Right-click the device and select Properties. Identify it via its name and not the icon. Link to this Post; User profile for user: christopher rigby1 christopher rigby1 User level: Level 4 (2,246 points) macOS Speciality level out of ten: 0. I've got a Snowball with a homemade pop filter in front of it, but I still sound like I'm in a tunnel ... or a really small, cramped office (go figure!). Everything sounds like it has heavy compression, even in my headphones - very odd. This is to do with a power management feature that is enabled by default on Dell systems. There is no longer any bass and the overall sound is now hollow and tinny. They're also great for enjoying tunes in your home. I just solved my own problem and thought others might benefit, since I could not find the solution using internet search. Thread reply - more options. I hope if you or your friend was having this issue, this was the solution to the problem. The sound quality comming through my headphones via cable/socket connection has suddenly deteriorated. Conclusion: It's sad to see people frustrated with their new headphones not realizing the issue could be as simple as a bass setting. Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers. This will fix sound distortion and static in almost all system. On the Properties window, go to the Services tab. It’s possible that other manufacturers have something similar in their sound management utility. Final decision: If you want to enjoy high-quality sound -- and really, all the sounds in a piece of music -- headphones are your best bet. Here, you will see your Bluetooth speaker or headphones. I had this problem on another computer, and unplugging the headphones and plugging them back in fixed it, however that does not fix it on this laptop. Should I repost this issue in a different forum...? The icon very likely may be incorrect so the name will help you identify your speakers or headphones correctly. More Less. I have looked at HP support for information but nothing seems relevant to ths issue. For such a small body part, ears can cause a lot of trouble. I've been playing around with compression, but I don't know anything about audio so I'm not sure how to even describe my problem, let alone figure out how to fix it. If you’re using a Dell laptop/desktop, your speakers might occasionally crack. Hence lowering the overpowering muffled sound of lower frequencies. If this did or did not solve your issue, please participate in the pole below. Here are 14 factors that can lead to weird ear symptoms and hearing loss. But if you're working out at the gym or commuting, earbuds are probably better, due to their light weight and portability. Other people have had this problem I know, but solutions that work for them don't work for me. 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