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Old July 6th 03, 06:48 PM
Stell
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My daughter just got a 400X with ESS Allegro, onboard I believe, with WinXP
Home. It does not seem to support the bass/treble controls and so the
sound is a little "tinny" and she is not happy with it. The driver on the
Gateway site is not better than the one already installed. Is there any way
of fixing this short of getting a separate sound card?
Thank you for any help.

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p.s. Delivery time was a week less than they stated.

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Old July 6th 03, 09:30 PM
Jeff S.
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Since it's a laptop, there is no option for sound card upgrading.
About the only option is to use some desktop speakers.
Jeff

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Old July 6th 03, 10:05 PM
Edward J. Neth
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Even if there were bass and treble controls, it's unlikely to improve things
much - notebook speakers just are not capable of reproducing high fidelity
sound.

External speakers will work wonders. You cannot upgrade the sound on a
notebook computer other than to add an external USB sound box - Creative
sells one (the Extigy) but be careful with it - I've seen reports that it
does not work well with many notebook computers because of the current it
draws from the USB port.


"Stell" wrote in message
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My daughter just got a 400X with ESS Allegro, onboard I believe, with

WinXP
Home. It does not seem to support the bass/treble controls and so the
sound is a little "tinny" and she is not happy with it. The driver on the
Gateway site is not better than the one already installed. Is there any

way
of fixing this short of getting a separate sound card?



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Old July 6th 03, 11:32 PM
Stell
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Default Gateway 400X question

Thank you for your help. Maybe a good set of head phones would also work??


"Edward J. Neth" wrote in message

Even if there were bass and treble controls, it's unlikely to improve
things much - notebook speakers just are not capable of reproducing
high fidelity sound.

External speakers will work wonders. You cannot upgrade the sound on
a notebook computer other than to add an external USB sound box -
Creative sells one (the Extigy) but be careful with it - I've seen
reports that it does not work well with many notebook computers
because of the current it draws from the USB port.


"Stell" wrote in message
...
My daughter just got a 400X with ESS Allegro, onboard I believe,
with WinXP Home. It does not seem to support the bass/treble
controls and so the sound is a little "tinny" and she is not happy
with it. The driver on the Gateway site is not better than the one
already installed. Is there any way of fixing this short of getting
a separate sound card?

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Old July 7th 03, 05:21 PM
Jeff S.
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Default Gateway 400X question

A set of good, studio quality headphones would be an excellent option. You
can get some excellent bass and tone out of those. Plus, you hear all the
detail of the music/audio.
Good idea!!
Jeff S.



 




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