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    Need help on some audio problems
    I have a super loud headset, to the point that I have to set the output to about 0.003 in Audio MIDI Setup. Is there a simpler way of doing this? It is kind of annoying having to stop what I'm doing to change it to 0.003 everytime I accidentally up the volume to a full blip

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    I think that you started this conversation in the middle. Maybe you can start from the beginning & catch us up...so we can understand what you're talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I think that you started this conversation in the middle. Maybe you can start from the beginning & catch us up...so we can understand what you're talking about.

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    Hi, sorry I wasn't clear.
    I have a gaming headset, the output is super loud though, if I use the buttons on my keyboard to lower it to 1 little 'blip' (as I call them, not sure what they are technically called) it still pretty much makes my ears bleed (not literally of course). So what I do is I use Audio MIDI Setup to set the volume much lower than 1 'blip', however if I accidentally press the volume up or down on my keyboard, or even the little control box on the wire of the actual headset, then I have to manually go into the Audio MIDI Setup program and type in 0.003 in both ears, which can be very annoying to do if I am in middle of something. Is there any way of doing this in a simpler way?
    Thanks for the reply

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    Hello - still not enough information, i.e. what are the specifics of your hardware: 1) Assume you are using an Apple laptop or desktop, if so - year/model; 2) What OS X is installed; and 3) What are the brands/models of your MIDI (if an external device) & head phones? Thanks - Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadDave View Post
    Hello - still not enough information, i.e. what are the specifics of your hardware: 1) Assume you are using an Apple laptop or desktop, if so - year/model; 2) What OS X is installed; and 3) What are the brands/models of your MIDI (if an external device) & head phones? Thanks - Dave
    Hi, sorry.
    I have a 2011 Macbook pro, I'm running OSX 10.9.2
    I don't use a MIDI, I just use Audio MIDI Setup to change my audio.
    I am using a Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2, I already contacted them, and they told me they don't provide support for mac users.

    Thanks for your reply

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    Here's a work around that might be less annoying than your current setup. It uses a program called Audio Hijack Pro which is not free but there is a free demo. Once you have installed Audio Hijack Pro try the following:

    1. Decide which apps you usually use the headset with. Follow these directions to route audio from this programs to the headset only.
    2 Add a filter to reduce the volume to an appropriate level. Those directions do not list all of the filters in this program.

    The setup might take some work but only has to be completed once. If you like the result Audio Hijack Pro can be launched as a login item so it is always available.
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    Hi, I played around with this for a while, I got the thing to come through my headset when the output is set to my speakers, however, I cannot adjust the audio level, I can move it back and forth, but it doesn't do anything, I've tried setting it lower, then restarted the program, and the program that its hijacking, nothing.

    One more problem I forgot to mention earlier, my microphone on the same headset is kind of quiet, is there any way of boosting this?

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    You should be able to set the volume at 50% on your Mac and then use the volume control on the headset. If the headset volume control will not reduce the volume to zero - then the headset is defective.
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