I recently bought a pair of Blueroom minipod speakers and a Sony STR-790 A/v receiver. I just set them up to work in conjunction with my soundcard from the line-out of my PC via a 3.5mm jack (line-out) to 2-phono (front left and right input multi channel connections). It's a 2.0 setup (with no sub woofer yet). Now something very weird is happening. When I listen to the radio via the tuner from the A/V receiver, the minipods sound awesome and just how they are 'supposed' to sound. But when I listen to music from my PC, the minipods sound really weak, impotent and a bit suppressed. Even my pair of old £70 Boston Acoustic speakers sounded clear and better. I originally thought it may have had something to do with the analogue connection from the PC to the a/v receiver. So I hooked up my Sony headphones to the a/v receiver and then hooked them up directly to my laptop comparing the sound quality of music played via each methods. But both sounded fine and how they should sound. I've tried messing around with the various settings on the A/V receiver to see if I can get the speaker sound when playing music from my PC to be more like the sound when the radio plays through them. But I've had no luck. I do notice however, that I have to increase the volume considerably when playing music from my PC compared with when I play music from the tuner. I just don't get why the speakers sound perfect when I play them through the radio but then they sound poor when I play them through my PC. The 3.5mm-2phono connection can't have anything to do with it because music through my headphones when attached to the A/V receiver sounds fine. My minipods are connected using speaker wire that is wired to a pair of banana plugs. Any advise, helps, tips etc.. would be so great guys...thanks in advance!!!!!