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Windows 7: Is it possible to make laptop speakers louder?

16 Apr 2010   #11
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Check to see if there is an Audio Equalizer in the icon in the taskbar usually like Audio control panel, but its not windows audio panel it is specific for your audio software.


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17 Apr 2010   #12
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by j1n View Post
I am positive the internal speakers can handle more than whats being thrown at it...I was kinda hoping there was a driver or something I can dl to manually be able to override the limit set by the stock driver...for example as stated in VLC you can over-max the speakers to put out 400% sound and also in winamp there is a pre-amp option that lets you boost the volume output which is fine and all...but what I am more concerned is when I play games theres not much I can do in the sense of wanting to boost the volume to what the game driver and sound driver limits it to...Does this make sense or does it sound confusing?
Win-7 does have lower overall output than WinXP, I have a tri-boot system and XP audio has approx 50% more volume. My guess...? It's overhead for Win-7's licensed DSP effects. If the volume was as high as XP using the effects would cause distortion.


Try this.

In the System Tray, right click on the Microsoft speaker icon.
Select "playback devices".
Select your default output, (speakers).
Select the properties button at the lower right.
Select the Enhancements tab.
Select the check box that says "Immediate Mode"

If you have an EQ setting, raise all sliders by 20-30%, this will cause a system wide volume increase.

Also, scroll down the effects and find Loudness Equalization (this is actually a compressor) If it's selected, deselect it, if it's not selected, select it, see which setting gives you the most volume.

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sidenote:

Microsoft has licensed "MaxxAudio Copyright (c)" from Waves Audio Ltd, a highly respected company that's provided DSP plugins for pro audio use.

You can find this info in the registry, search on AudioProcessingEngine
the second or third one you come to has listings in the "classes" strings.

Ap
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19 Apr 2010   #13
j1n

win7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
You can try a trial of software like this that artificially amplifies your sound regardless of source/output. Be careful though, you're likely to blow your speakers if you aren't careful.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
How about using headphones. I have a set with it's own volume control, and those can be VERY loud.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by j1n View Post
I am positive the internal speakers can handle more than whats being thrown at it...I was kinda hoping there was a driver or something I can dl to manually be able to override the limit set by the stock driver...for example as stated in VLC you can over-max the speakers to put out 400% sound and also in winamp there is a pre-amp option that lets you boost the volume output which is fine and all...but what I am more concerned is when I play games theres not much I can do in the sense of wanting to boost the volume to what the game driver and sound driver limits it to...Does this make sense or does it sound confusing?
Win-7 does have lower overall output than WinXP, I have a tri-boot system and XP audio has approx 50% more volume. My guess...? It's overhead for Win-7's licensed DSP effects. If the volume was as high as XP using the effects would cause distortion.


Try this.

In the System Tray, right click on the Microsoft speaker icon.
Select "playback devices".
Select your default output, (speakers).
Select the properties button at the lower right.
Select the Enhancements tab.
Select the check box that says "Immediate Mode"

If you have an EQ setting, raise all sliders by 20-30%, this will cause a system wide volume increase.

Also, scroll down the effects and find Loudness Equalization (this is actually a compressor) If it's selected, deselect it, if it's not selected, select it, see which setting gives you the most volume.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
sidenote:

Microsoft has licensed "MaxxAudio Copyright (c)" from Waves Audio Ltd, a highly respected company that's provided DSP plugins for pro audio use.

You can find this info in the registry, search on AudioProcessingEngine
the second or third one you come to has listings in the "classes" strings.

Ap

Will give this a shot...definitely need to get this fixed up cause I just installed Guitar Hero on my lappie and even with my external speakers plugged in the output is still way to low...hope your method works...Thanks!
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19 Apr 2010   #14
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by j1n View Post
Will give this a shot...definitely need to get this fixed up cause I just installed Guitar Hero on my lappie and even with my external speakers plugged in the output is still way to low...hope your method works...Thanks!

May have to update to the latest audio drivers to get some of the enhancements.

Ap
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