It seems incredible the sound power that our HomePods are capable of emitting. A power that in most cases we appreciate and appreciate, but which at times and in certain circumstances it can be too much for other people close to us.
The importance of bass in sound propagation
Whether it is for the person in the other room or on the other floor, too loud noise can be excessive. The problem is that lowering the volume is not always the best solution
The reason for this strange behavior is in the bass. These are much more penetrating than higher pitched sounds, go further, and are not always reduced as much as one would like to lower the volume. Aware of this situation, HomePod offers us an option to reduce this bass.
With this option, we will be able to enjoy the content at a volume that we can hear well and, at the same time, we will not annoy the people around us. This bass reduction requires iOS 15 and we can do this on both the original HomePod and the mini
- We open the app House on our iPhone, iPad or Mac.
- On our iPhone or iPad, we hold down the HomePod button and tap the gear-shaped buttons on the bottom right. On the Mac, we secondarily click on the HomePod button and choose Settings.
- We activate the option Reduce bass.
From there, the HomePod’s audio calculation algorithm will take care of reducing low frequency sounds, bass, so that the result noticeably less heard outside the room where the speaker is located.
To say, however, that the difference in the type of sound with the option of reduced bass or not, is quite remarkable. For this reason, we’ll surely want to turn off the bass reduction once we’re done watching the movie or listening to the podcast. Fortunately, we can do this very easily according to our needs.
Image | Jacques Yarema