12.1 sound is 5% of what it should be?

new install yesterday.
can hear almost nothing off the internet from streams, vol on bar is 100%.
kde 4.7
sound sys from mb msi g31tm-p21 direct to headphones

I recommend you install pulse audio volume control (pavucontrol) and run it at the same time you play our application and ensure its volume levels are up.

Also, try going to YaST > Hardware > Sound and select your sound card and go to ‘other’ and ensure your volume levels are up.