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Low Volume in Headphones

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September 6, 2012 4:43:26 PM

Hi,

I have a Creative sound blaster 5.1 VX sound card in my system. Creative SB 5.1 speaker system runs very smoothly in it. However, i recently bought an Audio Technica ATH M20 headphone, but the volume is extremely low in the headphone. I have maxed out all possible volumes everywhere. Onboard sound is disabled. While listening to music on VLC Media player, if i max out the volume, the sound starts crackling.
Is this a problem with the headphone having a low volume output, or something wrong with the sound card? Speakers have good volume though. Need serious help to boost volume on my headphones!!
Here is my pc configuration -

Windows XP SP3
4Gb RAM
580GB Storage
AMD HD 6450 Graphics
Corsair VX550 PSU
AOC 18.5 monitor
Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 VX sound card

Any inputs?

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September 6, 2012 5:08:39 PM

Try plugging them into the headphone jack on the speakers.
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September 6, 2012 7:08:12 PM

The specs clearly say that this card has "Line-Out (front / rear / center / subwoofer)
Line-In / Mic-In" and needs amplified speakers or headphones in you case.
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September 6, 2012 9:04:54 PM

noidea_77 said:
The specs clearly say that this card has "Line-Out (front / rear / center / subwoofer)
Line-In / Mic-In" and needs amplified speakers or headphones in you case.


So how do i amplify my headphones? Plug an external amplifier in between ?
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September 7, 2012 2:38:26 AM

yup, unless your speakers have an amplified headphone jack on them.
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September 7, 2012 5:04:16 AM

Best answer selected by Manoranjan2012.
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September 7, 2012 5:05:15 AM

Thank you all for the inputs, i guess now i know what to do!
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September 7, 2012 7:12:26 AM

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