It’s been a while since Amazon launched its Echo Buds 2, but apparently the company is still looking for ways to improve them. Today it announced that users will be able to enable audio personalization from the Alexa app on their phone.
According to a company spokesperson, the new feature lets you find the right audio mix for different settings and environments, “whether you’re watching a movie on your laptop or listening to your favorite playlist on your phone.” .
To use it, open the Alexa app, select Echo headphones settings, then select Audio customization.
You’ll be presented with a range of frequencies and volumes in each ear, which gives the app the information it needs to perform the calibration. When you’re done, the new settings are downloaded to the Echo Buds 2, which ideally results in fuller sound.
If you don’t see the Audio customization option, you may not have the latest software on your Echo Buds 2.
To make sure your headphones are getting the latest update (578821692 as of January 24, 2023):
- make sure the headphones are fully charged and the charging case has at least 30% charge
- put the headphones in the case
- close the housing cover
- keep your Echo Buds next to your phone with the case closed for at least 30 minutes.
The software update should happen automatically. When you connect them to your phone, after the above steps, select Echo earphone settings afterwards Aboutand check the Device software version.
Amazon isn’t the first company to help people get the most out of their wireless headphones in this way. Many brands do something similar, ranging from simple built-in tests like the one included with Jabra’s Elite 7 Pro, to more sophisticated solutions powered by third parties. For example, 1More favors the technology provided by SoundID, which it uses on its ColorBuds 2 earphones, while Anker Soundcore prefers HearID, the Liberty 4 noise-canceling earphone customization system. Both Beyerdynamic and Skullcandy use Mimi for their versions of sound customization.