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How to improve the sound quality of your headphones

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Is there anything better than tuning in to your favorite audio after a long day? Whether you’re a podcast listener or a dedicated rock and roll fan, listening to something you enjoy can help you relax and escape the stressors of the day, even if only for a few minutes.

However, if you’re a headphones listener, you probably already know that there’s nothing worse than poor sound quality. It can be distracting and frustrating when you’re trying to listen to something you care about. This is where product protection can come in handy. When you have an extended warranty plan, you can simply return your headphones for better ones, if you don't feel like they can improve. Shop with the Mulberry browser extension to find the best protection plans for your headphones.

How can you get better headphone audio?

Did you know that with a few small changes, you can improve the sound quality of your headphones? Check out these simple tips and tricks:

Invest in a headphone amp

Wondering what a headphone amp is? Simply put, it’s a mini amplifier built into your device that increases the audio signal to the point that it can be converted into sound waves by your headphones. Unfortunately, when it comes to transmitting audio, not all devices are created equal. Although devices such as laptops, phones, and tablets come with a built-in headphone amp, sometimes they aren’t high enough quality to transmit good sound. This is where investing in a high-quality headphone amp can come in handy.

A headphone amp can improve the audio signal that your headphones receive, which translates to better sound. However, it’s really only useful if you have a high-quality pair of headphones. Otherwise, you might not see much of a difference.

Upgrade your DAC

Along the same lines as a headphone amp, a dialog to analog converter (DAC), can also play a significant role in improving the quality of audio your headphones transmit. A DAC works by transforming the digital data into an audio signal. It then passes the baton to the headphone amp, which amplifies the signal so that your headphones can interpret them. Like headphone amps, all DACs aren’t created equal, and if you want to improve your audio quality, investing in a new, higher-quality DAC will certainly make a difference.

If you’re wondering where to start in your search for a new DAC, Schiit Audio offers high-quality audio equipment. You can even purchase a new DAC and headphone amp as a bundle!

Explore your EQ settings

When it comes to audio, everyone has different preferences. While some people prefer a perfectly balanced sound, for others, a song isn’t complete without some intense, ground-shaking bass.

One of the best ways to improve the sound quality of your audio is to adjust the EQ settings, which allow you to create exactly the sound that’s most comfortable and pleasant for you. EQ settings for most phones can be found under the settings. While it’s really a process of trial and error, be sure to play around with what sound you like best.

Upgrade your headphones

Lastly, the best way to improve the sound quality of your headphones may be to invest in a new pair altogether. Unfortunately, your sound quality is only as good as your headphones can handle, and if you have a cheap pair of headphones, investing in nice add-ons and extra gear probably won’t make much of a difference.

If you’re interested in investing in a new pair of headphones, but not sure where to start, companies like Audeze and Bose offer lots of high-quality options that can immediately upgrade your listening experience.

Final thoughts

If one thing is for certain, it’s that the world of audio can be difficult to navigate. With terms like “DAC”, “RCA cable”, and “signals”, you might feel lost before you even start. However, with a little background information and knowing what to look for, there are plenty of ways to help improve the sound quality of your headphones.

And if you decide to invest in new equipment or headphones, be sure to consider product protection. With an extended warranty plan, you can get great coverage for a fraction of the price that other companies offer. Install Mulberry’s free browser extension so you can get notifications about product protection available to you as you’re shopping.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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