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Adjusting Bass in Windows 8


Wildcat

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#1
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A
    CPU
    3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3230M Processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M with CUDA™ Technology and NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
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    Firefox
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    AVG/SPYBOY

fafhrd

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#2
I would guess that there is too little space for speakers in any laptop to render bass effectively. Try a good set of earphones.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
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    Cooling
    pretty good
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    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
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    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

Wildcat

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#3
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A
    CPU
    3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3230M Processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M with CUDA™ Technology and NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG/SPYBOY

fafhrd

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#4
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

TonyB

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#5
Itty bitty speakers get a nice set of headphones or external speaker.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Myself
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI Z77A-G45
    Memory
    8 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung Sync Master s27B550
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB internal driver and one 1TB external drive.
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    Antec NeoECO 620 watt
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    custom case
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    Fans
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fafhrd

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#7
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.

http://www.eightforums.com/sound-audio/33697-windows-8-1-changed-bass.html
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

Raptor1

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#8
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15R SE
    CPU
    Intel i7 3632-QM
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Conexant SmartAudio HD
    Screen Resolution
    1024x768
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD10JPVT-75A1YT10
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Browser
    Opera
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#9
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba satellite c55-a

korella

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#10
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel
    Antivirus
    Defender
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1
#11
Fix My Bass on Toshiba Laptop...so EASY!

I just bought a Toshiba Laptop and there was no bass coming through on my external speakers. I'm on Windows 8 and found the solution on another forum. Pull up DTS Sound by using your search option for you PC. Click on Bass Boost and then click Advanced. There you can adjust the bass, voice and treble. Sooooo simple!! Sounds great now. You can also adjust the sound by going to Setting, Control Panel, Hardware / Sound and Realtek HD Audio Manager (which is what came with my PC). There you can play around with the Sound Affects that you are looking for. These two things should solve your issue if you haven't solved it already. Again, these two things are relatively easy to find and adjust once you know what you are looking for. Good Luck!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    toshiba

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