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Low Volume in Headphones

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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More about volume headphones
  1. Try plugging them into the headphone jack on the speakers.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ?
  4. Best answer
    yup, unless your speakers have an amplified headphone jack on them.
  5. Best answer selected by Manoranjan2012.
  6. Thank you all for the inputs, i guess now i know what to do!
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