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    Music sounds better on Windows side than Mac side
    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?!?

    Thanks in advance!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by allendg1983 View Post
    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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