I recently downloaded Skyrim again after trying to get into Morrowind. Morrowinds mechanics are superior in the sense that the combinations and options are a lot deeper for character development, but despite MSGO and others I couldn't get over the dated technical side of it.
In any case, I cannot enjoy Skyrim properly because even with volume cranked to 100%, my Skyrim sounds like it should if the volume was at 30%-45%.
I'm using VIA HD Audio Integrated into my motherboard.
I'm using headphones plugged into the front jack.
I've tried suggestions from the steam forums, these forums and other random searches I found but nothing has worked.
Loudness Equalization actually lowers the sound volume.
I have not made it out of the starting area because the low sound annoys me to no end.
At 100% volume any music, video or game I play blasts my ear drums to the point of hurting so I know my soundcard or headphones isn't the problem. The problem is Skyrim.