How to tweak your sound in iTunes and on iOS devices

iTunes and iOS devices offer a number of ways to tweak the sound during playback. You can use an equalizer to adjust certain frequencies, use Sound Check to normalize the volume of different tracks, and use Sound Enhancer to, well, enhance your sound. There’s also Crossfade Songs, which lets you play songs so they segue from one into another. Here’s what you can do to fiddle with your sound in iTunes and on your iOS device.

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6 thoughts on “How to tweak your sound in iTunes and on iOS devices

  1. So, how do you get iTunes to “normalize” when burning a CD ? It works just listening — but then I get the CD in my car and it’s not normalized ???

  2. So, how do you get iTunes to “normalize” when burning a CD ? It works just listening — but then I get the CD in my car and it’s not normalized ???

  3. Hi Kirk! I’ve always wanted to ask someone knowledgeable about this and just thought of it now. I listen to a lot of music through my iPhone 6 Plus (and other iPhones before it with the same issue) via Bluetooth in the car. What has blown my mind whenever I notice it is that the pitch of the music is different by a few fractions of a semitone (very noticeable, but not a half step or anything huge like that) when the phone is either asleep/”locked” (black screen) versus awake where there’s something active on the display. I’m not sure which pitch of the two is the accurate one. As a musician, this has always bothered me, and I have been surprised whenever I’ve searched that I’ve never seen this posted about anywhere online. I know you would appreciate the subtleties of this, so I wanted to ask you about it. Any fixes? I think I’ve submitted this under apple.com/feedback a while ago. Would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks.

  4. Hi Kirk! I’ve always wanted to ask someone knowledgeable about this and just thought of it now. I listen to a lot of music through my iPhone 6 Plus (and other iPhones before it with the same issue) via Bluetooth in the car. What has blown my mind whenever I notice it is that the pitch of the music is different by a few fractions of a semitone (very noticeable, but not a half step or anything huge like that) when the phone is either asleep/”locked” (black screen) versus awake where there’s something active on the display. I’m not sure which pitch of the two is the accurate one. As a musician, this has always bothered me, and I have been surprised whenever I’ve searched that I’ve never seen this posted about anywhere online. I know you would appreciate the subtleties of this, so I wanted to ask you about it. Any fixes? I think I’ve submitted this under apple.com/feedback a while ago. Would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks.

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