How to use Beats Audio Software on HP Desktop PC and Laptop

This document pertains to HP Desktop PCs and Laptops with Beats Audio.

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Last Updated: May 6th 2021

Beats Audio is an enhanced audio controller that provides a deep, controlled bass while maintaining a clear sound. Use the Beats Audio control panel to:

customize your sound experience when playing audio devices, such as music, movies, and video games.

customize your recording experience when using recording devices, such as the integrated microphone, a headset microphone, and home recording equipment.

Opening the Beats Audio control panel

Click Start, Control Panel, and  Beats Audio Control Panel.

NOTE: After opening Beats Audio for the first time, you can search for the software by typing Beats Audio in the Start menu search field.

 

Configuring playback settings

Use the Playback options to adjust the settings for the integrated speakers and headphones, a line in headset, and headphones that are plugged into the Real Time Communication (RTC) jack.

Figure : Playback screen
  1. Select the Playback tab in the top panel
  2. Depending on the device you are using, complete one of the following playback procedures.
    • Adjusting settings for speakers and headphones
    • Adjusting settings for headphones that are plugged into the Real Time Communication (RTC) jack

 

Configuring recording settings

Use the recording options to adjust the settings for a headset microphone, the integrated microphone, Iine in devices, and stereo mix.

Figure : Recording screen
  1. Select the Recording tab in the top panel.
  2. Depending on the device you are using, complete one of the following recording procedures.
    • Adjusting headset microphone settings
    • Adjusting integrated microphone settings
    • Setting the default for line in devices
    • Setting the default for stereo mix devices

 

Changing Beats Audio preferences

Change the preferences for the microphone, integrated microphone, and stereo mix as follows:

Figure : Preferences screen
  1. Select the Preferences tab in the top panel.
  2. Click Custom, and then adjust the display preferences, such as background theme, text and slider color, and opacity level.
  3. Click General, and then click Show System Tray Icon to display the icon in the system tray.

[Source: HP Customer Support - Knowledge Base]

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