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5.1 surround individual speaker volume

Q: 5.1 surround individual speaker volume

Hi all,This might be a really basic, vista type question.Anyone know how to change the individual volume of the speakers in a 5.1 setup? In xp you can go into the properties of the speakers under sound, in the control panel, and change the volume levels of each speaker, which is handy as my rear speakers are on the floor so need a little boost. I can't seem to find this in W7 though - it just seems to lead to a 5.1 gui setup type wizard, but no individual volume levels? Cheers,

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You left click on the speaker symbol in the taskbar.Then you click the speaker symbol above the volume-level bar.Then a menu with properties for the speaker opens.There you have to switch to the level tab and scroll down the bar.There are the volume options for the speakers.

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Have barbershop songs on cd and Itunes that require listening to the left channel much more predominately to hear the baritone part. Am using Windows 8.1 on an HP 2010i desktop with a pair of Gateway speakers with woofer attached to the sound card that came with the desktop. The speakers have only one control of volume for both speakers. What need I do or must I buy something different to separately control the left and right speaker


A:Solved: Splitting Speaker Channels for individual volume

In Windows 7 you can go to Control Panel (small icons view) > Sound > Playback tab > Speakers (click to highlight) > Properties > Balance - and adjust L or R volume. I think 8.1 is the same.

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I recently discovered a difference in the volume; the left speaker of the laptop has been functioning normally while there seems to be very low to no sound coming from the right speaker.

Any suggestions?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5559 Audio - Right Speaker has low volume while the left speaker functions normally

Hello.You didn't mention the headphone jack, so if you have not yet done so, plug in headphones and see if the balance is okay in them. If the headphones check out okay, then most probably it's a problem related to the speakers.
The test for speakers is the ePSA audio test. It is a hardware test, which means that if the test  tones are very low in the right speaker, but normal in the left speaker, then there is hardware failure somewhere, related to the right speaker.
If both speakers sound normal during the test, then the problem is in the software. Do the usual things like re-install the audio driver, check the balance levels in the Sound properties, try different audio sources, etc.
Re-installing the audio driver resets the settings to their default configurations, so if you do it then you don't have to bother with things like volumes and balance settings, because they will be okay.(Also if the balance is okay through headphones, then it should be okay through the speakers too.)
Here is how to do a simple driver re-install:
1.    Open the Device Manager.2.    Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" category.3.    Right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".4.    Click "uninstall".5.    Do not check the box to “delete the driver software for this device”. 6.    Restart the computer. Windows will detect your device a... Read more

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I am using the Logitech X-530 speaker system (5.1 surround sound).

I am connecting with the 3 audio jacks (black, orange, green).

When I play a game (for example Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2), the rear speakers work correctly (correct directions for sound).

However, when I play music in Windows Media Player or YouTube etc. then my rear 2 speakers don't work correctly, instead they give out a very faint sound of the song which sounds like.....bubbly, like it's under water.

Here are my speaker settings:

Any help?

A:5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Issue

No one?

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I recently purchased a Dell Inspirion 530s with a WL6000 5.1 surround sound speaker system (Vista operating system). The speaker system works very well except that the wireless surround sound (rear) speaker does not work when I play music/sounds etc. It does work when tested. Any ideas on how to make this speaker work?
I loaded to most recent version of the driver.

A:WL6000 5.1 surround sound speaker system

This is a common problem with vista. Check to make sure the "speaker fill" option is selected.

This is "supposed" to be fixed in sp1.

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Recently I noticed my sound volume was kind of low even when I raised it to 100%.

When I checked Control Panel ....... Sounds and also Device Manager, the front left & right work. But the center speaker & side left & right don't work anymore (the subwoofer never has so I assumed it was not installed).

I don't know what to do. I've tried to update the driver but it says I have the most recent one and it's all working.

I have an Acer 6930G 64-bit laptop with Vista Home Premium Version ..... 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002.

Can someone please help?!

A:RealTek surround 5.1 - lost speaker sounds

Hello Gia45,
Go to Device Manager and un-install the sound driver, reboot and re-install.
You will need to go to your makers site for the new drivers, while your there, update the chipset drivers too.
Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Hello, I was just on Newegg.com and was looking at their 5.1 speakers. They have some logitech ones that I was looking to buy. These to be exact. By looking at the picture showing the back of it, it looks like it could hook up to my Xbox 360 or DVD player with the red and white audio plug ins. Before I buy them, I would like to know it if would work that way.

If any of you know, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Question about 5.1 surround sound speaker connections.

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You could, but that sounds like it's just stereo (red = right, white = left channel). There should be more connectors - which brand & model are they?

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Hi, I have Creative Inspire 4.1 speaker system. I wanted to creat something close to sorround sound by postioning 2 channels front, and 2 channels back. But, on the spot where I sit, the 2 back channels are quite far too hear. So is anyway I can change the volume of those 2 back channels? I want to increase the volume for it.

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum to put this under, but here it goes:

I am looking to buy a surrond sound speaker system (5.1) for my PC. Are watts, dB range, Hz and kHz, and speaker size important to look at?
I was looking at these:
Altec Lansing VS3151

A:Solved: Things to look for in a good surround speaker system

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Hi, so, I've recently bought a Creative Sound BlasterAxx SBX 8, and I've wanted to do following: Use my regular speakers plugged in as Jack (Creative A120 2.1 Speakers) and my SoundBlasterAxx in USB at the same time, like merging both outputs into one, but I also use Razer Surround and I want to merge those channels by software, but I think there's no other option :P I've also tried Virtual Audio Cable, but I don't get it's configuration process. And on a side note, is there a way to control my SoundBlaster via the touch panel on the device instead of Windows configuration?

So, can I get any help? Thank you.

A:Using USB speaker and Jack 2.1 speakers+Razer Surround simultaneously

Windows will only allow one default audio playback device. Thus I don't think you can do what you want.

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So I've recently built my own PC and now I'm trying to use 5.1 surround with a set of speakers I have lying around.
5.1 is working in applications that specifically support it, such as XMBC, where I can enable support in the settings. However, other applications do not play surround sound. So I've tried looking for an option that upmixes default 2.1 sound to 5.1, however I could not find one. Others have suggested to enable the Speaker Fill option, but I can't find it anywhere. Also, this thread (Where Is " Speaker Fill " Option In The New Realtek Sound Manager / Driver ? - Sri Lankan gaming and e-sports community) suggested to use the environments setting but there isn't any in the SupremeFX control panel.

The sound card is a Realtek one, built into my motherboard. My motherboard is an ASUS Maximus VII Ranger, the control panel for the Realtek card is called SupremeFX. I'm using Windows 8.1 x64.

I'm using the latest audio drivers, so I know that can't be the problem.

Any suggestions? If screenshots or further information are needed, I can provide.

A:Surround working, but no Speaker Fill option - Realtek

Just wanted to say I've found the solution myself after a couple of hours of searching... Turns out you need to enable DTS Connect in the SupremeFX control panel. It's just incorrectly named, but if you turn it on, set the width to max and set it to music mode, everything works fine.

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Being too cheap to buy a 7.1 surround sound system, I have a bunch of speakers plugged into the onboard sound card of my Asus p5Q-pro mobo.

I have the old plug type (RC?) speakers in centre/sub, front (pair), side (pair), rear (pair).

I also have a fairly decent pair of digital USB speakers plugged into ... you guessed it... a USB port.

The trouble is that when I go into speaker settings through control panel and try to test the speakers, I can get them all making sound except for the USB. I can't work out where they're meant to set to, since there is no clear 'front/rear/side' etc. indication.

When I use media player to watch shows, it seems to deselect all my crappy speakers and just play out of the digital USBs. I think this might have something to do with audio card related software assigning the controls but I'm not really sure.

What I want to do is make the speakers all work together as part of a 7.1 or similar system. How would I go about setting this up?

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I just setup my audio system and after switching to 5.1 surround Windows correctly plays my front left, center, front right, surround right and subwoofer but for the surround left the sound comes from the front left speaker. What's weird is if I switch to stereo and play audio I can hear sound coming from all my speakers (including the surround left.)

Any ideas on how to fix this? Could it be a driver issue?

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I know there's a program called 'hijack audio pro' or something for mac that lets you control audio output of each program. I was wondering if anyone knows a similar program for PC. Specifically I want to mute programs like Firefox or Safari.

A:Audio Software to control volume of individual applications.


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I recently installed a new motherboard Asus Sabertooth 990FX. It has an on-board sound card "Realtek? ALC 892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC". I'm using 5.1 surround speakers from creative. Speaker fill with windows update driver, or Realteks driver from Asus' website, has the same outcome.

The problem is that the back speakers, when playing music, sound like an mp3 playing at 24kbps or something of the sort. This is not the first time this has happened, and ever since windows vista, this problem has occurred in every on-board sound card i have dealt with. I have heard different reasons such as DirectSound3D Hal in Windows Vista being removed, on-board sound cards just sucking, drivers sucking, etc.

The only time the rear speakers sound right, is when i test the speakers with windows, with the software from Realtek, Or using some media player that i cant remember the name of anymore that had an option to fix this problem only for music played in that media player. But I just want all sound to play through them right. I don't watch movies on this computer and usually don't play any games, so i don't really care about the surround affect. I just want all the speakers putting out sound in stereo.

At this point I really don't care if i need a third party software to fix this issue and just for the record, no I do not have room in my system for an internal sound card, and I really don't want to deal with an external one either. I'd rather just never fix the i... Read more

A:Realtek onboard sound card with 5.1 surround speaker fill problem

The first step once confirmed that the correct drivers and by the way sound app is installed is to set to the speaker settings for 5.1 or 4 speakers depending on preference. You may want to check on the Windows sound mixer settings as well since many often forget about that other mixer being there.

The first test once the settings are looked over is going into the Control Panel>Sound section there to run the test/configuration wizard which will verify each pair of speakers first front then back as you go along. That is found in the Playback tab when first clicking on the CP>Sound and seeing the popup window appear.
(refer to attached images for both Windwos sound mixer, Sound configuration wizard)

As you will see from the second image there for the configuration wizard I use a separate expansion card(preferred here) while you would still look through that wizard. With the Creative Audio Console/Volume Panel you generally expect a move evolved mixer.volume control panel while most onboard sound setups also provide some smaller form of mixer app you would need to look at as well.

Another trip up found with some 5.1 speaker sets is on the center speaker or other volume and balance controls where sometimes tweaking them is required when it seems sound will drop off from the rear speakers. If the bass is up a bit the quality of sound from the rear pair despite having a woofer below can suffer! Then you have to tweak the tremble if these controls are present to clean up th... Read more

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29th September 2012
Edit: Updated is a well known windows 7 / adobe bug which has existed for a while now still not resolved but thanks for reply's



So I've not long migrated from XP to 7 and I've noticed that every time I watch or stream audio my Adobe Flash Player 11 which I like to set to 50% in Volume Mixer jumps up to 75% which makes the audio playback distorted & poor sound quality.

How do I get it to stay at 50% ? Usually I do like to set volumes to 75% which is what I've got my Realtek Device set to but Adobe crackles and sounds bad at 75% so I have to set it to 50%


A:Volume Mixer Adjusting Individual Applications (Adobe Flash Player 11)

Is the PC actually fully Windows 7 compatible, since it was upgraded from XP? Do you have a fully Windows 7 compatible driver from Packard Bell and not a non-vendor sound driver, as non vendor drivers many times to do not work correctly.

As a side note, I see you only have 1GB of RAM, that is insufficient for Win 7 Ultimate, as Microsoft says 2GB minimum. Also with an 8400GS, which is an old video card that also makes me wonder about the PC's full Windows 7 compatibility.

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Hello, I been using the Rocketfish 5.1 surround sound card for quite some time now, and just last month or so it just stoped working if I dont use the matrix mode all the speakers work. But I constantly have to turn the levels of each speaker up in the sound settings and when I do that it max's out my volume so therres a conflict somewere, I cannot use the matrix mode anymore eithier. Any fix's? I'm running windows 7 ultimate

A:Rocketfish 5.1 Surround Sound Card / Volume issues


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I have a computer running some crappy speakers, and for some reason I can barely hear anything from them. I read other posts that talked about not having amplified speakers, and that I should just get amplified ones and be done with it. The only thing that gives me pause is that when I shut down for the night, and you get the windows "shut down" sound, it is really loud. So I tried them on another new computer of mine, and they worked fine. I have obviously checked all the volume settings and they are all on and turned up all the way. Any ideas why this might be happening.

Thanks in advance.

A:Speaker Volume is really low

Hi CluFunkBunk, and welcome to TSG.

CluFunkBunk said:

... the windows "shut down" sound, it is really loud ... Click to expand...

If you go into the "Sounds and Audio Devices" control panel and then select the Sounds tab can you play some of the other system sounds at a fairly loud level?

If so, exactly when do you get lower volume levels? Does this happen with certain programs?

CluFunkBunk said:

I have obviously checked all the volume settingsClick to expand...

Can you give us the details of what you have checked so far? We have no way of know what you mean by, "all".

Some details about the sound controller hardware being used as well as what operating system you are running may help us to help you. Do you have a separate sound card or is sound built-into the motherboard?

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After the most recent Windows 10 update, my speaker volume has decreased substantially. The change in volume pre- to post-update is very evident. I use my speakers very often so I would like to fix this problem as soon as possible.  Thanks

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Hi: The latest W10 update messed up the audio in almost every one of my HP business desktops and notebook PC's. I had to reinstall the audio drivers to get everything to work right. Two of my PC's do not have W10 audio driver support. For my HP 350 business notebook, I had to reinstall the W8.1 IDT audio driver, which restored normalcy. For my HP dc7800 business desktop, I had to reinstall the W7 Soundmax audio driver, which restored normalcy. Your notebook does not have W10 audio drivers either. So, here are two recommendations for drivers I have... First, create a system restore point in case these drivers make a bad situation worse, and then you can revert to your current status. Then reinstall the W8.1 audio driver from your notebook's support page and restart the PC This package contains the driver that enables the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp59501-60000/sp59654.exe If that doesn't fix the problem, try this IDT audio driver from a newer model notebook (15t-j100) that has the Beats Audio. Install and restart the PC. This package contains the driver that enables the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. 6.10.6491.0 Rev.     Sep 30, 2013 http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63555.exe

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I uninstalle my extra media players to just use windows media player, I ended up with low speaker volume even though I have maximised all speaker settings. Anyone have a fix for this problem?

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Just got a "new" used computer tower. It's a Compaq Presario Deskpro...Anyway, when I try to listen to CDs or the radio on the internet, the volume is SO LOW! I have the volumes maxed out. I've read some of the other posts regarding this and tried some of the suggestions to no avail. Are some speakers not compatible w/certain computers? Help! Amy

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After the most recent Windows 10 update, my speaker volume has decreased substantially. The change in volume pre- to post-update is very evident. I use my speakers very often so I would like to fix this problem as soon as possible.  Thanks

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Ok, dig, I am a Mac guy and I had to get a Windows laptop for work. So please understand I don't know anything.

First easy question : I have a Braven Balance B/T speaker, when I connected it (Which took like 15 minutes ??) it gets labeled as a headset. It's a speaker!

Then the volume is very low, I can turn up Pandora, the main system volume and I still believe it's low. Also, I do not have the Properties > Levels > Enhancements like I have read about. Under Levels I get Balance, that's it.

Can someone who is patient help me thru this starting point and maybe we can go further. I can provide screen shots of anything necessary.

Thanks so much.

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Good morning

I am having problems with my computer & speaker volume. It started since family members plugged I-pods in to listen. I have checked all areas on my computer (that I'm aware of) to make sure that all volume is turned up. My actual computer volume is very low also. I have not tried to plug different speakers in though

Can anyone please help?



Well...try different speakers first, to eliminate that possibility.


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i just took speakers from my old pc and put them on my new pc, but they are a TON quieter. anyone know why that is? im running Win xp pro sp2. asus m2n e motherboard.

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Dell Dimension 8200
Windows ME
Sound Blaster Live! Value Digital 1024 Software
Harmon Kardon Speakers

The right (volume control) speaker has lost about 80% of its volume. If you hold it to your ear, you can hear that it has sound. Left speaker is fine.

I purchased a set of new speakers - no good.
I ran OEM Sound Diagnostics - no good.
I have run every audio test and made every volume adjustment that I can find to make.

Is it the sound card?


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My brandnew ASUS laptop, using Windows 7, is supposed to have really good speakers. The volume icon is a circle; at full blast, the icon only covers 25% of the circle. The volume just isn't what I would have expected. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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I'm not sure what measures you've taken in trying to natively adjust the sound (like in this video: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Adjust-the-sound-level-on-your-computer). I find that more times than not, you can usually right click the sound icon and select "open sound mixer" and adjust the sound to your liking from there.

-- Ryan
Windows Outreach Team

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Hi all,

Recently I had to replace my CPU and now my speakers are not as loud as they were with the other one. I have all the volume controls up as high as they will go on my computer and there is no volume knob on the speakers.

Is there another way to make them louder that I am unaware of?


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Hi everyone,

I have only recently upgraded to Vista from XP, I'm very pleased with everything apart from this sound problem, which from what I've read is very common. I was hoping to watch movies on my new widescreen monitor, but the sound is just not loud enough with all settings on max.

The problem I'm having is that my speaker volume is very low, I'm using fairly old speakers, but these speakers were very loud on my old computer running XP.

Anyway I've installed the latest Realtek driver & it has made no difference what so ever. Every setting is set to max volume, does anyone know how I can boost the volume? Or maybe someone else has had this problem & found a solution, I'm wondering if new speakers will make any difference?

The only sure-fire solution I think of so far is installing XP, which would mean losing Vista, as I've not got a disc with it on, the computer came with it loaded already.

Please help! :|

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hey there. recently my sound was working fine until i installed this sigmatel driver update from gateway's web site. after installing that it made my sound icon get the damn red x icon and it didnt work. i then read on here about the realtek and tried that but nothing. it seems though that i have to now do the setup again for the original sigmatel driver under the cabs folder (64 bit system) and then it goes back to green and the sound works. i don't restart it though i just click no on that. i don't know if that will help depending on your system i suppose.

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Hello everyone,
I have recently noticed that my speaker volume is going up and down by itself. It happens when i'm listening to music, playing games, everything. I have a kt3 ultra mobo, with onboard Avance AC'97 audio 5.1 surround sound speakers. I've played around with my audio options when i noticed the problem and can't figure out what is going on. Please give me some advice.


A:Speaker volume goes up and down

Any batteries involved in your audio loop? Replace.

Any volume controls on your keyboard? Try disabling keyboard audio control.

Any Windows utilities running that control audio? Running in the System Tray, and check Task Manager. Close any extra audio-related apps.

Otherwise, it could just be your speakers, or sound card amp, going out.

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Hello,The sound out of my speaker is too low. I have tried both updating and restoring the plugin but no change. I have gone through the speaker advanced menu in speaker properties but there is no improvement. Please help me get most out of this amazing laptop which is supposed to have great bang and olufsen speakers. Thank you

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I just put together my gf's new Compaq computer. She has an AMD chip and is running XP Home. Realtec AC97 on board sound. Polk Audio speakers with no volume adjust on the speaker, controlled by computer. Problem is the sound will only go up so far, which isn't very loud at all. Speakers worked fine on her previous computer. They are configured correctly. Any clue as to why this would occur? Thank you for any insight.

A:Speaker volume too low.

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How can I increase speaker volume beyond the max settings in volume control?


A:How to further increase speaker volume?

buy a sound system that connects to your computer and has it's own amplifiier

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I just connected my speakers.

I'm able to hear sound but it's very low (even when I turned the dial on the speaker clockwise to highest setting)

I haven't a clue what to do.

Sounds & Audio Devices tab -
I set speaker volume to highest setting - yet it still sounds low.

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In the last week or so I've noticed that on many sites, even when I've got the volume at it's highest and my speakers turned all the way on I'm barely able to hear what's being said. The speakers seem to be working properly - I hear through both of them but not as loud as it was before - I always had to keep the settings at their lowest.
Any idea why this has happened and is there somewhere to re-set the volume?

A:Speaker Volume Suddenly Low

Maybe the speakers are dying... Have you tweaked any sound settings/drivers/sound cards, etc?

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Hey, recently i was palying my music pretty loud with a few friends over and the volume spider on the speakers broke. as in they're always on the top now, i can turn down the pc volume to 0 and still hear static buzzing. its really getting anoying, i thought i could deal with it and jsut turn the volume on my pc down but its getting to the point where its crackling and making lo screeching noises. is there an application thats able to change the volume on the speakers themselves and not the pc?

A:Speaker volume broke

Speakers are very fragile. The failure rate is very high when they are over-driven. The only real fix is to replace the speakers, and perhaps the audio card as well.

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I have Parkinson's disease so I use voice recognition software.

The problem occurs when I want to edit my dictation and I want to play back my words. It seems there is a speaker buried deep in the computer. The volume on that speaker is so low as to be almost useless.

I would like either to adjust that volume or direct the audio through my normal speakers.

I'm ignorant of computer terminology so I may have viewed the settings but not recognized them.

Your guidance will certainly be appreciated.

Thank you

A:Volume on internal speaker

This probably should be in the hardware forum, but here goes.

I am guessing you do not have the speakers plugged in if you are not hearing anything through them. When you plug in the speakers it will usually stop using the internal speaker. You want to plug your speakers into a like colored port on the back of the PC coming out of your sound card. It will have lots of tiny holes in it like you would plug a headset into. If it is not the same color then it will probably show you an arrow pointing out from the center.

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I was just given this computer upgrade at work. I have the external speakers that I had with the old computer, but now I can hardly hear my cds! I've checked all the volume controls. Our tech person doesn't have time to deal with this "personal" issue. Could there be something in the sound card or some other hardware issue that just doesn't allow louder volume? I'm no expert on how computers run, so maybe there is something I'm overlooking.

A:Low External Speaker Volume

Is the master volume or any of the other volumes set low? Checking threw
Start -> Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices
In there are a few different volume settings that might be set to low. In the volume tab If you click the Advanced button under the Device volume it brings up a few different audio options, inculding master volume. I'm not sure if you checked that yet if not, I hope that helps. (I wasn't sure if you meant volume controls on the computer or on the speakers...some speakers can have several different types of volume control)

Are you using a seperate sound card, or a integrated sound card?

EDIT: I have my control panel set up under classical veiw, if you do not click
Start -> Control Panel -> Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices -> Sounds and Audio Devices

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I've just purchased an HP laptop (G62-415NR) with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). Naturally, there is very little documentation included, for either the computer or the operating system. I'm new to Windows 7. (I've set my system specs in my profile, in case further info is needed.)

I don't know whether this would fall under customizing the laptop or the operating system; I plan to also find an HP forum in case this is not the appropriate venue for this question.

The issue is that I cannot set Internet Explorer to fullscreen using the F11 key, because pressing F11 causes the volume control to pop up instead. Worse, when I use the View menu to set the browser to fullscreen, I cannot F11 it back.

Does Windows 7 map the F11 key to the volume control, or is this an HP-specific setting? If this is a Windows 7 setting, how can I change the keypress that launches the volume control, so that I can get back to the browser functionality I'm used to?

Thanks in advance.

A:F11 conflict (IE 8 / speaker volume)

Hello Byff, and welcome to Seven Forums.

On laptops, you may need to press the F Lock (Function) key, or press and hold the Fn key, before pressing F11 to toggle full screen mode.

Hope this helps,

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I have a Dell Desktop with two external speakers. When I use Windows Media player or any other player, the sound through the speakers is fine. However, when I want to watch videos using the internet (both Internet Explorer and Firefox), the speaker volume is very low. Suggestions?

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Toshiba Satellite 1805-S253, Win ME.

Recently tried to install an 802.11g PC card, lots of issues, and had to have a local shop uninstall, fix registry, and repair video drivers and stuff.

I don't want to go back to them, but I now have no sound other than the modem will deliver the dialtone sound. Media Player is silent. No Speaker icon in the taskbar.
No way to click "show volume control in taskbar": I can see it, but it is inactive.

Specs say ALI M1535, and Trident AK4543 Codec.
Device Manager says there is an ALI WMD driver.

Looked all over for an easy driver download.... aargh.

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when i restart my computer the sound icon on the taskbar is missing, yet when i go to the control panel and select the sound it is checked. it says place volume icon in the taskbar. If I uncheck it and then click apply and check it again and click apply it comes back. I am not hiding any icons on the taskbar. This is a new computer only a few weeks old.
What could be the trip?

A:Speaker Volume control

Try this fix from kellys-korner.
Scroll down to line #30,
Windows XP Doesn't Save User Settings
instructions to run regedits at top of web page.

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Hi, As per my product specifications of HP ENVY 15-k203TX Notebook PC i have BeatsAudio with 2 speaker and 1 subwoofer but the volume is very very low from speaker. Even though the volume level is 100% full. Can anyone help it out with this issue? Bye,Siva

A:Volume is very low from speaker even though BeastsAudio is t...

Hi @Varadar, Thank you for posting at HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that even you put the volume level to 100%, the sound from the speakers is still low. Is the volume low when you play a specific audio file or when you play all the audio files?You can try the steps on this link. Thanks for being a part of the HP community. Please let me know if this helps resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution". If you require further assistance let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.   

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only getting low sound on full volume . checked volume level indicators and they say all is o,k.

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I have dell inspirion 14z 5423
the sound in earplugs and external speaker is normal.
but when it comes to the laptop speaker its very low, actually sometimes its not audible. I tried to update the drivers but its the same
the speaker and skull-candy made hence i got it and was having a lot of expectations .
but it turned into a disaster.
Can yo help me??????

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I got a new Vista pc and everything is mostly set up. I have onboard sound. All the speakers work, except one barely emits any sound. No distortion, just barely audible. i noticed this when I tested the speakers individually. My guess is the wiring. The speaker in question is one of the rear ones. I turned the rears up but no change.

I have Klipsch ProMedia 4.1, got around 4 years ago.

They worked fine in my old XP machine, but while turning the volume knob, there was a staticy sound. There was major static in the new machine for the first 2 days, then it died down and the speakers were normal, except for that one rear.

A:One speaker=low volume in 4.1 setup...???

One thing I learned long ago is don't mess with the volume nob that is on the speakers. Crank it up to about 3/4 and leave it there, using nothing but software to adjust the volume from there on out.

That "static" sound you hear is usually dust that gets on the contacts inside that volume knob. It can cause low volume in one or more speakers, or it can cause a speaker to stop putting out sound at all. I've tossed out at least 4 sets of speakers because of overuse of that unnecessary infernal knob on the speakers. If you set it to the max you could ever want, and leave it there, using only software to adjust, it won't wear out or have static problems.

The fact that you have those static noises when you use the knob, combined with the low volume in one speaker tells me the two issues are cause by the same thing. A worn out, dirty (inside, where the contacts are) knob.

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