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Headphones getting quieter/headset reccomendations
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I got a cheap 20$ headset a couple months ago and they've worked fine, except the sound keeps getting quieter, my volume setting for windows started at 20 and now it's at max and I can't hear it too well. What's causing this/how can I fix it?

If it can't be fixed I would like a recommendation, I would need a mic also

I got a cheap 20$ headset a couple months ago and they've worked fine, except the sound keeps getting quieter, my volume setting for windows started at 20 and now it's at max and I can't hear it too well. What's causing this/how can I fix it?

If it can't be fixed I would like a recommendation, I would need a mic also
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vulcWhat's causing this?vulcI got a cheap 20$ headset
[quote=vulc]What's causing this?[/quote]
[quote=vulc]I got a cheap 20$ headset[/quote]
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if you feel like it, you can take it apart to get a check on torn cables
similliar thing happened to me on a cheap unit aswell

if you feel like it, you can take it apart to get a check on torn cables
similliar thing happened to me on a cheap unit aswell
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if I did find torn cables what would I do? Solder them?

if I did find torn cables what would I do? Solder them?
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yup, soldering

yup, soldering
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Rockzyup, soldering

this not an option for me sadly

also for some it seems as if my volume has gotten louder overnight so now I can hear stuff at 100 volume instead of stuff being barely audible at 100

[quote=Rockz]yup, soldering[/quote]
this not an option for me sadly

also for some it seems as if my volume has gotten louder overnight so now I can hear stuff at 100 volume instead of stuff being barely audible at 100
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#7
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Can you rule out that you're becoming deaf?
Never underestimate PEBKAC.

Can you rule out that you're becoming deaf?
Never underestimate PEBKAC.
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SetsulCan you rule out that you're becoming deaf?
Never underestimate PEBKAC.

I was thinking about that but through my EXTENSIVE testing I have determined that it is in fact a problem with my headset and not my ears.

I tested it out by plugging my headset into my phone and observing that the volume was much quieter on my phone also, even when I had the volume set to max. I also tried both earpods and AirPods and I could hear them both fine at normal levels.

[quote=Setsul]Can you rule out that you're becoming deaf?
Never underestimate PEBKAC.[/quote]
I was thinking about that but through my EXTENSIVE testing I have determined that it is in fact a problem with my headset and not my ears.

I tested it out by plugging my headset into my phone and observing that the volume was much quieter on my phone also, even when I had the volume set to max. I also tried both earpods and AirPods and I could hear them both fine at normal levels.
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#9
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bump,

it's gotten even more quiet

bump,

it's gotten even more quiet
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have you tried loudness equalization?

have you tried loudness equalization?
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kuhnockershave you tried loudness equalization?

whats that

[quote=kuhnockers]have you tried loudness equalization?[/quote]
whats that
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#12
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you're going deaf

you're going deaf
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https://www.tekrevue.com/tip/normalize-volume-levels-loudness-equalization/
loudness equalization makes your games louder.

https://www.tekrevue.com/tip/normalize-volume-levels-loudness-equalization/
loudness equalization makes your games louder.
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