This is for windows phone and Xbox. Please PLEASE PLEASEEEEEE have an equalizer for the ms music service. How can this be missing? I am dumping ms music/zune until you get one. This is so basic its pathetic and completely irresponsible that after 3-4 years of people asking for a basic equalizer and MS STILL has not delivered!!!!
Most of my desires for Xbox Music are addressed by other users; such as gapless playback, control over metadata and album art, improved bit rates and so on.
A smaller feature I'd like to see better handled, is access to the equaliser menu for Windows Phone. It'd be much more convenient to have some means of reaching it without having to exit the Xbox Music app and go hunting through the system settings. Surely, this is no more complex a task then writing in a link to the app code which bridges the app to the system setting page (as it appears to be in Google Music on Android and Nokia Music on WP).
I know this dosn't help you Windows Phone users but I'd like to post this for MS Surface users searching like I was for an equalizer for XBox Music. I was able to add an equalizer to my Surface Pro 3 by deinstalling the lightweight factory Realtec driver. I then downloaded and installed the full Windows 8.1 driver from the Realtec web site. After you install the driver go into the control panel and switch to icon view. Double-click the Realtec HD Audio Manager. You'll find the equalizer and presets on the "Headphones" - "Sound Effects" tab. It works great for me. I don't know if it'll work with exteral speakers but it works fine with my headphones.
Another great feature would be the ability to insert a song to "Play Next". I'll often be listening to a song which reminds me of something i really want to hear next, but the only way to do it is to disrupt the whole playlist and play the song individually. It would be great if there was a way to just insert the song into the playlist to play after the current song. Please vote for it here.
@Microsoft: Just add a systemwide equalizer like the Lumias have!
This is really more of an OS request than a Music App request, Lumia's currently have an EQ but it only works via wired headset. It would be good for that feature to expanded to all make/model of phone while making it work on all audio output.
I think this could have been expressed more politely.
its really NECESSARY!!!!
the lack of a equalizer keeps my and thousands of music lovers away from Windows Phone.
Andrew Moroney commented
The equalizer function should work like it does in Nokia MixRadio. In the "Now Playing" panel you click on the three dots and it brings up the panel where "audio settings" is one of the options.
se volete battere la concorrenza,installate l equalizzatore.
Non avere un equalizzatore musicale su nokia lumia 520 e assolutamente intollerabile....
Windows Phone doesn't come with an equalizer but Nokia Lumia devices come with system-wide equalizer, audio leveling, and dolby surround support.
MS sometimes acts totally innovative when it comes to windows phone but so easily oversees some of the basic aspects most of the times. like the equalizer. it doesn't provide us with a equalizer in the first place and didn't even allows other app developers to make it a part of their app.
its totally ridiculous. I bet the people at MS themselves listen sings on their iPod's. huh
Yes, please. Add this to Windows Phone 8.1!
The current equaliser under the Nokia Audio app works only with wired headphones.
If I'm bluetoothing audio, it doesn't work!
the xbox music app in Windows 8.1 sounds terrible. I know it's been said a number of times, but how can such a basic function be missing? If over 1000 people are asking for it, that means 10s of thousands just move on to other, possibly better options (including other fruit based OSs).
I'd beg the devs to listen to the users, but maybe we sound to tinny and so they can't understand us. It's a shame there's no equalizer to fix that..
Please bring this to Windows 8.1!
Oh I love equalizers, they remind me of the 80's!
József Neller commented
Music player WITHOUT an equalizer? Blasphemy! :D
For the haters: YOU may not need it. We DO.
My nokia lumia 520 doesn't have equalizer.
Also add "auto equalizer". So when the song change, it can detect its genre or anything to auto adjust the equalizer. Like AIMP3 did in desktop PC.
Please add default music equaliser
@JamesJ my HTC 8X hasn't this feature do you have a Lumia device ?
@Microsoft Please add an equalizer like the one in Windows Media Player, there is no other correct music app on WP8 and the current app NEED better options such as an equalizer.