Content of the material
- 1.Check your speaker output
- How do I fix the crackling noise on my laptop?
- Driver Support Can Keep Devices Up to Date
- How can I make my Windows laptop louder?
- Disable Audio Enhancements
- Try Some Headphones
- Change Speaker Properties
- Adjust the Sound Quality
- Disable Spatial Sound
- Disable All Sound Effects
- 13. If you have microphone issues, make sure your privacy settings are configured properly
1.Check your speaker output
If multiple audio output devices are available, check that you have the appropriate one selected. Here’s how: Select the Speakers icon on the taskbar. Next, select the arrow to open a list of audio devices connected to your computer. Check that your audio is playing to the audio device you prefer, such as a speaker or headphones. If this doesn’t help, continue to the next tip.
How do I fix the crackling noise on my laptop?
Change Sound Format. The most common fix for crackling sounds is to change the Windows default sound format. Many users have reported that this simple procedure solved the problem. To change the sound format, right-click the speaker icon in the Taskbar and select the “Playback devices” option from the contextual menu.
Driver Support Can Keep Devices Up to Date
Updating or reinstalling your audio driver is just one example of how you can update system drivers to keep your computer operating smoothly. You can use Driver Support to keep all the drivers on your computer current and in prime operating condition.
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How can I make my Windows laptop louder?
One way to make it louder is to go to Control Panel, ‘Hardware and Sound’, Sound and highlight your speakers (or headphones) in the ‘Select a playback device’ box. Click Properties, Enhancements and select the option Enable Loudness equalization. And we have few more tricks to make Windows 7 louder.
Disable Audio Enhancements
If you’re having audio troubles, Microsoft recommends disabling any audio enhancements that might be turned on. From that same Sound menu, select the audio device you’re trying to use, click Properties, and poke around the options that appear.
Make sure the right supported formats are checked, any enhancements are disabled, and that Exclusive Mode is unchecked in the Advanced tab. You might even try turning off any Spatial Sound enhancements as well. Try playing audio again, and see if any of those options were the cause of your troubles.
Try Some Headphones(Photo: Zlata Ivleva)
If you’re having trouble with your laptop’s built-in speakers, try plugging in a set of headphones or speakers. If the sound works through them, you might have a hardware problem with the laptop’s built-in speakers.
If you have a pair of USB headphones handy (like a USB gaming headset), try plugging those in too, since they can bypass the default audio driver and indicate where the problem might lie.
Change Speaker Properties
There are several settings related to your system’s speaker properties that can affect your computer’s sound quality. All of these settings are accessed from the Speakers Properties dialog box. To open this dialog box, follow these steps:
- Right-click the Speakers icon in the taskbar and select Open Sound settings.
- This opens the Settings window with System page and Sound tab displayed. Scroll down to the Related Settings section and click Sound Control Panel.
- This opens the Sound dialog box. Make sure the Playback tab is selected, then select the Realtek High Definition Audio device and click Properties. This opens the Speakers Properties dialog box.
Adjust the Sound Quality
It’s possible that during the upgrade Windows default sound quality was inadvertently changed. There are three primary quality options – CD quality, DVD quality, or Studio quality, possibly with various frequency options. You might think that the highest quality is always the best, but this isn’t the case.
If you’re using lower quality speakers (including those included in many laptops), setting the sound quality too high can cause popping in your audio. Conversely, if the sound quality is set too low and you have really good speakers connected, you may need to increase this setting. Given all the different options, you’ll probably need to experiment somewhat.
To reconfigure this setting, follow these steps:
- From within the Speakers Properties dialog box, select the Advanced
- Pull down the Default Format list and select a different setting. (Try going lower, first.)
- Click Apply and see if this changes anything. If not, repeat and try selecting a different setting.
Disable Spatial Sound
Windows 10 includes an option for spatial sound, which enhances the sound field when you’re listening through headphones. Enabling this option can, on occasion, cause normal audio to sound not quite right. Follow these steps:
- From within the Speakers Properties dialog box, select the Spatial Sound
- Pull down the Spatial sound format list and select Off.
- Click Apply.
Disable All Sound Effects
Realtek HD Audio offers a variety of sound enhancements that can be applied to your system’s sound. You want to make sure that all of these sound effects are disabled so you’re getting a clean audio signal. Follow these steps:
- From within the Speakers Properties dialog box, select the Enhancements
- Check the Disable all sound effects
- Click Apply.
You may have to restart your computer for these changes to take effect.
13. If you have microphone issues, make sure your privacy settings are configured properly
1. Select Start > Settings > Privacy , and then select Microphone from the left menu. Under Allow access to the microphone on this device, select Change. Make sure the toggle is turned On. If you’re having this issue with a specific app, scroll down to Choose which Microsoft Store apps can access your microphone and make sure that the toggle next to that app is turned On as well.