How can the audio output on a laptop be boosted?

  dalglish 12:58 15 Feb 2005

Hi, I'm quite disappointed with the poor volume from my laptop speakers and wonder is there any way to boost this?
I recognise sound is not a laptop's strength.
The device is a Sigma Tel audio device.
Audio playback settings are set to maximum sample rate conversion and also hardware acceleration maximum too.



  Completealias 13:09 15 Feb 2005

Try a set of seperate speakers the ones built into the case aren't up to much normally

  Stuartli 13:33 15 Feb 2005

The separate speakers is the best bet as suggested - an active rather than passive set of speakers would boost the signal considerably (i.e. speakers with a built-in amplifier).

  DrScott 14:33 15 Feb 2005

I think you can also buy a separate audio card which plugs in the pcmia slot or usb.

  dalglish 18:35 15 Feb 2005

thanks guys

  dalglish 18:35 15 Feb 2005

thanks guys

  TomJerry 23:48 15 Feb 2005

Sony SRS-T70 Personal Speakers are absoutely fantastic, you will be impresed the sound volumn and quality pumped out by such tiny speakers, hunt around and you can find under £20 click here

  Stuartli 12:05 16 Feb 2005

Many of the Sony earphones for use with personal CD players etc also have remarkable sound quality for such tiny earpieces and are similar in price.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Illustrator Charles Williams on how to create magazines and book covers

iMac Pro review

Les meilleures prises CPL (2018)