How To Make Your Headphones Louder? Use These 7 Ways To Blast Music!


When you’re listening to your favorite kind of music, how loud is too loud anyways? If things could work my way, I’d unplug my headphones, turn the volume up and have the whole world listen to my comfort playlists. But that’s obviously not possible. So, I find solace by tweaking the settings of my device to turn my headphones louder. Do you also want to know how to make your headphones louder? 

We all know the importance and need for suitable quality headphones. But a lot of things like daily use, app, or desktop settings can contribute to diminishing the sound quality of our headphones. God forbid, but what day we find that your headphone isn’t like they used to be before? What if there’s only a weak sound, if any at all, coming out of your headphones? The world will surely become an unbearable place then. 

Although, I won’t let that happen to you or any other headphone user for that back. I got your back (s).  To make your headphones louder, you can clean them properly. This will remove all the debris that was blocking the sound. Apart from this, you can check your device’s settings, EQ settings, install volume-boosting apps, etc. But, if all else fails, you can buy a new and better pair of headphones. 

I know you want me to explain all these steps in greater detail. You don’t have to say it. I can read minds. So, keep reading to know how to clean your headphones, how to change your device’s settings, EQ settings, what app to use to boost volume, etc. Yes, I’ve got your back. By the end of this article, your headphones will become louder and clearer. 

Here Are Several Ways To Make Your Headphones Louder! Check Them Out Now!

Good music is equal to a good mood. But, headphones that do not function properly can make you feel frustrated and dampen your spirits. This article will ensure that your spirits keep soaring. 

Before we proceed, here’s a disclaimer: Try these methods at your own risk. Eardrums are delicate little things. If they get damaged by listening to music at a high volume, then they won’t be repaired. Also,  they are irreplaceable. You won’t be able to get new ones if you damage these. Yes, loud music does give you chills and thrills–but only for a short duration. Do not watch entire horror movies like Conjuring with your headphones on in one sitting. No matter how thrilling or pleasurable it sounds. Everything is acceptable in moderation. 

1# Adjust The Settings Of Your Device

How To Make Your Headphones Louder? Use These 7 Ways To Blast Music!

Your device may have default settings that keep the volume down. You can change these settings from the software controls of your device. 

1# Android

On your Android device, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings app. 
  • Tap on the Sound option. 
  • From there, tap on the Volume option. 
  • You’ll see four different options there: Ringtone, Notification, Touch Feedback, and Media. 
  • Click on the Media setting to adjust it to your liking. 

2# iOS

On your iOS device, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings App. 
  • Tap on the Sounds & Haptics option. 
  • From there, tap on the Headphone Safety option. 
  • If the Reduce Loud Sounds feature is enabled, toggle it off. 

3# Windows

On your Windows device, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings
  • Open the Sound Mixer option
  • It will lead you to the master volume option. 
  • You can change its settings using the Volume Up and Down keys. 

2# Clean Your Headphones

How To Make Your Headphones Louder? Use These 7 Ways To Blast Music!

How many of us clean our headphones on a daily basis or even remember that our headphones too require cleaning? Not many. Your headphones may be giving you a hard time because their mesh screen has accumulated oil, dust, wax, etc. because of daily wear. These particles are now blocking the sound. In fact, the dirtier they get, the weaker the sound is going to be

So, you can try cleaning out your headphones to have them work properly again. This solution is probably the most obvious, yet the most overlooked one. To clean your headphones, you’ll need these things: a small cloth, isopropyl alcohol, Q-tips or cotton swabs, soap, and water. 

After you’ve gathered the required material, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Gently remove the ear pads. Using excessive force might tear the ear pads and leave the headphones completely useless. 
  • Take a slightly damp cloth dipped in soapy water. 
  •  Wipe the outer area of the headphone. 
  • Use a paper towel to dry off the headphone and leave it to be airdried properly. 
  • Take a small cloth and dampen it with rubbing alcohol. 
  • Use it to clean the removed earpads. 
  • Then, take a cotton swab or Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol and clean all the leftover nooks and corners of the ear pads. 
  • Use a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol to clean the mesh screen. This will help in removing bacteria and debris. 
  •  Let the ear pads air dry nicely before you put them back on the headphones. 

Cleaning your headphones on a regular basis will be beneficial for their longevity. Because with more dirt that accumulates, the sound will get weaker and eventually stop coming. 

3# Boost The Volume In Your Music App

How To Make Your Headphones Louder? Use These 7 Ways To Blast Music!

Music can sound different depending on what app or streaming platform you’re listening to it on. Because each app comes with its own default settings. But you can tweak the default settings of these apps according to your taste. All you need to know is how to do it. 

So, if you use Spotify to listen to songs on repeat, go to the app’s Equalizer settings. From there, enable the bass boosts or the surround sound option. Either of these will help in turning the sound louder. If you’re a Pandora app user, you can go to the Advanced Settings menu and toggle the Higher Quality Audio Feature on. Even though this option can result in some music-skipping, you will have a high volume. 

If you like listening to and sharing your playlists on Tidal, you can enable the Enable Normalization option and adjust the sound settings from there. 

4# Use An App For Volume Boost

How To Make Your Headphones Louder? Use These 7 Ways To Blast Music!

To be honest with you, even I didn’t know apps for volume boost existed. But, I’m wiser now. And, I’m going to share my wisdom with you all. So, there are some apps that let you boost the volume of your headphones to increase the loudness of your music. When you download these apps, they become integrated with your device and work by overriding the maximum setting already existing on your device. 

But, be aware of such apps because too loud a volume can put your hearing ability in danger. There are several options present on Google Play Store and App Store. You can choose any of these apps depending upon your device and preference. It’s easy to set up these apps and integrate them with your device. 

Volume booster apps for iPhone users:

  • Equalizer Plus
  • Equalizer Pro Volume Booster
  • KaiserTone Audio Player
  • Bass Booster
  • Boom Music

Volume booster apps for Android users:

  • Volume Booster Pro
  • Equalizer FX
  • Volume Booster GOODEV
  • MX Player

5# Adjust The EQ Settings On Your Phone

How To Make Your Headphones Louder? Use These 7 Ways To Blast Music!

The EQ settings a.k.a Equalization settings on your phone come optimized by the phone manufacturer. They are optimized to give you a standard listening experience. For example, iOS has various kinds of EQ settings that vary across different kinds of environments and genres. If you’re in a loud environment, the sound levels increase and provide a considerable boost to sound. 

Androids have this kind of EQ setting too. You can adjust these settings until you are satisfied with the sound level you want. The option to do so, Advanced Sound, is present in the Settings app of your phone, under the Sounds and Vibration menu. With an  Android, you can adjust the treble, bass, vocal, and instrumental sound settings. Apart from that, you can also adjust the decibel levels, and genre pre-sets to get a volume as loud as you want. 

6# Try Other Audio And Music Apps

How To Make Your Headphones Louder? Use These 7 Ways To Blast Music!

There are various audio and music apps that will allow you to set up how you want to play your music. Some apps will allow you to increase the maximum value setting way past the maximum level. But, if you want to use third-party apps for the same, use them at your own risk. Also, make sure to check out user reviews to know what you’re getting yourself into. 

Some safer apps that can help you achieve louder volume are as follows;

  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • BlackPlayer
  • jetAudio HD
  • MediaMonkey
  • Google Play Music

7# Change Your Headphones

How To Make Your Headphones Louder? Use These 7 Ways To Blast Music!

If you’ve tried all the above methods and nothing seems to work, then maybe it’s time to bid your old headphones goodbye. With time and use, your old headphones have worn out significantly, and it’s time for them to retire. 

Aww, don’t be sad. See this as an opportunity to buy even better ones. Think about all the latest headphones there are in the market. Think about all the features that can kick up your listening experience. For example, Bose headphones are the best in noise-canceling

Some other options that you can check out include:

  • Sony WH1000XM3
  • Audio-Technica MSR7NC
  • Beats Studio3
  • Sennheiser HD280Pro
  • Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2
  • Dolby Dimension
  • Sennheiser HD 4.40BT

Final Words

So, this was how to make your headphones louder. By using any of the above-mentioned methods you can get a louder and better quality. if these tips don’t work then you can buy new headphones. It can become overwhelming with so many attractive options available in the market. But, I hope the few options I’ve provided will be of some help. Also, when you buy new headphones make sure to keep them clean! This will help in increasing their life and you’ll be able to listen to your songs, podcasts, audiobooks, etc with the greatest clarity. 

Cherry Sharma
Cherry Sharma
Cherry is a Vocational English student, passionate about psychology, and an advocate of mental health. She has a deep love for literature and storytelling. Writing is the only thing that makes her see a sense of the thousands of thoughts she has. On Viebly, she combines her love for the three to write interesting articles. In her free time, you can catch her making and playing stories in her head, trying some fancy DIY, tending to her plants, or reading a good book. She mostly prefers thrillers but is still a Potterhead at heart.


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