast my ears off if the volume is at 100% :o I'm sure in past versions of windows in volume mixer you could set different levels for speakers and headphones, but I can't find any such setting any more. Is it still possible in Win7, and if not does anyone know of a small application that will do what I need automatically?

Thanks :woot:


#2 Radium

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 15:01

I have a Realtek sound chip and their drivers. I've chosen to make the front-panel jacks a separate device so I don't have to plug it in and out all the time. This lowers the wear and tear significantly on the jacks and the connectors and it allows me to set different values so I can make the speakers and headset match. This is changed in the Realtek HD audio control panel.

Maybe you can solve your problem with this method?

#3 Richard C.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:24

I have a Realtek sound chip and their drivers. I've chosen to make the front-panel jacks a separate device so I don't have to plug it in and out all the time. This lowers the wear and tear significantly on the jacks and the connectors and it allows me to set different values so I can make the speakers and headset match. This is changed in the Realtek HD audio control panel.

Maybe you can solve your problem with this method?


Unless this is supported in your driver settings app (since WIndows has no setting for it), or you are lucky enough to have a usb headphone amp, this is probably your only solution. Although if you can justify the cost of a USB headphone amp the increase in sound quality alone probably justifies the purchase.

#4 sagum

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:36

Right click speaker in system try, go to play back options, and click communications tab. select do nothing and you're good to go.