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How to Adjust Bass on Windows 11 and 10

For those of you who don’t like low sound or like to feel the resonance in your body rather than just hearing the music through your ears, having the ability to adjust the bass on your Windows device is definitely important.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps in detail. The methods in this guide work for both Windows 10 and Windows 11 users.

How to Adjust Bass in Windows via Enhanced Audio Feature

One of the easiest ways to adjust bass and almost all other advanced sound features like room correction and volume equalization is through Windows settings. Like previous versions of Windows, Microsoft has also included a dedicated Sound section in Windows 11 settings.

For the demonstration, we will be using Windows 11 to enable Enhanced Audio to boost bass, but the steps are safe to follow for Windows 10 users as well.

Follow these steps to continue:

1.Press Win + I together to open Windows Settings.

2. In the Settings window, navigate to System > His.

Go to System

3. Go to the section Exit and click on High-speakers.

Click on Speakers

4. Enable the toggle to Improve audio under Output Settings.

Adjust bass in Windows 10

5. Next, click on the option Advanced right under Improve Audio. This should launch a Speaker Properties dialog.

6. Check the option Bass-management.

Check the Bass management option Apply > OK to save changes.

This should increase the bass on your device. If you want to disable the bass management option in the future, you can either directly disable the enhanced audio feature or uncheck the Bass Boost option by following the steps we have mentioned above.

Keep in mind, however, that disabling the Enhanced Audio feature will automatically disable any other audio features it offers, such as room correction.

Adjust the bass in Windows via the control panel

Another way to adjust the bass in Windows is through the Control Panel. The result of this method is almost the same as the method we just discussed above, but the steps vary.

Here’s how to use the control panel to adjust the bass:

1.Type sign settings in Windows search and click to open.

2. In the next window, click on hardware and sound.

Click Hardware and Sound

3. Go to the section His and click on Manage audio devices. This will launch a Sound dialog.

Click Manage Audio Devices

4. In the Playback tab, select your preferred audio source and click on the Properties button.

Adjust the bass via the control panel

5. Go to the tab Enhancements and check/uncheck the option Bass Boost according to your preferences.

How to adjust the bass Apply > OK to save changes.

How to Adjust Bass on Windows Media Player

If you use Windows Media Player to play your audio or video files, you can specifically adjust the bass settings in this application. This method is ideal for those of you who use Windows Media Player as your default audio/video player.

Follow these steps to continue:

1. Open Windows Media Player and in Now Playing mode, right-click anywhere on the screen.

2.Choose improvements > SRS WOW Effects.

Adjust bass on Windows Media Player

3.Turn on/off Trubass and check if the bass has been adjusted to your needs.

Turn on Trubass

Make sure you have the right drivers to play bass

The drivers installed on your operating system serve as a connection bridge between the system and the hardware.

To ensure that the drivers work as they are supposed to, we strongly recommend that you download the drivers from your manufacturer’s official website.

You can do this by visiting the manufacturer’s website, searching for the latest version of the driver (sound card driver, in this case) and downloading it according to your version of Windows (32-bit or 64-bit).

After downloading the driver, install it on your system by following the on-screen prompts. Once downloaded, you can restart your PC and test the driver.

You should also ensure that the drivers installed on your computer are always up to date. Outdated drivers are often prone to corruption issues and can easily become incompatible with the system.

You can find the latest available updates for your drivers in the Optional Updates section of Windows Updates. Just go to Windows Settings > Updates and Security > Windows Update. Click on update optional days and install any pending updates that may be available.

Windows Update

You can also use the Manager peripherals to reinstall and update the drivers.

Use third-party software

Although Windows offers reasonable ways to adjust the bass on your device, you can try using third-party software if you want to make advanced level changes. Here are some of the most famous third-party bass tuning programs:

If you are looking for a program with a simple interface and some basic features, FX Sound is a good choice. However, for additional features like filters and changeable frequencies, you may consider using Equalizer APO and Bass Treble Booster.

All three tools are free to download and use on Windows. Just go to the official website and download the right file according to your Windows version.


The methods mentioned above should help you fix the bass on your Windows device in minutes. Here, it is also important to note that contrary to popular belief, bass does not damage your ear. The small diaphragm in your ear responds well to high frequencies, but since it’s not large enough, bass doesn’t affect it.

If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comments. Also check out this guide if you want to learn how to change sounds in Windows 11.

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