Sound Quality Problem
golvin at gmail.com
Sun May 13 16:03:41 UTC 2007
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. K8T NEO 2 motherboard
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 19
I/O ports at c400 [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
I am really confused now.. I have no idea what I have done, but it seems
like it sounds pleasant now, as compared to what I got previously. I can
only remember I changed all the ALSA as my sound driver for all option in
the Sound Preferences, and I disabled software sound mixing (ESD) in the
Hmm.. could anyone explain to me the relevance of what I did with the sound?
I know I will never get to learn anything if I just 'let it be since it is
On 5/13/07, Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko at greshko.com> wrote:
> Guo Lin wrote:
> > Thank you for replying.
> > I play the same mp3 on my FC6 and WinXP on the same PC using the same
> > speakers. But they sounds really different. I find the music turns
> > crappy in FC6. I use default settings for the equalizers/mixers etc. For
> > acapella music, it does not sound too differently between that in FC6
> > and WinXP. The 'crappiness' of the music is more significant when the
> > drums, bass, etc come in the music. The music sounds like it is played
> > on old bad speakers.
> > Sorry for my bad English. I hope you can understand what I am trying to
> > express. ^.^"
> > I just found out that when I play the mp3 in mpg321 in terminal, it
> > sounds as good as it is played in Windows. But when the same song is
> > played using other players, they sound much worse than that. I do not
> > know what this could mean but I hope by stating this can help someone to
> > identify the problem and eventually help me to overcome it. =)
> Could you run "lspci -v" as root and post the output that is associated
> your sound card or sound hardware?
> > On 5/13/07, *Tim* <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
> > <mailto:ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au>> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-05-13 at 17:05 +0800, Guo Lin wrote:
> > > Hi, I am a very new user of Fedora Core 6. Since I started to use
> > > I notice significant difference in sound quality as compared to
> > > Windows.
> > > As far as I notice, the sound in FC6 turns noticably bad
> > > when bass comes in the music.
> > Beyond some fault causing distortion, I can't see why one would be
> > different than the other, it's the same hardware producing the
> > The only think I can think of is: Are you boosting the bass in
> > and noticing that difference? I haven't seen tone controls on a
> > control panel, and artificially boosting bass doesn't really
> > for crappy speakers.
> > The other thing that springs to mind, is having a duff audio cable,
> > where the ground isn't properly connected. Instead of getting left
> > right signals, you end up with a mono signal comprised of left minus
> > right, which seriously drops the bass down, as well as introducing
> > odd phasing errors.
> > What are you playing, though? And how are you listening? MP3s were
> > notorious for having crap bass, and a less than brilliant decoder
> > doesn't help.
> > And what do you mean by bad? Distorting? Lacking in
> bass? Something
> > else?
> > For what it's worth, on my various PCs, the sound sounds the same
> > whatever OS is driving it. For any file format (an ogg on Windows
> > versus an ogg on Linux, and so on, but not ogg versus MP3), and
> > using those crappy PC speakers, or the Wharfedales on the stereo
> > --
> > (This box runs FC6, my others run FC4 & FC5, in case that's
> > important to the thread.)
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> > I read messages from the public lists.
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