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Windows 7: Does setting the "subwoofer" to 100 actually produce any improvements?

02 Aug 2013   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You`d have to listen to the sub woofer and see how it sounds at that level, but I wouldn`t turn it up to 100%. It may destroy it.


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02 Aug 2013   #12
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Take baby steps in any kind of audio adjustment.
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02 Aug 2013   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James202 View Post
yeah there is a small built in subwoofer under the laptop and the model is: l502x
This from Dell:

Audio and Speakers
  • JBL 2.1 Designed & Certified Speakers + Waves MaxxAudio® 3
    2.1 Audio: 2 X 4W + 12W sub-woofer = 20W total peak audio performance

To get 5.1 surround sound, you would have to have six speakers: two front speakers, two rear speakers (impossible to build into a laptop), a center channel speaker, and a sub woofer. A system like that would require three cables plugged into three jacks on the laptop to feed it.

That said, you can always try gradually increasing the setting on the "subwoofer" (sorry, I'm having a hard time wrapping my old mind around the concept of a true subwoofer on a laptop) until you get the sound you want. Keep in mind a tiny "subwoofer" like that isn't going to give deep, thundering bass no matter where you set it.
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02 Aug 2013   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I didn't even know they made a (low) 12W Sub Woofer.
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02 Aug 2013   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I didn't even know they made a (low) 12W Sub Woofer.
I suspect it's more marketing hype than an effective subwoofer (slap three tiny speakers in a laptop case and call it a 2.1 sound system) but, not having actually heard one, I can't really say.
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02 Aug 2013   #16
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
A laptop does not have a sub woofer, so why are you bothering ?
My HP Envy 17 has a subwoofer; although the Beats Audio 2.1 on this laptop cannot be compared to a real external audio system, it is in fact quite good considered it really is built-in on a laptop.
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02 Aug 2013   #17
James202

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Ive just read that the when maxaudio software is on the subwoofer is aswell but im not understanding if this windows 7 setting 100 could damage the subwoofer? Im mostly listen to music or watching videos and my speaker volume is 35. I would admit it you would notice a difference when its on and compared to laptops which does not have 1(tested with a vaio e series).
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