If You Listen to Music on Your Phone and Haven’t Adjusted Your Equalizer, Prepare to Hear Your Music as It Should Be Heard
Remember the days where you put a cassette tape into your Walkman and listened to your music until the batteries ran out? If you do, then it’s likely you haven’t touched your phone or music players equalizer since you got it. Get ready for a sweet sounding change.
Don’t Discount the Presets
Make your way through your settings and you’ll see a list of options such as Opera, RnB, Rap, Rock, Dance, Extra Bass, etc. Start playing your favorite track and tap on these presets until you find one which you like. No matter what music you listen to, the best two options are going to be ‘Rock,’ and ‘RnB,’ for their varied midrange and treble sounds, along with solid bass output.
Take It to the Prosumer Level
Now that you’ve got a taste of how varied music can sound, don’t be afraid to have a play with the sliders. Start with all of the sliders set to ‘0’ or in the middle of the range, and let’s begin.
The first slider you will see is your 32Hz frequency. This one controls sounds such as your deeper bass sounds. Don’t be concerned if you don’t hear much change when you adjust this slider as many lower-end speakers and headphones can’t reproduce the sounds in this frequency. If professional music quality is important to you, then so is this slider. If you can’t hear a change, check out the Groupon Coupons page for Kohl’s and pick up a set of high-quality Dre headphones. You’ll be glad you did.
64Hz is the real one to pay attention to when it comes to how much bass you can expect to hear. Bass drums and a bass guitar will reside in this frequency, so consider how often these instruments play in your regular tracklist when adjusting this slider.
500Hz is the frequency where low-end vocals are going to be heard. If you listen to a lot of deep male vocals or opera, this is the slider that’s going to help you gain clarity over the singer’s words and how well you can understand them.
1k is where you’re going to find most vocal sounds, along with the instruments such as guitars, snare drums, and pianos.
At the 4k frequency, you’re going to hear electric guitars as well as general instruments such as electronic versions of those in the 1k region, like electric guitars and electric pianos.
To finish off, the 8k range is where you will find most vocals are likely to sit, as well as the majority of hi-hats, cymbals and many (if not most) of the synth sounds you will hear throughout your music.
When playing with your equalizer sliders, remember that even the slightest adjustment can make a big difference, so take it slow as your music plays until you find the right level for each sound.