Default computer volume

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sandyt88
KVRer
6 posts since 25 Jan, 2020

Post Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:20 pm

Does anyone have any technical explanation why Microsoft set their default volume at 2/3 and Bose recommends volume at 2/3?

https://superuser.com/questions/1318257 ... lume-level

https://www.bose.com/en_us/support/arti ... puter.html

Test case: watch Taylor Swift music videos beginning from 2017 (Look What You Made Me Do, Delicate, End Game...) all mastering at correct db levels without youtube normalizing it, use Microsoft default volume at 2/3 and adjust your speaker volume by the speaker's physical knob.

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BertKoor
KVRAF
11483 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Default computer volume

Post Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:33 pm

The answer is proper gain staging: running each component at it's optimal volume.

If you set it higher, you might get distortion from clipping and in the occasions you need it you have no more room for a little boost.

If you set it lower, it's a waste of headroom and background noise will be lots higher as well.
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