Recently I adjusted my PS3 setup. Instead of connecting the AV cables via adapter to my PC and using the PC speakers, I decided to simply connect a pair of good headphones to the monitor and get the audio via HDMI. In theory it's a much more elegant solution since: a) I don't need my PC on to play PS3; b) True 5.1 is not supported by the previous method, and my headphones offer superior quality. And then, a very LOUD problem occurred. My headphones (ATH-AD500) may be open air, but I knew true fear when the sound of PS3 booting from the headphones, while a metre away, were louder than my PC speakers playing music. I understand that PS3 has no volume control. My monitor - a Dell u2711 also has no volume control, despite all its other exemplary attributes. My headphones - Audiotechnica ATH-AD500, while offering awesome audio quality and comfort, also has no volume control! I tried adjusting game volume via ingame settings, but even at 1% the sound was too loud for comfort. What are my options? Getting new monitor and headphones are out of the question, since even my headphones cost more than my PS3. Is there perhaps some homebrew that allows system-wide volume control?