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I like to watch videos on YouTube but sometimes they are not loud enough. Is there a way to bypass the volume limit so I can hear what the people are saying? I'm using a pair of ear buds because another person is watching TV in the same room, so I can't use special speakers.

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, nerdwaller, CharlieRB, TFM, Mokubai Mar 30 '13 at 9:35

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I think the accepted answer of Is it possible to boost Windows' sound volume to a higher limited value? is outdated. It couldn't find anything useful after following the link it provides. – Dennis Mar 29 '13 at 18:02
@Dennis it's still the same question, it just needs updated answers. :) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 29 '13 at 19:24

Without installing and third-part audio boosters (I know they exist, but I can't find any right now), here's what you can try:

  1. Make sure actually all volume settings are at 100%.

    This includes the slider in the Youtube video plugin and both the volume of your audio device and application in the Volume Mixer (taskbar icon resembling a speaker).

  2. If your motherboard has different 3.5 mm jacks for speakers and headphones, make sure to use the latter with your ear plugs.

  3. Press Win + E to open Windows Explorer and paste

    Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Sound

    in the address bar and press Enter

    Select your device and click Properties.

    • In the Custom tab, make sure Limited Output is not checked.

    • In the Enhancements tab, try checking Disable all sound effects.

    • In the Enhancements tab, try checking Loudness Equalization.

    • In the Enhancements tab, try checking Equalizer and changing Setting to, e.g., Powerful.

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