Ubuntu – How to get bass boost in Ubuntu just like Windows has


I saw that on Windows machine you can increase the bass level of the sound that is outputted on headphones. How can achieve this on Ubuntu or Linux Mint using PulseAudio Equalizer?

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UPDATE: Since I think that PulseAudio Equalizer is not being maintained anymore and it has some nasty bugs for years (Volume is set to 100% on login) I have found an alternative. The alternative is PulseEffects. It has more options and it's even better than PulseAudio Equalizer.

It even has better Bass booster (Bass Enhancer) than PulseAudio Equlizer. It can be started with system boot: System Settings > Sound > Output > PulseEffects(apps)

In order to get the nice bass sound on your headphones on Ubuntu 16.04+ and Mint 18+, you first need to have good headphones. I'm using Apple's headphones. The next thing you need to do is to put the preset on Party and slide the first column just little up, around ~15.4db and you will get that nice bass output just like on Windows machine.

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