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My headset sounds a little low. Not sure if my expectations were too high or this is normal. If 100% is loud it’s somewhere around 75% at max volume to my ears. I have a X570 Aorus Master. It has the following specs below for its headphone jack. Not sure if these specs are good or bad but just throwing them out there. The board also carry’s high end components for audio. Any help would be appreciated.
ESS SABRE reference DAC (ESS 9118)
Hyperstream Dynamic Range (SNR 125dB)
High-Res music (32bit, 192KHz PCM)
Super low THD+N (THD+N -112db)
I'm piggybacking out of curiosity. I am thinking of ordering these, I also have an x570 Aorus Master, hopefully someone with some knowledge will chime in.
You have to download the realtek audio driver from the X570 Master Gigabyte page. In the Realtek Audio Control panel in your programs list. The DAC/AMP program by Gigabyte pops up. You have to enable the AMP to the headphones from there. It does give them about 20% sound boost making everything sound much more fuller. Especially the bass. Mind you this is the front audio connector on your PC. I don't believe it works on the rear panel. Still unsure if the headphones are suppose to sound this low without the AMP on.
Thanks, ill probably pick them up and see how they are. Try and get back on here to update after I recieve them and see how they. Maybe some more will have some info about the low sound.
So here is an update on my experience. I was playing World of Warcraft and noticed that the volume levels on that game are very LOUD with my built in AMP/DAC on my motherboard. I went to play BFV and Monster Hunter World and noticed that the sound was much quieter. I would say about 15-25% lower on those two games. I'm really not sure why it gets pretty loud on WoW but not those games.
So I decided to try hooking the headset up to the audio input from my speakers (30$ logitechs) as opposed to the AMP/DAC audio inputs from my Mobo. The headset starting playing at WoW level volumes for BF4/Monster Hunter World. Obviously WoW volume got much louder than the previous AMP/DAC Mobo setup. With the headset hooked up to the speakers it gets painfully loud. I just can't use the mic as my speakers don't have that input. To be fair though, the AMP/DAC combo works fine for MIC/Audio. If your going to be playing games you need to be able to hear voice chat so game audio would need to be turned down a bit either way. When I decide not to use voice chat I can just hook them up to the speakers.
I may still invest into a Fulla 3 but that's down the line. For now I am happy with the headphones. While watching The Expanse I did notice some bass distortion on a certain scene. The bass in the scene was very rumbly but I think it was suppose to sound that way. Other than they sound very good!
i just got these and i feel the volume is prettylow as well. i have it connected to a brand new Corsair computer with a 3070 graphics card and b550 mother board. Do these neeed an amp? what are suggestions for decent priced dac/ amp for more volume. sound quality and staging sounds good, but lacking i would say a suggnicant amount of volume to enjoy for this price.
My x570 comes with an on board HiFI audio solution that was able to push them to decent levels.
I did try the Fulla 3 but eventually sent it back. It is able to push them though. If I remember correctly some of the bass got a little thin on the Fulla 3.
Hope this helps!
the max volume for me is too low i need something, but i dont want to loose integrity. i hear good things about the mayflower arc, but now were talking about $270, ouch!! how about schitt magni stack or something i can use with higher end earphones later with sepereage mic later. again, right now i just received the pc38x sounds good, and low....
Both the Mayflower and Schiit stack would be way too much for the 38x.
The Fulla 3 didn’t need to go past 50% volume. It did make the bass airy though. Mids sounded a bit more clear.
Schiit stack would be nice if you are gonna grab more gear down the line. Totally overkill though!
I was having the same problem and was about to return the headset as defective. However I found that the male jack was not completely inserted into the female jack (I hate it when that happens :) Anyway, I pushed it in firmly and that solved the problem for me.
Yup that’s all it was. Now my right ear cup sounds 20% quieter than the left sometimes. I have to squeeze my headset to get the juices flowing to the right ear cup sometimes. Annoying. May send back for a replacement.