How do I customize my AirPods sound?

Answered by Willie Powers

To customize the sound of your AirPods, you can use the headphone accommodations feature on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This feature allows you to make adjustments to the audio settings to enhance your listening experience. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Start by opening the Settings app on your device.

2. Scroll down and tap on “Accessibility.” It has a gray icon with a white figure of a person.

3. In the Accessibility settings, scroll down again and tap on “Audio/Visual.”

4. Next, tap on “Headphone Accommodations.” This feature is designed to accommodate your specific hearing needs when using headphones.

5. Once in the Headphone Accommodations settings, you’ll see a toggle switch. Turn it on to enable the feature.

6. After enabling Headphone Accommodations, you’ll find an option labeled “Custom Audio Setup.” Tap on it to begin customizing your AirPods sound.

7. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your custom audio profile. This involves a series of audio tests where you’ll be asked to adjust sliders to find the best sound for your hearing preferences.

8. During the setup process, you can adjust parameters like the intensity of soft sounds, the intensity of loud sounds, and the overall sound balance. This allows you to tailor the audio to your specific needs.

9. Once you’ve completed the setup, you can tap on “Play Sample” to preview the audio settings you’ve chosen. This will give you an idea of how your AirPods sound will be affected.

10. If you’re satisfied with the changes, you can exit the settings, and your customized audio profile will be applied whenever you use your AirPods.

It’s worth noting that the headphone accommodations feature is designed to assist individuals with hearing impairments, but it can also be used by anyone who wants to fine-tune their audio experience. So even if you don’t have any hearing difficulties, you can still benefit from customizing your AirPods sound to suit your preferences.

By personalizing your AirPods sound, you can enhance the details and clarity of the audio you listen to, making for a more enjoyable and tailored listening experience. So go ahead and give it a try to see how it enhances your music, podcasts, or any other audio content you enjoy with your AirPods.