In recent years, speakers have evolved to feature numerous technologies to improve users’ immersive entertainment experience.
As a speaker owner, we are sure you can boast of your speaker’s superior sound quality and loudness. If, however, you aren’t satisfied with the volume of sound you are getting, or you think your speakers aren’t up to standard, don’t worry; we’ve got you.
We’ve put together a simple guide to teach you how to increase your speaker volume and increase your listening, viewing, or gaming experience.
If you aren’t satisfied with your stereo speaker sound output, all you need to do is provide more power. When I say power, what I mean is electrical power.
The more power you feed the stereo, the louder it gets. However, it is essential to note that all stereo speakers have a maximum amplification limit, so be sure to know your speaker limit to avoid damaging it.
You can increase electrical input by:
Method #1: Using Better Cables
Using better speaker cables. Check the rating of your stereo’s power cord, and change the cord for one with a higher power rating. A higher power rating means that the new cord can transmit more power. And more power means louder output.
Method #2: Changing Stereo’s Amplifier
You can also increase output by changing your stereo’s amplifier. If you aren’t familiar with amplifiers, they are small devices in your FM radios, stereos, and other audio devices that amplify sound output in multiples of their rating value.
Once you outfit your stereo with a more powerful amplifier, you will have increased the maximum output of your stereo.
While there are many other ways to amp your stereo well beyond its specific max output, you need to know that they aren’t without consequences. Once your stereo is amplified beyond its max limit, you’ll sacrifice sound quality for more volume (loudness). In extreme cases, the distortion caused by high sound intensity can clip the top of the spectrum, eventually bursting your stereo speaker.
Besides boosting power input, you can increase your stereo’s volume by repositioning for better acoustics.
You want to place your stereo in a nook or corner so that sounds from the sides of the speaker are reflected and redirected towards the center of the room.
Bluetooth speakers usually don’t get louder than what the maximum volume allows. However, tweaking the perceived acoustics by various positioning tricks facilitates better amplification.
You can amplify your Bluetooth speaker output by:
Method #1: Placing the Speaker on the Floor
A tried and tested trick for amplifying Bluetooth speaker output is placing the speaker on the floor. When you place your Bluetooth speaker on the floor, its sound is reflected uniformly across the room.
The reverberation from the floor will increase the bass coming through the speaker, while uniform sound reflection will cause the sound coming through to be clearer.
Method#2: Placing the Speaker Near Wall
Setting the speaker near walls is another way to amplify your Bluetooth speaker sound output. When you place your Bluetooth speaker in a corner or close to a corner, the speaker’s sound output can be amplified by up to 40 percent in the room.
Placing your Bluetooth speaker against the wall also amplifies your speaker’s volume. When your speaker is by the wall, the wall serves as a natural amplifier, and it can boost your speaker volume by up to 25 percent.
How you position your Bluetooth speaker significantly influences its overall sound output. You can combine and modify the tricks described in the methods above to amplify your Bluetooth speaker volume to your preferred intensity.
On Your iDevice
The Late Night equalizer function on Apple devices allows users to modify the audio output to their liking. It is a workaround available on all Apple devices.
Here’s how to activate it:
- On your iDevice, go to your Settings.
- In the settings menu, select Music from the list.
- In the expanded window, locate playback and tap EQ under it.
- Scroll through and choose Late Night equalizer.
Once you’ve activated the Late Night equalizer function, you can now play your music or video, toggling between the off settings and the Late Night settings to experience the difference for yourself.
This effect will also apply to other system features like phone calls, games, and other apps.
Another way to amplify the sound output of your iPhone or any other mobile device is to put it in a semi-enclosed container. It could be a bowl, large water glass, or anything similar.
Set the speaker end of your phone inside the container. This will allow optimal sound reflection off the bottom and walls of the vessel, effectively amplifying sound wave output.
In this how-to guide, we’ve discussed how you can amplify sound output for your various audio devices. Boosting electrical power input for your stereo will increase its max output, while proper positioning is a fundamental trick to boost sound output on any of your audio devices.
With this guide, we hope we’ve armed you with helpful tips on making your speakers louder and helping you tune your sound output to achieve a higher level of entertainment.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you can not get an increased sound output without an amplifier. To increase your speaker’s volume past its limit, you can get a more powerful amplifier or use a higher-rated power cord to connect your stereo.
Turn on the Late Night equalizer feature to increase your iPhone’s sound output. Plus, It works for all versions of the iPhone.
To get higher volume output for your windows computer, you can:
1) Access your audio enhancement settings from your PC to increase the system’s base volume.
2) Use sound booster applications like DFX audio enhancer, SoundPimp, and Bongiovi DPS.
3) Use the VLC media player.
4) Connect to external speakers.