Windows 10: Very, very odd issue with audio playback

  1.    29 Aug 2015 #1

    Very, very odd issue with audio playback


    So I've ran into my share of quirky issues with windows 10 thus far, but none as interesting, frustrating, and quirky as this one.

    I use iPhone 5 Earpods (if that is the correct name), though I don't think that is relevant to the issue here. When I am playing music it generally sounds HiFi-ish. There's essentially no bass to it. I haven't used a laptop to play music is quite a while so I wasn't sure if that was what they had sounded like (I much prefer some my Sony MDRs and sound card on the desktop). So I went into the 'Sound' menu and was trying to see if there was an equalizer or config options to change. Nothing helpful. The Earpods do have a microphone on them, and the laptop detects it. I go to the 'microphone' tab and the playback suddenly changes to what the headphones sound like. I haven't the slightest clue what's going on or how to fix it, so I've come here.

    SHORT STORY: I own iPhone Earpods. Laptop sound playback is all treble (they have small subs in them). In Windows default sound menu, when the 'microphone' tab is open, I get the correct audio definition. What in the world is going on, and how do I fix it?

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