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Spotify EQ - Introducing Spotify Equalizer on iPhone & Android

Spotify users now have the flexibility to fine tune and EQ what they’re hearing. Spotify introduced an equalizer to it’s platform and it’s pretty sweet!

So...what is an equalizer? An equalizer (also known as an EQ) is the process used to balance audio frequencies. Sounds technical but for an everyday listener it can be described as a way to manipulate the dynamics of songs to bring out certain sound qualities.

To dial in your preferred Spotify equalizer settings we recommend streaming one of your favorite Spotify playlists, selecting an EQ preset and then adjusting the equalizer manually to your liking as each song plays. If you need a new Spotify playlist to follow and get the process started, our team spends dozens of hours putting together some of the best playlists on Spotify. Be sure to check some of them out HERE.

If you haven’t figured out how to access Spotify equalizer so that you can modify your Spotify EQ settings, then check out the video below for a quick walk through on how to access and use Spotify’s equalizer on an iPhone or Android. Accessing Spotify’s equalizer on Mac or PC is not currently supported or available.

Accessing Spotify Equalizer on iPhone or Android

If you prefer a written walkthrough on how to access Spotify Equalizer on iPhone and Android please see the below steps.

Step 1 - Login to Spotify

Step 2 - Select the home button on the Spotify app navigation bar

Step 3 - Select the gear icon in the top right corner of the app

Step 4 - Select Playback

Step 5 - Scroll towards the button and select Equalizer

Step 6 - Select a Spotify Equalizer preset or manually adjust the equalizer

Keep in mind using good headphones will always make a difference. Using Spotify's EQ to bump up the bass on some $7 in-ear headphones might make it sound terrible. If you’re thinking of picking up some new headphones, Amazon has a great selection.

The coolest thing about Spotify’s equalizer is that it already comes with some preset settings that sound pretty good. Check out some of the preset Spotify EQ settings below.

List of Spotify Equalizer Presets


Bass Booster

Bass Reducer














Small Speakers

Spoken Word

Treble Booster

Treble Reducer

Vocal Booster

Visually the Spotify EQ settings look like the below photo on an iPhone.

Spotify Equalizer Settings / Presets

All in all the Spotify equalizer is a pretty cool feature that can be accessed on both iPhones and Androids. We can only hope that Spotify will introduce a built in EQ for its Mac and PC applications in the near future. Hopefully this information helped fine tune your music streaming experience on Spotify.

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Created by United Sound Source. A music marketing company.

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