How To Bass Boost Headphones

So you’ve got some new headphones that you hope will have more bass, but something feels lacking. Your headphones don’t seem to have enough bass. You don’t feel that deep boom you were hoping for. The lower frequencies don’t really sound as impressive as you were expecting from your new headphones.

Well, the truth is there are many headphones out there that promise to give you good bass but fall short in this aspect. This is unlikely to be the case if you’ve spent a lot of money on Bose headphones, for example, but it can be a common issue if you’ve bought some cheaper headphones hoping to get a good bass tone. Don’t lose heart though, there are things you can do about this.

If you love music you will find a way to improve it too. Many people don’t realize that a normal pair of headphones can be tweaked with a few modifications to get the desired results.  In this article, we will tell you how to bass boost headphones in two simple ways.

#1. Simple trick to improve the bass: How to bass boost headphones

IMPORTANT NOTE: This approach may invalidate your warranty so proceed with caution.

This method works by letting your headphones vent air to produce a deeper sound when playing music. To make this work, you need to first open the casing of your headphone using a screwdriver. In most models, you will find the screw around or beneath the ear cushions. You will also need a flathead screwdriver, so keep it handy.

Once you open the casings, you will have easy access to the elements inside the headphones. Take a closer look at the elements and you will be able to locate a black tape around the edges. This tape covers the holes and our objective is to remove this tape so that there will be air vents in your headphone.

Take a flathead screwdriver and scrape away this tape. You might need to apply some force but make sure you are careful or else you might damage the elements. If you are unable to scrape out the tape entirely, don’t exert a lot of pressure because you don’t want the tiny particles falling inside the elements otherwise you will not be able to remove them.

Take a small precision screwdriver and puncture the area where you can feel the holes are located. Do this gently without harming any part of the headphones. Now, slowly clear the external area so that any paper residue is removed.

Now the holes are open so they can vent air out. Put back the casing and the next time you play music you be able to enjoy more bass!

#2. Adjust the bass response for your iPhone or iPad headphones

Another effective method to bass boost headphones is to adjust the bass response for your iOS devices. Unfortunately, many users are not aware of this and end up complaining that the music isn’t loud enough or the headphones lack low frequencies.

There are a plethora of stock music settings on your iOS device that can be adjusted to deliver an amazing sound balance and clarity. Some people just prefer to leave it in the default state and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, you are an audiophile who needs more from their music experience then here’s what you can do to bass boost your headphone:

  • Launch the Settings app on your iOS device and open the Music Preferences pane
  • Open up the EQ Settings cell
  • Tap on the Bass Booster option (you’ll find it in the EQ settings)

When you listen to music after making this change in settings you will realize that it now puts more emphasis on the bass. You can feel more of the boom instead of the treble. While this doesn’t’ make the bass any louder, it simply makes it stands out from the higher tones so you feel it more.


If you look online you will find a plethora of bass headphones that promise to give you an immersive sound experience. However, not all of them live up to their promise. Read customer reviews before buying a product to avoid regretting it later.

If you want that super oomph bass then you might have to shell out a little more money to get some expensive Bose headphones that deliver an incredible amount of bass. While some of the low-end headphones from Sony, Skullcandy and Betron do the trick, some audiophiles may find them lacking.