How to Adjust Volume Balance on Earbuds

There's nothing more frustrating than having imbalanced volume on your earbuds. Whether it's due to a faulty pair or hearing loss in one ear, it can be a real annoyance. But fear not, there are native solutions available on Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS that can help you adjust the volume balance and set different levels for the left and right earbuds. Let's explore how to do it on each platform.

Steps for Android Phones

Android phones have a native option to balance stereo sound, although it's tucked away in the Accessibility menu. Here's how you can set different volume levels for each earbud:

  1. Open Settings, go to Accessibility, and select Audio Adjustment.
  2. Adjust the slider under Audio balance to increase the volume on your preferred side.

Android output

Steps for Samsung Galaxy Phones

If you're using a Samsung Galaxy phone, follow these steps to adjust the volume balance on your earbuds:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Accessibility. Under Accessibility settings, select “Hearing enhancements.”
  3. Look for the option called Left/right sound balance. Use the slider to adjust the sound more towards the left or right side.

Samsung Sound volume

Steps for iPhone

Similar to Android, iOS also offers a native option to adjust the volume balance. Here's how you can do it on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap on Accessibility.
  2. Within the Hearing section, select Audio/Visual.
  3. Under the Balance option, adjust the slider to control the volume on the left and right side.

iOS Accessibility settings

Steps for Windows 11

Windows 11 provides a straightforward way to adjust the volume balance on your earbuds. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Open Windows Settings and go to System, then Sound.
  2. Click on the headphones for which you want to set different volumes for each side.
  3. Adjust the volume next to the Left and right channel under Output settings.

Windows sound settings

Steps for macOS

Mac users can also adjust the volume balance between their earbuds. Here's how it's done:

  1. Click on the Apple icon at the top-left corner and select System Preferences.
  2. Go to Sound.
  3. Under the Output tab, select your audio output device. You will find the Balance slider at the bottom, which you can adjust to set the volume balance.

macOS volume settings

Now you can enjoy balanced volume on your earbuds, regardless of the platform you're using. Say goodbye to imbalanced audio and enjoy your favorite content without any distractions!

Before you go, check out our guide on how to improve Bluetooth audio quality to enhance your listening experience.