Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: No equalizer - what can I do?

02 May 2014   #1
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
No equalizer - what can I do?

Hello,

I had old speakers with Treble and Bass dimmers so that I could control the sound for different musics.
However, I bought new speakers without these dimmers, and I was looking for built-in Windows equalizer but I couldn't find any.
I opened my audio driver control panel which is named VIA HD Audio Deck and there is no equalizer there.
Is there anything I can do?
Maybe switch from VIA to Realtek (Does Realtek have an equalizer - or is it even possible to do that?)
and I am not talking about equalizer in programs such as Windows Media Player because I am also listening to music in YouTube

Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 May 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2014   #3
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks but,
This is not a real time equalizer, I have to change it everytime, then save it, then save to config etc etc I just gave up.
I am talking about an equalizer that you can simply move up or down some bars and not mess with manually inputting numerical values which I have no idea what everything does . . .
Any other options?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


03 May 2014   #4
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

What is the actual sound chip that you have? e.g. RealTek? IDT?, etc.

For example, in my RealTek there is an option to set up various pre-configured EQ's or a graphic EQ.


Attached Thumbnails
-realtek-eq.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2014   #5
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Under Device Manager I see these :
-Via High Definition Audio
-Intel(R)
I think it's the VIA because it also has a GUI but the GUI does not have the equalizer like in RealTek
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2014   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

That's why some motherboards cost less than others. In the end, you have to buy more expensive speakers, a sound card or supplement with software. Drivers are hardware specific.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2014   #7
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Well my motherboard is very cheap
So I guess I just can't have an equalizer with the built-in sound chip.
Maybe you recommend any internal sound card or perhaps even a USB sound card is good as well? (but with an equalizer )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2014   #8
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

That's odd. My VIA HD built in sound card drivers have an equalizer built in. I just open it up from the notification area and change the settings there. I just downloaded the latest driver from my motherboard's support website if I recall correctly.


Attached Thumbnails
-equalizer.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2014   #9
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ha! I found it! I now somehow have it! Thank you oreo, after you posted the screenshot I had to check it again and voilà !
I guess it was updated not too long ago
Thanks everybody in this forum !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2014   #10
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Ha! I found it! I now somehow have it! Thank you oreo, after you posted the screenshot I had to check it again and voilà !
I guess it was updated not too long ago
Thanks everybody in this forum !
Sure thing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 No equalizer - what can I do?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Equalizer
Hello I have installed the realtek HD audio drivers, and my sound works. However, when using the equalizer, it works the first time you calibrate it, however as soon as you play a song, a video on youtube or launch a game, the equalizer seems to disable by itself ( you can clearly hear it on the...
Sound & Audio
Looking for an equalizer?
I posted this question months ago and got no responses, then the idea suddenly hit me that I should ask the Sound & Audio forum :) I'm not very familiar with Windows and audio (I stream using online players), and I'm looking for an equalizer that can interface with streamed music. Is there...
Sound & Audio
Equalizer disabled
I would really like to fix this annoying problem. a while back i had driver corruption (original thread HERE) The current problem is that I'm unable to use the equalizer on my audio card. I am forced to "Disable all sound effects" in order to get any sound (including the driver's test sound)...
Drivers
Audio Equalizer???
Can someone suggest an audio card for my system (see below) that includes a full 10 or 12 band audio equalizer function? Cost is not an issue, but I'm NOT looking for bells and whistles - just a full range audio equalizer.
Sound & Audio
graphic equalizer
i cannot find in win media player,(win 7 home premium)any suggestions?
Sound & Audio
WMP Equalizer
Is anyone using WMP and it's EQ? After sorting out my speaker buzz issue, now I find that the equalizer randomly stops working. Sometimes stopping and starting the song brings it back, sometimes switching songs does, sometimes I have to close and restart WMP. Disabling and re-enabling the EQ does...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:34.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App