Lately, you’re getting annoying bass noise from the speakers. It’s not just a problem for you but a problem for your neighbors too. Many reasons could cause this problem, such as audio control, speaker placement, tweeter or amplifier, or source issues.
But you don’t need to worry as I’ll discuss these causes and tell you how to eliminate bass from speakers. I’ll dive deep into the details. So stay with me till the end!
Does High Bass Ruin Speakers?
Generally, no, high bass doesn’t ruin speakers. Most speakers are capable of tolerating high bass boosts. But, sometimes, if the volume is way too high or the SPL is at the peak, there is a chance of damaging the speakers.
The amount of bass the speakers can handle depends on three factors;
- Cone size.
- Subwoofer size.
- Overall build quality.
Try to keep the volume at the standard level to avoid any kind of inconvenience. Read the instruction manual that comes with the speaker thoroughly to understand the level you can push your speaker’s bass.
High bass won’t ruin your speakers if the speaker is at the optimal level.
What Causes Boomy Bass From Speakers?
You can’t determine the cause just by looking at the speakers. There could be a single reason behind this issue, sometimes multiple reasons.
Here are the possible reasons!
1. Volume and Bass Control: The reason is sometimes as simple as incorrect volume and bass control. You might not optimize the volume, treble, and bass control. When people add a subwoofer to the system, they change the general settings and forget to optimize it.
2. Room: When you use a speaker in a closed room, the room itself could be the reason. As most speakers need a lot of space to flow the air to produce smooth sound and bass, the room could be an issue.
3. Speaker Placement: Sometimes, the room is fine, but the speaker placement isn’t. If your speaker is close to a wall or ground, it can produce irritating bass noise.
4. Tweeter Issue: The tweeter might be why there is more boomy bass in the system. The possible reason is it’s not working. Or maybe, the case is, it might be connected at all with the system.
5. Amplifier Issue: The amplifier could get bad or disconnected in the receiver. Simply because of that, you might be noticing bassy noise.
6. Audio Source Issue: Every system has its equalizer. Sometimes, the source’s equalizer could be the reason.
The possible cause could be someone changed or rearranged the settings and forgot to turn it into default mode. And sometimes, the overall audio system equalizers are not in sync or correctly optimized with the system.
How to Eliminate Bass From Speakers [Easy 4 Fixes]
Whatever the reason, you can eliminate boomy bass from speakers within just a few steps. Besides, there are different ways to fix this issue, and I’ll discuss them individually.
Way #1: Adjust the Controls
If the issue is related to controls, you must change it until everything is at the level. Check whether the volume is at the level and if not, get it to the lowest position.
Then, the treble and bass control should be at half or put to fifty percent. After that, turn the volume back in until the controls are at the optimum level. And, of course, don’t forget to adjust or optimize the treble control.
Way #2: Using a Capacitor or Bass Blocker
Putting a bass blocker is also an easy solution. You can use a capacitor too. Generally, in crossover nets, these method works fantastically. But there are a few things to remember.
- You need to get the perfect fit for your system.
- And you need to count first how many you need.
The type of your bass blocker will depend on the audio system you have. When you add multiple capacitors with your speakers in a series system, that’s a bass blocker.
Another way to use a single capacitor is to use a tweeter in the middle. Remember to choose a mid-range tweeter and bass blocker and higher cutoffs.
The last option you can use as a non-polarized electrolytic, then getting a few of the 560 electrolytic would be a great choice too.
Way #3: Repositioning the Speaker
Changing the speaker’s position might solve the issue. When you hear too much noise in a room, even though you’ve turned down the volume control, the reason could be the placement.
To fix this, you need to change the position of the speaker. Get a tool and place the speaker above it to get it higher from the ground. And, if the speaker is close to a wall, drag it to the middle of the room to get more space to flow the audio.
Way #4: Use an Equaliser
Sometimes everything could be fine, but you must put too much bass in the system. Or sometimes, there are too many low frequencies that the system can’t filter out.
In that case, you need a bass equalizer. What an equalizer does is that it filters out most of the low frequencies to produce a smoother and more excellent audio experience.
What Noise Cancels Bass?
Dark-brown noise cancels bass. To do that, you can use noise-canceling headphones that provide dark brown noise. Additionally, using foam earplugs is also a good idea.
Dark-brown noise helps you mask thumps and the remainder. Besides, earplugs’ performance gets augmented by using them. Many people prefer playing their home audio system and using their masking noise.
Sometimes, you can also shape the noise to emphasize the bass frequency, whether it’s high or low, that you need to mask. You can try different combos to try masking louder bass noise.
I went through all the possible reasons that could be causing the issue and discussed them in detail. And find the solutions to solve your problem.
I hope you can solve the problem and enjoy the music without any irritating noises. Have a great day!