How to Adjust Bass on a Computer

This emindsca will show you how to adjust the amount of bass in your computer’s speaker output. Windows includes an audio enhancement called Bass Boost. However, depending on the quality of your speakers, it may not be available on all devices. Some Mac apps, such as Apple Music, include an equaliser that allows you to adjust the bass. Third-party equaliser apps are available for both Windows and Mac, allowing you to fine-tune the bass on your system.

Method 1 Using Windows Sound Settings

1. Click the Windows Start button. It’s the icon with the Windows logo in the lower-left corner.

2. Enter Sound and then click Sound Settings. It’s the first option on the Windows Start menu. This brings up the Sound Settings menu.

Alternatively, you can access this menu from the Settings menu by clicking System, then Sound on the left. You can also open the sound settings by right-clicking the speaker icon in the taskbar.

3. Click Sound Control Panel. It’s below “Related Settings” to the right. This opens Sound Settings in the Control Panel.

4. Select your audio device by double-clicking it. This could be your speakers, headphones, HDMI-out, or other audio equipment. Double-click the device that you want to use for audio output.

You may need to first select the Playback tab in the upper-left corner of the Sound window.

5. Navigate to the Enhancements tab. It’s at the top of the Audio Output Device Properties window.

For some audio devices, the Enhancements tab is not available. Enhancements, for example, may not be available for laptop speakers. It may, however, be available if you connect a pair of speakers or headphones via the 3mm headphone jack or Bluetooth.

6. Click the checkbox [[windows|checked}} next to “Bass Boost.” It’s the first option in the list of enhancements. This enables Bass Boost for your device.

7. Click Settings and then Bass Boost (optional). Individual enhancements can be made by adjusting the settings. To change the settings for Bass Boost, highlight it and then click Settings at the bottom of the window.

8. Click OK after adjusting the frequency and boost level. The frequency determines which parts of the audio spectrum are amplified. The amount by which the frequency is increased is determined by the boost level. Select the frequency and boost level using the drop-down menus. When you’re finished, click OK.

The sub-bass frequency range is typically 50-75Hz. The bass frequency range is 75-250 Hz. The lower midrange frequency range is 250-500Hz. And 500-600Hz is in the middle of the frequency range.

9. Click Apply. This applies your audio enhancement settings. You can now click Ok to close the window.

Method 2 Using Equalizer APO for Windows

1. Equalizer APO should be downloaded and installed. Equalizer APO is a free equaliser for Windows that you can download. After the installation is complete, you must restart your computer. Some audio devices, such as laptop speakers, may not be compatible with Equalizer APO. It will, however, work with headphones or external speakers. To download and install Equalizer APO, follow the steps below:

Go to https://sourceforge.net/projects/equalizerapo/ in a web browser.

Click the green button that says Download.

Click the EqualizerAPO64-1.2.1.exe file in your Downloads folder or web browser.

Click Yes to allow the Equalizer APO to modify your system.

Click Next to begin the installation process.

Click I agree to agree to the terms and conditions.

Click Browse to select an install location (optional) and click Next to continue.

Click Install.

Click the check box next to all audio devices you want to use Equalizer APO with and click Ok.

Select Reboot now and click Finish.

2. Install the PEACE extension after downloading it. PEACE is an Equalizer APO extension that adds a more user-friendly interface. It also has extra features like preset equaliser settings and the ability to increase the gain on bass frequencies. To download and install PEACE, follow the steps below:

Go to https://sourceforge.net/projects/peace-equalizer-apo-extension/ in a web browser.

Click the green button that says Download.

Click PeaceSetup.exe in your Downloads folder or web browser.

Click Yes to allow PEACE to make changes to your system.

Click Install.

Click Yes to complete the installation.

3. DISCOVER PEACE. PEACE is represented by a blue icon that looks like a peace sign with two lines off to the side. To open PEACE, click the icon in your Windows Start menu.

4. Click the image below “Full Interface.” It’s the image on the right. This opens the full interface with all features.

5. Set the equaliser to your liking. To change the bass frequencies, move the slider bars on the left up.

The sub-bass frequencies on your computer are controlled by the slider bars below “10” and “21.” The bass range frequencies are controlled by the slider bars below “42” and “83.” The low-mid range frequencies are controlled by the slider bars below “83” and “166.” The mid-range frequencies are controlled by the slider bars below “333” and “577.”

Alternatively, you can load one of the previously saved settings by clicking the box in the lower-left corner. For example, try Bass Boost or Bass Boost 2. Equalizers APO and PEACE may not be compatible with all audio output devices (laptop speakers for example). If you don’t hear any difference after adjusting the equaliser settings, connect a headset or pair of speakers.

6. Click Effects (optional). If you want to enhance the bass further, you can add some more gain to the bass under Effects.

7. Turn up the Bass gain knob. To increase the Bass gain, click and drag it up. This increases the gain of the bass frequencies.

8. Adjust the bass frequency knobs. The adjust which frequencies the bass gain is applied to.

Between 0 – 75Hz controls the sub-bass frequencies. 75Hz – 250Hz controls the bass frequencies. 250-500Hz controls the low-mid range frequencies. 500-600Hz controls the mid-range frequencies.

Method 3 Using Apple Music on Mac

1. Launch the Apple Music application. It has a red icon in the middle with a music note in the middle. To launch Apple Music, click the Apple Music icon in the Dock or in the Applications folder.

Apple Music audio adjustments are only applicable to Apple Music. They do not apply to any other applications on your Mac.

2. Click Window. It’s in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

3. Click Equalizer. This opens the equalizer for Apple Music.

4. Click the checkbox next to “On.”. This turns the equalizer on and applies the settings to your music.

5. Drag the slider bars on the left to the right. The bass frequencies are controlled by the slider bars on the left. The sub-bass frequencies are controlled by the slider bars above 32 and 64. The bass frequencies are controlled by the slider bars above 125 and 250. The mid-range frequencies are controlled by the slider bars above 500.

Alternatively, you can use the drop-down menu at the top to select one of the presets.

Method 4 Using eqMac for Mac

1. Go to https://eqmac.app in your computer’s web browser. This is the website that allows you to download eqMac. It is an equalizer you can download for your Mac audio system.

2. Click Download. It’s the green button at the top of the page.

3. Install eqMac. You will need to restart your Mac to finish the installation. Once eqMac finishes downloading, do the following to install it:

Double-click the eqMac.pkg file in your Downloads folder or web browser.

Verify the installation if prompted.

Click Continue.

Click Continue to install on the Mac hard drive.

Click Install.

Click Close applications if asked to close any applications before continuing.

Enter your password and click Continue.

Click Restart Mac to restart your Mac.

4. Open Launchpad. It’s the rocket-shaped icon in your Mac’s Dock.

5. Navigate to the eqMac icon. It has a green icon in the shape of a sound wave. To launch eqMac, double-click the icon.

It’s possible that you’ll have to scroll left or right to find the eqMac icon.

It’s also possible that you’ll have to click Open after clicking the icon.

When prompted to send crash reports and analytic data, click Accept All to agree to everything.

6. Turn the Bass knob all the way to the right. It’s the right-hand knob. To increase the volume of the bass knob, click it and drag it in a clockwise circular motion. This increases the bass on your Mac system.

Alternatively, you can click Advanced above the knobs and adjust the frequencies with the equalizer’s slider bars. The controls are located on the left side of the screen. The sub-bass frequencies are controlled by the slider bars above 32 and 64. The bass frequencies are controlled by the slider bars above 125 and 250. The mid-range frequencies are controlled by the slider bars above 500.

If you want to save your settings, click the plus (+) sign above the knobs or equaliser and give your settings a name. Then click the Save button.

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