This document pertains to HP Desktop PCs and Laptops with Beats Audio.
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.
1. Select the Playback tab in the top panel.
Figure : Playback screen
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.
1. Select the Recording tab in the top panel.
Figure : Recording screen
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:
1. Select the Preferences tab in the top panel.
Figure : Preferences screen
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]