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Headphone Tips: 5 Ways to Increase Sound Quality

Headphones Tips

By Avinash GuptaPublished 12 months ago 4 min read

If you are an audiophile then you understand the importance of sound. Especially when it comes to entertainment like music, movies or games, you cannot compromise on the audio quality. Your favorite song should sound like it is supposed to sound and you should be able to immerse in your favorite movie or show! You do not want distorted sounds, full of lag or something that is way off when it comes to bass or treble.

And just like any other audiophile would also tell you - in order to enjoy your music to the fullest, you need to invest in the right headphones. While sound quality can be quite relative, you should be able to experience the calming and soothing effect of music.

While getting the right type of headphones is important, you also need to be aware of a few things you can do to make your earphones sound better. It doesn’t matter whether you have wired headphones or wireless ones, go through the following list of tips and tricks that will help you increase the sound quality of your earphones:

1. Switch to richer music streaming apps

How your music will sound also depends on the streaming app that you are using to listen to your songs or podcast. While apps like Spotify, Amazon Prime music, Airtel music or saavan are some of the most common online music platforms - your favorite song might sound different when you stream them from different apps. These apps definitely do offer a wide range of podcasts or music options to listen from but they don’t focus on quality of sound a lot.

There are some apps like Google Music, and Deezer, among others that let you stream/download high-quality music such as those with high bit-rate i.e 320kbps.

2. Check EQ settings

We all respond to music differently. For example - some people really enjoy bass while others prefer high treble. It is also evident from the fact that all of us have different taste in music. Some people enjoy jazz, while others enjoy rock. Some people will go for neutral tones while others enjoy balanced or high notes.

The thing that you need to understand here is that every earbud (regardless of it being of a wireless headphones or wired ones), has an EQ console that lets users either go for a factory-made or original setting or change it as per their liking. You can lay around the EQ consoles tweaking frequencies at various decibels to get the performance sound quality.

Again, the settings you set may be best per your liking and not for someone you want to share music with. But hey, that’s okay since it is you trying to get the best sound out of your buds and EQ settings lets you do that one thing that matters to you the most – get better sound quality on the buds.

3. Clean

This is one of the most basic etiquettes of using any device. You put your bluetooth headsets inside or on your ears for long hours. And then you throw them in your bags or pockets and reuse them just like that. This is not healthy. When you wear bluetooth earphones or earbuds, natural oils and earwax get accumulated on them.

Apart from looking gross, the wax and other debris obstruct the sound coming from the buds or earphones. It can be one of the reasons why you would feel a deterioration in sound quality. So clean your earbuds using a soft cloth every now and then.

4. Find a quiet space for you to enjoy music

This comes as a no-brainer. It doesn’t matter what the headphone price is, they will always sound better when there is less ambient noise to distract you. Of course, you cannot always choose to be in a quieter environment - imagine airports, bus stops, metro trains or even your office but you have this option at home. Especially if your earphones do not support noise cancellation, you need to choose a quieter environment. Otherwise you will keep on increasing the volume of your headset without any prominent difference.

Another way to tackle this is to invest in noise cancelling headphones only. They smartly omit out the unwanted noises and allow you to clearly hear and be heard.

5. Find the right ear tip

Finding the right ear tip that snuggly fits into your ear cavity is important for you to enjoy a great audio experience. Most in-ear bluetooth headsets come with multiple sizes of ear tips that you can change and find the perfect fit for yourself.

The idea is simple - better fit = better music. A well fitted ear tip will form a seal and allow less disturbance to reach your ears.

There are multiple other things that you can do to enhance the sound quality of your favorite bluetooth headphones but even if you follow the above mentioned ones religiously, you will be in a good place.

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