I have virtually identical computers in my office and at home (Dells w/ Pent4), but they have different soundcards. I use the same basic speakers (basic harmon/kardon stuff that comes w/ Dells). I use Winamp3 at work and Winamp2 at home for playback of MP3 files. At work, I can add bass via the EQ in Winamp3 and things sound pretty good. At home, if I raise the bass side of the EQ just a bit, I begin to get audible distortion. Which leads to 2 questions. The first: what is likely the source of the problem? The second: where is the best place to adjust volume: in Winamp, in WindowsXP or at the speaker itself? Thanks, in advance.