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Asus S200E Notebook Sound

Discussion in 'Asus' started by bhups83, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. bhups83

    bhups83 Newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have just purchased the Asus S200E notebook but have noticed the sound isnt that great when i use headphones.

    Is there anything i can do to improve this?

    Thanks,

    Bhups
     
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    Your audio driver software may have an equalizer that you can use to adjust the settings. If the volume is low and/or shoddy only when using the audio out jack, try reinstalling the software - and hope that the port isn't faulty.

    I take it your headphones sound fine in other devices?
     
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    I've adjusted the settings and it doesn't help much.

    The headphones work fine in other devices. It just lacks bass.

    I dont think the port is faulty.

    Could be a case of upgrading the driver or sound card?
     
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    You can't upgrade the sound chip, unfortunately. You can look for an alternate driver, though it sounds to me like this is typical behavior/audio quality. If it's important to you, you're welcome to look into a USB audio adapter, like the Asus Xonar U3. :)
     
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    I think that's exactly what i need!

    Is that the best thing out there at the moment to boost my audio?
     
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    Well, I had exactly the same problem with my Asus X5DIJ. The sound chip is not very good quality. It is acceptable with the in-built speakers (although not very loud and tend to distort at higher volumes) but it is quite poor with headphones. So here is what I did:

    1) I bought Microsoft Lifechat LX-3000 headphones. This is connected via USB and not the mini jack, and the it has its own built-in audio card which is of quite good quality. So no matter how poor your laptop's audio chip as the headphones uses its own chip :) And I can tell you this headphones has mind blowing bass and volume. A must have. Plus, it has a very good quality microphone as well (uses the same USB cable, so no messing with microphone mini jack) witch is a nice plus if you use Skype etc. Here is one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-L...68984&sr=8-1&keywords=microsoft lifechat 3000

    2) To address the speaker problem I bought one of these Ricco USB speakers: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ricco-Alumi...=1365868724&sr=8-1&keywords=ricco usb speaker Be careful, as "USB speaker" most often means a pair of speakers that is powered from USB but still uses laptop's audio chip via an additional mini jack plug/cable. But this speaker, just like the headphones above, has its on audio chip, quite good quality, so once again it does not matter how poor the laptop's audio. And this speaker has one USB cable, for both power and audio, and it is very compact size, yet full stereo and amazingly much more louder than my laptop's built-in speakers. Quite worths the money. It becomes even louder if you connect it to your laptop via a mains amplified USB HUB, thanks to it's 2x5W real audio power (that is more than some of the micro hi-fi's performance...)

    I hope this helps.
     
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    The digital-to-audio (DAC) converters are superb! The Xonar is a good alternative, but is rather inferior in audio reproduction. Good choice!
     
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