To modify audio settings in the Windows Control Panel, users must first open the Control Panel. There are several ways to do this depending on the version of Windows being used:
For Windows 10: Press the Windows Key + X and select Control Panel from the menu that appears.
For Windows 8 and 8.1: Swipe from the right edge of the screen and select Control Panel from the list of options.
For Windows 7: Click the Start Button and select Control Panel from the menu.
Once the Control Panel is open, users can access the audio settings by clicking the “Hardware and Sound” option. On the Hardware and Sound page, select “Sound”. This will bring up the Sound window which shows all available audio output devices. If you have multiple audio output devices, you can change the default device by clicking on the device desired and then selecting Set Default.
Next, click the “Enhancements” tab at the top of the window. This tab contains various sound enhancement options such as bass boost, virtual surround, and loudness equalization. Simply check the boxes next to each of the options you would like to enable or adjust the sliders to customize the settings for each option.
Finally, click the “Recording” tab at the top of the window. This tab lists all of the active input devices and allows users to set the desired recording device from the drop down menu. Additionally, each device can be customized further by clicking the Properties button and adjusting the settings such as volume and boost levels.
After all of the settings have been adjusted, click Apply followed by OK. Your new audio settings should now be active.