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How do I boost the bass on an Amazon Echo?

Boost the bass on an Amazon Echo
Sound solution: you can tweak the treble on an Echo

Far be it from anyone to accuse me of being out of touch, but I believe a modern beat combo opines that “it’s all about the bass”. Until now, however, you’ve had no choice over how much bass you get from Amazon Echo speakers – they came with the default sound settings.

That’s all changed – the Echo app now includes a graphic equaliser, letting you tweak the treble and boost the bass on an Amazon Echo. Here’s how.

Boost the bass on Amazon Echo

Fire up the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet. The web-based Alexa settings didn’t have the graphic equaliser at the time of writing, but we’re sure it’s only a forthcoming update away.

Now go to Settings, pick the speaker you wish to adjust, click Sounds and then Equalizer. You should see the following screen:

Boost the bass on an Amazon Echo

You can adjust the bass, treble and mid-range by dragging the sliders with your finger. It’s best to ask Alexa to play a song and then do the adjustments, which will happen live as the music is playing, helping you to judge the correct balance.

The Amazon Echo’s light ring will turn bright white while you’re adjusting the settings (on devices that have a light ring and not a screen).

Now read this: How do I create an Amazon Echo intercom?

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Barry Collins

Barry has scribbled about tech for almost 20 years for The Sunday Times, PC Pro, WebUser, Which? and many others. He was once Deputy Editor of Mail Online and remains in therapy to this day. Email Barry at

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