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When will Sonos update the app with a 3 band EQ? Bass-Mid-Treble?


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Sonos app update. 3 band EQ BASS-MID-TREBLE greater user control. It’s the weakness in the app.

 

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Best answer by Sotiris C. 24 January 2023, 15:33

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Sonos has a long history of concentrating on stuff that sells more Sonos.

If you want a tweaker’s dream audio system there are many out there, just not from Sonos.

I went the opposite direction from you, my fancy audio system was given to a friend and I put in Sonos so I could just enjoy my music, not twiddling bits. Never going back.

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Or Sonos customer research shows not many people want this, especially since the introduction of Trueplay, or it is technologically less viable to do for Sonos…….

You do appreciate that with Trueplay Sonos in fact employs a 16-band parametric EQ?

https://tech-blog.sonos.com/posts/trueplay-spectral-correction/

car stereos have a mid control

 

Indeed they do. But high end hifi amplifiers generally do not.  You may wish to ponder on that.

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Hello @grindlizer and welcome to Sonos Community!

Thank you for the feedback, it is much appreciated.

I have marked this thread as a feature request, and forwarded it to the relevant teams for consideration.

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Thanks, Sotiris. Appreciate the good word!

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presets would be nice also! It seems so obvious. Car stereos have a mid controls why not Sonos? It would be to there advantage, in my opinion, to stick with a little tried and true as well as the tech!

Yes +1, I would like a little more (granularity) customisation options in this area too - I would perhaps even settle for some EQ ‘presets’ for both TV and Music audio.

I would also like to see a manual L/R balance control for Sonos HT rooms.


 

Please - please no EQ presets, I have yet to experience a EQ preset that I have been satisfied with.

I would prefer a customisable EQ, that’s for sure. 👍

I would personally find it helpful to also have separate EQ settings attached to TV listening and Music playback. 

Some will want a parametric equalizer.

I know users who always boost tone controls to the max and this is what sounds “best”. For these listeners additional tone controls would be a great plus because more controls could be set to max.

 

Bingo! Add me to this request tally. 

  • Mid Range EQ control or control over Speech Enhancement at least (current SE is currently too harsh)
  • Different saved EQ etc. settings for Music and TV content. Completely different needs.

     

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Thank you, yes! 3 band would be a good start 5 band would be better. At least make it optional. Come on Sonos, you obviously have some good engineers, there must be a way!!!

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I would be happy with adjustable midrange update on the sonos app! I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who would like this addition.

Oh no, not a "or the bunny gets it" post.  Whatever will Sonos do?

Ok, 16 band parametric EQ. I ad no idea. My apologies! How do access it, and how does it work? How do I make a simple midrange adjustments? Or maybe I’m asking the wrong question. So, maybe, what does it look like on my app? Thanks!

https://support.sonos.com/article/tune-your-sonos-speakers-with-trueplay

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I think for a majority of Sonos users, a parametric EQ is a definite challenge. That seems as though a sound engineer would be qualified. It’s not likely most folks would. Maybe, not worth the time and trouble for a system that was supposed to be simple to set up.  

Then why does sonos offer the option to adjust bass and treble after Trueplay?

To suit personal taste. No two humans have an identical sense of hearing. Trueplay deals with evening out a lumpy response (resonances, peaks, nulls, etc). Many feel that such correction leaves the sound a bit lean, hence they like to add back a bit of bass. Similarly some wish to add a bit of ‘air’ in the higher frequencies, for example to counter age-related hearing loss.

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And, some like a little more midrange punch. Sonos has a bass slider and a treble slider. Why not a midrange slider? That makes it simple. The everyone solution!

why buy anything new when they go with the bare minimum cheap EQ?

Cheap???  

My reason for buying the speakers would be that they sound great and give me limited opportunities to screw things up.  There is an almost limitless number of factors that are more critical to the quality of the sound.

Yes +1, I would like a little more (granularity) customisation options in this area too - I would perhaps even settle for some EQ ‘presets’ for both TV and Music audio.

I would also like to see a manual L/R balance control for Sonos HT rooms.

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Yes +1, I would like a little more (granularity) customisation options in this area too - I would perhaps even settle for some EQ ‘presets’ for both TV and Music audio.

I would also like to see a manual L/R balance control for Sonos HT rooms.


 

Please - please no EQ presets, I have yet to experience a EQ preset that I have been satisfied with.
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okay, but I still think a 3 band EQ is a needed upgrade, 5 band would be better!

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Sounds like another great Idea!

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Wow, a parametric EQ! It would be great. However I was thinking baby steps. A 3 band or 5 band EQ would be a decent way to go for now since they don’t seem very concerned about it. Sonos has a blind spot right now. It’s like they have high end sports car with a 2 speed transmission ( forward and reverse). It’s nice but it could be so much better. I should have done better research before I bought it. Denon wireless receiver might be a better alternative going forward. Plenty of EQ with them.

But, an automatic transmission, while presenting only two speeds to the driver, can shift faster and at more appropriate times. Sure, the automatic costs some power, but think how much power is wasted by the liquid rubber interface with the road.