Boost your Hi12's speaker volume (In Windows)

Boost your Hi12's speaker volume (In Windows)

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  • #31935

    Chris G
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    Okay I was a bit skeptic this would work, DFX Audio Enhancer. But it does. To boost the volume first, disable the internal equaliser setting in playback devices, sound properties. Download and install DX Audio Enhancer, free version works fine. But’s a bit annoying.Once installed you can use the sliders up to 5 on the free version and increase the equalizer and now my Hi12 is very loud for films or TV shows that have lower audio to start with.

    Sadly it doesn’t fix the audio static present on my speakers or 3.5mm jack.

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    #32041

    Loek
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    You actually beat me to it Chris! I tried the exact same thing this weekend. It boosts the speakers quite a bit. People that need more volume should really try it, it works great. This actually works and you also get WAY better audio quality. (not the standard flat sound)

    I love my Chuwi Hi12 by the way. I completely underestimated the Z8300…

    #32060

    Anonymous
    • Posts: 10

    you may try EqualizerAPO which is free / no ads etc and can do amazing things! For increasing the volume you need to add the following line to the configuration file (set the gain to what you like):

    Preamp: +6 db
    
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/equalizerapo/
    
    doc:
    https://sourceforge.net/p/equalizerapo/wiki/Configuration%20reference/
    
    
    #32165

    Chris G
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    @spreequalle Nice tip! Never knew of that one.

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    #32183

    spzjulien supercowz
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    you may try EqualizerAPO which is free / no ads etc and can do amazing things! For increasing the volume you need to add the following line to the configuration file (set the gain to what you like):

    Preamp: +6 db
    
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/equalizerapo/
    
    doc:
    https://sourceforge.net/p/equalizerapo/wiki/Configuration%20reference/
    
    

    amazing result !! thank you …

    #32275

    Anonymous
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    Good to hear that it worked! I use it on my desktop to compensate for room resonances and speaker response of my hifi system

    #32801

    Robbie
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    Firstly, great job with the site and the reviews Chris.

    @spreequalle , Thanks for the info about Equalizer APO.

    Using the Peace GUI for Equalizer APO (install in the config folder of Equalizer APO) gives a somewhat happy medium between Equalizer APO and DFX Audio Enhancer.

    Personally I use a preamplification level of +2 and use a slightly levelled customized version of the built in ‘Classic’ Equalizer. I’m experiencing a huge boost to the sound quality from both the built in speakers and through headphones. Thanks.

    Peace Equalizer APO Extension:

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/peace-equalizer-apo-extension/

    #33715

    Aaron
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    I just installed the Equalizer APO and it turned the speakers freaking awesome!  The range on these speakers are amazing, I’m playing some Lindsey Stirling – Lord of the Rings Medley and wow, it just blows me away, these almost sound like my old HP Envy 17″ 3d Laptop I used to have with 4 speakers and a sub-woofer, now it’s no where near the bass range, but it’s a good clear sound, now I will test the headphones.

     

    Update:

    I just tested with some AKG Y55’s and these also sound great, nice and crisp with lots of bass.  So far I am not noticing any speaker hiss or anything static, I may have just been lucky and gotten a good one or the speakers are finally getting broken in.

    #35684

    Bill Christiansen
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    I tried EqualizerAPO and at first I thought it had no effect but it was because I was using the default “Groove Music” player, then I tried while playing youtube through browser and there was a noticeable difference. I think Groove must block channeling through third party software.

    Edit: Now switched to VLC media player and EqualizerAPO working great!

    #36305

    Anonymous
    • Posts: 49

    Works nice, but I see that I have much better sound when I using android, also no stutterin when i plug my earphons @android, windows got much lower sound quality hmmm

    #41746

    grumpy
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    i tried Equalizer Apo, the sound now is much better, but i get a problem with netflix.

    After i installed Apo, Netflix isn’t playing anymore. First I have to search at the registry

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Audio

    and to delete the entry <span class=”MFR_UIREF”>”DisableProtectedAudioDG”</span>

    After that i have to stop and start the audiorsv. Now the speakers volume ist low, like before installing Apo, but Netflix works.

    Maybe someone had solved that problem?

     

    Thanks

     

     

     

     

    #43195

    Shade
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    I wasn’t willing to pay $30US for DFX Pro just to make the nag screens go away and EQ APO also killed my Netflix so I went looking for another option. Here’s what I found:

    http://www.profoundsoundaudio.com/products.html

    There is are lite ($2US) and full ($5US) versions. I tested and then bought the full version and it works fine with Netflix on my machine. I would assume the lite version works, as well, I’m just an audio professional so I wanted more knobs and sliders to fiddle with.

    This makes me ~really~ happy with the audio on the Hi12. Its not just that I’m no longer distracted by the low quality stock sound… I’m actually enjoying the increased volume, bass, and increased stereo separation.

    #43552

    Anonymous
    • Posts: 10

    Just found out…. To make equalizerAPO work with Store Apps one must disable ‘hardware acceleration’ in th advanced tab of the speaker settings! Strange, but then it works! Of course, ‘disable system effects’ in the ‘system effects’ tab must be unchecked as well.

    #44169

    grumpy
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    Installed Apo again, disabled hardware accelaration and unchecked disable system effects of the speaker settings, and have the same problem again.

    Now i have to try shade’s method.

     

    Thx

    #44266

    Anonymous
    • Posts: 10

    Strange… I assume you have activated the device during equalizer app install in the config tool? I am running the fast ring Redstone build of windows and had I think 2 updates for the Intel driver. Maybe there is a difference? Also note that each big windows update, new build, seems to clear the registry entry fir eapo and one has to run the config tool again

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