Best JBL Equalizer Settings For Bass, Flip 5 & 6, Charge 5, Xtreme 3

If we talk about speakers, JBL comes first in our minds. JBL makes one of the best speakers in the world.

Their portable speakers are just awesome. Speakers or any other audio devices can’t perform well without doing the best equalizer settings.

JBL products produce Bass and Treble even without changing the default settings.

Default settings are just awesome. Music lovers who love to experiment with new things, try to change the equalizer settings and find the best one.

The equalizer settings may vary, but these are the best ones:-

  • Bass Adjustment: 0 to +1
  • Midrange Adjustment: 0 to -1
  • Treble Adjustment: 0 to +1
  • Volume Adjustment: 70 – 80%


In JBL equalizers there are some audio settings. You can adjust the bass, treble, and other frequencies according to your taste.

The EQ settings don’t only give the whole control of audio handling to the user but it also helps to make the sound clear, synchronized, and louder.

There are many options in the EQ settings of JBL speakers, earbuds, and other audio devices. It varies according to the devices.

I mean, in the earbuds you will find fewer EQ settings than in a big speaker.

Types OF Equalizers

There are two main types of equalizers. One is Graphic Equalizers and the second one is Parametric Equalizers.

Graphic Equalizers

The JBL audio devices have graphic equalizers. In this there you can control or change the frequency settings by moving the sliders up and down (right and left in some cases).

This is the easiest and simple way to do EQ settings.

No, or very little technical knowledge is required to handle it.

Range Of Frequencies In Equalizer Settings

There are normally 10 sliders through which you can control the frequencies. The frequencies range from 31 Hz to 16KHz.


Number of sliders may vary according to the model of the device.

Parametric Equalizers

Parametric equalizers are more deep and precise than graphic equalizers. You may require technical knowledge to control it.

My Perception

I wouldn’t recommend disturbing the parametric equalizers, they should be set by default. You should only change it if you are an expert in this field.


31 HzRanges From 0 to 31 Hz.
This frequency is for Bass Adjustment. 0 is the lowest and 31 is the highest.
62 HzThis frequency is also for Bass Adjustment. Through this, you can adjust the bass at the midrange.
125 HzThis is for Vocal and Instrument Adjustment.
You can change the vocals and instrument frequencies according to your taste.
250 HzThis frequency is used for adjusting the Guitar And Drums sounds.
500 HzThis frequency is used to clear the Unclear, Fady, and Noisy Sounds.
1KHzThis frequency is used to adjust the Brightness Of The Sound.
You can make the sound bright or dull by adjusting this frequency.
2KHzThis frequency is used to control the
Harshness Of Sound.
Don’t compare it with volume. It is another thing.
4KHzThis frequency is somehow about controlling the Volume Of The Sound. You can louder your speaker by adjusting it.
8KHzThis frequency is used to make the sound Dull Or Shiner. You can adjust it according to your needs.
16KHzThis is the maximum range of frequency. It is only used to control the Treble.
0 means lowest Treble and 16KHz means Highest Treble.


Here are some tips you can follow before doing the equalizer settings.

1. Check Out The Default Settings

First of all, check out the default Equalizer Settings. If your speaker is sounding well at the default settings then you don’t need to change them.

2. Check Out The Room Acoustics

Correct placement and your room acoustics play a key role in producing excellent sound. You should place your speaker according to the placement and location of furniture in your room.

The placement of a speaker in an empty room is not the same as in a filled room. Try to mount your speaker above the floor (at least at a height of 4 feet).

3. Start It From Zero

Before doing the EQ settings, adjust all the sliders at the Zero position and now gradually increase or decrease them.

Play the music alongside. So you can find the best settings.

4. The same EQ Settings Are Not Applicable For All Devices

The below-mentioned equalizer settings are not full and final. It depends upon many things. The size and power of your speaker and specifically on your taste.

One setting can not be applicable to all audio devices, instruments, and music genres. Classical lovers don’t need much bass, while in the case of Pop or Rock singing the sound is tasteless without deep and crunchy bass.

5. Don’t Overdo It

Don’t overdo the settings too much. Change them gradually and test the sound even after doing a slight change.

Extreme fluctuations can make the sound harsh and unable to listen.


I hope you have learned about the equalizer settings and all their frequencies. Now let’s understand, how can you do the equalizer settings of your JBL Audio Products.

Step 1
Placement Of Device

If you are doing the equalizer settings of JBL speakers, subwoofers, or soundbars then first you should place them correctly.

Step 2

 Download The JBL Mobile App

Now download the JBL Official Mobile App from the App Store or Playstore. Now connect Your device with a mobile App via WiFi or Bluetooth.

Step 3
Adjust All Sliders To 0

Now go to the equalizer settings and adjust all sliders to zero.
This will help you to change the frequencies simultaneously and gradually.

Step 4
Bass Adjustment

Now there are Six main frequencies which you have to set according to your music taste. The first one is Bass Adjustment. As you know 31 Hz and 62 Hz frequencies are of bass adjustment.

You can move these sliders to adjust them. I wouldn’t recommend you adjust them at extreme points.

Step 5
Vocals Adjustment

After bass adjustment, now it’s time to adjust the vocal and instrument frequencies. 125 Hz and 250 Hz are midrange frequencies that are used for Vocal and Instrument Adjustment. Adjust them accordingly.

Step 6
Brightness Adjustment

The last thing is the adjustment of the brightness of the sound. For this high-end frequency (1KHz) are used.

Ensure that Bass, Vocal, and Brightness adjustment should be compatible with each other. They should produce a clear and deep bass sound after adjustment.

Step 7
Harshness Adjustment

Move the slider of 2KHz frequency to adjust the harshness of the sound. More harshness means more unclarity sometimes.

Step 8
Adjust The Sound Loudness

 This is somehow like volume adjustment. It works on 4KHz frequency. You can adjust it by moving the slider.

Step 9
Treble Adjustment

Now finally it’s time to adjust the Treble. It comes under the 16KHz frequency.
Moving the slider Up or Right means higher the frequency and Treble of the sound and vice versa for moving the slider down or left.

Step 10

Test It

After doing all these adjustments, now it’s time to test the sound.
Gradually increase the volume and find the best volume level where it sounds better.

If you have done all the settings and you are comfortable with it, you should save it as default.


Bass is everything for music lovers. All the audio devices are now tested on the base of Bass quality.

Here are some bass adjustments for JBL products.

Low-end Frequency

The recommended low-end frequency should be in-between 20Hz-250Hz. The sound level should be +2dB to +5dB.

This setting is superb for low-power speakers and it produces deep bass.

Midrange Frequency

The recommended midrange frequency should be in-between 250Hz-4KHz. The sound level should be –2dB to -5 dB.

This produces a clear and undistorted sound.

High-end Frequency

The high-end frequency range should be 4KHz to 20KHz. The sound level should be +2dB to +4dB.

This brings clarity and a little bit of loudness to the bass.


If you are worried about sound quality while watching movies or TV shows with your family or friends, don’t worry.

Here are some awesome equalizer settings which can deliver you clear, equal, synchronized, and undistorted sound.

 It makes the dialogue clear.

Turn On The TruVolume And TruSurround

If you are watching TV by connecting the soundbar, then you should turn ON the TruVolume and TruSurround of your soundbar.

It will stabilize and normalize the sound volume.

Bass Adjustment For TV

The range of the bass should be in-between +2 to +4.

These are optimum ranges. Don’t fluctuate between them too much.

Otherwise TV sound will become harsh and undistorted when there will be some explosion or fighting scenes appear.

This is good for clear dialogue delivery.

Midrange Adjustment

Here the slider should be kept at (Flat).

I think this is the best for producing crunchy and clear sounds.

If you move the slider up and down, the dialogues will start to become noisy and hard to listen to.

Treble Adjustment

The recommended setting for treble is +1 to +3.

This is used to clarify the background sounds (which were too low to listen to) such as whispering or foot sounds etc.


Charge 5 is the most popular JBL portable speaker. It is a small-sized speaker with low power. But it doesn’t compromise on the Bass and sound quality.

Here are two recommended equalizer settings for JBL charge 5.

The First Setting

  • Bass Adjustment: +1
  • Midrange Adjustment: -1
  • Treble Adjustment: 0

The Second Setting

  • Bass Adjustment: 0
  • Midrange Adjustment: -2
  • Treble Adjustment: 0

Why Should We Do These Settings?

These settings help to produce rich and deep bass.

 It clarifies the sound and you will come to listen to an undistorted sound.


Don’t fluctuate these settings too much, otherwise your sound quality will become poor and it may damage the spider of the speaker in case of producing harsh and too much louder sound.


After Charge 5, Flip 5 and 6 are the best portable speakers produced by JBL.

These are easy to carry because of their small size and are best for a smaller room.

Equalizer Settings For JBL Flip 5


The flip 5 speaker works best in the low-frequency mode.

Flip 5 has a hidden feature to enable the low-frequency mode without disturbing the equalizer settings.

For enabling it, you just need to press and hold the Bluetooth And Volume Down buttons at the same time for a few seconds.

After a few settings, the lights of your speakers will turn OFF and ON automatically.

Then release the button and congrats, your Flip 5 speaker is now adjusted on the low-end frequency mode where its bass and treble become superb.

Equalizer Settings For JBL Flip 6

Here are the two most popular settings for JBL Flip 6 portable speakers.

The First Setting

  • Bass Adjustment: +2
  • Midrange Adjustment: 0
  • Treble Adjustment: -1
  • Volume Adjustment: 70%

The Second Setting

  • Bass Adjustment: +2
  • Midrange Adjustment: 0
  • Treble Adjustment: -2
  • Volume Adjustment: 70%

Why Should We Do These Settings?

These settings are used to produce low-end frequencies. Low-end frequencies produce deep bass and clear sound according to the power of your speaker.


 There are some mixed reviews about the Xtreme 3 speaker. People said it is a portable speaker. No, this is not.

This is a heavyweight speaker which can only be placed in a room.

Honestly speaking, Xtreme 3 is not a budget-friendly speaker. You should try Flip 6 instead. The bass loudness is also not good in Xtreme 3. People complain that it doesn’t produce deep bass.

If you are one of them. I would recommend you try the given setting in order to increase the bass.

  • Bass Adjustment: +2
  • Midrange Adjustment: 0
  • Treble Adjustment: +1
  • Volume Adjustment: 75%

Pro Tip
Pro Tip

By increasing the Treble, you can increase the Bass and vice versa.


If you have set all the equalizer settings and are still unable to listen to the deep and clear sound, follow the given instructions.

If you have connected a mobile app to your speaker, then there may be an issue in your mobile’s EQ settings instead of speakers.

For solving it Go to the Mobile Settings and from there locate the EQ settings and adjust it accordingly.

Many music streaming platforms like Spotify also have their own EQ settings.

Open the Spotify App. Go to the Menu. Then tap on Playback and then on Equalizer Settings.

From there you can adjust the volume, bass, and other settings according to your comfort.


I’m not saying that all the above-mentioned settings can’t be changed. They are just my personal suggestions.

Many people test their products on these settings and prove they are the best of all.

Here I only talk about the settings of Flip 5,6 and Extreme 3 because they are the most famous and most people use them.

If you are using your speakers along with your TV and mobile phone, remember to do the equalizer settings of your TV and mobile as well.

The last thing is to keep your settings safe or take pictures of them on your mobile so you can adjust them after resetting your device.


What Is The Best Frequency Range For All The Music Genres And Audio Devices?

The best frequency range for all the equipment and music genres ranges in-between 500 Hz to 1000Hz.

What Are The Best Equalizer Settings For Bass?

The best Bass frequency is 60 Hz to 200 Hz. The powerful speakers usually operate on high-end frequencies.

But the small and portable speakers usually operate at the lowest possible frequencies.

What Are Dynamic Bass Equalizer Settings?

Dynamic Bass Equalizer means the setting through which you can listen to clear and rich sound even at low frequencies.

In this, the sound becomes louder and clear even at low volume.

How To Balance The Equalizer Settings?

For balancing the equalizer settings, lower the midrange frequencies and increase the high-end frequencies.

It may depend on your taste, but you can change it accordingly.