Listening to your favorite music will never feel comfortable if the sound is not balanced on the device. Sometimes, the windows computer system fails to balance the sound of external sound devices like headphones. However, the issue can be easily solved by following various straightforward methods.
Keep going through the write-up to acknowledge some of the most straightforward solutions on how to balance sound in headphones windows 10.
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How to Adjust Audio Balance in Windows 10
Fortunately, there are several ways of balancing the sound in the Windows 10 computers. You can use the preferred method from the below list.
Adjust the Sound from the Sound Settings
The easiest way to balance the headphone sound in Windows 10 is from the settings of the OS. You will not require any third-party applications for doing so. Here is how to balance sound in headphones using the step:
- Turn on the Windows computer and right-click on the sound icon from the interface of the computer. Then select the sound from there.
- In the new tab, you will find a window with different options, including playback, recording, sounds, communication, etc. options. Simply click on the playback.
- The playback tab will include all the playback devices. You will need to select the headphone device from there.
- If you are not sure about the device, then simply play an audio file from the PC. There will be a green bar moving inside the device playing the audio.
- Right-click on the device that is playing the audio and then select properties from the given options.
- After clicking the properties, there will be a new option that arrives with different options. You will select the “Levels” from the option. There you will find the balance option; click on it.
- After doing so, you will find all the connected speakers on your device. Simply select the headphone device from there and click ok. There will be some shortcodes, including L, R, C, RL, RR, etc. Their meaning includes Left, Right, Center, Rear Left, Rear Right speaker.
Change the settings as you want to adjust the settings entirely. When you are done, click on ok to save the settings.
Balance the Audio by Disabling the Special Enhancement
The audio enhancement is a feature of the Windows 10 computer built-in on all the devices. It includes various enhancement like Surround Sound, Room Correction, Bass Boost, etc. It is an excellent feature of the Windows PC, but not all the hardware can adequately handle the enhancement. So, it may distort your audio.
If you hear distorted and unbalanced sounds on your headphone, then try pausing the audio enhancement feature. Here are the steps to do it:
- Right-click on the sound icon from the homepage of your PC and select payback devices from the window.
- As like before, you will find several sound devices in the new window. Simply select the device with an imbalanced sound issue and then select its properties.
- Now go to the Enhancement option from the new window and choose “disable all enhancement.” Confirm the change by clicking on ok and then restart your computer.
If the imbalanced audio is caused by the audio enhancement distortion, following the above steps will help you solve the issue.
Balance the Audio Settings from the Registry Editor
In some computer systems, the left-right audio channels may come as permanently locked. That means you cannot edit it directly from the sound settings. Even in the Windows operated PC, the channels can come as locked. You can change the settings from the registry editor of the PC. Here is how to do it in some easy steps:
- Open the Windows PC and search run on the search bar. A box will occur after doing so.
- Now run Regedit on the dialog box and tap enter to go to the next step. Follow the image if you don’t understand. You will require giving the administrative rights to complete the operation.
- There will be a bunch of folders in the new window that may make you stressed. However, don’t worry; we will guide you through the fundamental steps. Go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder and then system.
- Then go to the ControlSet001 folder from there and then go to Control.
- Then go to the Bluetooth>audio>AVRCP>CT folder. Follow the screenshot if you failed to understand.
- Now you are in the final folder, and there will be a registry file named “DisableAbsoluteVolume.”
- Click on the file to change its value to one. After entering 1, save the settings and reboot your computer. By entering 1, you will disable the absolute volume.
As you have disabled absolute volume, you can now manually balance your headphone’s audio channels by following the procedure above.
Switch to Mono from Stereo
It is obviously true that the stereo offers you the best hearing experience. Keeping the vocal in center, guitar in the right, and piano in the left provides you a real audio experience. However, the issue is some devices are not fully capable of running the stereo correctly. Instead of making the sound better, it makes the audio distorted and unbalanced.
One easy solution to the problem is switching from stereo to mono. Switching to mono is also pretty straightforward. Here is how to do it:
- Right-click on the start button of the PC and then go to the settings from there.
- Now go to the ease of access from the settings.
- There will be different options under the ease of access tab. You will need to go to the audio settings from there.
- Now turn on the mono audio from there.
After turning on the mono audio, the stereo will be turned off, and you will see a massive difference in sound. It will also solve the imbalance sound problem.
Reinstall the Audio Driver
Reinstalling the audio driver can solve most of your device’s audio problems, including the imbalanced sound. You can easily reinstall the audio driver using the given procedure:
- Go to the device manager of your PC from the Start menu or by searching on through the search bar.
- Now click on the sound, video, and game controllers from the folder list.
- Click on the Realtek audio in the folder and then go to the driver option from there.
- You will find the update-driver, disable driver, uninstall driver, etc. options under the driver option. Click on the uninstall driver option and confirm the operation.
As the driver device is now uninstalled, you cannot play sound on the device. Restart the computer to reinstall the device again. The problem should be solved now.
As we said earlier, you can change the imbalanced sound issue on the Windows 10 headphone easily. There are several ways of doing so. Simply use the procedure you are comfortable. We hope you will be able to balance the audio using the above techniques easily.