I moved my computer to another room, and after setting everything up the headphones are way too quiet. I checked with a pair of earbuds too and they were having the same issue. So either it’s an issue with a Windows setting, or an issue with my sound card. If I look at the volume bar while playing music or otherwise doing something with sound, the green bar that shows how loud whatever sound is playing is seems like it’s showing normally. Windows registers the sound as normal apparently then, but what I’m hearing from my headphones is still way too quiet. I tried reinstalling my sound card drivers and that didn’t help. I was going to try and see if I could get them to work normally in safe mode but I couldn’t get sound to work at all in safe mode so that didn’t work. All settings on everything are exactly the same as they were when the sound was working fine to my knowledge. And I don’t recall doing anything with the computer that might have damaged the sound card.
Anyone have any idea what’s going on?
Edit: Disabled the sound card and used the onboard audio and it’s the exact same issue. So that would mean it is an issue with something software related in Windows right? Two completely different hardware setups with two completely different pairs of headphones are having the exact same issues. The only thing I did was move my computer to another room and install a new HDD. Also, at the higher ends of the volume, like when I have both a program and the Windows volume set to max, I can hear crackling in the audio, despite the audio still being very quiet.