This is a discussion on 3 EASY Ways to MAX the Volume on Macbook Pro within the Apple Discussions forums, part of the Apple Forums category; Finally, I made the switch to a Macbook Pro along with a Lion. My daughters already have them and love it...not the homework part.
Finally, I made the switch to a Macbook Pro along with a Lion. My daughters already have them and love it...not the homework part.
I started learning the shortcuts and am getting answers from all of your posts. Thank you!
I noticed a number of people who also had problems with the volume on their Mac and I just assumed
headphones would be the go-to choice to watch movies and listen to music. But, a real disappointment was with Facetime with my girls
who usually teach me all the tricks. They could hear me perfectly and I had to read lips. We were obviously doing something wrong.
I looked for an answer and they were either very simple, like press the volume button. Some were highly complex and required
partitioning of walls. And, of course, there were those that promoted products that would boost the volume. None of these were of
any help. And, I certainly didn't want a new research project for "volume boosting" software.
I would venture to guess that each person has a diferent definition of what "LOUD" is. However, I now have to lower the volume
because it is too loud in many instances, depending on media type.To sum it up, I'm very satisfied.
Here are the three different ways I found that solved the problem.
1) The first is from another post...and it suggested that when you are in iTunes press ⌘⌥2 (Command-Option-2) and it will bring up
something called the Equalizer. When you have the Equalizer open go to the side where you see something called Pre-amp.
If it isn't already checked click the box that says "on" and then turn the Pre-amp all the way up, it will make your music ALOT louder.
This worked really well for "iTunes".
2) In System Preferences make sure volume for "input" and "output" are at the maximum.This should also solve any problems with FaceTime volume.
3) Open Launch Pad on the desktop. Look for the box with multiple apps in it called “other”. You will see a piano type icon called "Audio MIDI Setup". Again, for both input and output options scroll the volume to the max.
What these functions are for and what they do, I don't know. Nor, do I care. All I know, is that my mac Pro has all the volume it needs andmuch more than I expected to get. No more headphones and reading lips.