One more thought: Is it possible that the CD it a bit too hot, and that the computer D/A is clipping while the others aren't? You can verify this by burning another CD with slightly lower level (maybe 1dB). All the other sugestions are valid too, so it might even be a combination of factors. Have you ripped the audio back off the CD and examined it in DAW software? <L> Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio 415-883-2689 On May 14, 2009, at 2:23 AM, gary atkinson wrote: > it sounds fine, yet when I turn up the computer speakers at the > same time > what comes out of them directly from the computer is very distorted.