why is my speaker volume so low?

Windows Volume Control

The first and most obvious place to check your sound volume is finding out what the overall audio volume that Windows itself is using. If the Windows sound level is set to low or muted, it doesn’t matter about any other software based sound levels the system may have, Windows has the final say.

The easiest way to check is from the system tray,

The easiest way to check is from the system tray, hover your mouse over the icon that looks like a speaker and it will tell you the current overall level percentage for Windows. If this is low or has a red circle over the icon, the level needs to be increased. Simply left click on the icon and slide the level up to a higher value, or click the muted icon to unmute.

If you can’t find the icon in your tray it c

If you can’t find the icon in your tray it can also be accessed via Control Panel > Sound. Double click the audio device you want to hear the sound from (this could be speakers, headphones, TV etc), click the Levels tab and adjust the horizontal slider.

Make sure the audio device you are using is set as the “Default Device”, if it isn’t, right click and choose “set as Default Device” or you will hear no sound at all even though the volume is up and not muted.



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Trick 6. Run Playing Audio Troubleshooter

You can click Start -> Settings -> Update & Security -> Troubleshoot. Find Playing Audio option in the right window and click it. Click Run the troubleshooter button and Windows will automatically check and fix problems related to audio playing in Windows 10.

Trick 3. Turn on Loudness Equalization

  • You can follow the same operation in Trick 2 to enter into Speakers Properties window.
  • Click Enhancements tab, and check Loudness Equalization option.
  • Click Apply and click OK to save the changes. You can freely to undo the changes if this method doesn’t work in fixing Windows 10 laptop sound very low issue.

Speakers not correctly connected

Verify the speakers are connected to line out on the back of the computer (not line in). Also, verify that the speakers are plugged in firmly since a partially connected speaker can still generate some sound. The connection must be plugged in firmly into the back of the computer.

Codecs and Filters

Depending on what type of sound source is being played, it is sometimes naturally lower in volume than other types. For example AC3 audio can sometimes appear to be quiet when played through a 2 speaker Stereo system. Codecs and filters used to play certain audio formats can also have their own volume levels over and above anything you’ll find in the Windows Volume Mixer or even the media player’s own interface.

AC3Filter is an audio decoder and processing filter that can boost and enhance the audio levels of AC3 and DTS audio. If you already have it and the audio sounds too quiet, it’s worth increasing the levels in AC3Filter. If you don’t have AC3filter it’s worth installing anyway because 5.1 audio which usually sounds very quiet can be boosted.

Install AC3Filter and go to Start > All Program

Install AC3Filter and go to Start > All Programs > AC3Filter and run AC3Filter Config. On the Preset drop down menu on the left select Loud. This increases the Gain levels of all channels and enables DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) to stop the audio distorting. You can then alter the master sound level or the level in the media player safe in the knowledge the AC3 or DTS audio is already at its safe maximum level.

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