On Thu Jul 27, 2006 at 02:03:57PM -0500, Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:
another thing (not sure it applies to SBLive or not, but it has to most onboard sound ive used),
is the 'external amplifier' button in the alsa mixer. on Windows this is just permanently enabled. toggling this generally switches between silence and hiss and interference noises. with it disabled, and Master on 100%, putting PCM at around 80% is enough to drive MDR-V6 at comfortable levels.
in otherwords bypass the crappy amp. better yet, bypas the crappy soundcard entirely :)