Restoring audio quality on Windows, part 2

The following is not a recommendation for action. I take no responsibility for any malfunction of your device. It is with annoyance that I find myself again with a new Windows laptop which delivers an unbelievably terrible headphone sound. Listening with a Beyerdymanic DT 1770 PRO, it sounds as if the sound comes out of… Continue reading Restoring audio quality on Windows, part 2

Restoring audio quality after Windows updates

If you have a Windows notebook, it might have been shipped with some APOs (Audio Processing Objects) by the vendor. Typical names are “DolbyDAX” or “MaxxAudio”. These APOs “optimize” the sound by introducing filters and compressors into the signal chain to make audio sound “better” through your notebook’s speakers. But they also mess with headphone… Continue reading Restoring audio quality after Windows updates