The Control Panel in most versions of Windows contains a variety of sound settings that users can customize. Here are some of the sound settings available in the Control Panel:
Sound: This section allows users to adjust the volume and balance of their speakers, as well as set sounds to play when certain events happen.
Playback devices: This section allows users to select and configure their audio output device, such as speakers or headphones.
Recording devices: This section allows users to select and configure their audio input device, such as a microphone.
Sounds: This section allows users to customize which types of sounds will be played for events, such as starting Windows or receiving an alert.
Communications: This section allows users to choose how Windows will handle sound from communication programs, such as Skype.
Hardware: This section allows users to adjust the properties for any connected audio devices and troubleshoot issues with them.
Advanced: This section allows users to adjust settings for playback and recording devices, including sample rate and bit depth.
Speaker setup: This section makes it easy to configure a multi-channel speaker system, such as 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound.
Properties: This section allows users to customize advanced settings for audio devices, such as setting a device as the default audio device.
Power options: This section allows users to adjust how much power is used by sound hardware, and whether hardware will be put into low-power mode when the computer is in standby or idle.