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  1. Joined : Sep 2016
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       27 Sep 2016 #1

    Looking to improve PC sound


    Can anyone recommend a good solution to get better sound on my Dell Latitude laptop with Windows 10? I mainly listen to music online - YouTube, radio sites, etc... I don't want to go out and buy new speakers so I'm thinking the next best option is an equalizer.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,569
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       27 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, if you don't want a good pair of speakers, then the next best is headphones.

    Personally I wouldn't insult my ears by listening other than briefly to tiny laptop speakers - perhaps yours has better ones.

    That said, Winamp includes an equaliser.

    Someone recently suggested this:
    Peace, GUI for Equalizer APO download | SourceForge.net
    but it was an absolute pain to uninstall.

    Realtek - if you use that- can provide sound enhancements and an equaliser.
    Then there's SoundBlaster (Cinema) which is designed to compensate for rubbish sound quality on laptops.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Inverness
    Posts : 726
    Win 10
       27 Sep 2016 #3

    What model Latitude? But, the Latitude line was designed for business so it probably is just basic sound. If you don't want to use headset, as suggested, the next best thing is external speakers.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,936
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       27 Sep 2016 #4

    +1 on the speakers. The ones in most laptops are not that good and there's nothing like a 2.0 or 2.1 speakers, IMO.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 991
    Windows 10 Pro,
       27 Sep 2016 #5

    I would suggest new speakers as well.
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  7. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 991
    Windows 10 Pro,
       27 Sep 2016 #7

    Jeff seems to have found a nice product that would help. Good work.
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  8. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro
       27 Sep 2016 #8

    WillM said: View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good solution to get better sound on my Dell Latitude laptop with Windows 10? I mainly listen to music online - YouTube, radio sites, etc... I don't want to go out and buy new speakers so I'm thinking the next best option is an equalizer.
    If you don't want to buy external speakers, you might take a look at audio drivers from Dell for your particular laptop. I am using the Beats Audio driver, but I have an HP. I am not sure if it is available for Dell laptops.
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  9. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,467
    Windows 10 Pro
       27 Sep 2016 #9

    WillM said: View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good solution to get better sound on my Dell Latitude laptop with Windows 10? I mainly listen to music online - YouTube, radio sites, etc... I don't want to go out and buy new speakers so I'm thinking the next best option is an equalizer.
    There's not much you can do to improve the sound quality of cheap speakers. New speakers such as the ones Jeff posted or headphones\earbuds is your best bet.
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  10.    27 Sep 2016 #10

    WillM said: View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good solution to get better sound on my Dell Latitude laptop with Windows 10? I mainly listen to music online - YouTube, radio sites, etc... I don't want to go out and buy new speakers so I'm thinking the next best option is an equalizer.
    I have Bose speaker that has a woofer. I purchased at Best Buy
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