How to Change the Audio Settings on a Computer

By Techwalla Computers Editor

You have the very latest computer model. You have first rate software. Now it is time to add sound to this environment. Most computers come equipped with the audio components you need. Personalize your PC with your own audio settings. Read on to learn how to change the audio settings on a computer.

Step 1

Install a sound card, if your computer doesn't have one. However, most do. You also need speakers, but they too come standard on most computers today. Ask a salesperson if there is doubt that your computer is audio-ready.

Step 2

Open the volume control utility on your computer. You can find this program by clicking on the "Start" button then "All Programs," then "Accessories," "Entertainment" and then "Volume Control."

Step 3

Set the volume control by sliding the bar up and down for higher and lower, respectively.

Step 4

Add bass and treble to your liking, also from the volume control. Take some time to explore this program. Hear what happens when you move the different bars to other positions. If you are unhappy with the new settings, put them back to their original positions.

Step 5

Adjust different devices separately. For example, you can mute all sound, or you can mute just programs you are not presently using. It is your choice.

Step 6

Jam with your new found sound from your computer. Change the audio settings frequently or never, according to your mood.

Tips & Warnings

  • Setting your volume control to the maximum setting can distort any sound and produce noise. Experiment with acceptable settings.