Sound Quality Problem
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Sun May 13 10:09:13 UTC 2007
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 FC6,
> I notice significant difference in sound quality as compared to
> As far as I notice, the sound in FC6 turns noticably bad especially
> 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 sound.
The only think I can think of is: Are you boosting the bass in Windows,
and noticing that difference? I haven't seen tone controls on a Linux
control panel, and artificially boosting bass doesn't really compensate
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 and
right signals, you end up with a mono signal comprised of left minus
right, which seriously drops the bass down, as well as introducing other
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
And what do you mean by bad? Distorting? Lacking in bass? Something
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 whether
using those crappy PC speakers, or the Wharfedales on the stereo system.
(This box runs FC6, my others run FC4 & FC5, in case that's
important to the thread.)
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