My Laptop has never had great sound even with the Bose Companion 2 Series II (no bass without distortion). Now I have purchased Logitech Series z313 and although the quality is tremendous, at least for my old ears, there is practically no decent volume at all. If I replace the Bose back I get bass distortion and a little more volume. I looked for and equalizer where maybe I can push each band and get volume that way, but I cannot find one. I would prefer to get decent volume without a work-around. Headphones are fine, but also could use a little more volume.
By the way at my last hearing test all is good.