If you've ever used VLC media player, you might know that VLC lets you boost the volume over 100%. i.e, you can use 200% as your volume. However, Windows 10, in general, won't let you go beyond the 100% volume. If the audio you are listening to is low, boosting the volume over and above the limit can be quite helpful. Thankfully, it is quite easy to boost volume in Windows 10 and Chrome. Let me show you how.
1. Boost Volume in Windows 10
Windows has a built-in feature called Loudness Equalization that is designed to boost Windows volume so that the volume will be increased over the default limit and makes the quiet voices or sounds more audible. Not only the loudness equalization boost the sound but it also normalizers with very loud sounds.
As good as it is, the loudness equalization is buried deep within the speaker properties.
Additionally, Loudness Equalization should be configured on per speaker basis to boost volume in Windows 10. That is, if you have a different set of speakers and headphones, you need to enable the loudness equalization for each of those devices individually to boost audio volume.
Note: under circumstances, boosting volume above normal can be harmful to your speakers or headphones. Add to that, some audio might sound distorted under high volume. So, be careful while using volume booster.
1.2. Use Loudness Equalization Volume Booster in Windows 10 Boost Volume
As I said before, to use volume booster in Windows 10 you need to enable loudness equalization from speaker properties.
- Open the Start Menu.
- Search for "Control Panel" and open it.
- Select "Large icons" from the top-right drop-down menu next to "View by".
- Next, find and click on the "Sound" option.
- Select the speaker you are using and click on the "Properties" button.
- In the properties window, go to the "Enhancements" tab.
- Select the checkbox next to "Loudness Equalization".
- Click on the "Apply" button.
- Click on the "Ok" button.
As soon as you save the changes, you should see that the volume is boosted to some extent. If you want to disable the boosted volume, all you have to do is uncheck the "Loudness Equalization" option in the Speaker Properties and save changes.
2. Boost Volume in Chrome Browser
Sometimes, you just want to boost audio from a specific browser tab, website, or a webpage like YouTube. In those cases, you don't have to use the Loudness Equalization which boosts system-wide volume. You can use a free chrome extension to boost chrome tab volume.
- Open Chrome browser.
- Install Volume Master chrome extension.
- Now, go to the tab where you want to boost the volume and click on the "Volume Master" extension icon.
- Use the slider to increase the volume of the target chrome tab,
- When using Volume Master to boost chrome volume, you will see a small rectangle in the tab name indicating the extension usage.
It is that simple to boost chrome browser volume. To normalize the volume, set the slider to 100%.
That is all. It is that simple to boost volume in Windows and Chrome.