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JVC TV Sound Quality – Fix

JVC TV Sound Quality – Fix

JVC TV models are known for bringing on-screen pictures to life with better color quality, but you might experience low sound quality issues while viewing your favorite channel. 

If your JVC TV has sound quality issues, this could be due to a loose HDMI/sound cable connection with the external audio device or incorrect surround sound settings. To fix this, ensure the HDMI/sound cable is securely connected at the back of the TV and audio device or change the “Surround Type” to “Other” in the “Service Menu.”

In this article, we’ll explore why your JVC TV has low sound quality and in what ways you can experience better audio with easy step-by-step instructions.  

Why is my JVC TV sound quality low? 

Why is my JVC TV sound quality low? 

Below are some of the reasons why your JVC TV sound quality is low and you are unable to hear any show or movie clearly:

  • Incorrect equalizer or surround sound settings. 
  • Small built-in speakers on the TV. 
  • Loose or faulty HDMI or other sound cable. 
  • Hardware issues. 
  • Low volume on the TV
  • Outdated TV firmware.
  • Minor bugs causing the TV to glitch. 

How do I fix JVC TV sound quality? 

How do I fix JVC TV sound quality? 

To fix the JVC TV sound quality and get crystal clear audio, try these 8 tried and tested solutions that have helped many users troubleshoot this issue. 

Power Cycle the TV

Before you go for any advance fix, try power cycling your JVC TV. This will clear out any system bugs that are causing the TV to glitch and result in the sound quality problem.

To do this:

  • Press the “Power” button on the front or back control panel of your JVC TV.
  • Disconnect your JVC TV from the power source by unplugging its cable from the wall outlet. 
  • Wait 30-40 seconds.
  • Plug back the power cable into the mains and press the “Power” button to turn on the TV.
Power cycling JVC TV

Afterward, watch any channel or on-demand content and see if the problem is resolved. 

Check the HDMI or Sound Cable

A loose or defective HDMI or other sound cable connected to your JVC TV and external audio device may also lead to sound quality issues. 

Therefore, ensure the audio cable is securely connected to the back of your JVC TV and the audio device. Also, carefully inspect the cable for any damage and replace it with a new one. 

NOTE: It is possible that you’ve lowered the volume on your TV. This makes it seem that the sound quality is poor. So, increase the volume to a comfortable level and verify if this helps.

Use an External Sound Bar

Some JVC TVs have a small internal speaker, due to which the sound quality is affected. 

So consider investing in an external soundbar or speaker system to get more immersive and clearer sound while watching Live TV or streaming app content. 

You can connect the soundbar to your JVC TV through HDMI, Optical cable, Aux, or Bluetooth. 

Change the Equalizer Settings

JVC TVs have equalizer settings that allow you to adjust different frequency ranges. But if these settings are misconfigured, it can lead to various quality issues, such as sound distortion or tinny volume. 

Therefore, change the equalizer settings on your JVC TV by following the steps given below and fine-tune the audio to your liking: 

Now, make these changes based on your preferences:

For Movies:

  • 1.5kHz: 5dB
  • 5KHz: 12dB
  • 10KHz: 12
  • 120Hz: 10dB
  • 500Hz: -6dB


  • 1.5kHz: 5dB
  • 5KHz: 10dB
  • 10KHz: 12
  • 120Hz: 5dB
  • 500Hz: 0dB


  • 1.5kHz: 5dB
  • 5KHz: 10dB
  • 10KHz: 12
  • 120Hz: 0dB
  • 500Hz: 0dB

Once you do that, check the sound quality on your TV and verify the fix. 

Change Surround Sound

Some users report that changing the surround sound settings through the Service Menu on their JVC TV also helped them fix the sound quality issues. Here’s how:

  • Press “Menu” on your JVC TV remote. 
  • Press “4 7 2 5” one after another to enter the Service Menu.
  • Select “Audio Settings.”
changing surround type
  • Change the Surround Type to “Other.” 

Afterward, check the audio quality on your JVC TV, and the issue should be resolved now.

Check for Updates

If your JVC TV is running on an outdated firmware version, it may lead to sound quality problems. 

To prevent this, keep your TV up-to-date, along with the audio driver, with these instructions:

  • Press “Menu” (on the remote). 
  • Select “System.” 
  • Choose “Settings.” 
  • Choose “More.”
  • Select “Software Update.” 
  • Select “Scan for Update.”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to update your JVC TV to the latest version. 

After updating your JVC TV, hopefully, the audio quality will be back to normal. 

Reset JVC TV

As a last resort, try performing a factory reset on your JVC TV. This will resolve temporary glitches and software issues that result in poor sound quality. To do this:

  • Press “Menu.” 
  • Select “Settings.” 
  • Choose “Storage & Reset.” 
Resetting JVC TV
  • Choose “Factory Data Reset.”
  • Confirm tha action to reset the TV to default settings.

Afterward, reconfigure your JVC TV and check if this resolves the problem. 

NOTE: Keep in mind that resetting your JVC TV will erase all your settings and personalizations, and everything will be back to default. 

Diagnose and Fix Hardware Issues

If you’ve tried all the above fixes, but your JVC TV is still experiencing sound quality problems, the built-in speaker might be faulty or damaged.

So, seek professional help from a qualified technician to repair or replace the speaker in your TV. 

You can also reach out to the JVC Support team to discuss this problem with them. They will provide you with a more specified solution. 

You can contact the team through a call at (800) 252-5722 or by filling an online form

NOTE: Make sure to provide all the details about your TV, its model, and the specific issue to get a conclusive fix. 


In this detailed guide, we’ve explained why your JVC TV is facing sound quality issues and how you can troubleshoot this problem quickly. 

We hope you can now enjoy an improved audio experience while watching your favorite shows and movies on JVC TV. 


  • Tauqeer Ahmed

    Tauqeer Ahmed is a technology expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has a degree in Computer Science and specializes in network security and software troubleshooting. You can find out more about him at