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

Discussion in 'HP Pavilion Notebooks' started by taylormah, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. taylormah

    taylormah Notebook Enthusiast

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    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??
     
  2. solat152

    solat152 Notebook Enthusiast

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    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.
     
  3. soundoval

    soundoval Notebook Enthusiast

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    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).
     
  4. tiner

    tiner Notebook Evangelist

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    Dv6 beats sound system really sucks...
     
  5. BookNoteQ

    BookNoteQ Notebook Enthusiast

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    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.
     
  6. Ramen Noodle

    Ramen Noodle Notebook Enthusiast

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    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.
     
  7. baii

    baii Sone

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    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.
     
  8. Lkr721993

    Lkr721993 Notebook Geek

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    oh my, things don't sound like crap anymore!
     
  9. prebuss

    prebuss Notebook Consultant

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    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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  10. sahil04

    sahil04 Notebook Geek

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

    prebuss Notebook Consultant

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    Uhm, can you tell me, which exactly audio drivers' versions you have? I have downloaded the newest from this forum here


    EDIT: just downgraded from sp55977 to sp55094, more settings appear with this one, 'Enchancements' as well.
     
  12. sahil04

    sahil04 Notebook Geek

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    Sorry for the late reply but I'm just using the drivers from HP's website listed under the model number.
     
  13. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    I have had a lot of notebooks, and most come with pitiful sound, the dv6 beats has above average sound and it`s loud enough for me.

    Does anybody know of a util to test the speakers, it`s normal built into the sound software, but i can not find anything, the options on this beats software are poor.

    John.
     

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