I've done a bunch of screwing around switching inputs, output, sound cards, I'm totally at the end of my rope.
What I seem to have determined is that the rear output from windows is lower volume than the front.
I've triple checked the "full range" check box and it's good.
Has anyone encountered this? Is this normal, is there a consensus work around? Is there a way to bypass windows? Is optical out or anything like that better?