Equalizer is one of the essentials when it comes to Music lovers and audiophiles , but sadly Windows 10 or be it any Windows 7 , or 8.1 none of them comes with an inbuilt Equalizer. Many times you might want to use Equalizer on YouTube, Spotify or be it any game or application on Windows. So, here’s an easy method which will add a default system-wide Sound equalizer so that the direct audio stream is equalizer enabled thus adding Sound equalizer to Windows 10 & iTunes or any app installed in it.

 Tutorial – Method on How to add Sound Equalizer on Windows 10 , Windows 8.1 & 7 (System-wide)

Pre-Requisites – 

  1. Your Computer or laptop must have audio drivers installed & working.
  2. A Working internet connection.
  3. A user account to install apps with administrator priveledges.

Method to install the Equalizer and front end for it –

  • We are going to use “Equalizer APO” for installing the system-wide equalizer and then a front end to control the equalizer presets.
  • So, first of all Download & Install Equalizer APO according to your System OS from the links below –

    Click here to Download Equalizer APO for Windows 10 / 7 / 8.1 (32-bit Variants)

    Click here to Download Equalizer APO for Windows 10 / 7 /8.1 (64-bit Variants)

  • After you have downloaded the above software, while installing it will ask you to select the Playback devices as shown in the image below –
    Selecting Playback devices on Equalizer APO Windows 10
    Selecting Playback devices on Equalizer APO Windows 10

    here select the audio playback devices where in you want to use Equalizer , Headphones / Speakers etc (You can even select all of them)

  • After selecting the playback devices , Click on the “OK” button.
  • Equalizer APO will now be installed on your System and it will be rebooted (restart the windows operating system)
  • Once , you computer or laptop is restarted, we will now control the Equalizer by a front-end named as “PC Equalizer – GUI” . So you need to Download & Install PC Equalizer GUI from the link below –

    Click here to Download PC Equalizer GUI for Windows 7/8.1/10 

  • Now, once you have installed PC Equalizer GUI it will ask you permissions to write to configuration file, allow it by “Click Yes”.-
    PC Equalizer GUI for Windows 7/8.1/10
    PC Equalizer GUI for Windows 7/8.1/10


  • Now, in PC Equalizer you can easily change the default Equalizer presets , such as “Bass, Party , Jazz , Rock , Soft, Classical , noise-reduction ” from the drop-down menu as shown in the image below –
  • Changing Equalizer in Windows 10
    Changing Equalizer in Windows 10

    Thus, you have now successfully changed the default audio output Equalizer in your Windows 10 / 7 / 8.1 computer or laptop.

  • Besides, changing equalizer treble, vocals you can even change the audio output stream to mono or stereo adjust highs and lows. Also boost sound output using the app!
  • Thus, you can enjoy equalizer enabled sound on any app iTunes, Spotify, Chrome directly on Windows 10 or 7 or 8.1 using this tutorial.

If you face any issues feel free to comment.


  1. hi ! set it up – works fine – then when i shutdown and start – PCEqualizer does not start up – can’t get it to open – any suggestions wld b appreciated – thx

    • Make sure it isn’t starting minimized. I had the same problem until I realized it was open in the taskbar.
      My problem is that it doesn’t seem to do anything to the sound. Can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong.

    • I had the same issue with EqualizerAPO. No sound was coming out. I searched a lot but could not found any solution. So I had to uninstall it. Then I have installe EqualizerPro. I am on a 7 days trial period. It is working perfectly on my PC and I am thinking about having premium membership. You can go for it. You can download from here: http://www.equalizerpro.com/lp/lp2.php

  2. Installed EquilizerAPO 1.1.2 and PC Equilizer 1.2.0 and it kills my system sound. I’ve tried just about every setting, troubleshooting, enabling devices with the Configurator, etc etc, and no sound until I uninstall. I have a Dell D6430 with all default sound adapters. Some websites mention hacking registry, installing special drivers for my hardware, etc. Oh brother. I just want an equilizer to adjust bass and treble of Youtube videos. But alas, too much to ask of a PC without major hassle and time.

  3. i tried….eqAPO asked for id and pw to open. thought it was free…also cannot now fully uninstall peace apo which i downloaded.

  4. Up till now I was only using the APO Equalizer and it’s working pretty darn fine. So, what’s with that other equalizer? Does it offer anything that APO doesn’t?

  5. ¿ I am using a 2nd.Gen. Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 audio interface into mt HP TouchSmart 610 w/4gigs ram as my main sound source to monitor my DAW as well as Youtube & Social Media – will this work on this system I use ?

  6. did properly as your instruction but there are no changes on sound. any preset sounds same. how can I fix this issue? thanks.

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