How to make iTunes sound better

iTunes is one of the most criticized Apple products throughout its history. It’s a frenzied memory gobbling giant trying to do everything from downloading iBooks (e-books) to syncing apps to your iOS device. But, for a piece of software called iTunes for its music playability, this is precisely what seems to be the most marginalized feature of iTunes.

However, despite all the complaints, the reality is that iTunes is still one of the most popular ways to play music on your computer.

And if you’re one of the millions of people who get their daily dose of music through iTunes, here are some simple tips you can use to make your songs sound even better.

Use the iTunes equalizer

Apart from a few users, I am convinced that most people are not even aware that iTunes has a built-in 10-band equalizer. Apple doesn’t boast much of it either, but the truth is that using it can dramatically improve your listening experience in iTunes. The option to enable the equalizer is tucked into the Window (Mac) / Display (Windows) menu.

With the equalizer you can dial in a custom equalization setting, or select one of the various available presets.

Use the sound enhancer

Have you ever seen a button that says “Loud” on car stereos? That button boosts the sound with a bit of a boost to the bass and treble, and even makes the stereo effect a bit more dramatic. Well, iTunes has a similar function. It’s buried within the Preferences menu, under Playback Settings. It’s called ‘Sound Enhancer’ and you just have to check the checkbox to activate it.

Update your headphones

The weakest link in most sound setups on a computer is headphones, and it is the last link in the chain before sound reaches the ears. You can already do anything else in the settings and at the software level, even play files without loss of audio through the most faithful equipment in the world, but if headphones are ****, then no matter what you do, the listening quality will be painful. .

Conversely, even a modest headphone upgrade will make the worst sound system sound much better. The same goes for the speakers. You can see this article where we compare some of the best headphones available on the market.

By following these simple steps, you will noticeably improve the sound in iTunes and therefore your listening experience will be much more pleasant.