3 Spotify audio settings the 188 million subscribers should probably change

With over 188 million subscribers around the world since this month, Spotify is arguably one of the most popular music streaming platforms in the world. CNET also ranks Spotify among the best music streaming services on the market.

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Spotify lets you listen to music on the go, recommends new songs based on your activity, and provides fun, personalized streaming data at the end of each year. Paid subscribers can also create and share playlists with friends on social networks, or with the whole world via the app.

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If you feel like your listening experience is missing something, Spotify lets you control various settings to make your music sound better. That way, whether you’re in a quiet library, your morning commute, or pumping iron in the Gymyour music will always fit the mood.

Here’s how to boost your Spotify listening experience by up to 11, no matter the situation.

Adjust your base volume based on your environment

The volume is pretty easy to figure out, but did you know that Spotify allows premium users to adjust the background volume of the application according to their environment? You can select either Calm, Normal Where Strongand each has its own advantage.

Calm will make songs a little quieter and cleaner, making it a good choice if you’re relaxing at home. Normal plays songs at a medium base volume, and the sound is less crisp than Calm. It’s a good choice for most people and situations. Loud is – you guessed it – louder, but you may lose audio quality due to volume. This option is good if you are in the gym or other similar noisy environments.

Here’s how to adjust the basic volume on your iPhone:

1. Open the Spotify app.
2. Tap the gear icon in the upper right corner of your screen.
3. Press the Proofreading option at the top of the menu.
4.
Under Sound level there are three options: Strong, Normal and Calm.

If you’re using the Spotify app on a Mac, here’s how to adjust the base volume:

1. Open Spotify.
2. Click the down arrow in the upper right corner.
3. Scroll until you see Audio quality.
4. Below Audio qualityyou should see Sound level.
5. Click on the drop-down bar to the right of Sound level.
6. From here you see the same Strong, Normal and Calm options. Choose the one that suits you.

Here’s how to adjust the base volume if you’re using the Spotify app on an Android device:

1. Open Spotify.
2. Tap the gear icon to access Settings.
3. Scroll to Proofreading and you should see Sound level.
4. Close to Sound level you should see the Strong, Normal and Calm options. Choose the one you want.

Finally, here’s how to adjust the basic volume in Spotify on a Windows computer:

1. Open Spotify.
2. Click your account name in the upper right corner.
3. Click on Settings.
4. Below Audio qualityyou should see Sound level. Click on the drop-down bar on the right.
5. Select either Strong, Normal Where Calm.

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Use the equalizer to customize your sound for your favorite genres.

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Use the Spotify Equalizer for more control

If you prefer to be more hands-on with how your bass and treble appear in each song, you can adjust the app equalizer. Adjusting your bass affects low frequency sounds, making your music deeper with increased bass or flat with less bass. Treble affects higher sound frequencies, making your music brighter and crisper with increased treble or duller and a bit muddy with less treble.

Here’s how to access the equalizer on your iPhone:

1. Open Spotify.
2. Tap the gear in the upper right corner to access Settings.
3. Press the Proofreading option.
4. Scroll through the menu and press Equalizer.

Here’s how to access the equalizer on your Android device:

1. Open Spotify.
2. Tap the gear icon to access Settings.
3. Under the Audio quality title — not under Data saver — faucet Equalizer.

This opens the equalizer page on both systems. Here you’ll find the manual equalizer slider and a handful of genre-based preset equalizers.

You should see the manual EQ slider that looks like a line graph with six dots. When you first access this page, the equalizer should be flat.

Each point on the graph can be adjusted for more or less sound. The leftmost bar represents your bass, the rightmost bar controls your treble, and the middle bar controls – you guessed it – your midrange. You can modify the bars as you see fit.

There are also gender-based equalizers on this page. You can choose the genre you listen to and the app automatically adjusts the sliders to optimize that style of music. After choosing one, you can further adjust the sliders for the perfect listening experience.

If you want to reset the equalizer, there is a gender-based equalizer called Apartment. This will reset the equalizer to its default value.

The Mac and Windows versions of Spotify do not have an in-app equalizer. But you can search for equalizer app to help you on your journey to find the best sound.

Music on Spotify app

Adjusting these settings can really make your music stand out

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Adjust your music quality for clearer sound

You can also set the sound quality of your music. This is handy if you use mobile data and don’t want to increase your phone bill. Lowering the audio quality will use less data.

Here’s how to change the audio quality on mobile and tablet:

1. Open the Spotify app.
2. Tap the gear icon to access Settings.
3. Scroll down until you see the header Audio quality — not under Data saver.
4. Below Wi-Fi broadcast and Cell broadcastyou can select Down, Normal, High Where Automatique. The Automatique The option adjusts the audio quality based on your signal strength. There is also a fifth option for paying subscribers called Very high.

How to change the audio quality on your desktop:

1. Open Spotify.
2. Click the down arrow in the upper right corner.
3. Click on Settings.
4. Scroll to Audio quality.
5. Under Audio quality you should see Broadcast quality. Click on the drop-down menu on the right.
6. Choose between Down, Normal, High Where Automatique options, and Very high option for paying subscribers.

For more information on Spotify, see which Spotify plan is right for you and how Spotify compares to Apple Music.


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