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    Re: Better audio quality in Ubuntu v. Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by amauk View Post
    could be lots of reasons
    probably the Linux driver for your audio chipset is better than the windows driver

    but it could also be windows7 that's at fault (never used it so no idea if this is accurate, but I hear it uses software emulation to do sound processing, rather than utilising the hardware)

    but it's probably the audio driver that's the reason
    And far better use of overall RAM by Ubuntu may contribute, who knows!
    Ubuntu 11.04, Mac OS X 10.4.11

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    Re: Better audio quality in Ubuntu v. Windows

    For me i cant tell the difference they are basically exactly the same (arch linux and windows xp same laptop) not so sure with ubuntu though as i have it installed on a different computer then my windows

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    Re: Better audio quality in Ubuntu v. Windows

    For me the quality in windows is not as good as my soundcard seems to get more boost under linux
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    Re: Better audio quality in Ubuntu v. Windows

    Other than the occasionaly weird sound issue I get, I agree that sound is better in Linux than in Windows(XP). Though like others have said, it is probably highly dependant on which soundcard, and settings you have. But for me, the default settings on my system are better in Ubuntu than in Windows. The bass is more intense and pure, and the trebles are crisper.

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    Re: Better audio quality in Ubuntu v. Windows

    I've never noticed any difference in any OS on any computer, maybe it's just not so great speakers? Always seems fine for me, I'll take it
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    Re: Better audio quality in Ubuntu v. Windows

    For my sound card(intel HDA), Windows.

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    Re: Better audio quality in Ubuntu v. Windows

    for me its the same on both win 7 and lynx but the video quality its a bit better on win 7

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    Re: Better audio quality in Ubuntu v. Windows

    THIS Soundcard works awesomely on my machine.

    That's my review in the comments section.

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    Re: Better audio quality in Ubuntu v. Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by buddyd16 View Post
    Also if I could figure out how to get the dang login volume to stop defaulting to 100% that would be nice too.
    System=>Preferences=>Startup applications
    and scroll down to
    GNOME log-in sound
    uncheck, close, logout and in again.

    Biggest volume change there is !!.

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    Re: Better audio quality in Ubuntu v. Windows

    I've always had much superior sound quality be it for movies/music whatever in Windows.

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