Way to increase max volume on Laptop?

  1. Yaswanth

    Yaswanth Member Silver Member

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    Hi,

    I have my volume turned to the max on my laptop and it's still not very loud. I do have a hearing problem so thats part of it but my old laptop was much louder than my current one. Is there a way to turn the volume any higher by messing with the sound card or some other way? Headphones are only slightly better mostly due to the sound coming from so close. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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    Arctos You may call me Arctos. Elite Member

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    Have you tried hooking the laptop up to external amplified speakers?

    This should make a difference to the volume...
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    Amtech Well-Known Member Tech Member Elite Member

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    The software VLC Media Player allows you to increase the volume (of videos at least, not sure about audio files) by up to 400%

    However, connecting the laptop up to an external amplifier is probably your best bet.

    Also, there is a software called MP3Gain that will increase the volume of all your MP3 files. But if you have a lot of songs then it will take a long time.
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    l95521 New Member Silver Member

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    what kind of operating system do you have ?
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    l95521 New Member Silver Member

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    i know i am new... but why cant he access his sound card and check the volume control... or right click the volume symbol and check the volume properties and check the play-back level ?
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    Arctos You may call me Arctos. Elite Member

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    He said he has the volume turned up fully in the Control Panel...
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    l95521 New Member Silver Member

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    but i was talking about ( vista ) typing in sound on the start menu click the playback tab and make sure the speaker are the default device and making sure that the audio setting are config and making sure that the playback is too
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    The OP has Win XP in his computer specs...
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    sorry my mistake but with xp even WADD said to do this


    Does the DVD playback software you are using have its own volume meter? If that is turned down really low, it won't matter if your Windows volume meter is turned up high.

    It sounds corny I know, but that's the first thing I'd look for and you didn't mention that you or anyone tried that.

    Other than that, the only other thing to do is go to the advanced volume controls in Windows and turn everything up high. Also, if the computer came with a third party sound manager like SoundMax, then you can go through those settings and see if something is turned down in there.
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    @Arctos - No I have not and I do not wish to. I mostly listen to everything using headphones.

    @Amtech - Thank you I didn't know that. I might do that for some files but mostly I like using Media Player Classic for Vidoes and Winamp for MP3's. I might try this MP3Gain software though. Thanks for the help.

    @l95521 - I have XP Pro. I have both the volume and the Device Volume in Control Panel under Sounds set to the max. I also have whatever program I am using set to their max volume. Thanks for your help/suggestions.
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    hehe amusing
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    @ MadMatt: I'm just responding to the original post.
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    I think maybe you meant this any way, but some laptops come with an external volume control. On my Toshiba it is a thumbwheel control under the right hand edge, if you didn't know that is there, it would of course result in low volume.
    Nev.
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    Hello Yaswanth. I don't know if you have tried this but in Sound and Audio Device under Control Panel, switch to the Volume tab.

    Click on the Speaker Volume button under the Speaker settings category and set the sliders to full if they aren't already set so. Click Apply and then OK. Now, click on the Advanced button under Speaker settings and select your speaker types from the scroll down menu. Move to the Performance tab and again set the sliders to full. Apply the settings and restart your computer.

    Is there any improvement? Sorry if you have already tried this.

    Hope that helps. :)

    -- Goku
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