High definition audio headset not working After Windows 10 Creators update

Windows 10 played any sound with music and movie on my tablet’s built-in speakers and my headset well. After I receive the Creators update and install it, the speakers are set to default and I am unable to switch it. The troubleshooter reports that my 3.5mm jack headset is on unplugged status while the IDT High definition audio codec is not working. I install the latest version of audio driver and it doesn’t take effect. Any way to resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to enable spatial sound for headphones or home theater in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update comes with a Windows Sonic format by using a combination of optimized audio, so you feel that audio is playing around you. The new feature is a surround sound emulator and it enhances the sound quality on the headphones, even working with non high-end headphones. By default it is not activated and you could try the tips to enable and setup it on your Surface Pro 4 tablet or Windows 10 computer. Continue reading

No audio played after Windows 10 creators update

After my Surface Pro 4 tablet has been upgraded to Windows 10 creators update, there is no any audio when I play music and video. The task manager shows the continuous high CPU and disk usage. The speaker just get a red cros. No audio comes from my Wired/USB Headphones and connected Samsung TV, even update the Nvidia and Realtek drivers. How can I get sound to come back? Continue reading

No sound Speakers/Headphones Device in Use after Windows 10 Creators Update

I could enjoy movie and music well on my Surface Pro 4. After the tablet is installed the Windows 10 Creators Update, the sound just stops working, no matter with built-in Speakers or Headphones. When I open the playback devices menu and make test on the default player, it pops up the Device in use with “this device is being used by another application please close any devices that are playing audio to this device and try again ” message. All related drivers (IDT High Definition Audio) are up-to-date. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to add Sound Equalizer on Windows 10/8.1

As a Music lover and audiophile, I used the hd vdeck software on my Windows 7 computer. Now I have to turn my sound way up because it is not working after upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, so I am looking for a system-wide Sound equalizer to lower the lows or raise the highs with YouTube video and Spotify music. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Turn off or mute sound of Solitaire game in Windows 10

Windows 8 has the Microsoft Solitaire Collection for you to play the amazing evolution of classic card game with different challenges. After upgraded my Surface Pro 3 to Windows 10, the noise always came while I was playing those small games. How can I turn off the annoying sounds completely on my tablet? Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 Anniversary Update reduces sound quality

There was perfect sound quality in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3. After installed Anniversary Update on my tablet, it became very poor with low volume and were mixed with noise. When I watched youtube video in Chrome, Opera browser or played music long enough by media player, a lot of clicking and popping audio and the music started to skip then repeated a small section. I tried Playback Troubleshoot and it was not working. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 increases volume by itself and louder

My laptop comes with RealTek audio drivers for my speakers and is running the Windows 10 Pro. When I was watching a Youtube video and pause then unpause it, the volume suddenly increased by itself. The problem also happened with other softwares such as Spotify and VLC media player. Changing the Enhancements setting of the speaker properties was not working at all. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center 5.1/7.1 surround sound not working problem

I have installed the lastest Realtek Audio Driver in Windows 8.1 Pro on my Surface pro 2. When I try to stream the audio through the surround sound channels from any application, the 5.1 or 7.1 outputs is not working properly. However, I open Realtek HD Audio Manager and each channel works fine. Continue reading

Ears improves sound up to 10db with Surface RT/Pro speaker

You might be dissatisfied with the decent audio speaker quality of Microsoft Surface RT/2 or Pro/2 and would like to improve its clarity and loudness. For examples, it’s very low while you have setted the device to the max sound level so such problem is complained by many customers. Now a new third-party accessory named “Ears.” brings a wondeful solution to amplifies sound without using any wires, a power source or batteries. Continue reading