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Old 04-06-2014, 09:21 AM
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With the volume turned up to the max I can barely hear any audio on my laptop. Can I add some inexpensive speakers that are not too large. This is just to listen occasionally when I want to watch and listen to some short video, not for listening to music on an ongoing basis or watching entire TV programs.

Thanks for any help on this.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:09 PM
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With the volume turned up to the max I can barely hear any audio on my laptop. Can I add some inexpensive speakers that are not too large. This is just to listen occasionally when I want to watch and listen to some short video, not for listening to music on an ongoing basis or watching entire TV programs.

Thanks for any help on this.


This is a common problems with laptops!

You can USUALLY turn-up the basic Windows Audio settings and get decent sound. But there is usually an enhanced audio program that comes with laptops......turn this program up to the point where you are getting SLIGHT audio distortion.....then decrease volume/gain slightly to eliminate distortion, see below:


click on the speaker icon on your (probably lower left) screen > double click on the speaker that appears
on the window that pops-up > click on "levels" tab and set to 100% > go to "control panel" and click on "hardware and sound"....now you should see a non-Windows program that is an extended audio-driver, probably something titled *audio, *sound or similar > you should be able to play with various settings in this audio driver/program.....mainly volume and gain, kinda tricky but you should get a lot more sound out of your PC.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:30 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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With the volume turned up to the max I can barely hear any audio on my laptop. Can I add some inexpensive speakers that are not too large. This is just to listen occasionally when I want to watch and listen to some short video, not for listening to music on an ongoing basis or watching entire TV programs.

Thanks for any help on this.
But of course. There are so many out there. You just need to decide how big and how much to spend.

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