whether you want to increase the sound of the multimedia playback on your system or increase the maximum volume of the overall system. I will discuss three methods to boost sound in Windows beyond 100% default.
Updating Audio Drivers
The sound card manufacturers are always working on improving their drivers to provide you with smooth and loudest audio levels possible on your computer. It may be that an update to audio drivers is available that can boost the volume levels on your Windows 10 computer. In that case, all you need to do is go ahead and get the drivers updated on your machine.
Updating the audio drivers on a Windows PC is pretty easy. Just open Device Manager and it’ll help you do the task.
Step 1. Search for Device Manager using the Cortana search box and open it when you find it.
Step 2. You’ll see all the devices that are connected to your computer. You want to click on the option that says Audio inputs and outputs to view your speaker in the list.
Step 3. Your speaker should now appear on the list. Right-click on it and select the option that says, Update driver.
Step 4. On the following screen, it’ll ask if you already have an update file available on your computer or you’d like for your computer to search the Internet for updated drivers. Choose the first option on the screen and it’ll automatically download and install the latest drivers for you.
Reboot your computer when the drivers are updated. You’ll then find that your volume levels have indeed increased after the driver’s update.
Loudness Equalizer option in Windows
Press Cortana’s taskbar button, and enter the keyword audio in the app’s search box.
Select Manage audio devices to open the window directly below.
Select Speakers and press the Properties button to open the General tab
Select the Enhancement tab on the Speakers Properties window.
Select the Loudness Equalizer checkbox on the Enhancement tab.
Press the Apply > OK buttons to close the window.
First, check out the Loudness Equalizer option in Windows. Selecting that setting will raise the volume a little above its default maximum for PCs with Realtek audio drivers.
If the Windows 10 volume is too low, you can check out this guide to find out how to solve the problem.
Update: It seems like Microsoft has removed Loudness Equalizer from the audio settings. To find out more info on the subject, take a look at this article.
If you’re on the latest version of Windows 10 and can’t access Loudness Equalizer, go to the next solution.
Check Individual Software Levels
If every app’s soundbar is at a good volume, the levels for that specific app may below. You can double-check the individual volume levels by right-clicking the volume icon in the taskbar, then clicking “Open Volume Mixer.”
You’ll see all the software you have open with their individual volume scales. Ensure the quiet app hasn’t had its volume dropped for some reason. If the bar is lower than the others, lift it to the same level.
Using VLC Player
If you only want to make your multimedia audio and video louder then you can use multimedia players which let you go beyond the 100% volume limit. One option is VLC Player which lets you increase the volume up to 125%.