How to customize & enhance Speaker Sounds in Windows 10

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

Improve Speaker Sound Quality in Windows

To do so, right-click on the speaker’s icon on the right side of your Windows 10/8/7 taskbar and select Sounds.

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

Here you can select or deselect 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.


  1. J

    I need to LOWER my volume not increase it! I already set everything at 1. 🙁

  2. Trish

    I don’t know how my volume control got changed on my PC. I have Windows 7. I use to be able to use my mouse and change the volume up and down in the middle of the screen. It had blue bars that moved from side to side and I could also click off of it with the mouse. Hope you can help me with this and know what I mean. Hard to explain! This just started happening a few days ago.

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