Are you one of the many viewers who are experiencing difficulty hearing the dialogue of a TV show due to loud background music? If so, there are a few adjustments you can make to address this issue. Before we get into the solutions, it is important to note that programs delivered to knowledge with sound and music pre-mixed to industry standards. Thus, we cannot adjust the individual audio levels of programs.
One reason why background music might be drowning out dialogue is that everyone’s hearing ability is different, and every TV manufacturer has a different way of improving the sound’s dynamic range. Dynamic range is the range between the loudest and softest parts of a show’s soundtrack. Here are a few ways to improve the dynamic range so that dialogue comes across much more clearly.
Start by going to settings on your TV. This may be a button on your remote showing a gear or hit the menu button and navigate to sound. Depending on the brand and model of your TV, some of the names for dynamic range may be DRC, dynamic range control, speech or dialogue enhancement, volume leveling, or clear voice. Choose what options are available to you and adjust them accordingly. Your TV’s user guide will have full instructions on how to amplify the voice or dialog, reducing the loud background.
If you don’t see any of the dynamic range names mentioned, look for equalizer in the sound settings. There you can adjust the audio levels, lower the bass, and increase the treble range. This can help you hear the dialogue more clearly.
Another reason for poor sound quality is that today’s TVs are thinner than they used to be, which means there often isn’t suitable room inside for higher quality speakers. Something you can do to address this is to purchase a set of quality speakers or a soundbar for your TV. Prices range, but you can find decent soundbars for under $100 at most retail and department stores. They can do wonders to improve the overall sound.
In conclusion, adjusting the dynamic range, equalizer, or investing in a soundbar can all help to turn down background music on TV. By making these adjustments, you can improve your viewing experience and enjoy your favorite shows without any frustrations.