Better audio

How to enable ‘Enhance audio’ on Windows 11

This is how you can enhance the audio output experience on Windows 11.

Windows 11 Enhance audio
  • To enable Enhance audio go to Settings > System > Sound > All sound devices > Speakers, and turn of the Enhance audio option.
  • Then from the “Advanced” settings choose Bass Boost, Virtual Surround, Room Correction, or Loudness Equalization.

On Windows 11, “Enhance audio” is a collection of the settings that you can configure to enhance the audio experience of your computer’s speakers.

The feature includes an option to normalize the audio output, which will come in handy to prevent commercials from playing louder than the actual content you are listening to or watching. You can turn stereo speakers into a surround experience, correct the audio in a room, and boost the bass of the speakers.

This guide will teach you the steps to enhance the audio experience on Windows 11.

Enable enhance audio on Windows 11

To enable and configure “Enhance audio” on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Start on Windows 11.

  2. Search for Settings and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Click on System.

  4. Click the Sound page on the right side.

  5. Under the “Advanced” section, click the All sound devices setting.

    All sound devices

  6. Under the “Output devices” section, select the Speakers setting.

    Speakers

  7. Under the “Output settings” section, turn on the Enhance audio toggle switch.

    Enhance audio

  8. Click the Advanced option.

  9. Select the audio enhancement for Windows 11, including:

    Enhance audio

    • Bass Boost: Boosts the lowest frequencies that the speakers can play.
    • Virtual Surround: Encodes surround audio for transfer as stereo output to receivers with a Matrix decoder.
    • Room Correction: Compensates for room and speaker characteristics.
    • Loudness Equalization: Uses an understanding of human hearing to reduce perceived volume differences.
  10. Click the Apply button.

  11. Click the OK button.

Once you complete the steps, the settings will apply to enhance the audio experience on your Windows 11 computer.