HomePod is blessed with superb sound quality. But that doesn't mean the smart speaker can live up to your specific taste all the time. For instance, you might find the heavy bass too much for your ears and hence would like to fine tune it Though not so straightforward, there is a way to adjust the EQ (equalizer) on HomePod.

So, how do you fine-tune the audio levels on the Siri-based speaker? Well, you have to take the help of your iPhone to get over the line. Let me show you how it's done!

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How to Adjust Equalizer on HomePod


How to Adjust Equalizer (audio levels) on your HomePod

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Adjust the EQ of the HomePod when AirPlaying from an iPhone or iPad via Apple Music

Music app features several presets to let you adjust EQ on your iOS device.

Step #1. First off, start playing music on your iOS device. Then, open Settings app on your device and select Music.

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Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on EQ, which is located under Playback menu.

Step #3. Next, you need to choose the preset.

There are several options so explore them all and pick out the one that's timed to your interest.

Step #4. Next up, AirPlay to your HomePod.

The EQ preset will be saved on your device and be used automatically whenever you beam music from the Music app to the smart speaker.

That's done! If you ever want to use a different preset, follow the same steps above and select a new one in the end. Keep in mind that you will need to stop streaming music and AirPlay again to bring the new one into effect.

You can adjust EQ even while streaming music from third party apps like Spotify.

Adjust HomePod EQ HomePod when AirPlaying from an iPhone or iPad via Spotify

Step #1. Launch Spotify on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on Your Library in the menu at the bottom of the screen.

Step #3. Next, tap on Settings and select Playback.

Step #4. Now, tap on Equalizer and turn it on.

Step #5. Up next, tap on the preset, or customize by dragging the dots on the equalizer.

Step #6. Finally, AirPlay the music to the speaker.

Now, enjoy music.

The built-in equalizer on Mac offers a robust control over equalization.

Adjust the HomePod EQ when AirPlaying from a Mac via iTunes

Step #1. Open iTunes on your Mac and select Window in the app menu bar.

Step #2. Now, click on Equalizer.

Step #3. Next, click on the drop-down menu and then select your favorite EQ.

Bass Reducer or Treble Booster can be handy in letting you tone down the heavy bass.

If you want to adjust the EQ manually, drag the dB sliders up or down.

That's it!

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