Spreading Good Vibes: How To Make Speakers Louder
Imagine yourself planning a big house party for your birthday. You will need to plan ahead for food and alcohol, and some fun activities, perhaps.
Are you wondering how you can pump up your sound system so you and your guests can party all night? Do you have any idea how to set up your gadgets’ speakers and boost its volume?
If not, there is no need for you to worry. This guide will teach you how to make speakers louder.
Music always serves as the life of the party. Aside from setting the mood, it allows the guests to feel more excited about the celebration.
If you are the host, this is what you would want to happen. It takes some extra effort to set good music, though, especially if you only have plain speakers.
The solution may come from fixing your home theater system’s setup. Maybe you can purchase a new one. However, if you are on a tight budget, you can always just play on your music player or gadget’s settings.
What You Need To Know About Making Your Speakers Louder
You do not necessarily have to host a house party so that you could adjust your speakers. For whatever purposes it may serve, you can always try this as a mini experiment.
Once you succeed and get good results, you will be very happy to play video games and watch movies. The tips that I will be sharing are those that were most effective for the trials I have done. They indeed served me well for my everyday dose of music.
Turning up the volume of your speakers may also help in the overall sound quality of your speakers. Even when you have those free ones from your computer purchase, you can still make them work nicely.
The step-by-step guide
I will be sharing is very easy to follow. The procedures are almost dummy-friendly. I still deem them very helpful, though, as most people do not know about them.
Sometimes we do not try and look for other troubleshooting options in our operating systems. This goes the same for audio control options; thus this list.
If you have tried all these steps before but still to no avail, there are other alternatives. You may need to spend money, though. I am talking about really boosting the speakers by putting up an entire boom box station complete of audio boosters.
This is more tedious for sure, but this will undoubtedly yield better results. This works very well if you intend to have a party in an open space like a garden.
If you are pushing through with this option, be ready to spend lots of time on assembly. Aside from the money, you will also need to have some knowledge in heavy-duty sound equipment too.
What you will need to boost your speakers’ volume depends on the type of speakers you have as well. Mini portable speakers will connect to amplifiers or batteries differently than the huge industrial speakers.
It will be easy if you can get help from some audio tech experts. Give them a call if you are willing to pay for their service.
How To Make Speakers Louder Step By Step
Are you currently using a set of computer speakers or simply the built-in speakers in your laptop? If yes and you still could not figure out how to make them louder, then here is the key.
For Windows OS
You may not have discovered some particular settings in your laptop’s operating system yet. Next of Windows shares a go-to list of procedures you should follow if your computer is on Windows OS.
Side note: The same steps are also applicable for when you connect earphones or a headset to your computer. Just be careful when you do this as you might hurt your ears. The loudness might be too much for your eardrums to handle.
Right-Click On The Speakers’ Icon In Your System Tray.
The system tray is the group of icons usually located on the lower right-hand corner of your desktop interface. After clicking on this particular icon, choose “Playback devices.” Choosing this will lead you to a dialog box that is titled “Sound.” It automatically opens to the tab titled “Playback.”
Right-Click The Device.
The “device” here pertains to the speakers you are using. There is usually just one listed on the tab and is just titled “Speakers”. But if you are using another set of speakers that are connected externally, then the name might change. After right-clicking on it, a dialog box will appear. Just click on “Properties.”
Go To “Enhancements.”
This option or tab can be found in the Speakers Properties window. After opening this tab, you will see four different options to tick. These four are Bass Boost, Virtual Surround, Room Correction and Loudness Equalization. For this procedure—only for boosting the volume—tick the box for “Loudness Equalization.”
Click On “Preview.”
As the last step, click on the “Preview” option. This will allow you to play and listen to a sample music to check whether the loudness was indeed boosted. If you think it is now too loud for you, then you can just go back to the ticked off box and un-tick it.
Next of Windows reminds us that this set of procedures may only apply to Windows 7 and Windows 10. The same system tray, options, and tabs may still appear on other versions, especially if you applied for system upgrades.
If the Windows version that you have on your computer is Windows XP or Windows Vista, here are the particular steps to follow as per an article from Techwalla.com.
For Windows XP
Go To the “All Programs Setup.”
You can do this by initially clicking on the “Start” button on the lower left-hand corner of your desktop. That leads you to a whole lot of different options that has to do with system-wide settings. For this particular procedure, you click on “All Programs” and then scroll over.
Go To The “Entertainment” Option.
You can do this by clicking on the “Accessories” option that is found under All Programs. After clicking on “Entertainment”, click on “Volume Control.” You may find that your volume is just in the middle in the control meter.
Adjust The Volume In The Control Meter.
You can do this by clicking and holding your left mouse button and dragging it all the way to the left. And then, move your mouse up for the volume to go higher than it was. By this time, you should be able to control the loudness according to your preference.
For Windows Vista
Find The “Control Panel.”
You can do this by initially clicking the “Start” button on the lower left-hand corner of your desktop interface. After clicking on Start, scroll up and look for the “Control Panel” option and then click on it. Click on the drop-down next to the option “View by” and click on “Classic View.”
Configure The Speakers.
You can do this by choosing “Sound” from the Control Panel. A window for the device will appear after this. Right-click on the speakers that you find on the device, and then scroll down. You will then find an option for “Configure Speakers.” Click on that.
Test The Speakers.
There is a “Test” button that you can find in the configure window. Click on this to check whether your speakers are working. When you’re done, hit “Next.” You will then need to choose “Front left and right” and then hit “Next” again.
Control The Volume Via The Meter.
Right-click on the device like the first time and then choose “Properties.” This time, you click on “Levels.” This directs you to the volume control meter. Move it up or down to lower the volume or otherwise.
You may opt to click on “Disable Enhancements” to get just the right volume. After all these adjustments, just click on “Apply” and you are all set.
So how did you find our mini tutorial on how to make speakers louder? I hope you had fun trying as much as you had fun reading.
Again, these steps became helpful for me because I did not know that there are such settings to be adjusted. Sometimes it’s nice just to go back to the basics and trace the problem there. At least with these procedures, you will no longer have to spend a lot of money.
If you have more suggestions that I failed to include, feel free to write them down. Some comments and questions are very much welcome too. Place them all below. It would be nice to discuss this interesting task with your participation.