The Realtek equalizer Windows 10 controls the Realtek HD sound. This post from MiniTool Software teaches you how to how to open Realtek equalizer in Windows 10 and adjust Realtek audio equalizer settings, how to fix Realtek equalizer missing or not working issues, etc.
What is Realtek equalizer in Windows 10 and how to open and adjust its settings or troubleshoot its issues? Check the answers in this post.
Realtek Equalizer Windows 10
What is Realtek equalizer?
Realtek sound card features a graphic equalizer to let users freely adjust the computer sound. You can go to Realtek equalizer settings window to make proper adjustments for Windows 10 audio.
Realtek equalizer comes along with Realtek sound card in your Windows 10 computer and should work only if the Realtek High Definition Audio driver has been installed.
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How to Open Windows 10 Realtek Equalizer
You can open Realtek equalizer in Windows 10 and adjust its settings if you like. Generally, you can access the default Realtek equalizer from Sound settings.
- Right-click Sound icon at the bottom-right corner of Windows taskbar and select Sounds.
- Under Playback tab, right-click Speakers and select Properties.
- Click Enhancements tab and click Equalizer. Click the drop-down icon next to Setting to choose an audio equalizer option.
- You can also click the three-dot icon next to Setting to open Graphic EQ to adjust its settings.
Fix Realtek Equalizer Windows 10 Missing or Not Working
Fix 1. Open Realtek Audio Manager to access Realtek equalizer. You can press Windows + R, type C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\ in Run box, and press Enter. Then double-click RtkNGUI64 file to open Realtek HD Audio Manager. Then you can click Equalizer to choose a preferred equalizer setting for Realtek audio. Here you can also click Change to Graphic EQ icon under EQ to activate Realtek sound card equalizer in Windows 10.
Tip: If your computer doesn’t have Realtek HD Audio Manager, you can check how to get Realtek HD Audio Manager download for Windows 10.
Fix 2. If the Realtek equalizer is disappeared from your Windows 10 computer, you can go to Realtek official website to download and install the latest Realtek High Definition Audio driver to make Realtek equalizer work.
Fix 3. Update Realtek High Definition Audio driver. Press Windows + X and select Device Manager to open Device Manager in Windows 10. Expand Sound, video and game controllers. Right-click Realtek High Definition Audio and click Update driver.
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Fix Realtek No Enhancements Tab
Some users may find that there is no Enhancements tab in the Speakers Properties window. You can follow the steps to fix Enhancements tab missing issue.
- Press Windows + X and select Device Manager.
- Expand “Sound, video and game controllers” category.
- Right-click Realtek High Definition Audio and select Disable device
- Right-click Realtek High Definition Audio again and select Update driver.
- Click Browse my computer for driver software and select High definition audio device to install the High Definition Audio Device driver.
This should replace the Realtek Audio driver and install the default High Definition Audio Device driver in Windows 10, and get back the Enhancements tab in the Speakers Properties window.
8 Best Free Equalizer for Windows 10 for Better Sound
If you are looking for a top third-party sound equalizer for Windows 10, here we list the top 8 free Windows 10 audio equalizers for you. They are Equalizer APO, Realtime Equalizer, Viper4Windows, FXSound, Boom3D, Graphic Equalizer Studio, Breakaway Audio Enhancer, and EqualizerPro.