How to normalize volume on Windows 11

If you constantly have to adjust the volume depending on the content, you can use these steps to normalize sound on Windows 11.

Windows 11 normalize audio
Windows 11 normalize audio

On Windows 11, you probably notice that the audio plays at different levels for videos or music on your device. You may also have experienced commercials playing louder than the stream you are watching. 

Usually, you would adjust the volume manually for each content, but this can quickly become annoying. However, suppose you are dealing with different sound levels in videos or any other type of content with audio. In that case, you can quickly normalize the audio on Windows 11 to have a consistent sound volume level across applications and web browsers.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to normalize the output sound on Windows 11.

Important: While this is a standard feature available in most devices, not every sound driver supports the enhancement options.

Normalize volume on Windows 11

To change the sound settings to normalize the volume on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Sound.

  4. Under the “Advanced” section, click the “More sounds settings” option.

    More sound settings

  5. Select the output device and click the Properties button.

    Speakers properties

  6. Click the Enhancements tab.

  7. Clear the “Disable all enhancements” option (if applicable).

  8. Check the “Loudness Equalization” option to normalize the volume on Windows 11.

    Windows 11 normalize volume

  9. Click the Apply button.

  10. Click the OK button.

Once you complete the steps, you should be able to watch shows online or listen to music with a consistent volume level on Windows 11. In addition, you can also use the “Loudness Equalization” option to boost sound volume, even when you max it out and you’re still hearing things too low.

It is important to note that most media applications include some “loudness equalization” or “volume normalization” feature. However, Windows 11, similar to previous versions, features an option that allows normalizing the audio for the entire system. 

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].