Monthly Archives: June 2018

Improving MateBook X Pro’s Speakers

Measurements in Stock Form

The MateBook X Pro has some of the best speakers on any ultrabook. There are a pair of up-facing tweeters under the speaker grill and a pair of down-facing woofers on the laptop’s bottom corners. These speakers are not perfect, and how’s some ways we can improve them.

The brown line is the frequency response, and the others are the harmonic distortion levels.

You can refer to this graph to adjust your equalizer setting in the Dolby app. You can also right click and download my Room EQ Wizard file to generate an equalizer setting for Equalizer APO.

Audio Drivers

Blue is Microsoft driver, purple is Realtek driver.

Switching to generic Microsoft audio drivers in Device Manager disables the tweeters and makes the sound fecal. Don’t do it. Keep the default Realtek drivers.

Distortion Problem and Possible Fix

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