Best Equalizer Settings for Echo Dot 3, Dot 4 & Dot 5

The Echo Dot 3, 4, and 5 are a line of speakers from Amazon that come with impressive audio qualities that make them a great choice for users that want an affordable option.

While the speakers do not cost much, they feature several audio features that allow you to enjoy the same audio performance as in more expensive speakers. 

In this article, you will find all the equalizer settings that work best with the Echo Dot 3, 4, and 5.

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Best Equalizer Settings for Echo Dot 3

The Echo Dot 3 has a basic EQ that can be adjusted in the Alexa app. To access it, open the app, select your Echo Dot, and go to Settings > Audio > Equalizer. 

Here are some tips for getting the best sound out of your Echo Dot 3 speaker:

  • Bass: If you like bass-heavy music, you can focus on boosting the lower frequencies by a few dB.  You need to set it to 60 Hz and below. This will give you a more powerful sound. However, avoid going to low as too much bass on the speaker can drown out other frequencies and make the music sound muddy.
  • Mid-range: If you listen to a lot of podcasts or audiobooks, then you will have to adjust the mid-range frequencies. The range for this is set at 500 Hz to 2 kHz. Setting the mid-range frequencies will make voices clearer and more prominent, which will help dialogue cut through any background noise, making it easier to understand.
  • Treble: The Treble settings help if you notice that your music sounds too harsh or tinny. You can try lowering the higher frequencies by a few dB, to soften the sound.

You can adjust these settings as you see fit to ensure you get the best audio performance.

Best Equalizer Settings for Echo Dot 4

The Echo Dot 4 has a more advanced EQ called Adaptive Sound, which automatically adjusts the sound based on the acoustics of your room. You can also manually adjust the EQ in the Alexa app by going to Settings > Audio > Equalizer. 

Using these tips, you can get a better sound performance out of your device:

  • Adaptive Sound: If you’re not sure about how to go about the adaptive sound feature, you might want to leave it on and see how it sounds. This feature uses the Dot 4’s built-in microphones to improve your sound based on the room. This comes handy if you move your Dot 4 around to different locations or rooms.
  • Bass: Similar to the Echo Dot 3, you can improve the bass by boosting the lower frequencies. This gives you a more bass-heavy sound. However, the Dot 4’s bass response is generally stronger than the Dot 3’s, so you might not want to raise the levels too high.
  • Treble: The Dot 4 also comes with a more balanced treble response than the Dot 3’s, so you may not need to lower the higher frequencies as much.

Best Equalizer Settings for Echo Dot 5

The Echo Dot 5 has the most powerful speaker of any Echo Dot, and as such, it can produce a fuller, richer sound than its predecessors. The Dot 5 also features the Adaptive Sound EQ feature, which adjusts the sound based on the acoustics of your room. To manually adjust the EQ, go to Settings > Audio > Equalizer in the Alexa app. 

You can also follow these tips to get the best sound out of your device:

  • Adaptive Sound: As with the Dot 4, you can leave Adaptive Sound on to let the device adjust the sound based on your room. However, if you want to manually adjust the EQ, you can do so in the app. You can also check the user manual to better understand how the adaptive sound feature works in the Echo Dot 5.
  • Bass: The Dot 5 has a stronger bass response than the Dot 4’s, so you might want to take extra care when boosting the lower frequencies. Too much bass can cause distortion but you can always keep the base frequencies slightly around 60 Hz.
  • Mid-range: The Dot 5’s mid-range frequencies are also well-balanced. You can also use them to make vocals or dialogue stand out more. For this, you would want to boost the mid-range frequencies to around 1 kHz to 3 kHz.
  • Treble: With the Dot 5, you can get an impressive treble response that is generally well-balanced. If you’re playing low-quality audio or music that sounds too harsh or bright, you can cut the higher frequencies around 8 kHz and above to help soften the sound and make it more pleasant to listen to over long periods of time.


  • Lawrence Munson

    I'm Lawrence Munson, a tech blogger and audio enthusiast. is where I share my thoughts and findings on the latest audio gear such as earphones, soundbars, subwoofers, equalizers, etc. I love to test new products to help my readers understand and enjoy their devices better, and I'm always eager to share my knowledge about audio technology and how it works.