Tweak your tunes with the graphical sound equalizer in the Lumia 950 & 950 XL

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL offer a built-in sound equalizer with 14 presets. If that's not enough, you can use the custom setting to satisfy your needs. The equalizer page isn't very obvious to find unless you've used a Lumia device before. We'll show you how to find it and what you can do with it.

  1. Go to Settings > Extras
  2. Tap Equalizer
  3. Select a preset from the drop-down list.

Lumia 950 Equalizer

You can use the presets to help make things sound a little better. The best thing to do is to select each preset with the music on, close your eyes, and listen. Keep the preset that sounds better to your ears. I prefer to use the Bass Boost preset.

If you have more time, you can play around with the custom setting. You can drag individual frequencies up or down. There's currently only one slot available for a custom setting.

This might not be obvious, too, but the equalizer settings for the speakers and headphones are different. Plug in your favorite headset and the equalizer settings page automatically change from speakers to headphones.

Which equalizer preset do you normally use on your Lumia 950 or 950 XL? Let us know in the comments!


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