Why Are My Beats Studio Buds So Quiet? – (7 Proven Solutions)

why are my beats studio buds so quiet

I always wondered why are my Beats Studio buds so quiet? Finally, I found a working fix!

The muffled audio quality of the earbuds can be a sign of an underlying malfunction with the built-in speakers, charging capacity, or speaker obstructions.

So, this guide contains the deepest and most accurate solutions to the quiet audio output from your Beats Studio earbud.

If the audio output of the Beats Studio Buds is muffled or quiet, increase the volume from all sources, check for speaker obstructions, and recharge the equipment.

If you’re still experiencing issues, factory reset the Beats Studio buds.

Let’s analyze the issue further!

Why Are the Beats Studio Buds Quiet?

beats studio buds quiet

The reason for the reduced audio quality or strength of the Beats Studio Buds is primarily due to volume management issues or improper charging

However, software issues and even unstable Bluetooth connection can decrease the earbuds’s volume output, so it’s best to inspect all the possibilities.

Let’s review an organized list containing all causes for the issue:

  • The volume is decreased from one or more sources.
  • There’s an underlying issue with the wireless signal.
  • There is wireless interference congesting the signal.
  • The inner speakers of the Beats buds are obstructed.
  • The Beats Studio buds have developed a malfunction.

After understanding all possible causes for the buds’s audio malfunction, let’s proceed with the expert troubleshooting guide.

Why Are My Beats Studio Buds So Quiet – Proven Solutions

Quick Tip: Follow the steps consecutively!

1. Increase the Volume From All Sources

increase the volume from all sources

The audio output strength of your Beats Studio Buds can be controlled via multiple sources – through your mobile device or the Beats mobile app.

To ensure that the earbuds are not quiet due to lowered audio output, you should increase the volume through all the sources.

Increase Volume Through Your Device

The easiest method to increase the volume of the Beats Studio Buds is to use the in-built Volume +/- on the left or right side panel of your device. 

Press the “Volume +” button on the side panel 10–15 times while the earbuds are paired to increase the output volume significantly.

Increase Volume Through the Beats App

You can manually assign a volume increase or volume decrease function to each of your earbuds through the Beats app available on iOS and Android. 

Open the app and go to “My Beats” → “Press and Hold” → “Volume Control” → “On” → “Right/Left Earbud” → “Volume Up/Down.”

Note: You must specify each volume function to one of the earbuds before saving the changes.

2. Play a Different Track or Song

play a different track or song

There’s a chance that the recorded audio of the track or broadcast you’ve played on the wireless device is not loud enough.

Regardless of how much you increase the volume of the earbuds, the output will still seem quiet and you will be unable to increase it from anywhere.

So, play an alternative music video, broadcast, or audiobook through a proven multimedia source, such as YouTube, Apple Music, or Spotify.

Try to determine if the audio output of the Beats Studio Buds remains the same after testing on multiple different streaming platforms.

Notice: Most players within streaming platforms generally have an audio controller!

3. Pair the Beats Studio Buds Again

If the Beats Studio earbuds have developed a temporal connection flaw, you must unpair and reconnect the earbuds to resolve the issue. 

Well, reconnecting the Beats Buds is an effective method to resolve throttle wireless connection, disruptions, and involves a few extra steps.

pair the beats studio buds again

Here’s how to pair the Beats Studio Buds again:

  1. Open the “Settings” app on your wireless device.
  2. Navigate to the “Bluetooth” pane from the section.
  3. Next, locate your “Beats Studio Buds” connection.
  4. Tap on the “Manage” or the “i” icon if you’re on iOS.
  5. After that, scroll to the bottom of the Bluetooth menu.
  6. Tap the “Disconnect” button from the page settings.
  7. Put both earbuds back into the case and then wait.

If the reconnect is successful, the status of the Beats Studio Buds will change to “Connected.”

The buds use automatic pairing technology, so they will connect once taken out of their capsule.

Note: The earbuds will unpair immediately after being placed into the case!

4. Check for Speaker Obstructions

check for speaker obstructions

Your Beats Studio buds quiet audio may be due to obstructions of the internal speakers on the buds.

To maintain the proper output quality of the earbuds, you must ensure the speakers have direct contact with your ear and there are no external obstructions such as earwax or dust/dirt.

Requirements for Cleaning Beats Earbuds

  • A soft micro or anti-fiber cloth.
  • A bottle of cleaning solution (rubbing alcohol).
  • 2-3 ear sticks or thin cotton buds.

Here’s how to check for obstructions on the earbuds’s speaker:

  1. Take both of the Beats earbuds out of the case.
  2. Remove the plastic tips of both of the earbuds.
  3. Dip one of the earsticks into a cleaning solution.
  4. Insert the ear stick into the earbuds’ plastic tips.
  5. Remove all debris and dust from the bud’s case.
  6. Wait until the case fully dries up and put them in.
Note: The Beats Studio Buds come with an extra small earbud set and standard silicone tips!

5. Fully Charge the Beats’ Equipment

fully charge the beats’ equipment

In case the audio quality of the Beats earbuds is still reduced, you should fully charge the case and verify that both earbuds are also at maximum capacity.

This will ensure that the quietness is not caused by improperly charged equipment, involving the case and the buds. 

Here’s how to fully re-charge the Beats Studio Buds and the charging case:

  1. First, place both earbuds into the charging case.
  2. Install the USB type-C charging cable into the case.
  3. Connect the charging cable with a power adapter.
  4. Wait until the frontal LED of the case changes light.
  5. Wait for at least 35–40 min while the case charges.

Once you’ve fully re-charged the case, take both earbuds out and wait until the “Bluetooth Connection” status in the settings of your devices turns to “Connected.”

After that, place the earbuds in your ears, play any audio stream or broadcast, and measure the sound quality.

Reminder: Make sure the volume is increased from the audio or broadcast source!

6. Configure the “Audio Balance” Feature

configure the “audio balance” feature

When Beats Studio buds one side quiet, you might have accidentally re-configured the “Audio Balance” feature on your wireless device.

Both mobile and desktop devices can transfer the sound from one side to another on both standard headphones and wirelessly paired earbuds.

How to Configure “Audio Balance” On Mobile?

  • On Android, launch the “Settings,” scroll down to “Accessibility” and tap the “Audio” section. Select “Audio Adjustment” and move the slider towards the middle.
  • On iOS, navigate to “Settings” → “Accessibility” → “Audio/Visual” → “Balance” and drag the slider towards the middle. 

How to Configure “Audio Balance” On Desktop?

configure “audio balance” on desktop
  • On Windows, open “Settings” → “System” → “Sound” → “Advanced” → “More sound settings” and select the Beats Studio Buds. Drag the slider towards the middle.
  • On macOS, open the “Bluetooth” tab, enter the configuration of the Beats Studio buds, and go down to “Adjust balance” to position the slider in the middle.

This will stabilize the output, so if one of your earbuds was quieter than the other, it’s now fixed.

Note: The audio balance slider must remain in the middle at all times!

7. Restore the Buds to Factory Defaults

If the buds are still quiet or repeatedly losing connection, you should perform a factory reset on the charging case, while the earbuds are inside.

This will erase all existing Bluetooth profiles of the Beats Studio buds, solve connection issues, and reprogram your beats software to default.

restore the buds to factory defaults

Here’s how to restore the Beats Studio Buds to factory defaults:

  1. Place both Studio earbuds into the Beats charging case.
  2. Locate the “System” button between the earbud sockets.
  3. Release the button after 15 seconds once the LED blinks.
  4. Wait until the earbuds have finalized the factory restoration.

The Beats Studio Buds are designed to notify you of the restoration by blinking red and white for multiple seconds after releasing the system button. 

Reminder: To use your Beats Studio buds after the reset, you must pair them to your device!

Let’s Recap

Why are my Beats Studio Buds so quiet?

The reason for the quietness of your Beats Studio buds could be related to an improperly adjusted audio balance, insufficient charging, or a clogged speaker.

The solution involves cleaning, repairing, and factory resetting.

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