Bass refers to lower-frequency notes used to amplify the "punch" of a soundtrack. Increasing the bass on your existing set of speakers need not consist of anything too elaborate. There are a number of options contained within the speakers and audio-playback programs that can amplify the amount of bass that is produced by your hardware.
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Utilize the on-unit dial or setting on your speakers to naturally inflate the amount of bass produced to the manufacturer's recommended maximum. This will be a physical dial located on the unit or a setting located within the options menu (for more expensive speakers). Consult your user guide if unsure of how to increase the bass setting.
Increase the bass through the Windows volume settings. Navigate to the Start menu, then to "Control Panel," then to "Sounds." Click on your specific sound output device, then click on "Advanced Settings." Slide the bass dial up as high as you like.
Amplify your bass further through the use of free programs (such as Winamp; see Resources for a link) that allow for further adjustments. Simply toggle the bass slider up on the main screen of Winamp to increase the bass above and beyond what can be accomplished in Windows.
Tips and warnings
- Not all sound cards support bass adjustments within Windows.
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