2 Ways to Boost Sound Level above the Maximum Mark in Windows

When an external speaker is not around, most of us use media players like VLC or GOM on our computers just to use their ability of boosting the sound of the video or song playing on Windows.

However, that option is only limited to the file saved on our computer. What about the songs that we stream on Spotify or the videos we play on YouTube?


These days, we google most of the music or videos we play through online streaming, we shall show you two ways you can use sound boosters to increase the volume of the sound output across all the programs on Windows (games, browser, music players).

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1. Enable Loudness Equalization in Realtek Drivers

This trick has been tested on the Realtek drivers. Hopefully, it should work on other sound drivers too but we can’t guarantee that. Also, before you continue, if you are using Realtek drivers, please update them to the latest version and restart your computer.

If you do not have the Realtek drivers or have not updated the software if you have it, you can download the latest version from www.realtek.com/downloads.

Having done that, open Control Panel and click on the Sound icon. Make sure you are viewing the settings in icon view and not in category view.

After you open the Sound settings, right-click on Speakers and click on the Properties option from the context menu.

In Speakers properties, navigate to the Enhancements tab and check the option Loudness Equalization. After you enable the option, you will notice that there will be an boost sound to the maximum volume of the speakers and it will be around 150% when compared to the old volume output

To reset the sound back to the system default, just disable the option from properties and save the settings.

I understand that not all users might find the settings on their respective computers and that’s where you can use DFX Audio Enhancer in Microsoft Windows.

2. Use DFX Sound Enhancer

DFX is a nifty app for Windows that boosts the sound quality across all the programs that are installed on your computer. The tool is a freeware with an option to extend the features by paying for a full license that’s not cheap (almost $39.99). After you have installed the application, just turn it on and use the dynamic boost slider to increase the volume of your system. 

In the free version, you can only boost to level 5 (that’s 150%) while in the paid version you can boost the audio volume up to 200%.

There are other parameters as well that you can change the value of to enhance the sound coming out of your system. The 3D sound, however, is only available for premium users. The website offers a sale time to time wherein you can purchase the license at a discount.

My Verdict

So these were the two options using which you can boost the maximum volume of your computer. If the first option (Realtek) is available on your computer, I would prefer it over using DFX sound enhancer

When it comes to DFX, it’s recommended you stick to the free version or maybe buy portable external speakers for the price of the premium.

Last updated on 02 February, 2022

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