When you’re listening to music on your headphones, you probably want to hear every single note and lyric. Unfortunately, that might not always be the case. In some cases, it can feel like you’re listening to background noise instead of your favorite song. If this is the case for you, then you may be interested in learning how to make headphones louder. An earbud or headphone volume that isn’t loud enough is quite common because most people listen to audio on their devices at around the same volume all the time. While this makes things feel comfortable so you don’t have to adjust your settings a lot from one song to another, it also means that an adjustment in output volume is necessary from time to time, especially if your device has reached its maximum potential volume.
How To Make Headphones Louder
Check the volume of your device
Before you attempt to make your headphones louder, you need to check the volume of your device. If you’re listening on a phone or tablet, then simply check the settings. On Apple devices, go to Settings > Sounds > Volume and verify that the maximum volume is not set too low. On Android phones and tablets, go to Settings > Sound & Notification > Volume and select Max. You can also check the maximum volume in any music player app that you may be using – Spotify and iTunes are two good examples.
Check the output level of your headphones
Another thing that might be making your headphones too quiet is a low output level on them. This could be caused by dirt or a faulty connection between your device and headphones, but it’s also possible that you simply need to turn up the volume on them manually in order for them to play as loud as they can get without distorting or breaking down. To do this, you’ll need to check the headphone settings on your device. For example, if you’re using Apple headphones with an iPhone or iPad, then go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap on the connected device. On Android devices, go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap on the connected device.
Check for app issues or bugs
Sometimes a problem with your headphones is actually a bug in an app that you use for listening to music. For example, if you’re using Spotify, then make sure that you’re running the latest version of the app and that it hasn’t been crashing lately or having any other issues. If there are no app-related problems, then try uninstalling your music player and installing it again from scratch – deleting any music files associated with it first if necessary.
Adjust the bass level
If you’re still not hearing as much as you want to, then it might be time to adjust the bass levels on your headphones. This can be done by going into the settings of your audio device, or by adjusting the controls on your headphones. If there is a bass boost feature, then you may want to try that out and see what kind of results it produces. If your headphones have a volume control on them, then make sure that it is turned up all the way.
Change your headphones
If you’ve tried the first two steps and you’re still having trouble making your headphones louder, then try taking them to the Apple store or a local electronics store to see if they can test them for you. If they can’t find any problems with the headphones, then it might be time to get a new pair. If you want to make sure that another pair of headphones will play at the same volume level as your old ones, then check out our in-depth article on how to make sure earbuds sound the same as before.
How To Use Equalizer To Make Headphones Louder
- Download an equalizer app on your smartphone. There are a lot of them available on the app store, so choose one that you’re comfortable with and download it.
- Open the app and select a preset equalizer setting that you like the most. If you’re not sure where to start, then choose “flat” or “zero boosts.”
- Listen to your favorite song and adjust the volume accordingly until it sounds loud enough for you – this will depend on how much bass is in your music as well as how loud you usually listen to music on your headphones or earbuds. You can adjust the settings up or down via your phone’s volume buttons if necessary just make sure it stays within an acceptable range of maximum volume for your device – this might be different from one device to another, however, so make sure you know what yours is before trying out these settings.
- Once you’ve found a preset or volume level that suits your needs, you can make it permanent by locking in the equalizer settings so you don’t have to keep adjusting them each time you listen to music.
- Repeat steps 1 through 4 for all of your favorite songs and albums so they all have their own custom equalizer settings.
How To Make Headphones Louder With An Amp
- Plug the headphone jack into your amp.
- Turn up the volume on your amp until you reach a comfortable level of sound.
- Plug in your headphones and adjust the volume on your device to match the output level of your amp.
- If you need to make it louder, turn up the volume on the amp until it reaches a threshold that is comfortable for you. If you are using a smartphone, or another device with limited output, then this may be difficult to do without an external amplifier like one that is available from Monster Cables or Bose.
- If you’re using a laptop, then there are a few additional steps that you need to take in order to make your headphones louder. First, plug your amp into the USB port on the computer and turn up the volume on it until it reaches a comfortable level of sound output. Then, open up your computer’s audio settings and choose “Headphones” as the default playback device.
How To Make Headphones Louder On Android
Open the Music App
The first thing you need to do is make sure that your music app is open. If you’re not sure which one you should use, then check out some of our other articles on the subject. In this case, we are using YouTube Music.
Check for Equalizer Settings
If you have a music app that has equalizer settings, then it’s probably a good idea to give those a try. This can be particularly helpful if the music app has an equalizer preset that’s specifically geared toward headphones or earbuds. When you find one that works well for your ears, then you may want to try and set it as default so you don’t have to keep going back and forth between presets all the time.
Adjust Equalizer Settings
If your music app has equalizer settings, then you should be able to find them under the “Equalizer” menu. You should also see a button marked “Sound” which will open up a list of settings for your device. The one that you should be looking for is the “Master” setting which is typically found near the bottom of the list. Depending on where it is on your list, you may need to scroll down further to find it. Once you find it, then make sure that it is set to “+10dB” and not “0dB or -10dB” like most other equalizers are set at by default. This will make things louder while still keeping things sounding natural and like be able to adjust the settings by sliding the sliders up and down. For instance, if you want to make your headphones louder, then you can slide the “Bass” slider up.
Adjust Equalizer Settings on iOS
If you are using an iPhone or iPad, then things can get a bit trickier for this step. Instead of having equalizer settings right there in the music app, you will have to go into the main settings menu and scroll down until you see an option that says “Equalizer.” Once in there, it will be a lot easier to adjust your equalizer settings. You should be able to slide the sliders up and down to change the level of each setting.
Turn On Volume Limiters
If your music app has volume limiters, then it’s a good idea to turn them on as well so that your output doesn’t get too loud for everyone ways use your sound settings menu to adjust the equalizer if you’re not able to find it in the music app.
How To Make Headphones Louder On iPhone/iPad
- Go to Settings from the Home Screen on your device.
- Tap on Music & Videos.
- Scroll down and you will see Headphones listed under the Audio section of the menu. Tap on it to open up the Headphones settings page.
- Adjust your volume as you would normally drag it up or down from the default position to make sure that you have a good amount of volume when listening to a song or when listening to some other audio source such as a podcast or audiobook, etc.
How To Make Headphones Louder On A Computer
Use the Mouse or Keyboard
While using your mouse or keyboard is a great way to make headphones louder, you need to be sure that you’re not accidentally moving the volume slider or changing the tone. You need to be aware that when you increase the volume on your computer, it can also increase other sounds in your environment, such as fans and air conditioning units. To avoid this, make sure that the volume is only increasing the sound coming from your device. This means that you should not turn up the volume on your speakers while using headphones.
Use an External Amplifier
If you want to hear more details in every aspect of your music, then it might be time for an external audio amplifier. This is a device that comes with a headphone output and a line-out port so you can plug any speaker system or amplifier into it and hear every note on both systems at once. While this may seem like an unnecessary addition to most people’s setups, it can actually make a big difference in the quality of your music.
Use Your Computer’s Volume Controls
While using your computer’s volume controls might seem like an unnecessary step, it can still help you make headphones louder. You just need to know how to do it properly. First of all, you need to be sure that you’re not accidentally increasing the volume on your speakers as well as your headphones at the same time.
Turn Down Your Volume
If you want to hear more details in every aspect of your music, then you need to turn down the volume of the speakers that are already outputting sound. When everything is at its maximum level, there is no room for any more sound from other sources so you have a much harder time hearing all of the details in every instrument and vocal performance.
There are many ways to make headphones louder, whether you’re using a built-in EQ, plugging your headphones into an app, or plugging them into a dedicated amplifier. You might not always be able to make headphones as loud as you’d like, though, so it’s important to remember that there are upper volume limits for all devices. When you’re listening to music, it’s important to make sure that you’re using the proper volume level to protect your hearing. If you want to make your headphones louder, you can do so safely with an equalizer, an amplifier, or an audio interface.