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Adjusting Bass in Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1

    Adjusting Bass in Windows 8


    I have a Tosheba Satellite laptop running on windows 8 software and the audio is hollow/tinny.

    I've clicked the audio output device icon, but can't find any equalizer button.

    I've searched the apps and there's a 'DTS Sound' option; I've increased the bass, and used the bass boost option, but the sound is still awful.

    Is this merely the laptop quality?

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  2. #2


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I would guess that there is too little space for speakers in any laptop to render bass effectively. Try a good set of earphones.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    I would guess that there is too little space for speakers in any laptop to render bass effectively. Try a good set of earphones.
    Not true. My last laptop - acer aspire - had good sound.
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    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I once had an Acer Aspire which was supposed to have a subwoofer - but the driver never worked in Windows 7, so it was as tinny as all the rest. Glad you had a good experience, but it appears as far as the Tosh goes, the sound is not impressing you.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Itty bitty speakers get a nice set of headphones or external speaker.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Please stop telling people it's their hardware, it's not. I got Audio Technica ATH-AD700's. Bass while low for some was fine with windows 8. The upgrade to 8.1 has all but eliminated any concept of low end frequencies from my system.

    Windows 8.1 changed bass
    Last edited by Kevaskous; 31 Oct 2013 at 12:42.
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  7. #7


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Kevaskous View Post
    Please stop telling people it's their hardware, it's not. I got Audio Technica ATH-AD700's. Bass while low for some was fine with windows 8. The upgrade to 8.1 has all but eliminated any concept of low end frequencies from my system.

    Windows 8.1 changed bass
    The Original Poster did not mention Windows 8.1 - the complaint was about Windows 8.

    If your Bass response has diminished since the upgrade, the driver and control software for your sound chipset may need to be updated to optimize the sound balance in your system. In fairness the audio chip manufacturer/Motherboard manufacturer have had very little time to play with Windows 8.1 in its final release - but some end-users expect miracles. Complain if you like, but it will take time for all niggles to be fixed , if ever. New hardware may be required to get the best out of the newest OS, and maintain the revenue stream of the manufacturer.

    If important to the end user, then stick with the version of Windows that works until the supporting drivers and software is fixed.
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  8. #8


    USA
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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    This is what I did. If you want bass, do the following:

    -Get Headphones (Before headphones my Bass Boost did absolutely nothing)
    -Go back to your bass boost option
    -Then click settings, and try out the different settings. Mine is at 50Hz and 24dB. Hz is the frequency while dB is the sound level.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I am having the same problem. I have windows 8 too but there is no bass and its AWFUL!!! I have fiddled with all of the volume control options and there is no bass options anywhere. It is definitely not my speakers that I have plugged into the audio jack either. Please help ...this is my nightmare
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  10. #10


    Posts : 3
    win8.1


    Well i found out that this has to do With the driver supplied With my computer ( lenovo g510). There were absolutely no bass under 80 hz--- But lenovo has a driver update so after downloading it here Drivers and software - Lenovo G510 Notebook i just installed it and.... Perfect. And also supplied is dolby 10 band eq and a lot of adjustment settings that you can tweak the sound just as you want.
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