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    I have the P3D 737-800, and the sound system is amazing. With the 737-700 it is not that great compared to what I have with the 737-800. Is it the way I need to setup MSFS 2020 with sound or what? What is there is good, just nowhere near to the 737-800. Is it just because it is a different aircraft and that is all there is too it? I will experiment more but thought I would ask. Thanks.
    Dean Salman

    Have you checked to ensure Headphone Simulation in the MSFS sound settings is disabled? Some people said it was on and turning it off fixed sound issues.
    Peter Lucas


      Thank you Peter. I will check that
      Dean Salman


        It won’t be because it’s a -700 vs -800 as the only real difference is the length of the fuselage. Yes the -800 has 26k engines but really that’s it.

        Dan ONeill


          Hi Dean,

          Thanks for the feedback - I can tell you that the MSFS sounds are on a different level of quality and richness compared to the P3D versions ... however, two particular MSFS sound settings cause a significant degradation in the engine sound audio experience if they are active - we strongly recommend that these settings are turned off in order to avoid these issues. Please have a look at the two screenshots below and make sure that all the items in red are selected the same way on your system. Then please report back if the settings we recommend fixed your issue.

          sound-settings-1.png sound-settings-2.png
          Armen Cholakian
          PMDG Sound Engineer


            Thanks Armen, the top options were off already, and I had the volume levels set at 100 expect voices which was set to 0 I did set music to 0. I set the volume on my amplifier higher, so all this helped. Hard to explain the sound but the mid-level overall sound in the cockpit is a lot louder than the higher pitch in the engines so maybe that is why I missed it. The base picks up a lot when there is a change in the overall sound because I feel it in the seat. On the test, I leveled to 5000 and then at 250kts went to 10000. I can hear the engine pitch now, but I need to set the amplifier higher volume that I have with P3D and any of the 700's I think it is just the way both sims work. I will work with it more. Thank you
            Dean Salman