Is there any program to make everything louder?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FleurDuMal, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    London Town

    I love my Macbook, but by God are those speakers quiet!!!

    Does anyone know any programme I can run on which will just make everything louder? I know it sounds stupid, but my music is barely audible sometimes!!

  2. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Use the Volume Adjustment setting in iTunes?

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  3. JDN macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2006
    Lund Sweden {London England}
    I doubt it. There is an extra 12db gain in the iTunes sound control panel but that will make it sound awful. Go out and buy yourself some JBL Creature II and be done with it. ;)
  4. twistmac macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2006
    Fort Collins, CO
    Yeah get some external speakers, pretty much everyone ends up doing that.
  5. rodti macrumors member


    Jul 31, 2006
    Alternatively you could get an Airport Express and stream your iTunes music to any existing sound system in the room. :cool: Works for me!
  6. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
  7. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Mmmmmmmmm horn!
  8. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    I wouldnt try overloading the MB speakers as you are likely to blow them. I have a G5 hooked up to my stereo with a simple audio connection . Infact thinking about Ive never heard my G5s own speaker. I bet its *****... thats if it even works! :D
  9. Palad1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2004
    London, UK
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    External speakers are your best bet and while on the go, headphones.
  11. bowens macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2006
    Trenton, FL
    "Why don’t you just make 10 louder and make 10 be the top number, and make that a little louder?"
    "These go to 11."

    Awesome movie.
  12. mattsh macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    Interestingly enough I was just coming here to post this question! I like my MacBook, however the speakers are very poor compared to my Dell Inspiron. I know you can't expect theater sound from them... but I also don't feel like I should have to strain to hear them!
  13. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    I take it neither the OP or the poster above knows much about sound. If you make speakers go louder than they are supposed to, they either break, or will sound HORRIBLE.
  14. mattsh macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    And you'd be wrong. I understnad you can't overdrive a speaker... however, the obvious fact that you can max out the Mac OSX speaker volume, and then max out iTunes volume control and get acceptable and crisp volume, indicates the speakers can go louder! The point is... we'd like to be able to get iTunes like volume out of ALL of our apps.. not just the apps with internal volume controls!

    If you read around the Internet.. you'll learn that if you install Windows XP via Boot Camp, the volume is MUCH MUCH better. It clearly is a software limitation that Apple put in for some reason.
  15. slabbius macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Some reason probably being to help increase the longevity of the built in speakers that way 18 months from now Apple doesn't have a flock of users complaining about blown speakers
  16. ishabisha macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2008

    If anyone has ever used VLC media player,,
    they know that it will allow you to take the audio up to 400% of what is standard on a Mac.
    I love this program b/c it lets me actually hear the movies that I'm watching. I just wish someone would develop something like this that would stay in the Control Panel.

  17. ay-kay macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    VLC media player

    Thanks above post!
    i downloaded the player and the volume adjuster on it made the music much louder than standard the volume. The quality wasnt really lost. All i did was transfer all the music from my itunes to the library on the player; it literally took 5 second to transfer over 2,000 songs !

    -the negative you have to play the music through the player but it does have a shuffle and search feature.

    just incase my post isn't below the link here it is again. if it does not work type it into google.

    -----If anyone has ever used VLC media player,,
    they know that it will allow you to take the audio up to 400% of what is standard on a Mac.
    I love this program b/c it lets me actually hear the movies that I'm watching. I just wish someone would develop something like this that would stay in the Control Panel.
  18. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada

    Improves sound system wide, you can control certain applications, etc.

    Basically adds software audio enhancements to anywhere you want and any type or style with lots of customizability.

    The only gripe I had with the problem was when I used it with Ventrilo, it caused a memory leak in Ventrilo or something and had it use like 1.2 GB of memory instead of the 17 MB or so that it regularly would.........

    Other than that it was fine and a good option to explore I suppose.
  19. TVilleHockey41 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2008
    Didn't want to make a new thread, thought I would ask in here.

    I have external speakers connected to my Macbook, but sometimes the bass gets a bit loud. My dorm's walls are like paper, so I don't want to piss people off.

    My question: Is there any program that I can use to turn the bass down while still using the external speakers? The speakers themselves don't have a bass adjustment on it.

  20. Olivier L. macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2009
    Reducing the bass

    If this is when using iTunes, you can reduce the bass in the included equalizer.
    (Window - Equalizer).
  21. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Bless you, sir or madam. I wish more people in my dorm thought like you. :rolleyes:

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