I am traveling soon to a nearby city. When I get there, a friend is going to lend me his laptop so that my wife can listen to her favorite Internet radio stations. However, his laptop doesn't have external speakers so listening without headphones will be very difficult and frankly, I don't want to buy external speakers just for a few days. Does anyone know a way, any way, to dramatically boost the sound coming from a laptop? Finally, any other way to fix this problem that anyone can suggest would be greatly appreciated.
The easiest way I found was to use a 3.5mm male to male jack leed and connect to the aux socket ho your hi fi. You will have to ballance the volumes to get the right sound, then crank it up, wofks fine for me.
Cheaper laptop speakers are very poor, particularly on volume and "tinny" sound - both the suggestions posted so far are valid but if you don`t want to spend any money at all just make sure that the laptops master volume is on full and the playback on the program you are using to access the internet radio is also on full.