With Custom EQ, you can use sliders to adjust five different frequency bands and save your preferred settings. You can also pick one of the presets, like "Heavy bass" for a starting point. These settings do not apply to phone call audio.
On a Pixel phone with Android 10+: Go to your phone's Settings Connected devices Pixel Bud's settings .
On other Android devices: Open the Google Pixel Buds app .
- Tap Sound Equalizer (EQ) settings .
- Move the sliders to adjust each frequency or pick a preset from the list.1
You can pick one of the following presets as a starting point to get audio that works for you.
- Default: Google-tuned to work best across all types of audio content
- Light bass: Reduces bass to highlight everything else
- Heavy bass: Boosts lower frequencies to put bass first
- Balanced: A more neutral sound that balances the instruments in all ranges
- Vocal boost: Makes vocals stand out
- Clarity: Boosts the highs for better understanding of the words in speech and more sparkle and brilliance in music
- Last saved: Restores your last saved equalizer setting
Save your Custom EQ settings
Once you find an equalizer setting you like, there are two ways to save it:
- Tap on the Save button below the sliders
- Navigate back to the Sound page
The "Last saved" preset saves your equalizer settings when you exit the Custom equalizer page if the settings are different from other presets.
You can turn this on to enhance bass and treble frequencies at lower volume levels.
1 Pixel Buds must be connected to the phone to activate this feature.