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I'm using Fusion, and I'm running Windows in a separate "spaces desktop". When I play a song in I-Tunes on the Mac side, then open the exact same song with Windows Media player, it sounds better! The volume is a little louder but it also sounds like there's more bass and just overall a little bit better quality. This kind of thing drives me crazy! Any ideas?!?

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Try playing with the EQ in iTunes, it's probably a matter of EQ settings in one versus the other.
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Ok I'll mess with that for sure. Why would Window's auto eq settings sound better than Itune's?

Is it ok to leave Windows up and running all the time on a separate space like that?!
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Don't know, I've always found Win Media to be missing mid range and have too much bass, but most people tune they're EQs that way for some reason. iTunes has everything more flat-ish sounding, I prefer that as a baseline.

You can leave your VM running night and day in another space if you want, just make sure you have enough memory!
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Windows Media Player is probably using tru-srs wow or something like that to boost the bass and mid range...
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By memory you mean RAM? It doesn't suck away hard drive space does it?!?

And I checked on the WOW effects, and they're turned off.

Thanks for everyone's help though!!
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In itunes, go to prefrences > playback and check that "sound enhancer" is enabled.
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By memory you mean RAM? It doesn't suck away hard drive space does it?!?

And I checked on the WOW effects, and they're turned off.

Thanks for everyone's help though!!

It won't suck away any more HD space then allocated under your VM preferences I believe.
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