03-21-2014 09:38 AM
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your HP ENVY 700-230qe CTO Desktop and having sound issues. Here is a fix from Microsoft that has helped.
Speakers not working Windows 8
1. Right click speaker icon (right hand corner)
2. Select Playback devices
3. Right click Speakers
4. Enable it and set as Default
5. Click Apply/Ok
Are these the speakers that came with your computer?
Hope this is helpful to you.