Having good audio during Zoom meetings is important. If you don’t know what others are saying, it’s hard to get a good word in. Or, you might miss out on a question meant for you. The good news is that you can change options and see if it makes your Zoom meetings sound better.
Sure, you may come across problems such as echos during your Zoom calls, but you never know; maybe with a few audio changes, the problem can get fixed. Some audio options you can change include testing the mic and speakers, Block background noises, and others.
How to Improve Audio in Zoom Meetings
Before you head on over to Settings, make sure the version of Zoom you’re using is the latest one. You can check Zoom for the latest updates by going to the desktop client and clicking on the profile picture. When the additional options appear, click on the Check for Updates option.
If you’re already running on the latest version of Zoom, you’ll see a message letting you know. Once that’s out of the way, open the Zoom desktop client and click on the cogwheel. You should now see various options on your left; click on the one that says Audio.
Click on the Test speaker option, and Zoom will start playing a sound so you can test how well your speakers work. You can also adjust the output level of the audio, and there’s also an option you can enable to use a separate audio device to play ringtone simultaneously. If you want to test how well your mic work, click on the Test Mic option. You’ll be asked to speak, and if everything is working correctly, you should your voice played back. If you plug it into an external mic, make sure that you select it from the mic dropdown menu, so the sound is picked up from the external mic.
It can be very annoying when you’re at a Zoom meeting, and the background noise won’t let others hear you clearly. Under Suppress background noise, you can set it at different auto, Low, Medium, and high levels. Also, if you need to see the in-meeting options to enable original sound, you can enable that too. To hear the sound of an incoming call and your participants clearly, make sure to enable the Use separate audio device to play the ringtone.
Other ways that you can adjust the sound for your future Zoom meetings are by enabling or turning off options such as:
- Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting
- Mute my microphone when joining a meeting
- Do not prompt the join audio dialog when I am using 3rd party audio
- Press and hold space key to temporarily unmute yourself
- Sync buttons on the headset
If you want to go a little further, you can click on the Advanced button and access options such as signal processing by windows audio device drivers and echo cancellation.
When you’re at a Zoom meeting, you like to hear everyone clearly. Something else that just as important is for others to hear you clearly as well. Hopefully, by making some changes in the Audio settings, you can fix any audio problem you were experiencing. Do you have to change a lot of audio settings on your Zoom account? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.