How to Change Equalizer on Spotify PC [Within a Minute]

Written By Abu Naeem

Music is subjective. What I call music, others might call noise.

Spotify’s developers know it, so they’ve included the ability for EQ customization into the app for iOS, Android, and Windows versions. You can set your own equalizer presets and modify a song however you like.change-equalizer-on-spotify-pc

In this article, I’ll explain how to use and modify the equalizer option on Spotify for PC. Tag Along!

How to Change the Equalizer on Spotify PC

The Spotify app is available on Windows PC, and with that comes the EQ presets. To Download and Set Up a Spotify Equalizer on your computer, download & install Spotify on your computer and open the app. Go to Settings and enable Equalizer from the Playback section.

Also, your Spotify sound quality will be the same as your default sound quality. So if you change the sound settings from Windows settings, then Spotify will run on those settings by default. All you have to do is tweak some settings from your Windows settings.

Here are the methods to use the equalizer on Spotify PC:

1. Use Equalizer on Spotify Windows App

The Windows version of the Spotify application has the equalizer feature that you can use without any cost.

Follow the procedures below to modify the equalizer on the Spotify Windows app:

  • Double-click on the Spotify icon to open Spotify from your
  • Click on your Profile
  • Select Settings from the profile menu.spotify-settings
  • Scroll down, locate the Equalizer in the Playback section, and turn it on.turn-on-equalizer
  • Drag up and down the white dots to change the equalizer settings.set-eualizer-preferences

Here, you will also find some build-it presets like Bass Booster, Jazz, Pop, Rock, etc. Or you can simply create a custom preset by modifying the equalizer.

In case you are having trouble signing in, fix the Spotify won’t log in issue by resetting the password and clearing the cache files.

Quick Note: If you find yourself lost while finding the best sound quality, you can quickly reset the setting by clicking the Reset button.reset-equalizer

2. Enable Equalizer from Windows Settings

You can use the equalizer from the Windows settings of the desktop. It is pretty easy to tweak the sound quality from there.

Here’s how to enable equalizer from Windows settings:

  • Right-click on the speaker on the bottom right.
  • Click on Open Volume
  • Double-click on
  • Go to the Enhancements tab.
  • Select Loudness Equalization or Bass Boost.
  • Change the settings by your preferences.
  • Click on Apply to save settings.enable-system-equalizer

Easy right? Any settings you apply will immediately affect all your applications on the desktop, including Spotify for PC.

3. Via Third-Party Sound Manager

You will not be able to customize your sound quality on all PCs. But you can always use a Third Party equalizer. As my laptop doesn’t have a built-in equalizer, I have to use the third-party app that came with it.

Here’s the procedure to use an equalizer from a third-party app:

  • Search for the Control Panel and open it.
  • Click on Hardware and Sound.hardware-and-sound
  • Double-click on your third-party sound application.dts-audio
  • Go to Sound effects.dts-sound-effect
  • Customize your music preferences.

You can also download third-party equalizer applications. Research a little bit and download the best application suited for you.

How to Use Equalizer on Spotify Mobile

Spotify introduced music quality, mix fade, and many things on the application. Besides, Spotify now has a dedicated equalizer for each platform. If you are using an iPhone or an Android, you can modify the EQ from Spotify Settings > Playback > Equalizer.

Additionally, if you connect AirPods to your iPhone and play songs on Spotify, it’s like a match made in heaven. Because along with the equalizer in Spotify, you can also change the EQ of the AirPods and increase the bass on your AirPods.

Follow the step-by-step process to change the EQ on Spotify mobile.

Here are the steps to use the equalizer on Spotify:

On Android

  • Launch Spotify on your Android.
  • Tap on the Settings icon.spotify-settings-android
  • Scroll down and select
  • Turn on the Equalizer mode and set your preferences.turn-on-equalizer-android

On iOS

  • Open your Spotify application.
  • Touch the Gear icon.spotify-settings-iphone
  • Select Playback to expand the
  • Tap on
  • Toggle on the Equalizer mode and select your preferences.turn-on-equalizer-iphone

Find a sweet spot by tweaking the preferences that suit your personality and listening habits. If you find any issue after changing the EQ settings, you can always turn off the Equalizer to return to the previous settings.

Talking about Spotify issues, sometimes, Spotify fails to load or update to the latest version. If you also face these issues, here’s a quick fix to resolve the Spotify not working or updating issues.

How to Make Spotify Sound Better on My Computer

If you think your Spotify is producing below sound quality, you might have to tweak some settings.

Spotify, by default, sets your music quality. Depending on your internet connection, it will choose what streaming quality will give you a bufferless experience. To save data and seamless music streaming, Spotify will stream in terms of your internet speed & stability.

However, Spotify may choose to stream in low quality even though you have a decent internet connection. When that happens, manually change the streaming property to High or Very high.

Here are the steps to make Spotify Sound better on a Computer:

  • Tap on your profile.
  • Go to
  • Scroll down to Audio quality.
  • Set Streaming quality to Very high.set-streaming-quality-to-very-high
  • Turn off Auto adjust quality.

Now, your Spotify will always produce very high-quality Music. But you may face buffers while streaming in case your internet connection is slow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an Equalizer on Spotify PC?

Yes, both Spotify PC and mobile have default equalizer. The equalizer feature allows users to tweak the sound settings to suit their listening habits. Moreover, you will get several presets to choose from.

Why can’t you find Equalizer on Spotify?

Spotify uses the default equalizer that is built into your phone’s ROM.  If you don’t see the inbuilt EQ in Spotify, your phone may not have any equalizer that Spotify can link to. In that case, you can use a third-party equalizer to change the sounds of Spotify.

Is the equalizer only for Spotify Premium?

No, Spotify keeps open the equalizer for all devices and users regardless of platforms and subscriptions. You can access the Spotify equalizer even when using the free version. As a premium user, you will get the option to stream music in high quality.

Final Thoughts

It’s been a long ask for a dedicated equalizer on the Spotify application. We can only hope Spotify will listen to our request and make a built-in equalizer for the PC version of the application.

Hopefully, with this guideline, you can land a solution. And if you still have any queries, leave a comment below to reach out to us.

About The Author
Naeem is a tech enthusiast who loves to explore new technologies and troubleshoot any tech issues. He has an undergrad in Computer Science and Engineering. Aside from exploring new techs, he loves to be lost in charming natures.


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