As the name suggests, equalizer settings equalize the sound based on your specific requirements.
The electrical equipment used to achieve this is called the equalizer.
These equalizer settings are used to get the exact mix of sound that will provide you with that ‘oomph’ effect during parties or whenever you want to listen to something.
Also, if you are recording something, and you want the surrounding sound to make less effect on your voice, then you’ll need an equalizer to that for you.
Basic Terms To Understand Better
Now, if you are completely a newbie to what an equalizer is, it’s important to briefly look at some basic science definitions first:
Sound waves: Sound waves are the vibrations that happen over time.
Frequency: The number of vibrations that occur per second is called frequency. It is measured in Hertz (Hz).
Basically, an equalizer will adjust the frequencies of the sound waves so that you can emphasize the sounds that you want.
There are mainly two types of equalizers, an audio equalizer, and a graphic equalizer. But, we won’t go into that rabbit hole because then there is a lot to digest.
When you listen to music, there are three ranges of frequencies. The lower ranges of frequencies or pitch are called bass.
Using an equalizer you can adjust the bass to get the desired type of effect on your TV sound. The most commonly found frequencies in your TV should be: 100Hz, 300Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz.
Upper bass to lower midrange (200Hz to 800Hz)
These ranges produce lower and lighter sounds. Lowering these levels will make you hear the words clearer, dimming other sounds in the background.
Mid-Range (800Hz to 2kHz)
This range when lowered down reduces the grit on the instruments and when increased will provide you with a metallic touch.
Upper Mids (2kHz to 4kHz)
Increasing the upper mids can improve some vocal clarity. Reducing and increasing can also raise or lower the snap of higher instrumentation quickly.
How to change the equalizer settings on your TV?
Step 1: Press the menu button on your TV remote, or go to the menu from TV settings.
Step 2: Click on the sound option in the ‘Menu’ settings.
Step 3: Select ‘Sound Effects’ on your TV menu settings and a drop-down menu should appear.
Step 4: Click on the equalizer settings then click on OK.
Step 5: Make the changes you want and click ‘OK’ to finally save the edited changes.
Best Equalizer settings for TV
When you are watching a movie, a TV show or playing games, you will be able to hear better and clearer with a low bass sound. You can use the graphic equalizer in your TV settings for achieving this goal.
To adjust the TV equalizer settings, you need to search the ‘adjust sound’ on your TV.
For movies, you would want to listen to the dialogues of the movie loud and clear.
If that’s the case, you would want to boost the lows and slightly cut the higher mid-frequency ranges. If your bass is too high then you will hear only the bass which won’t be convenient.
Simply, increase the lows and the highs until the Equalizer settings curve from a smiley shape.
If the dialogue becomes unclear then gradually boost the mids and slightly cut the lows and highs until you’re satisfied with the quality.
If you are playing an action-packed game, then you would probably want to hear the sound clarity of your enemy approaching you.
For this, you would want to increase the sound frequencies between 2000 Hz to 4000 Hz
If you want to listen to music, then you would definitely want that pump in what you are hearing. To do that, you would want to cut the highs and boost the lows.
But then again, different types of music will require equalizer settings differently.
In conclusion, we learned about frequencies and what effects they could have on the sounds produced. We learned the different frequencies for various categories like movies or games.
Finally, you can play around with the equalizer settings to reach that perfect hearing spot. There are no best settings, it all depends on your listening choice and what spot hits you the best.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to get better sound quality with a TV equalizer?
You can get better sound quality by simply adjusting a few settings.
You just need to know the basic frequencies and what effects they would have on sound and then change them from the graphic equalizer settings of the TV.
Why can’t I watch movies without changing the equalizer settings?
If you previously had the sound settings adjusted to music listening or playing games, then it may not bring good sound quality to when you want to watch movies.
Therefore, it is essential you switch up a few settings to help you enjoy your experience.