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Turn on/off Bass Boost, Virtual Surround, Room Correction & Loudness Equalization in Windows 8.1/8

Posted in Windows5 years ago

Windows 8 and now 8.1 are still tricky for users upgraded to them recently. Especially Windows 7 users are having troubles with modern start screen. Also Microsoft is making it more difficult now, a simple example can prove this statement that in Windows 8 you were able to right-click on available wifi networks and in Windows 8.1 this option is also removed. Another example is the Skype desktop version, it decreases the volume of other apps during calls, but fix for this issue have been provided previously. My helping guide is about turning on and off sound feature like bass boost, virtual surrounds, room correction and loudness equalization. These features are important for users using high quality speakers and hand-free accessories. Because they want to enjoy music and videos in full volume with good quality. Below are few steps to turn this option on and off.

Steps 1: Go to your desktop of Windows 8/8.1 and move your mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen, where you can see notification area icons.

Steps to Modify Speaker Properties in Windows 8/8.1

Step 2: Right-click on speakers’ icon and click on the option of Sounds.

right-click on soundsStep 3: Just after clicking on Sounds option, a popup window will appear on your screen; showing settings for sound.

sound settingsStep 4: In the tab of playback you will see the “Speakers”, Select it and open properties.

PropertiesStep 5: When you’ll click properties, window of speakers properties will open. Click on enhancements tab from the above menu.

enhancementStep 6: In enhancements you will see all these options to turn on bass boost, virtual surround, room correction and loudness equalization. Check your desired boxes and press apply button.

options turned onTo turn off any of these options, you are just required to un-check the boxes. Also on some devices these options are not working correctly, this can be because of some other faults like driver issues and speaker problems. If any of these are not working on your PC, then analyze issues with sound driver and hardware.

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3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Corsin April 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    So i built an new Computer and this uses the Cinema-Sound-Blaster(http://www.creative.com/oem/products/software/cinema.asp) Or the Realtek Audio Driver. I am a Basshead and it annoys the sh*t out of me, because the Bass Boost Feature isnt available anymore.
    What can i do?

    Sorry for my bad English 😉

  2. cj bartlett February 6, 2015 at 3:34 am - Reply

    there’s no bass boost options

  3. Gaurav April 27, 2015 at 10:28 am - Reply

    My Enhancements tab is empty???

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