You can boost the sound by 200% 1. Right click on "speak icon" on the right corner of the display 2. Click "Playback devices" 3. Under Playback Tab, click "Speaker -HD Audio Device" and then click "Properties" 4.Under Enhancements Tab, check on "Loudness Equalization", then click OK The only con is there is more distortion at max volume. At 50-75% volume works fine This option works great for headphones and external speakers too.