How to Make Your MP3 Songs Louder

Certain MP3 files sometimes do not play at a high enough volume for the listener to enjoy. A few options will allow you to play your MP3 songs at a louder volume.

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Speaker volume may not be the problem with song loudness.

Adjusting MP3 Volume with Audacity

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Download Audacity (see link in Resources).

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Open Audacity. Use the menu "File" > "Open" and select the desired file that you want to adjust.

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Select "Effect" > "Amplify."

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Adjust the decibel level to the desired level. Use the "Preview" option to test the new volume.

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Save the file.

Adjusting MP3 Volume with iTunes

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Download Apple iTunes (see link in Resources).

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Select the song in iTunes that you want to adjust. If the song is not yet in iTunes, drag and drop the file into the "Library" or a playlist.

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Adjust the "Volume Adjustment" slider as needed, and select "OK."