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    Default dv6 Beats audio - notebook speakers not loud at all!!

    Bought this notebook last month, and since then I have been checking my sound level every so often just to find its already at max. Beats definitely makes a difference in the sound quality, but sound decibels coming out of notebook speakers feel very low. In comparison, my four year old dv6700t with altec lancing speakers give an impression of filling the whole room playing the same audio file. While the issue is non-existent when using external speakers, this is a notebook, and using external speakers is not possible every time. Does anyone else share my concern about speakers not being very loud??

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    Default Re: dv6 Beats audio - notebook speakers not loud at all!!

    Quote Originally Posted by taylormah View Post
    Bought this notebook last month, and since then I have been checking my sound level every so often just to find its already at max. Beats definitely makes a difference in the sound quality, but sound decibels coming out of notebook speakers feel very low. In comparison, my four year old dv6700t with altec lancing speakers give an impression of filling the whole room playing the same audio file. While the issue is non-existent when using external speakers, this is a notebook, and using external speakers is not possible every time. Does anyone else share my concern about speakers not being very loud??
    Same here, the speakers just are not loud enough. I personally don't think Beats does a damn thing. I like everything else about the laptop though.

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    Default Re: dv6 Beats audio - notebook speakers not loud at all!!

    Hopefully this will help. Right-click the speaker/sound icon on the bottom right of your Windows bar and click 'Playback Devices'. Right click 'Speakers and Headphones', click 'Properties', go to the 'Enhancements' tabs and disable the bass boost (if it's on). Then, go to the 'Tone Control' tab and click 'Reset to Zero'.

    The whole Beats thing is a marketing gimmick. It doesn't really improve the sound, HP just messes with the tone controls whenever the computer boots up (so you're going to have to reset your bass/treble to zero every time you restart your comp).

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    Default Re: dv6 Beats audio - notebook speakers not loud at all!!

    Quote Originally Posted by taylormah View Post
    Bought this notebook last month, and since then I have been checking my sound level every so often just to find its already at max. Beats definitely makes a difference in the sound quality, but sound decibels coming out of notebook speakers feel very low. In comparison, my four year old dv6700t with altec lancing speakers give an impression of filling the whole room playing the same audio file. While the issue is non-existent when using external speakers, this is a notebook, and using external speakers is not possible every time. Does anyone else share my concern about speakers not being very loud??
    Dv6 beats sound system really sucks...

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    Default Re: dv6 Beats audio - notebook speakers not loud at all!!

    Agreed, they should've put a woofer on it. One of the reasons I traded in, still the sound isn't that loud on my dv7. Also depends on the clip you're playing, notice some youtube videos have lower sound.

    Beats isn't a gimmick, try it on your headphones.

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    Default Re: dv6 Beats audio - notebook speakers not loud at all!!

    Quote Originally Posted by soundoval View Post
    Hopefully this will help. Right-click the speaker/sound icon on the bottom right of your Windows bar and click 'Playback Devices'. Right click 'Speakers and Headphones', click 'Properties', go to the 'Enhancements' tabs and disable the bass boost (if it's on). Then, go to the 'Tone Control' tab and click 'Reset to Zero'.

    The whole Beats thing is a marketing gimmick. It doesn't really improve the sound, HP just messes with the tone controls whenever the computer boots up (so you're going to have to reset your bass/treble to zero every time you restart your comp).
    Thanks for the tip, although mine is sticking at 0-0 apparently which is good. It sounds a lot better and without the artificial super bass that Beats does.

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    Default Re: dv6 Beats audio - notebook speakers not loud at all!!

    I think the loudness is fine. But all beats do is put a software to come with the driver. AND the software is just a mere normalizer and fake bass adder.
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    Default Re: dv6 Beats audio - notebook speakers not loud at all!!

    Quote Originally Posted by soundoval View Post
    Hopefully this will help. Right-click the speaker/sound icon on the bottom right of your Windows bar and click 'Playback Devices'. Right click 'Speakers and Headphones', click 'Properties', go to the 'Enhancements' tabs and disable the bass boost (if it's on). Then, go to the 'Tone Control' tab and click 'Reset to Zero'.

    The whole Beats thing is a marketing gimmick. It doesn't really improve the sound, HP just messes with the tone controls whenever the computer boots up (so you're going to have to reset your bass/treble to zero every time you restart your comp).
    oh my, things don't sound like crap anymore!

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    Default Re: dv6 Beats audio - notebook speakers not loud at all!!

    Guys, am I the only one, who can't find the 'Enhancements' tab? The screenshot below shows what I can see after right clicking 'Speakers and Headphones', and choosing 'Properties':
    EDIT: Driver version of "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC" 6.10.6381.0
    "Intel(R) Display Audio" 6.14.0.3086
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    Last edited by prebuss; 12th April 2012 at 05:07 PM. Reason: Added details about audio drivers' versions

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    Default Re: dv6 Beats audio - notebook speakers not loud at all!!

    Quote Originally Posted by prebuss View Post
    Guys, am I the only one, who can't find the 'Enhancements' tab? The screenshot below shows what I can see after right clicking 'Speakers and Headphones', and choosing 'Properties':
    EDIT: Driver version of "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC" 6.10.6381.0
    "Intel(R) Display Audio" 6.14.0.3086

    Yeah you're missing it, are you using stock drivers? The tab should be between Levels & Tone Controls

 

 
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