An equalizer (or EQ) is a filter that adjusts the loudness of specific audio frequencies when you’re listening to music. Some equalizers will boost bass, while others will reduce bass and boost the high end. Different equalizer settings will work better or worse on different kinds of music.
The music you listen to is normally edited so that it will sound good on a wide variety of different sound systems, regardless of whether it’s played over a low quality radio connection or a lossless CD player. But as the old cliché goes: jack of all trades, master of none.
Some people like to use custom equalizer settings (whether a preset or one you dial in yourself) so that the music you like to listen to sounds how you want on the equipment you’re using. While Spotify doesn’t have the most advanced controls, it is still possible to configure a custom equalizer in the mobile app. Here’s how.
On an iPhone
If you’re on an iPhone, open Spotify and go to the Your Library Tab. Tap the gear icon in the top right corner and then select Playback.
Next, select Equalizer and make sure the toggle is turned on.
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