Sometimes, The sound volume from the headphones is not enough to satisfy us. And the user wants to hear the sound in extremely high volume. In this case, the user wants to overpass the volume limit of the headphone or the device they’re using. In this guide, I’ll try to put all the ways to make your headphones sound louder.
However, Before jumping the wagon, You should always check that the volume from your device or the headphone volume is at maximum. Also, you should know that Youtube on Chrome on Windows tends to have little low sound than usual. And check whether the sound of the music or movie is low.
1 How to make your Headphones sound louder on PC
There are several ways to increase the sound volume on the PC. However, you should check beforehand that the overall volume is at maximum.
1.1 How to check the volume level on Windows
- Press the Speaker icon on the taskbar at the bottom right of your screen.
- Slide the slider to the right to increase the sound.
1.2 Making Headphones Sound Louder on Windows
- If the volume is at the maximum level from the general sound settings, then you can go on and try this feature.
- Go to Control Panel.
- Click on Hardware and Sound.
- Click on Sound and then Double-click on your headphone connected to the PC.
- Go to Enhancement Tab
You can play with the settings there and check which one suits your headphones the best. Since I have no sound card with my PC, so there are only two options there. You can change their settings by selecting any one of them and clicking the “Settings…” button at the bottom.
The one that works excellent for me is Bass Frequency at 75 Hz and Bass Boost at 9 dB. And For Loudness Equalization, at full short.
You can also go to the Advanced tab at the top and change the Default Format. You have to check all of them to find the best one for your headphone.
1.3 Making Headphone Sound Louder through VLC Player
You can also increase the sound level than the default level through the VLC player. VLC player’s volume can be increased to 200% through its Volume slider. However, the sound can get distorted on some headphones.
1.4 Making Headphones Sound Louder through a Third-Party Software
There are a couple of software available on the internet, both Paid and Free, through which you can increase the sound volume more than the default level. Most of them give more features then only allowing to control the volume, like Bass and Treble.
All those software are capable of increasing the sound volume of your headset more than your Windows maximum. Check which software best suits your need and beware of downloading any malicious software that may harm your PC.
1.5 Try Sound Card or Amplifier
If you are not getting enough sound or good quality in music, then you should consider getting an Amplifier or Sound Card. The Sound Card or Amplifier allows your headphone to power up efficiently, which makes them work great.
It can also help increase the quality of the sound. Headphones with high impedance like 300 ohms or more require extra power to work correctly; therefore, an Amp or Sound card can be beneficial with them.
However, If your headphones have a low impedance of around 50 ohms, then an amplifier won’t do much. Then it would be best if you considered getting a sound card.
2 Making Headphones Sound Louder on Mobile Phones.
There are several ways to maximize the sound level on Mobile phones. But again, first of all, check whether the sound on the phone and headphones is at maximum. Like PC, Mobile phones are also used widely to listen to music. That is because they are portable and we mostly carry them with us.
Before Starting, I do recommend closing unneeded apps on your phone.
If you are using a Wireless Bluetooth headphone, then the sound quality is going to a little lower then the wired ones. I would recommend using an AUX cable to connect your headphones physically to the phone. And if your phone does not have a headphone plug, then you can get a USB to 3.5 mm Jack convertor to get your job done.
And sometimes, the volume level on your Mobile device is not enough to satisfy.
To solve this issue, here are some tips and tricks to make headphones sound louder on Mobile Devices.
2.1 Making Headphones Sound Louder on Android Devices
I am an Android user myself, and I use these tricks to make sound louder sometimes. First of all, check if the sound is at maximum after connecting the headphone to your device. Most of the Android devices minimize the sound level on connecting the headphones after that, follow these steps.
First of all, Enable the developer mode on your Mobile device. You can do that by following these steps.
- Go to your phone settings.
- Then go to the about/info section (mostly at the bottom).
- Locate the Build number of your phone there and press it seven times in a row.
- The developer option will be enabled, and you can now access it through your mobile setting.
In the developer mode, there should be an option to separate the Headphone volume from the system sound volume. You can check that to get the best sound quality on your headphones.
2.3 Making Headphone Sound Louder on Mobile Devices using Third-party Softwares
There are much Third-party Software available on Mobile devices to increase the sound level of the headphones from the usual. You can also check them to see which one does the best job according to your device and headphones.
There is also a software that I use on my Android device for playing downloaded music, that is MX Player. The default maximum sound volume that MX players give is at 15, which is equal to the maximum sound of the mobile phone. However, changing the video/audio encoding to HW from SW allows you to set the volume to 30, which gives more sound than the default sound the phone.
3 Cleaning your Headphones
It can sometimes happen that the earcups on your headphones get dirty with daily use. And it may cause the distortion or low volume of sound. So it would help if you always were cleaning your headphone once in a while.
However, Do it with care and don’t any dangerous material that causes you to damage your headphone.
As we have seen, there are several ways to increase the sound volume of your headphone. More than the maximum default sound. But there are also some drawbacks to it. Extremely high sound can cause you to have a Hearing loss problem. So it would be best if you always took breaks when listening to high sound levels.
Also, it can damage the headphone itself, So I would recommend doing anything with care.