The harder you turn up the volume to attempt to hear it, the more likely it is to distort over your TV's speakers, which aren't normally as capable of handling strong noises as those in a stereo system. Adjust the audio settings on your source's (cable, satellite, or digital receiver's) menu. If that doesn't work, try turning off any devices connected to your television that might be causing interference.
Examine your audio settings, such as "Mixer," "Effects," and so on. Many times, there are "3D Audio" or similar options that will make background sounds look considerably louder. Additionally, if your sound card has various "surround sound" choices or settings, this might be an issue. Look into it.
Muffled sound from speakers is frequently caused by their not being wired in the correct order or by broken wiring. It's also worth double-checking that your AV receiver is configured to the proper media mode. Fixing muffled surround sound can be fairly straightforward at times, but it can also be rather tough to troubleshoot at other times. Start by checking all of the connections between the speaker terminals and the casing or chassis of your stereo. Make sure they're not loose or bent.
If all else fails, replace the driver unit. They can be had for less than $100 these days.
If you're using 3D Audio, turn it off. Finally, if your volume is too low, try raising it up.
Increase the number of speakers in your sound system. Adding extra speakers to your home cinema sound system is another method to make your soundbar louder. The distribution of sound to many speakers will provide a more robust sound experience, raising the overall quality of the music that is streaming from your device. Soundbars are designed to replace a single speaker with multiple drivers, so adding more models will increase the volume capacity of your system.
Sound bars don't just play music, they can also stream video from YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, and other online sources. In this case, it's not only important that the sound bar has plenty of volume capacity, but that it plays these types of files too. To ensure that you get the best possible listening experience, it's important to choose a model that matches your household technology preferences. For example, if you listen mostly to music, a sound bar that is built for movies may be overkill. Conversely, if you want to watch movies while listening to music, or enjoy podcasts and other audio-only content, then a sound bar is the perfect solution.
Sound bars come in a variety of styles including stand-alone units that connect to a TV set using a cable or wireless technology, and floor stands that project sound toward a wall or other surface. Some models even include a powered subwoofer for added bass effects. It's important to understand how each type of sound bar functions before you buy one.
Play any piece of music at a low volume level. Now gradually increase the volume. As the level grows, you may notice that your hearing system's "mid-boost" bias has less of an impact, and high and low-frequency sounds appear proportionally louder (and closer, as we'll discuss in the following tip). The reason is that as you increase the volume, the low-frequency components of the music are becoming more prominent compared to the high-frequency components.
This effect is called "volume expansion" and it's how musicians tune instruments to be heard over loud audiences or live bands. Volume expansion is also why headphones can make quiet noises seem loud or noisy conversations feel like party games.
The human ear is most sensitive to sounds between about 250 Hz and 8,000 Hz. Lower frequencies have longer wavelengths than higher ones; they're spread out over a larger area, so more are needed to fill up the space. This means that if you play a single frequency, such as a tone at 440 Hz, it will seem like there's more of it played at one time than there actually is. This is because our brain automatically combines similar frequencies, like 100 and 200 or 400 and 800, into a single source. So even though you're playing only one note, it appears that there's more than one.
This is why instruments are tuned to match the relative volumes of their lowest and highest notes.
During a commercial or when switching between television stations, the sound on the television becomes louder. Most TV ads are designed to be loud in order for you to hear and pay attention to the advertisement. So, theoretically, an advertisement cannot be louder than the loudest part of the TV show you're viewing. However, this theory doesn't take into account how the human ear works.
The human ear can only process a certain level of noise at a time. If the volume is too low, you won't be able to hear what others around you are saying. If it's too high, you won't be able to hear what's being said in the background music or dialogue of the television show. Thus, in order to keep up with what others are saying while listening to advertisements, TV shows must use loud volumes during commercials.
There are two ways that the volume of your TV gets changed during commercials: by way of the remote control and the cable box.
With respect to the remote control, most TVs will increase their volume whenever they detect the presence of a remote control nearby. This means that if you have another person in the room watching television with you, they may find the volume of the show increasing without warning or explanation. Therefore, in order to preserve the volume of your favorite show, you should disable the feature on your remote control that increases the volume of your TV when no one is watching.