Equalizer on your HomePod helps you control the strength and quality of particular sound frequencies separately. For example, if your ears cannot bear the heavy bass effect, you may want to adjust or change HomePod sound settings. HomePod comes with an extraordinary sound quality that fills your room with pure music; you feel the music all around you. Every nook and corner of your house is filled with the music played on your HomePod. This area in music always muddles users, especially when it comes to adjust equalizer on HomePod.
Adjusting audio levels on your HomePod will bring desired results. So when you want to keep the bass effect low or want the drum to dominate, you can use an equalizer to control audio levels on HomePod.
You can adjust audio levels of HomePod while AirPlaying music from your iPhone or iPad; similarly, you can adjust EQ of your HomePod when you AirPlay from your Mac. There are some third-party EQ options as well.
How to Adjust Equalizer (Audio Levels) on HomePod
- How to Adjust the EQ of the HomePod when AirPlaying from an iPhone or iPad via Apple Music
- How to Adjust the HomePod EQ when AirPlaying from a Mac via iTunes
- How to Adjust HomePod EQ when AirPlaying from an iPhone or iPad via Spotify
- How to Adjust HomePod EQ when AirPlaying from an iPhone or iPad Via Other Music Streaming Services
How to Adjust the EQ of the HomePod when AirPlaying from an iPhone or iPad via Apple Music
There are a couple of presets you can use to adjust equalization while you are AirPlaying directly from an iOS device through iTunes or Apple Music.
Note that you have to set up the EQ before you turn to HomePod as EQ doesn’t work once you have started AirPlaying music to your HomePod.
Step #1: Start playing music on your iPhone or iPad.
Step #2: Open the Settings on your iOS device.
Step #3: Now tap on Music.
Step #4: Next, you need to scroll down and tap EQ under the Playback menu.
Step #5: You will find a few presets here; select anyone according to your choice.
Step #6: Finally, AirPlay to your HomePod.
Whenever you want to change the presets, you need to stop AirPlaying first and then follow the steps mentioned above; then, start AirPlaying again. Your new EQ preset will be stored on your iOS device and it will always be used when AirPlaying from your iOS device’s Music app.
In case you are using third-party music streaming services like Spotify or Tidal, the app offers built-in equalizers to adjust audio levels.
How to Adjust the HomePod EQ when AirPlaying from a Mac via iTunes
While you are AirPlaying music from your Mac, you have multiple options to adjust equalizer.
Step #1: Open iTunes on your Mac.
Step #2: Now click on Windows from the app menu bar.
Step #3: Choose Equalizer.
Step #4: To choose a preset, you need to click on dropdown menu.
Step #5: You can adjust EQ manually as well. Simply drag the dB sliders up or down that are convenient to your balance. If you are not familiar with the EQ knobs, note that the sliders on the left are of the low-end and bass adjustments and sliders on the right are for high-end and treble adjustments.
How to Adjust HomePod EQ HomePod when AirPlaying from an iPhone or iPad via Spotify
Step #1: Open Spotify on your iDevice.
Step #2: Tap on Your Spotify Library.
Step #3: Now, tap on Settings and select Playback.
Step #4: Next, tap on Equalizer and turn it on.
Step #5: Here you can choose any preset or customize it according to your choice by dragging the dots on the equalizer.
Step #6: At last, AirPlay the music to the smart speaker.
Third-Party EQ Options
It is not sacrosanct for users to use EQ given by Apple; you can use some EQ apps to adjust audio levels on your HomePod.
Airfoil on Mac
Airfoil works with several music streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, Quicktime, Tidal and more. One of the glaring features of Airfoil is that when you adjust EQ from the app, the changes will be reflected on HomePod. This happens because the EQ options are mapped to the AirPlay audio and not the Mac.
You can download Airfoil from Rogue Amoeba at $29.
EQu – the quality equalizer at $2.99
Apple Music lover has to wait until any third-party app begins to support EQ adjustment of Apple Music content. You will have to rely on Apple’s default EQ presets.
EQu has got a unique feature to drag-to-adjust EQ levels. You can touch the red frequency line on EQ display and drag the line up or down to adjust the audio levels while you are playing music.
Since it doesn’t support Apple Music, the app will use music from iTunes Library (purchased or ripped) downloaded on your iOS device. If your iTunes Library is rich with countless songs, you can make the most of this paid app.
Upon spending $1.99 more, you will be able to download an in-app version of TuneIn radio. Since Apple has set some restrictions, you are not able to connect your own TuneIn app. Once you have purchased the in-app version of TuneIn, you can play local or global radio stations via EQu.
That’s all friends!
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