How to Change EQ AirPods [Simple Way to Modify 2024]

Written By Farhan Max

AirPods is a terrific device for hearing music. After two years of use, it still gives me the same sensation.

My music taste grew stronger when I started to use the Equalizer. It adds an extra vibe to different music.change-eq-airpods

Do you also want to change the Equalizer for your AirPods? Then read the article. Here I will explain how to modify the EQ of AirPods for several devices.

Let’s get started.

How to Change Equalizer on AirPods

The process to change the EQ is effortless and the same, no matter what model of AirPods (AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods 3 or AirPods Max) you are using. Apple has made several improvements to AirPods Pro. Like adaptive EQ function, noise cancellation and transparency mode. Trust me, these features are really cool.

The Equalizer option won’t be available if the AirPods are not connected to your device. So, make sure they are connected. Now, let’s see how to change the EQ.

Here are the steps to modify the Equalizer on Airpods:

On iPhone

  • Click on Settings.
  • Tap on the search bar, type Music and click on it. search-music
  • Select the EQ option.tap-eq
  • Choose any preset Equalizer or move the slide bars to modify them by yourself manually. choose-eq

You will find different default Equalizer options. For example, Bass Booster, Hip Hop, Bass Reducer, Late Night, Loudness, Piano, Jazz, Pop etc.

If you want to customize the EQ by yourself, select the Custom option. After that, make the adjustment you like.

Note: The modification you will make on EQ is only applicable to the Music app. It won’t apply to other third-party apps.

Follow our guide to fix AirPods not working on one side.

On Spotify

  • Open the Spotify app.
  • Click on the gear icon in the top right corner. click-gear-icon
  • Tap on the Playback option.tap-playback
  • Select Equalizer. click-equalizer
  • Turn on the Equalizer and select any preset EQ. turn-on-eq-select-preset-eq

On Macbook

  • Launch the Music application.
  • Click on the Window option from the top menu.
  • Select the Equalizer option. A small Equalizer window will show up. window-equalizer
  • Check the small box to turn on the Equalizer, expand the preset Equalizer menu and select any preset Equalizer you want to add to your song.turn-on-eq-expand-menu

You can manually move the slide bars to change the EQ.

Also, check out our separate post on AirPod’s not working with Apple Music.

On Android

  • Click on Settings. click-settings
  • Go to Sound & vibration. sound-vibration
  • Tap on the Dolby Atmos option. This option may differ for different android manufacturers. For Samsung, the option is called Sound quality and effects.dolby-atmos
  • Select Music and move to the SELECT MUSIC EQUALIZER option. You can apply the Default EQs or click Custom to adjust the sound settings as you feel comfortable. music-eq-default-custom]

Check out the easiest way to fix AirPods not connecting to iPhone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a way to EQ AirPods Pro?

Yes, there is a way to EQ AirPods Pro. To do that, go to Settings > Music > EQ. From there, you can use the preset ones or customize your own. However, Apple has added an adaptive EQ feature with AirPods pro. This feature automatically adjusts the audio and makes you hear any music in a richer and more captivating way.

How do I change the bass level on my AirPods?

To change the bass level on your AirPods, click on Settings. Go to the Music option and select the EQ option. Once you are there, now you can modify the bass.

How do I make my AirPods louder with equalizer?

To make the AirPods louder with an Equalizer, you must go to the Equalizer option. When you are reached there, adjust the settings. Some will make the audio louder.


The best way to feel the music with your AirPods is by changing the Equalizer. Here, I explained how you could do that.

Hope you don’t face any problems modifying the EQ.

Comment below if you have any questions.


About The Author
Farhan Max is a tech geek with a particular interest in computer hardware. He's been fascinated by gaming since childhood and is now completing his undergraduate studies while researching and testing the latest tech innovations. Alongside his love for all things geeky, Farhan is also a skilled photographer.

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