Originally Posted by Blair
Well after a month of use it seems the realtek has done... something to correct itself. My speaker volume is much louder. It seems keeping it on "powerfull" setting under the other effects have allowed for it to kick into a higher volume - not that it was bad anyway! "Powerful" improves the volume as it rases all the levels and also adds bass to the volume.
Unfortunatelly, no software solution can overcome this electrical limitation: poor amplification level.
(Try listening through a pair of good headphones)
Regarding the "bass" thing:
You made me laugh, these tiny speakers are unable to reproduce low frequencies (a.k.a bass). Try to raise the 100 and 200 Hz bars to their maximum - you'll only get some distorsions out of them speakers (you'll have to enable the Equalizer first - middle button)