Why Are Powerbeats Pro So Quiet? [Fixed!]

You go to pop your brand new Powerbeats Pro into your ears and hit play, but you can scarcely hear the sound. 

So, you do what any reasonable person would do and crank it up. 

Maybe you simply hit the “decrease volume” button by accident – it happens.

But you crank the volume without much luck. 

You adjust the volume on your device, but still, nothing.

These darned things are just too quiet for your preference. 

What should you do? Are they even worth keeping if they’re going to just be so quiet? There is some good news here: You can tweak the sound on them to make the Powerbeats Pro louder.

Why Are Powerbeats Pro So Quiet? [Fixed!]

Your Powerbeats Pro could be experiencing pairing problems or interference with your audio device. There is also a possibility that your audio device’s limited volume is causing the sound to be so quiet. Ear wax build-up and broken wires can also be potential culprits behind the low volume.

In most cases when the Powerbeats Pro get quiet, it is due to the volume limiter on them having kicked in. 

In other cases, this could be caused by interference between your selected audio device (like your iPhone) and the earbuds.

Are your headphones actually broken? Probably not, so don’t send them back to Apple just yet.

Before you contact Apple Support for help, there are some troubleshooting methods that you can try to amp up the volume on your Powerbeats Pro.

If you are wondering “Do Powerbeats Pro get loud?”, then don’t worry, we will address excess loudness too. 

Let’s walk through how to address volume issues on your Powerbeats Pro. 

How to Handle Limited Volume On Your Audio Device

If your sound is coming through too quietly on your Powerbeats Pro, simply start by turning up the volume on your iPhone or other listening device. 

Android phones are sometimes restricted in terms of volume because they have built-in volume limiters, which are just there to protect your hearing. 

Keep an eye on your screen as you turn up its volume. 

If you hit the maximum limit, your phone will ask you if you want to remove the limiter. 

You can choose whether or not you wish to do this.

You Might Have a Connection/Pairing Issue Between Your Audio Device and Your Powerbeats Pro

Pairing problems can lead to volume issues on Powerbeats Pro.

Start by unpairing these two devices. To unpair them, simply:

  1. Launch the Settings app in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Tap on Bluetooth.
  3. Tap on the “i” icon located next to the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ entry in your Devices list.
  4. Tap on Forget This Device.
  5. Tap on Forget Device in the pop-up message; this confirms that you are deleting this pairing.

Now, pair your devices up again by:

Pair with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Ensure that your device has Bluetooth enabled.
  2. Place your Powerbeats Pro earbuds in their case and keep the lid open.
  3. Keep the Powerbeats Pro within two inches of your unlocked iOS device.
  4. Instructions should show up as prompts on your iOS device. Follow them to finish pairing.

Pair with a Mac, Android, or Other Device

  1. Ensure that your device has Bluetooth enabled.
  2. Place your Powerbeats Pro earbuds in their case and keep the lid open.
  3. Press and hold down on the system button until the LED begins to flash.
  4. Open up the Bluetooth menu on your device. If you are on a Mac, select the Apple menu > System Preferences, then click on Bluetooth.
  5. Click or tap on your Powerbeats Pro in the list of discovered Bluetooth devices.

Your Powerbeats Pro Battery Might Be Dying

Wireless earbuds like Powerbeats Pro only have so much battery life. 

As they get closer to 0%, the volume could start to dwindle.

Plug your Powerbeats Pro in and allow them to fully charge. 

With any amount of luck, this will fix your volume issue.

Interference Between Your Listening Device and Powerbeats Pro

Believe it or not, interference can cause all kinds of issues for Bluetooth devices like your Powerbeats Pro.

Bluetooth normally does a pretty good job of transmitting sound over short distances, but a weak Bluetooth signal can decrease your volume output. 

In fact, your Beats might stop working altogether. 

You will need to make sure you stay in close range, and make sure there is no metal (such as your keys) between them.

Microwaves and anything that operate along that same wavelength can cause interference as well. 

Try moving away from these interference points and see if this helps.

The Problem With Ear Wax Build-up

Okay, I know this sounds really gross, but ear wax can collect on earbuds over time. 

You might not realize how much build-up is happening until you closely examine your earbuds. 

If there is too much build-up of ear wax, it could cause the sound to seem muffled or diminished.

You can gently clean your earbuds out using a toothpick, which can get down into the tiny holes in your earbuds.

Once you’ve picked some of the ear wax out, cover up the end of another toothpick using an alcohol-based wipe and carefully swab each individual hole. 

Allow some time to dry before using your Powerbeats Pro again.

Your Powerbeats Pro Could Have Broken Wires

Wires can become damaged over time.

Sound might cut out intermittently or sound more muted as time goes on. 

There really is not much that you can do to prevent this issue from happening aside from just being as gentle as possible with your earbuds.

Unfortunately, if you incur a busted wire or two, then you are probably going to have to replace your Powerbeats Pro.

Why are my Powerbeats Pro so loud?

Honestly, Powerbeats Pro can get pretty loud – and naturally so.

They are a lot louder than AirPods, making it easy to hear a lot of detail in your music. 

For those who like loud music, this is awesome. 

But you might have to turn your volume way down so you do not blast your eardrums out.

Closing Thoughts

After spending so much time wondering “How do I make my Beats Pro louder?”, you now have some potential troubleshooting solutions to try. 

Before you contact Apple for help, give these methods a try and see how they work for you. 

If none of them work, of course you should get in touch with Apple to see how you can proceed.