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    Great video. But seriously, audio is my only Surface disappointment so far. Volume is just too low. Didn't expect deep, rich sound. But also didn't expect to be running at 100 and straining to hear a video with some background noise in a room. Been checking around to see if my device has a problem, but nothing yet. Ordered a BT wireless speaker that I will keep nearby to boost the output. But I would rather they tweak the volume level a bit with an update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    Great video. But seriously, audio is my only Surface disappointment so far. Volume is just too low. Didn't expect deep, rich sound. But also didn't expect to be running at 100 and straining to hear a video with some background noise in a room. Been checking around to see if my device has a problem, but nothing yet. Ordered a BT wireless speaker that I will keep nearby to boost the output. But I would rather they tweak the volume level a bit with an update.
    There was a thread posted yesterday about volume. If you go to Control Panel and the audio properties, you'll see a few more settings, including bass enhancer and stuff like that. It makes a world of difference. I'll look for the thread...

    *Edit: Here's the thread: http://forums.wpcentral.com/surface-...-rt/199989.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    There was a thread posted yesterday about volume. If you go to Control Panel and the audio properties, you'll see a few more settings, including bass enhancer and stuff like that. It makes a world of difference. I'll look for the thread...

    *Edit: Here's the thread: http://forums.wpcentral.com/surface-...-rt/199989.htm
    yeh its not a substantial difference with the tweak however :/

    the surface does not have bad audio, it has great audio! just the speakers suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    There was a thread posted yesterday about volume. If you go to Control Panel and the audio properties, you'll see a few more settings, including bass enhancer and stuff like that. It makes a world of difference. I'll look for the thread...

    *Edit: Here's the thread: http://forums.wpcentral.com/surface-...-rt/199989.htm
    Thanks for that. Was reluctant to turn on Loudness as it usually lowers volume, but guess I may need to tinker a bit.

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    Omg put your Surface in your sink when its playing music! The way the sink directs the sound makes the music sound sooooo good!!! (Ps: don't actually turn the sink on)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figure 8 Dash View Post
    That is hardly a comparison - just a video created by an organization that doesn't even list Microsoft as one of their clients.
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    sorry, but I had to revive this because I can honestly say the best experience ive ever had with audio is right now listening through the surface!

    Although the speakers on the Surface are quite soft, the audio it outputs is fantastic! Ive never enjoyed listening to music as much as I am right now. It outputs such a strong, full and clean sound, better than any phone, tablet, or computer I have ever used!

    Anybody else have as nice an experience as I am??
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    I think the speakers are fine, just that they are directed away from the user due to the design of the sides. I was sitting next to my SO and got a complaint that my music was too loud, and I had it on 58. I think sound is being directed away from the Surface. Nothing can really be done about that since it is a design choice.

    I use my Jabra Halos though and the sound with those is always great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by inteller View Post
    I think the speakers are fine, just that they are directed away from the user due to the design of the sides. I was sitting next to my SO and got a complaint that my music was too loud, and I had it on 58. I think sound is being directed away from the Surface. Nothing can really be done about that since it is a design choice.

    I use my Jabra Halos though and the sound with those is always great!
    yeh exactly, they are actually directed the compete opposite direction of the user because of the way the sides are angled backwards.
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    so basically, devise "ears" that clip or magnetically attach to the sides and direct the sound forward. I noticed a difference just by cupping my hand behind the speaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inteller View Post
    so basically, devise "ears" that clip or magnetically attach to the sides and direct the sound forward. I noticed a difference just by cupping my hand behind the speaker.
    that would be awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by inteller View Post
    so basically, devise "ears" that clip or magnetically attach to the sides and direct the sound forward. I noticed a difference just by cupping my hand behind the speaker.
    I'm a hand cupper as well. Seems I have to do that on all my devices, except when I had the Galaxy Note 10.1. The speakers were right there on the front of the bezel.

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