7 Proven Ways to Get Better Audio on Windows 11 [Guide 2022]

Written By Steven Arends

Superior sound quality is at the heart whether you experience games, watch movies and TV shows, play your favorite music, experience video or audio calls with friends and family, or attend meetings using your Windows 11 device.

Therefore, your experience may not be satisfactory if your device delivers an awful sound and the audio sound quality is not good.

Gratefully, Windows 11 comes with various audio enhancements features and customization to configure your audio settings to get a more immersive audio experience. Tweaking some audio features and settings, you can get better quality audio from your Windows 11 PC.get-better-audio-on-windows-11

So, to get a more satisfactory audio experience, I will show you seven proven and highly effective methods to improve your Windows 11 computer audio quality in this guide.

With that said, keep engaged with me and follow the guide precisely. Let’s get started.

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7 Proven Ways to Get Better Audio Quality on Windows 11

Gettings’ good sound quality is one of the most vital requirements for a pleasing user experience from Windows 11. If your Windows 11 cannot provide better quality, it could easily hamper your user experience.

However, to get a fascinating audio experience, Microsoft added some audio sound settings, customizations, and enhancements to Windows 11.

Generally, the audio sound quality depends on your device’s hardware and software. You can easily experience good quality audio sound using advanced audio features and settings on your Windows 11 device.

In this section, I will walk you through some adequate sound settings customization to improve and maximize your audio sound quality.

Let’s dive into the deep.

Here are the steps to get better audio quality on your Windows 11 PC:

1. Enable Audio Enhancements

Audio enhancement is an audio feature on Windows 11 that helps automatically improve audio sound quality for the current sound configuration. You get better audio sound quality from your Windows 11 system when you enable the audio enhancements feature.

Here are the steps to enable audio enhancements on Windows 11:

  • Open the Windows Settings app by pressing the Windows+I keys on your keyboard.
  • Select the System tab on the left-side menu panel.
  • Click on Sound on the right-side window. select-sound
  • Scroll down and select the All sound devices option under the Advanced section. select-All-Sound-devices
  • Select the Speakers/Headphones option under the Output devices section. select-Speakers-Headphones
  • Scroll down and toggle on the button next to the Enhance audio to enable the audio enhancements under the Output settings section. enable-audio-enhancements

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2. Enable Spatial Sound

The spatial sound feature on Windows 11 offers an immersive audio experience that simulates a realistic environment, also known as 3D Spatial Sound.

If you want to enhance your audio experience, enabling the Spatial sound feature helps you to get high-quality audio sound on your Windows 11 PC.

Here are the steps to enable the spatial sound feature on Windows 11:

  • Open the Windows Settings app by pressing the Windows+I keys on your keyboard.
  • Select the System tab on the left-side menu panel.
  • Click on Sound on the right-side window. select-sound
  • Scroll down and select the All sound devices option under the Advanced section. select-All-Sound-devices
  • Select the Speakers/Headphones option under the Output devices section. select-Speakers-Headphones
  • Find the Spatial sound section and click on the drop-down menu next to the Type.
  • Choose the Windows Sonic for Headphones option to enable the spatial sound feature on all your sound devices. choose-Windows-Sonic-Headphones

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3. Enable Or Disable Mono Audio

Mono audio is another great feature to improve your Windows 11 overall sound quality. This feature combines the left and right audio channels into one when you enable the feature on your system.

So, you can try to enable the mono audio feature if you want to combine the left and right audio channels into one. If the feature does not help to improve the audio quality, then disable the feature.

Here are the steps to enable or disable the Mono audio on Windows 11:

  • Open the Windows Settings app by clicking the Settings icon under the Pinned app section on the Start Menu.open-settings
  • Select the System tab on the left-side menu panel.
  • Click on Sound on the right-side window. select-sound
  • Here you find the Mono audio feature under the Output section.
  • Toggle on the button next to the Mono audio to enable the Mono audio feature. enable-Mono-audio
  • Toggle off the button next to the Mono audio to disable the Mono audio feature. disable-Mono-audio

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4. Set Higher Sample Rate And Bit Depth

Another effective way to improve your Windows 11 audio sound quality is to set a higher sample rate and bit depth on your audio output device. This method is helpful if your audio sound quality is distorted.

On your Windows 11, you can set and test different higher audio sample rates and bit depth to ensure that better sound quality is coming from your device.

Here are the steps to set a higher sample rate and bit depth on Windows 11:

  • Open the Windows Settings app by clicking the Settings icon under the Pinned app section on the Start Menu. open-settings
  • Select the System tab on the left-side menu panel.
  • Click on Sound on the right-side window. select-sound
  • Select the Speakers/Headphones option to open the Properties window under the Output section. select-Speakers-Headphones-option
  • Click the drop-down menu next to the Format to open all the available bits and higher sample rates. open-drop-down-menu
  • Select different bits and higher sample rates and click the Test button to ensure the best sound quality. select-bit-higher-sample-rate-click-Test

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5. Enable or Disable Audio Sound Effect

Enabling or Disabling your audio sound effect is another effective method that helps to improve your Windows 11 audio sound quality and enhance your audio experience. So, you can try to enable or disable all your audio sound effects to improve your sound quality.

Here are the steps to enable or disable your audio sound effect on Windows 11:

  • Open the Windows Settings app by pressing the Windows+I keys on your keyboard.
  • Select the System tab on the left-side menu panel.
  • Click on Sound on the right-side window. select-sound
  • Click on the More sound settings option to open the Sound window under the Advanced section. click-More-sound-settings
  • Select the Speakers/Headphones and click on Properties to open the selected device Properties window to modify its settings. open-Speakers-Headphones-properties
  • Select the Enhancements tab.
  • Check the Disable all sound effects checkbox to turn off all the sound effects. select-Enhancements-tab-disable-sound-effects
  • Uncheck the Disable all sound effects checkbox to turn on all the sound effects. select-Enhancements-tab-enable-sound-effects
  • Click on Apply and OK to save the changes.

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6. Enable Dolby Audio

Dolby Audio uses advanced processing technologies to create a dynamic audio experience that connects you more deeply to your favorite entertainment.

So, enable the Dolby audio feature to improve your audio sound quality on your Windows 11. Follow the steps below to enable the Dolby audio feature.

Here are the steps to enable the Dolby audio feature on Windows 11:

  • Open the Windows Settings app by pressing the Windows+I keys on your keyboard.
  • Select the System tab on the left-side menu panel.
  • Click on Sound on the right-side window. select-sound
  • Click on the More sound settings option to open the Sound window under the Advanced section. click-More-sound-settings
  • Select the Speakers/Headphones and click on Properties to open the selected device Properties window to modify its settings. open-Speakers-Headphones-properties
  • Select the Dolby Audio tab, click the Turn ON button to enable the Dolby Audio feature, and click OK. select-DolbyAudio-tab-enable-DolbyAudio

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7. Update Audio Drivers

You may also try to update your audio drivers to get better quality audio sound from your Windows 11 computer. Updating your audio drivers helps fix your audio-related problems and provide the best possible sound.

Here are the steps to update the audio drivers on Windows 11:

  • Right-click on the Start Menu and select the Device Manager. open-device-manager
  • Click on the arrow icon or double-click the Audio inputs and outputs to expand it. expand-audio-inputs-outputs
  • Select and double-click on the Speakers / Headphones to open the Properties window. open-properties
  • Go to the Driver tab and click on the Update Driver. go-update-driver
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to update the drivers successfully.
  • Now, check your sounds to ensure the quality.

How to Reset All Sound Settings on Windows 11

Do you want to reset all sound settings on your Windows 11 PC?

Resettings all sound settings is a straightforward process on Windows 11. Thankfully, Windows 11 allows you to reset your system sound settings if you messed up your sound settings.

Here are the steps to reset all sound settings on Windows 11:

  • Open the Windows Settings app by clicking the Settings icon under the Pinned app section on the Start Menu. open-settings
  • Select the System tab on the left-side menu panel.
  • Click on Sound on the right-side window. select-sound
  • Scroll down and select the Volume mixer option under the Advanced section. select-Volume-mixer
  • Click on Reset to reset sound devices and volumes for all apps to the recommended defaults on your Windows 11 PC. click-Reset

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How to Disable Audio Enhancements in Windows 11

Disabling the audio enhancements feature on your Windows 11 is an easy process. You can easily disable your Windows 11 system audio enhancements by following simple steps.

Let’s see how you can disable your audio enhancements on your Windows 11.

Here are the steps to disable audio enhancements on Windows 11:

  • Open the Windows Settings app by clicking the Settings icon under the Pinned app section on the Start Menu. open-settings
  • Select the System tab on the left-side menu panel.
  • Click on Sound on the right-side window.select-sound
  • Scroll down and select the All sound devices option under the Advanced section. select-All-Sound-devices
  • Select the Speakers/Headphones option under the Output devices section. select-Speakers-Headphones
  • Scroll down and toggle off the button next to the Enhance audio to disable the audio enhancements under the Output settings section. disable-audio-enhancements

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does Windows 11 have an equalizer?

Sorry, there is no built-in equalizer on Windows 11. So, you need to use third-party audio equalizers to equalize your audio sound.

Does Windows 11 affect sound quality?

Audio enhancement is an audio feature on Windows 11 that helps you to improve audio sound quality for the current sound configuration. You get better audio sound quality from your Windows 11 system when you enable the audio enhancements feature.

How can I improve the sound quality on my Windows 11 computer?

You can improve the audio sound quality by enabling the Audio Enhancements, Spatial sound, or Mono Audio feature. You can also try to set different higher sample rates and bit depth to improve your sound quality on your Windows 11 computer.

Wrapping Up

Finally, we reach the end of the discussion. In this post, I discuss seven practical and tested sound settings on Windows 11 that help you to improve your system audio sound quality and get a more immersive audio experience.

Here, I also describe how you reset all your sound settings if you misconfigure your system sound settings and how to disable the audio enhancements on your Windows 11 PC.

That’s all for now. I hope this post is helpful and insightful as well. If you enjoyed this post, share it with your friends to get them better sound quality.

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