A laptop is a great tool for productivity and entertainment. But sometimes, even the most perfect of laptops can fall victim to sound problems that are nothing short of annoying.
Luckily there are many ways you could fix the problem yourself without having to pay for pricey repairs. You can make your laptop’s audio sound better by changing a few audio settings. You can also try updating the drivers for any built-in speakers, and install some apps that will help you customize things like bass levels or echo effects.
In this blog article, you will learn some simple steps you can follow to make your laptop speakers sound better.
Check Your Speakers’ Placement and Position
One of the first things to check when troubleshooting an audio or microphone issue is speaker placement. You should place your speakers in a location that allows them to receive the least amount of external interference from objects or walls.
Adjust Your Speaker Settings
In addition to placement, you can improve the sound of your laptop audio by adjusting the quality settings. To do this, go to Control Panel > Sound. From there, click on any of the Audio devices and press “Properties” next to it. Here you have an opportunity to adjust settings like volume, balance, bass, and treble.
Check Your Sound Card Drivers
Sometimes when your speakers play distorted sounds, you might just need to update the drivers of your sound card. Before updating your driver, make sure that you have all the necessary programs and that your PC is currently running on top performance.
To update the drivers, do the following steps:
- Hold down the Windows key and the R key at the same time.
- Then, in the Run box, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
- Expand the category Audio inputs and outputs.
- Select Update Driver from the context menu when you right-click on the system audio driver.
- After that, choose Automatically search for updated driver software.
- If a driver update is available, Windows will download and install it.
Consider Using Audio Enhancement Software
If you have updated your drivers without success or if your drivers are up-to-date, a good idea would be to install an audio enhancement program.
There are several software packages available that can help you adjust the sound quality of your laptop speaker system. Make sure that it is compatible with your version of Windows and operating system.
For instance, you might want to try the free version of Positive Grid’s JamUp Pro. It has a simple interface that makes it very easy to edit and change your audio settings. Y
ou could also go for a more comprehensive package such as Waves Audio’s MaxxVolume which offers several useful tools including an equalizer, compressor, noise gate among others. Other examples of programs that might work include iVolume, Dolby, or Bongiovi DPS.
Using these tips, you can make your laptop speaker sound better. Although you might not be able to achieve professional audio standards with this approach, it is something that works well in solving common issues.
If the problem persists after trying all of these methods, don’t hesitate to bring your laptop in for repair or maintenance if applicable. You can also consider buying external speakers or headphones.