Free and Powerful Equalizer for Windows 10

Windows 10 does not come with an equalizer. That can be annoying when you have headphones that are too heavy on the bass, like the Sony WH-1000XM3. Enter the free Equalizer APO with Peace, its UI.

What You Get

Peter’s Equalizer API Configuration Extension (Peace) is pretty easy to use while offering powerful features:

  • Slider changes have an immediate effect
  • Settings can be applied to invididual devices only
  • Great flexibility
  • Saved configurations
  • Easy backup and restore of configurations
  • Can be started at logon so that configured settings are always applied

The UI looks like this (showing my adjustments for the Sony WH-1000XM3):


Installation is straightforward. Just make sure to install in the following order

  1. Engine: Equalizer APO
  2. UI: Peace Equalizer



4 Responses to Free and Powerful Equalizer for Windows 10

  1. Oscar April 21, 2019 at 06:54 #

    Hi, when I installed Equalizer APO it worked fine at first and then it did nothing. After trying the troubleshooting and several ideas from for I installed the Peace GUI and it worked again, but Peace doesn’t seem to support VST plugins and that’s actually the only thing I installed Equalizer APO for and that’s the only thing that I don’t have when I use Peace.

    Is there any way to use VST plugins with the Peace GUI?

  2. Peter Verbeek May 1, 2019 at 09:53 #

    You could use the Peace Command window and enter this command ‘VSTPlugin: ‘ where is the vst dll file. Instead of typing this command you can copy it from the Config.txt file when you have selected the vst plugin in the Configuration Editor of Equalizer APO.

  3. Nico May 11, 2019 at 00:21 #

    Does this also work when using ASIO drivers like ASIO4ALL?

  4. sid May 12, 2019 at 15:05 #

    Hi, I also have a 1000XM3, however did you make these adjustments for the WIRED option? or are these for the WIRELESS? Because theya re drastically different in sound.


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