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Generic USB SC Volume WAYYY too LOUD/Hissing

I just purchase one of those generic 5.1 USB sounds for like $4 off ebay. The previous one I had worked fine and had very few issues but i bent the body and detached the soldered leads from the circuit board (i might repair it). anyways the replacement I bought is incredibly loud and has a very noticeable hiss. I literally have the OS (Win7) volume set at 1 and its incredibly loud and even WORSE when i turn on loudness correction. before i chalk this up to me being an intolerable cheap ass, is there anything I can do to remedy this problem?
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  1. Ask the seller if you can exchange it for a new one or return it and buy a proper one you cheap ass (not intended for insulting you).
  2. Does sound you play come out of the device?
  3. jay_nar2012 said:
    Does sound you play come out of the device?
    Yes it does, but its incredibly loud (even at 1/100 volume) and it hisses. The hissing stops when the sound stops
  4. Does the device have a separate volume control?

    Does it do the same with other computers or laptops?
  5. jay_nar2012 said:
    Does the device have a separate volume control?

    Does it do the same with other computers or laptops?
    No it doesn't have a separate volume control and it the problems do occur with other pcs.
  6. Best answer
    I think it is most likely faulty, its only $4 but tell the seller that it doesn't work properly and ask for a new one, its less hassle to get a new one than spending a few hours troubleshooting.

    You could also try wriggling the connectors about and see if that does anything..
    Or try a different piece of audio equipment on the device (like another pair of speakers or headphones).
  7. jay_nar2012 said:
    I think it is most likely faulty, its only $4 but tell the seller that it doesn't work properly and ask for a new one, its less hassle to get a new one than spending a few hours troubleshooting.

    You could also try wriggling the connectors about and see if that does anything..
    Or try a different piece of audio equipment on the device (like another pair of speakers or headphones).
    Alright thanks :)
  8. No problem.
  9. Best answer selected by James McKeane.
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