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Q: Windows 10 Upgrade / Audio Sound - Terrible Quality

About one week ago from today's date my computer automatically updated from W 10 Upgrade Terrible Windows / Sound Quality - Audio to Windows 10 Upgrade / Audio Sound - Terrible Quality W and since Windows 10 Upgrade / Audio Sound - Terrible Quality then the audio speaker sound quality has noticeable nbsp dissipated nbsp Previously I enjoyed a listening to music with a stereo sound quality and since the update the sound quality mimics a transistor radio AM nbsp I have went into the device manager scanned for hardware updates uninstalled and reinstalled the driver changed the sample rate and bit depeth within the Playback devices tab reached out to MS for answers nbsp Unfortunately nothing is working and I believe the solution is to update the sound card from the Manufacturer nbsp I have input my model type in the HP support and driver download section but I do not know which specific software to choose nbsp Also I have referred to my HP assistant icon and it tells me everything is update to date for my device nbsp Hopefully someone out there with experience can give me the proper directions to solve the issue I have searched the HP support forum and I see there are others who have had a similar experience nbsp Thank you in advance nbsp JS nbsp

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A: Windows 10 Upgrade / Audio Sound - Terrible Quality

Hi: Here is the link to the W10 audio driver from your PC's support page. Install and restart the PC. This package provides the Tempo High Definition Audio Driver for supported desktop models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp71717.exe
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Hi Vipin Yadav,
I would suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the audio driver from Dell website as these drivers are tested on the Dell system. Please follow the steps mentioned below to uninstall the audio card.

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You probably can't go wrong with the Audigy cards or any of the middle to top end Sound Blasters. The cheaper SB's give distortions- that you may be experieincing- on some mother boards. I have a little machine in the bed room with one in there and the voices sound like robots many times.

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The link doesn't works:

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Quote: Originally Posted by schwarzennegger

Hello Guys,

Thank's for looking,recently addicted to hear music in quality sound.Spend quite lot of money,buying a DAC,and Great music system too.

I have heared we can make some changes in windows7 to get the Audio quality best.I have J River media player.

Any idea's and suggestion most welcome,i am sure your advise will help like minded people too.

Hi and welcome to the 7 forums.
What kind of sound card do you have? Audiophiles would generally have a dedicated soundcard feeding an expensive amp with really good speakers.
One thing you could check is to go to the control panel and click on sound, select speakers and properties. On the advanced tab check (if your hardware supports it) you are set to 24 bit audio and studio quality.
You would also need to rip your music cd's in FLAC (free lossless audio codec) which retains the original glory of the music. Playing this back through a good sound card to a hi fi system sounds every bit as good as the original but is more convenient. Good sound cards costing over $100 will also make MP3 files sound better. Garbage in garbage out, the better the source material the better the output will be. Do a search in goggle for FLAC there you will find codecs to add to Windows Media player. Players like Winamp have FLAC support built in.
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[QUOTE=rosjon60;2043464] Frequently music playback in the files converted from a number of formats ( obv. to wmv) is dodgy, choppy or simply not capable of being listened to.

If they are converted from some other format, it could be the program that is converting them. But, was the audio OK in the other formats?
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And from that you can open the Mixer:

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We are specifically interested in the PLAYBACK TAB.
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A:poor audio quality

Your system is not compatible for Windows 7 since there is no audio drivers for Windows 7. If the system is compatible with Windows Vista or XP I recommend sticking with that.
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A:Poor quality Audio

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Come on. No one can even help me on THIS?
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A:I'm Having Poor Audio Quality!

How about more details?

On 1 song or all songs?

Always at the same point in a given song?

On mp3s, waves, or any file format?

Is this a recent development?

What player are you using?

If it's a recent development and everything was fine at one time, how has your PC been altered since everything was fine? New hardware? Software updates?

Etcetera. More info needed.
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Is there anyway to use windows native driver and make the headset mic work?

Why does dell release such a bad quality driver since the hardware is perfectly capable of delivery good sound? 


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hugorafael17Is there anyway to use windows native driver and make the headset mic work?
hugorafael17The dell audio driver for the realtek soundcard in my laptop is very bad, it delivers a dull sound, with almost no bass and really loud on high frequencies.
If you have WavesMaxx make sure that is not the problem. It only works with the Realtek driver, not the native, so try disabling its settings.
Or you could try a driver directly from Realtek.
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What is your computer's make and model? You can go to the manufacturer's support website and download and install the latest audio drivers. Is XP fully updated from Microsoft's Update website?
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A:Do Audio Video Cables quality matter much?

Red,White audio RCA are much the same.
It's haveing and useing a SVHS video cable instead of Yellow RCA.
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A:The audio quality I need for video and game playback.

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A:Best video to high quality audio converter

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Contextant driver is bad and so is windows 8.1 generic driver.

please help

A:Satellite Pro U400 - audio quality not good

To be honest, I have no idea what you mean exactly by ?quality is awful?.
I owned an Satellite U400 notebook is the past and I have to say that the sound quality was good enough.

The Satellite U400 is a small 13.3? notebook and the speakers were fitted to the notebook dimensions.
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The audio interface is connected to notebook?s USB port and the external speakers are commenced to the external audio interface.

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A:Sound Quality

If you're having quality issues recording, check the audio settings in control panel first.

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One other thing...

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Also, which is the best sound quality all in all:

MP3 (Lame): 320Kbps / 44.1khz
WMA 10 Pro: VBR 98% / 96khz / 24bit
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I'll be listening in my car, burning on a DVD too.

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A:sound quality said:

I have a few questions regarding sound quality. I've purchaed songs from Itunes (128kbps AAC) and from Amazon (256kbs MP3). If I convert them to wave, which is lossless - is it still truly lossless?Click to expand...

No, when a music file is compressed some of the sound digitally subtracted out and if you convert to wave it can't be added back in so it's still lossy. said:

Also, which is the best sound quality all in all:
MP3 (Lame): 320Kbps / 44.1khz
WMA 10 Pro: VBR 98% / 96khz / 24bit
WMA 9.2 Lossless: VBR 100% / 48khz / 24bit 2 channel
WAVE uncompressed: 24bit DVD / 96khz / 2 stereoClick to expand...

There all pretty close, there wouldn't be a noticeable difference, but the wave format is technically the best. said:

If I'm not mistaking, isn't a regular CD in wave format?Click to expand...

A regular CD and a wave file are both uncompressed, but a CD is formatted in a certain way to be playable on regular CD players. More info here:

Your car stereo will play both regular CD's and Mp3 CD's and DVD's. To get the most number of songs on a disc you should burn an Mp3 DVD.

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This is inclusive of both flv on the web and also flv that are on my hd.

i have updated my onboard sound card drivers, and also updated my flash player vesion. No success.

Note: All vids besides flv work fine.

amd 4200X2
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2gb ram
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A:FLV Sound Quality?!?!

ignore this thread please. I have just fixed the problem. Well i wouldnt call it fixed. i simply played with my cables (5.1 which i now realize i forgot to mention before) and now its workin. Think about it, touch cables it fixes flv, but doesnt touch mp3???