It's very subjective but how much sound? My laptop gives adequate output for listening in a quiet environment. Is their a software/hardware Volume Key in addition to the Windows control? For example my Acer laptop uses ALT + Cursor Up/Down to vary the volume. I set Windows controls to 'high' and then use the software to vary. On an older Toshiba laptop I have a small knurled button on one side that does the same.