5 Ways to Overcome Headset Sound Problems

Do you feel there is something different about the sound of the headset you are using? It could be that the bass is no longer felt or even the sound is too loud and not what it used to be. There are two things that affect this.

The first is caused by a hardware malfunction, and this is impossible to fix on your own, considering that the fault is with the internal components. And the second is a device system problem, which doesn’t affect the headset hardware.

What will be discussed in this article is the second obstacle. And to make sure that your headset is fine, please try listening on another device. And if on other devices your headset is normal, that’s a sign there is setting change on your device which causes the audio output on the headset to be different.

Some Ways to Overcome Problematic Headset Sound

1. Remove Additional Audio Effects App on Device

Sometimes users install an application or other program to be able to adjust the sound quality even better. However, due to the application error, thus affecting the sound of the headset. For that it’s a good idea to delete it and then check it again.

Examples of applications/programs in question are similar Viper, APO Equalizer, PowerAmp, etc. So any additional applications that affect the audio, it’s good to remove it first.

2. Reset Equalizer Settings on Device

Sometimes a phone or laptop has a built-in equalizer feature. Please reset back to the original equalizer settings and then please try playing music or others on the headset again to make sure it works or not.

Reset Equalizer Settings

If some Android phones, the equalizer settings are sometimes in the menu Sound & Volume. While on a laptop, usually there is a default program that manages it. Examples like Waves Maxxaudio, Dolby Audioand its kind.

3. Turn Off or Enable Sound Effects

This method is specifically for Windows users. So please right click on sound icon in toolbar. Then click on Sounds. Then in the dialog that appears, select the tab Playback.

Right-click on the currently used headset device, and select Properties. Next go to tab Enhancements. And the last stage is to try to turn off or enable the option.

Sound Effects on Windows

So try to experiment a little by trying to play music with active sound effects and vice versa. The sound effect greatly affects the headset that uses a cable USB.

Also read: How to Enable Dolby Audio in Windows 10

4. Roll Back Audio Driver Version

So sometimes there is a condition where the audio driver has a problem after updating the driver. For example, when there is a windows update, of course the latest version of the driver will be installed immediately.

But users are also given the freedom to rollback the driver version. To do so, please go to Device Manager and double click on Audio Inputs and Outputs. Then right click on the current audio driver, and select Properties.

Next go to tab Driver and click on option Roll Back. After that follow the instructions on the screen.

Roll Back Audio Driver Version

The system will ask to restart the device after doing this, and then you can try to check the sound of the headset. If the problem is in the driver, surely this method will work.

5. Reset Device

If all the methods above have been done and do not produce results, the last way you can do is to reset the device. By resetting it, all settings will return to their original state.

Make sure before doing the reset, all important data has been backed up first.

Whether on a computer or on a phone, performing a reset will delete any installed apps. And the chance of success from this method is greater to overcome the problematic headset sound.


That’s all there are five ways that you can follow to overcome the problematic headset sound. If you have questions or want to add other methods except above, you are very welcome to comment in the column below.

Hopefully useful and good luck