Ubuntu – Is there any Sound enhancers/equalizer


What I am looking for is to have system wide implementation of sound enhancements like bass boosts, echoes, Fidelity, Stereo enhancement and so on.

Audio Video players have their own equalizer but they enhance only the audio / video files they are playing.

So to enhance sounds playing such as: YouTube, Spotify, System Sound, etc. I need a enhancer software. Back in Windows, I used to use SRS HD audio lab to do the same.

P.S. I have a horrible Speaker set.

Best Answer

  • PulseAudio Equalizer is the way to go.

    Here’s a blog post about it: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/system-wide-pulseaudio-equalizer.html

    Since pulseaudio-equalizer is part of Ubuntu 17.04, you can simply enable the universe repository and then issue the installation command:

    sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-equalizer

    For older releases, add the PPA first:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
    sudo apt-get update

    After PulseAudio Equalizer is installed, you can launch its GUI with the applications qpaeq or pulseaudio-equalizer-gtk.

    PulseAudio Multiband EQ window

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