Mac OS X 10.4.9: System volume much louder

“Some users have reported that the volume scale is much louder after applying the Mac OS X 10.4.9 update. In other words, the same volume setting represents a much higher actual volume,” MacFixIt reports.

“This might be considered an enhancement, but some users are reporting that even the lowest volume setting is too loud for some purposes after the update,” MacFixIt reports.

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Full article, which also covers other Mac OS X 10.4.9 issues, here.

MacDailyNews Note: We have experienced the volume issue on a MacBook Pro 17″ 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo.

53 Comments

  1. In terms of the speakers my volume is fine, however with headphones I find that even on the lowest setting they’re too loud. Since I generally only use them when I don’t want to disturb people (at night) I don’t need them anywhere near as loud since there’s next to no background noise. It does seem worse now but to be fair I thought it was loud before.

  2. “This might be considered an enhancement, but some users are reporting that even the lowest volume setting is too loud for some purposes after the update,” MacFixIt reports

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  3. Yup, I also noticed that 1 bar is pretty “loud.” Not really a big deal, but is somewhat noticeable.

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  4. Didn’t notice a change, but I’m running an old PM G4. Maybe this is an Intel thing? I already have the preamp turned down because the powered speaker output seems adequate for smoking my Apple Pro Speakers. I got ’em used on Ebay for $25, but still I don’t want to ruin them.

  5. The volume has been increased so that teens who listen to rap (crap) can hear just a little when they use a Mac. This is after their hearing has been damaged.

    Anyone know how to turn down TV commercials automatically?

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