Have you ever paid close attention to the sound of a Windows 10 computer and found a problem? You may have tried using headphones, Bluetooth speakers, or some other audio device. However, this imbalance will be clearly audible. This means that one side of the headset is louder than the other. Sometimes your audio device will produce distorted sound when connected to the PC. So you need to Adjust Audio Balance in Windows 10
If the sound from audio devices is unbalanced on your computer, there is no need to discard them or reinstall Windows. You can correct or fix unbalanced audio. In this guide, we will show you how to do it and ultimately optimize your listening experience.
WHAT MESSES UP YOUR PC’S Audio Balance
1. OS Upgrade
Updating your PC’s operating system to a new version of Windows may confuse some of the default settings you made earlier. If a new operating system is installed on your computer, your audio settings may be distorted. Some users have reported sound imbalance after upgrading their PC to a new operating system.
2. Special Audio Enhancements
Windows PC has special audio enhancement features that can make your audio device sound better. Although these special audio enhancements do help improve sound quality, they can sometimes disrupt the balance of audio devices connected to the PC.
3. Faulty Headphones/Speakers
Sometimes, it’s not your PC. The speakers in your audio device are simply defective and need to be replaced. To ensure that your PC does not cause audio imbalance, here are several ways to check (and adjust) the Audio Balance of a Windows 10 PC.
How to Adjust Audio Balance in Windows 10 PC
1. Disable Special Enhancements
If you find that the audio channels on your headphones or speakers are somewhat unbalanced, this may be due to improvements enabled by default on your Windows PC.
Enhanced features such as bass boost, surround sound, and room correction may distort the balance of the headphone channel. To resolve this issue, turn off any special enhancements related to Bluetooth headsets.
This is how it works.
Step 1: Right-click the speaker icon in the lower right corner of the system tray and select the playback device.
Step 2: Select your audio device and click on Properties.
Step 3: In the Enhancements section, check the ‘Disable all enhancements’ box. Click on Apply and then OK to save the changes.
If you do this correctly, the sound quality of your audio device should now be balanced. Otherwise, please check method 2 below.
If turning off certain enhancements does not produce the desired effect, please continue to check (and adjust) the volume level of each channel. It is also recommended that you use this method with any new headphones or speakers that you plan to use with your computer. This should provide you with the best output point your audio device can provide.
Step 1: Right-click the speaker icon in the lower right corner of the display and select the playback device.
Step 2: Moving forward, select the device whose Audio Balance you want to adjust and click Properties.
Step 3: On the new window that pops up, navigate to the Levels section and click Balance.
Step 4: Next, adjust the volume and balance of the left and right channels/speakers of your device to your taste.
Note: The number 1 represents the left speaker/channel, and 2 represents the right speaker/channel.
If the volume of the left and right channels of your audio device are different/unequal, make sure they are balanced.
Step 5: Click OK to save the changes. You can play the video or music to confirm that the changes have actually been made.
Some manufacturers permanently lock the left and right audio channels of their accessories, so you may not be able to adjust the volume on the device (as in step 4 above).
By default, Windows sometimes prevents the ability to adjust audio volume/balance. However, the good news is that it can be unlocked. How to fix the public volume of your earphone channel by editing the Windows registry.
Step 1: Launch your Windows PC run function using the Windows + R keys on your keyboard.
Step 2: Type regedit in the provided dialog box provided and tap the Enter button on your keyboard.
Step 3: Navigate to the following path/location in the registry editor: