Question New PC's audio is too quiet at 100%

Jul 7, 2022
Hi all,

I built my first PC recently and although I ran into some issues, all is pretty much functioning well now! However, I noticed that the audio seemed a bit too quiet- much quieter than my last PC (Which died). I confirmed the hunch by playing the same track on my new PC and then on my phone with the same earbuds. Turns out I was right- the ceiling for my PC's audio is quieter than it should be. How should I go about troubleshooting this? My audio drivers are up to date according to the system. I should note that I've reinstalled the OS a couple times (and tried Windows 11 as well) with no change to the audio level issue.

Here are my specs:

CPU - AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core Processor 3.90 GHz
Installed RAM - Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16.0 GB
Motherboard - Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite Motherboard
GPU - ASUS ROG Strix NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3060
OS - Windows 10 64 Bit
PSU - evga 210-gq-0750-v1
SSD - Sandisk SSD Plus 1TB
HDD - Seagate BarraCuda 4TB Internal Hard Drive
Case - Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Case

Thanks for the help!