My settings are maxed out but my headset volume is still low?

Aceredwolf

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I bought a new headset, the white steelseries siberia v2 and the volume in game is high enough, but when i watch videos or try to be in skype with my friend, the volume is a bit too low. Every sound setting is maxed out as far as i know, and i updated my audio drivers, still too low.
 

Onus

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You've checked your mixer and the settings in Skype and your video player? I've noticed sometimes there are multiple sliders which have to all be moved up to get decent volume.
Since it works well in games, it probably isn't something like an inline volume control on the cord (I've missed that one).
 

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You've checked your mixer and the settings in Skype and your video player? I've noticed sometimes there are multiple sliders which have to all be moved up to get decent volume.
Since it works well in games, it probably isn't something like an inline volume control on the cord (I've missed that one).
 

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Does this occur all the time or only when certain programs like skype or your game are running? Sometimes, these programs can utilize ducking in the system sounds, basically turning down all other audio sources to make that program's sound clearer. Helpful when you need it, annoying when trying to watch youtube videos.

Also, have you gone to your playback devices and ensured your level for the main output was turned up? You can do this by right clicking the speaker icon on your taskbar and selecting "Playback Devices." Right click your default audio device (it should be a separate one for your USB headset) and select properties, then select the levels tab and ensure that is at 100 (or whatever you believe is comfortable).
 

Aceredwolf

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Yes, it is 100, but usually when i play any game, it doesn't matter what game it is i can get the volume to a lot higher than i even need. Its just annoying because i do watch a lot of videos so is there a option to turn this off?

 
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