After installing Windows 10 on my Dell laptop, the external speakers I use sound terrible. They worked great on W7. I installed a new driver for my Realtek soundcard to no avail. The sound is condensed (narrow dynamic range) and is mono as best I can tell. It doesn't matter if I'm playing music from my HDD thru Windows Media Player or over the Internet (Spotify), it sounds like there are heavy cardboard boxes placed over my speakers. Has anyone had (and solved) this problem? I've gone back to listening to CDs on my boom box in the interim. Yeah, it's that bad.