Is it possible to make laptop speakers louder?

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  1. j1n
    Posts : 28
    win7 64bit
       #1

    Is it possible to make laptop speakers louder?


    Hi all

    I've purchased a Toshiba Qosmio X505 860 not too long ago...pretty nice lappie but I must complain that the sounds coming out of the Harman Kardon speakers are not as loud as I want them to be and Im sure the speakers can handle more than the driver is allowing it to do...It seems to be a common problem cus I've read posts about it on the toshiba forums but no one seems to be able to find a fix for this...So any suggestions would be nice.

    Cheers
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  2. Posts : 11,840
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
       #2

    I would replace the speakers with one that has its own amplifier ....
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  3. Posts : 8,135
    Windows 10 64 bit
       #3

    The internal speakers, if that is what you are referring to, are limited by the hardware and cannot be changed. If you want louder sound you will have to add external powered computer speakers (ones that have their own built in power amplfiier).
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  4. Posts : 43
    Windows 7 + Windows Xp Pro + Ubuntu 10.04 + openSUSE 11.2
       #4

    Beside hardware upgrade, try VLC coz it can make your sound goto 400% but this may cause a bit of disturbance in sound but you get amplified sound:)
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  5. j1n
    Posts : 28
    win7 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    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?
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  6. Posts : 43
    Windows 7 + Windows Xp Pro + Ubuntu 10.04 + openSUSE 11.2
       #6

    You can update your drivers fully to get enhanced output and that really works but you cannot make a machine go beyond what it is designed to be :)
    Even with the use of Klite codec pack in windows media player, you can enhance your sound quality and loudness but only to some extent !
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  7. Posts : 1,506
    W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
       #7

    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.

    SX Fidelity Amplifier Trial Download
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  8. whs
    Posts : 26,210
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #8

    How about using headphones. I have a set with it's own volume control, and those can be VERY loud.
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  9. j1n
    Posts : 28
    win7 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    @notsograymatter: Thanks I will give that prog a shot and i'll be sure to be careful, I have external speakers but I'm just thinking about when I take the laptop for travel i'll be using the internal speakers

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    whs: I dont wanna be constantly jacked into headphones, already do it for my ipod and i dont really feel like doing it for my laptop when it already has some decent speakers built in
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  10. whs
    Posts : 26,210
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #10

    j1n said:
    @notsograymatter: Thanks I will give that prog a shot and i'll be sure to be careful, I have external speakers but I'm just thinking about when I take the laptop for travel i'll be using the internal speakers

    @whs: I dont wanna be constantly jacked into headphones, already do it for my ipod and i dont really feel like doing it for my laptop when it already has some decent speakers built in
    I know what you mean - one can get hot ears, LOL.
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