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Windows 7: Increasing the system volume.

22 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Increasing the system volume.

I bought a new Philips SHP 2000. Decent headphone but no option to control the volume. Anyway, while watching movies I can use VLC or MPCStar to increase the volume beyond 100%. But for mp3, I usually go for WMP and the sound, obviously, is too low. Same way, while gaming the sound is too low even if I put it at 100% in game settings. The speaker icon in taskbar shows 100%.

Now, is there anyway to increase the sound?

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25 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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25 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit

If someone had an answer they would have posted.
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25 Dec 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

306 members have looked at your post and 306 members don't have a answer to your post.
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25 Dec 2012   #5

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1

In the Playback Device / Properties / Enhancements
Have you tried enabling Loudness Equalization?
If you have the Equalizer option, you can enable that and set all the sliders to Max.
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25 Dec 2012   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

Actually Philips believes in decent sound .... they provide sweet and moderate sounds. There are some China made alternatives those generate sound like a loudspeaker, any of those may be tried in case.

Or, 9.1 surround may be another alternative for adequate sound.

If it is Philips, they know the best about sound output most probably, I personally trust them totally.

Unfortunately I also dont know how to increase the system sound beyond 100%.
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25 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

@DavidW7ncus: Tried that, but all the sliders are in max.
@Arc: I agree totally. But right now, I wish I had more sound, not like those china stuff, a bit more.
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25 Dec 2012   #8

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1

If you'd consider a hardware solution, you can search for pc headphone amplifier.
I've never used or needed to use a device like this, so I don't have any real world experience.
You can also search for pc headphone volume booster

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26 Dec 2012   #9

32bit Windows 7 Ultimate

I'm probably talking a load of old sh** here, but have you got the latest Realtek audio driver, as you are obviously using the built in audio of your motherboard.
You should be able to access the Realtek driver program which may give you extra options to increase the sound.
I had a similar problem with the inbuilt sound on my MSI card (ie good sound, but no real volume).
Put in a separate sound card and bingo, blasted my eardrums out!
Just a thought?
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 Increasing the system volume.

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