Best EQ Settings for Apple Music: How to Set Apple Music Equalizer

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 09, 2018 13:32:01 PM.

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Sometimes, you may be unsatisfied with the sound quality when listening to the music through specific headphones or third-party speaker. To make the songs sound better, you can simply adjust the EQ settings for your music. If you are using Apple Music service, you can customize Equalizer for Apple Music right from the Music app settings through iOS devices. Not sure how? Just follow up the guide below.

Set Up EQ for Your Apple Music

Since Apple Music is a built-in app of iOS, you don't need to use any extra app but directly customize the EQ settings for your Apple Music playback within Music app on iDevices instead. It's extremely easy. Here we go.

Step 1. Tap Settings and scroll down to select Music. Scroll once more to select EQ under Playback.

Step 2. After taping the EQ bottom, you will get some preloaded effects such as Acoustic, Bass Booster, Bass Reducer, Classical and more. Select your favorite sound effect and you will get it immediately while listening to the songs. If you don't like the sound effect, you can switch to another one at anytime you want.

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Note: There's no almighty way to have perfect EQ settings for all as different people have different taste. By setting the Equalizer, you are only provided with the chance to personalize the music quality to your liking.

If you however dislike the default effects provided by iOS EQ settings, you can have a test with the other 3 most popular Apple Music Equalizer apps for iPhone, including both free and paid apps.

Best Apple Music Equalizer Apps for iPhone, iPad

#1 Boom: Music Player & Equalizer

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If you are looking for a finer Equalizer with a better Bass Booster for your music, Boom music app is worthy of a try. As a music player as well as Equalizer, it's packed up by immersive 3D surround sound, punchy equalizers presets, multiple library accesses, audio intensity control, and more, providing amazing listening experience for you with or without headphones. Whether the beat gets dropped or the tempo amplifies, with Boom you are going to feel Apple Music like you've never had!

#2 Equalizer Fx: Bass Booster App

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Equalizer Fx is another nice music app that improves your music or audio quality by adjusting sound effect levels with the 5 band equalizer controller and bass booster. This app fully supports both iOS and Apple Watch systems. You can fluently play your Equalizer FX playback in the background on iPhone.

#3 Equalizer+ Pro: HD music player

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Equalizer+ is a free music equalizer app for iPhone. The Equalizer+ Pro is its premium version which costs you $2.99 only. With the paid version, you can mix, edit and customize the sound of your tracks with 7-band equalizer and 10 equalizer presets to achieve the best sound quality of the Apple Music songs. What's more, it offers you the chance to save your songs in all audio files formats and also stream your files on TV.

Can't Set Equalizer for Apple Music with Those Apps?

If you already downloaded those Apple Music Equalizer apps on your iPhone, you might have encountered some problems when trying to apply the EQ settings for your Apple Music. In most cases, you'll be warned that Apple Music songs are DRM protected and the Boom effects can't be applied.

Don't worry though. To fix this error, all you need is a piece of software like TunesKit Apple Music Converter, a smart DRM removal tool that can help you completely unlock DRM protection from Apple Music tracks.

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Quick Steps to Remove DRM from Apple Music

You can follow this instruction to bypass DRM protection from Apple Music quickly with TunesKit Apple Music Converter for Mac or Windows.

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Step 1. Launch TunesKit Apple Music Converter on your PC. Then click "+" button at the top center to import the offline Apple Music songs from iTunes library to TunesKit.

Step 2. Navigate to Format panel to select the output format, adjust parameters and set output folder.

Step 3. Click the "Convert" button at the bottom right to convert your Apple Music songs to MP3 or other DRM-free formats. Wait until it's completed. Then go to history folder to locate the converted songs.

For complete guide, visit How to Remove DRM from Apple Music.


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