Customize EQ with Google Pixel Buds Pro

With Custom Equalizer (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" as a starting point. These settings do not apply to phone call audio.

Important: If you're using Google Pixel Buds, you will only see Bass Boost. If you are using Pixel Buds A-Series, you can customize your bass.

Custom Equalizer

On a Pixel phone with Android 10+: Go to Settings and then Connected devices, and tap Settings  by your paired Pixel Buds name.
On other Android devices: Open the Google Pixel Buds app Pixel Buds.

  1. Tap Sound and then Equalizer (EQ) settings Settings.
  2. 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.

Volume EQ

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.

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