Bad quality sound
Hi, I'm looking for advice...
I bought a Dell Inspiron 17R (Inspiron N7010), and the sound quality is really poor (subjectively speaking). It has Realtek High definition/SRS premium sound, but to me it still sounds bad. Its mostly music, like saxophone, singing, certain sounds, it "whistles, "hisses", sound comes out "distorted", not clean, bass is ok, but it just doesn't sound "good". The electronics rep at the NEX said its "supposed to sound that way because its a laptop", but to me that sounds like bullshit, even a laptop should sound good. I would rather not use headphones or external speakers, I want to keep it a "one piece PC", otherwise I would just get a desktop. I already tried messing around with the software settings (i.e. the equalizer, environment settings, etc.) and that helped a bit, but its still "not on par with my desires". So I'm wondering, should I
1. get another laptop with much better sound
2. upgrade the sound card myself
3. Do something else?
Please give me your advice, I appreciate it.