There's a hidden feature in Spotify that makes your music sound better

If you’ve ever been underwhelmed by the sound of your music while using Spotify on your smartphone, there’s a feature in the app that can help that.

Spotify introduced an equaliser feature to both its Android and iOS mobile apps back in 2014, and it lets you customise the way your music sounds.

Depending on your favourite music genre, the default settings for bass, mids, and/or treble might make your music sound flat and lifeless, even if you’re using a good pair of headphones.

In fact, good headphones tend to reproduce flatter sound so that you can adjust the bass, mids, and treble levels to your liking.

The setting can be hard to find, so here’s where to find the equaliser in Spotify and how to use it:

Tap the Settings icon on the bottom right of Spotify's home menu.


Then tap the Playback option.


Then tap the Equaliser option.


Now tap the switch to turn on the equaliser. You'll also see a list of preset equalizers for different types of music.


Go through the list of presets while listening to music and find the one that sounds best to you.

I usually use the 'Rock' preset for almost all types of music, as it offers the best balance of bass, mids, and treble for me.

You can also adjust the bass (two on left), mids (two in middle), and treble (two on right) levels manually by tapping and dragging the little white dots if you're feeling adventurous.

Music would sound terrible with these levels.

If you want to add more bass, just raise the white dot on the very left. Find the sweet spot, as some songs might not sound good with the bass all the way up.


And that's it! Press the back button to get back to the home menu and listen to your music in a new way.


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