If you like your music loud, and you stream from your PC, then you might have a problem.
Connect your PC's sound card to some powered speakers or an amplifier, and you can push that volume as high as you want. If you like the floors to shake, you can do it!
But if you listen on headphones, then things are not so easy. Your sound card only pushes out a certain amount of power through that headphone socket, and your headphones don't have an internal amplifier so you can't get things any louder.
Right? Or is there a secret way to increase the headphone levels on your PC's sound card?
Actually, there is! Check out a program called Equalizer APO, which you'll find at https://sourceforge.net/projects/equalizerapo/. It's a graphic equalizer and, once you've installed it, you can dial up your volume. Just be careful not to cause yourself any damage, though. It's recommended that you don't actually place your headphones over your ears while you experiment, just in case you turn things up a little too high.
Equalizer APO is free. The file is malware-free according to VirusTotal, and the download site is rated as reputable by Web of Trust. The download size is 8 MB.
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