How can I increase the volume of my laptop’s speakers?

Steven Nesbitt January 21, 2013

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook LH531 which has terribly low volume even when set to the max, is there any way to increase the volume further without the need to purchase external speakers?

Sometimes it’s almost impossible to listen to videos on youtube or music as it’s so low.

Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks in advance.

  1. Adi Medina
    January 28, 2013 at 10:02 am

    use DFX audio enhancer (y)!

  2. babu vhora
    January 27, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Right click on “speak icon” on the right corner of the display,Click “Playback devices”.Under Playback Tab, click “Speaker -HD Audio Device” and then click “Properties”Under Enhancements Tab, check on “Loudness Equalization”, then click OK
    The only con is there is more distortion at max volume

  3. Jagbir Sembhi
    January 24, 2013 at 3:16 am

    You can't really increase the volume after its highest range even if you do you will get quality on audio but high volume.

  4. Steven Nesbitt
    January 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Thanks to everyone who left a comment, I tried numerous things but I think in the end I agree with Oron Joffe, the built in speakers for my laptop model are just simply not good enough.

  5. Safvan Vhora
    January 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    You can boost the sound by 200%

    1. Right click on "speak icon" on the right corner of the display
    2. Click "Playback devices"
    3. Under Playback Tab, click "Speaker -HD Audio Device" and then click "Properties"
    4.Under Enhancements Tab, check on "Loudness Equalization", then click OK

    The only con is there is more distortion at max volume. At 50-75% volume works fine
    This option works great for headphones and external speakers too.

  6. Oron Joffe
    January 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Steven, it's possible that the soundcard settings can be adjusted, but I note that a review ( says about this model "The volume isn't at all impressive..." so this is probably a hardware limitation. I realise you would prefer to just use the laptop as-is, but you may need to get external loudspeakers or at least a soundbar.

  7. Ahmed Musani
    January 21, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    lower the bass and increase the treble, if you have any audio software such as realtek audio driver or fujitsu's own software

  8. Ira Tozer
    January 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Make sure the volume slider on the site you want to listen to is set to max.

  9. Ira Tozer
    January 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Double click the speaker icon in the lower right corner of the system tray and run all the volume control levers up to max.

  10. Tech Nech
    January 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Check for HD audio drivers plus you can use VLC media player but keep in mind that it might damage your speakers if used excessively!

  11. susendeep dutta
    January 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Firstly,check whether you had kept your volume to high by clicking on speaker icon(present in the taskbar) and then click on mixer.Then raise the volume of all i.e. speakers,sound system,chrome,adobe flash to high level.

    Then,update your drivers to latest version by clicking on the link below and picking the drivers you want to update and apply it in your laptop -

  12. ha14
    January 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

    try this microsoft solution

    right click on sound icon then choose Playback devices then click on communications and try Do Nothing option, if does not work then go to earlier state.

    click on Sounds and choose Windows Default from the drop down menu

    right click on sound icon then choose Playback devices then Click on Playback
    right click on the speakers and choose Properties click on Levels to set to 100%. Click on Enhancements and uncheck/check Disable all enhancements, you can also click on restore defaults. Click on Advanced and choose 16bit, 44100 HZ (CD Qualirt), also check all options concerning Exclusive Mode.

    Update/Reset BIOS

    uninstall/ reinstall driver

    try the free version of SRS AudioEssentials

  13. Jim Chambers
    January 21, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Check Fujitsu support site for an updated HD audio driver.

  14. Newell Fisk
    January 21, 2013 at 3:08 am

    I forgot how i did it on my toshiba satellite, but some how i got into the system, i might have used a program and you could set it from there.

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