Customize & Enhance Speaker Sounds in Windows 10/8/7

In case you find that your sound volume is not to your satisfaction or not as loud or clear as you would like it to be, even though both, the volume mixer and the application’s volume is set to the maximum level, you may try to enhance the sound quality by making a few changes to your current speaker configuration.

Customize & Enhance Speaker Sounds in Windows

Customize & Enhance Speaker Sounds in Windows

To do so, right click on the speakers icon on the right side of your Windows taskbar and select Sounds.

Click on the Playback tab, select Speakers and click on Properties.

Here you can select or delect the enhancements to apply for your current speaker configuration.

Click on Settings tab of each of these options to further fine tune the sounds:

  1. Bass Boost will boost the lowest frequencies
  2. Virtual Surround will encode surround audio for transfer as stereo output
  3. Room Correction will compensate for room & speaker characteristics
  4. Loudness Equalization uses understanding human hearing to reduce perceived volume differences.

Checking the Loudness Equalization option may increase the volume a bit.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.