How to Turn Down Bass on Windows 10

Microsoft Windows has been rolling out one OS after the other since the dawn of time. From the sharp edges of Windows 98 to the modern boxy design of Windows 10, we’ve seen the OS evolve into the powerhouse it is today. Like its predecessors, 10, too, offers a respectable playing field for music lovers. You have various equalizer settings, enhancements, and more; all of them catering to your specific needs.

If you’re one of the very few people who don’t like their speakers to produce overpowering bass, you could end up feeling frustrated, as the options to tweak the settings are buried quite deep. So, today, we’ll try to lend you a helping hand and tell you how you could decrease the bass in Windows 10.

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4 Ways to decrease bass in Windows 10

Below are the four major ways you could troubleshoot your bass in Windows 10.

1. Turn off the ‘Bass Boost’ enhancement

As mentioned before, Windows 10 offers some powerful enhancements to improve your listening experience. Bass Boost is one such popular enhancement on Windows 10, which may very well be hindering your treble notes. To turn it off, first, right-click on the speaker icon on your taskbar and click on ‘Open Volume mixer.’

Now, click on the icon of the speaker you’re trying to tweak.

Now, go to the ‘Enhancement’ tab and either uncheck the ‘Bass Boost’ enhancement or check the option to ‘Disable all sound effects.’ Click on ‘Apply’ and ‘Ok,’ then, exit.

Please note that the ‘Bass Boost’ option may not appear if you’ve updated your Windows 10 PC recently or your speaker isn’t supported.

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2. Decrease subwoofer volume

If you have added a dedicated subwoofer to your Windows 10 PC, you’d be able to tweak it settings from the ‘Volume mixer’ rather easily. After you’ve opened ‘Volume mixer’ and clicked on the speaker of your choice, you would need to go to the ‘Levels’ tab.

Scroll down until you see the subwoofer option and decrease its volume.

Hit ‘Apply’ and ‘Ok’ before exiting the space.

3. Reset your Windows 10 equalizer

Windows 10 also allows you to take control of your music by offering custom equalizers. There are a bunch of presets already in-store, and you can always experiment with the detailed 10-band equalizer. To access the equalizers, you’ll once again need to go to ‘Volume Mixer’ and open the device you’re looking to tweak.

Go to the ‘Enhancement’ tab and click on ‘Equalizer.’ Under ‘Setting,’ make sure ‘Bass’ isn’t selected. Set it to ‘None’ or ‘Treble,’ hit ‘Apply,’ ‘Ok,’ and exit.

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4. Check application settings

If your speaker’s sound signature still hasn’t improved, check out the application you’re using on your Windows 10 PC. You could try any other application or check out YouTube videos of the music you are listening to on your music player to see if that makes a difference.

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  1. Hi, Sushan. Sorry I’m not a football fan. Prefer anything with an engine in it!
    But I just wanted to say I was searching everywhere to try to turn down the base on my laptop, after trying to get more volume and turning the base up in desperation, because all my volume controls were as high as they would go, but on some films, etc, the sound was bad and very quiet. Anyway, the base made the sound even harder to understand, so I wanted to turn it down again, but couldn’t find how to do it, even after a couple of hours trying. I’m 86 years old, by the way. Does that excuse me??? Then tried several ideas from web sites, but either didn’t work or were so complicated, they were rediculous. Then I found your site and had the job done in a very short time. Absolutely fantastic. Really. Clear, concise and not drawn out. Thank you very much.

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