How to Make Headphones Louder– Whether you’re a casual, passionate, or even professional music listener, you know the importance of having high-quality sound — and how the right headphones and volume settings are crucial to achieving this.
This article covers methods you can use to make your headphones louder, including checking the compression, cleaning your headphone, adjusting the knobs, installing an equalizer, and more.
Here are four effective ways to turn up the volume on your headphones.
Dirt mucks up everything, and your headphones are no exception. Check your headphones closely for dust, grit, earwax, and muck. Use “dry” cleaning methods like a soft cloth or a toothpick to remove stubborn dirt, and particularly earwax. Cotton swabs, alcohol wipes, or a small cloth are a couple of things that can help prolong their lifespan and sound quality.
Gently remove and wipe down the outer earpads with an alcohol wipe. Take a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol as they air dry and clean the crevices. Dab a small cloth or an alcohol wipe gently against the mesh to sanitize and remove lingering dirt or wax. Be sure to let both sections dry before reassembling. If there are silicon tips at the end of the buds, remove them and let them soak in soapy water for three to five minutes.
Music apps like Spotify, Tidal, and Pandora have their volume settings. Check your volume controls by turning them both down as far as possible and moving them each up in increments.
If you’re using your phone, don’t forget individual apps like games may also have volume controls, and your phone may have different audio settings for different apps. Check the app’s settings and your volume control panel on your phone, especially if an app seems too quiet while others come through clearly.
You can get an extra volume boost from a third-party app. Created solely to help boost your audio output, these apps work with your phone’s built-in audio tools to override its maximum setting. They can be found in the Apple Store and Google Play Store, and both are relatively simple to set up. Just remember that louder audio means the possibility of hearing damage, so be cautious when using these apps. Here are some you can try for iPhoneand Androidusers.
- Equalizer Pro Volume Booster
- KaiserTone Audio Player
- Bass Booster
- Boom Music
- Volume Booster Pro
- Equalizer FX
- Volume Booster GOODEV
- MX Player
Finally, you may simply need new ones. Like anything else, eventually, your headphones will wear out.
If you’re upgrading, consider features that cut down on background noise. For example, if earbuds are letting in too much noise, using noise-canceling earbuds or closed-cup, over-ear headphones will block noise and help the music shine through. Be careful, however, and make sure you know how noise-canceling headphones work. It may not be ideal for protecting your hearing.