How can I increase Skyrim's Volume?

Compared to every other program on my PC, Skyrim is nearly deathly quiet by comparison. I looked into the in-game sound menu, but it’s already cranked to max!

Is there anything I can do to avoid having to double my system volume settings each time I want to play Skyrim?

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    If you’re on windows 7 (I think Vista as well?), try the following:

    1. While Skyrim is running, alt-tab back to your desktop.
    2. Click the volume icon in the system tray, then click “mixer”.
    3. In there, there are separate settings for each application currently
    4. Move Skyrim’s slider higher, and it should raise the volume relative
      to your other applications

    Likely your volume on the mixer is already at max, so the best way to do this is go to ‘playback devices’, click the one you’re using, head to enhancements and turn on ‘loudness equalization’.

    Was having the same problem but this fixed it instantly.

    Loudness Equalization is bad, as it negatively affect the full experience of the audio by limiting the range. Now probably if you’re using a laptop or some cheap speakers it won’t make much difference but otherwise another solution is preferable.

    There is another solution here.

    (…) if you have Realtek onboard sound and are using stereo speakers or headphones, switch the speaker configuration to 5.1 and uncheck the center channel / sub / rear speaker options.

    This worked for me.

    The reason, according to that forum post, is because The game was designed to support 2.1, 5.1, and 7.1 sound.

    You can change it in under SkyrimPrefs.ini Audio section. fAudioMasterVolume.
    The in-game slider only takes it up to 1.000 but you can enter a higher value in the .ini. I have mine at 1.5.

    whoa… this this is pretty old… anyway, there’s mod to fix this problem
    i don’t know if this is gonna work for everyone

    Just turn your sound way up and on your “mixer” just turn everything else down. Annoying but if you play for more than a few hours at a time it won’t be too much of a problem.

    Go to Windows Panel,
    click on “Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices”,
    click on “Sounds and Audio Devices”,
    click on “Volume” tab then the “Advanced” button in the Device Volume.
    then adjust your “Wave” volume, be careful not to blow your speakers or ears though,
    it may pay to adjust incrementally til you get it to your satisfaction.

    I hope this works for you, all the best

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