A Realtek audio driver is an audio platform used to deliver quality sound for many OEM computer brands. This platform sometime may become faulty and produce poor sound or no sound. The best way to fix these issues would be getting updates, uninstalling and reinstalling the software, or downloading the software when non-existent. Another feature used to improve sound quality is by using Realtek HD’s loudness equalization. This feature tries to balance audio when video files are being played. A combination and tweaking of the mentioned options would make the best of the Realtek audio driver to enhance sound quality.
In a manual update of the platform, being computer-literate would be an added bonus. Otherwise, on the search bar, type device manager. A window will pop-up and under the “Sound, video and game controllers” category, expand and locate Realtek audio. Right-click then select update driver software. To effect the download, restarting the computer does the trick. If the driver is up to date, a notification will alert the user. In case the driver is not registering in the device manager window, manual installation is necessary. Visiting the Realtek website and locating the authentic drivers corresponding to the computer system would help to restore the software.
For an automated update of the Realtek audio driver system, downloading the Driver Support software would be the securest method. A Driver Support software scans the computer detecting any glitches with drivers in any operating system. It also has active optimization options that are used to improve the computer’s efficiency. Operating a registered software and in premium, mode facilitates the process by fixing bugs and optimizing the computer system. Considering using this software would be a plus for any computer user.
Sometimes, issues could arise when the computer system update corrupts the Realtek driver. For instance, upgrading to Windows 10 resulting in poor sound quality, or extremely low volume. A fundamental issue could be the Realtek HD audio hardware that is built into the computer. To resolve the issue of poor sound, one can confirm cable connections if connected to an external speaker. A method to verify whether the speakers have issues, one would connect his/her headset to confirm sound quality. If it is okay, then speaker connections are faulty. For reduced volume, increasing the physical sound of the external speakers or the computer could do the trick. Every so often, it could help to adjust the speaker’s properties to comfortable levels. If one is using low-quality speakers, an adjustment to low-quality sound on the advanced section in the properties window. For good-quality speakers, and adjustment to exceptional sound quality would improve the sound output and experience.
Another section that improves the experience is the adjustment of loudness equalization. Under the Realtek HD Audio Manager popup window, selecting sound effects under speakers’ section is seen loudness equalization part that when selected, a checkmark confirms its operation. This enhances one’s experience while watching videos with an unbalanced sound. It equalizes all audio to equal volumes no matter what original audio tracks used. Disabling all sound effects is an alternative option that is accessed through speaker properties that could enhance sound quality. Restarting the computer after this modification applies confirms the changes. Under the same properties section, one can disable the spatial sound. This option is provided to users with Windows 10 operating system. It augments the use of headphones by enhancing the sound field. All these features can be performed using Driver Support software if one does not want to make the adjustment.