Recently built a new pc and when I plugged my speakers into the back audio plays but it is very quiet even at max volume. I tested the speakers on both my laptop and phone and play sound fine and much louder. Tried most the common fixes like re installing /updating audio drivers, making sure all sounds are max volume. Any suggestions?
Unless ur PC is 20 years old, modern PC don't need a sound card, sound is built into the Motherboard. Some people do it anyway because they don't like the built-in or want certain features, but u can decide that later.
If you are really picky about this, want the best sound possible and money is no object, you would want some external speakers with DIGITAL INPUT, most often in the form of a Toslink connection.