Tips: Adjusting the Audio Quality in Discord Voice Channels

Discord has become so popular, people use it every day for gaming, hosting voice and video chats, or for forums. It’s a platform that has been made to create forums and communities. You can create and join servers, make voice and video calls, exchange chat messages, share files, and it has grown a lot since its early days.

And since Discord is so helpful to many these days, we’re here to show you how to adjust the audio quality in Discord voice channels.

Deafen and mute

This is the first thing you need to check. See if you’ve muted or deafened yourself from the server. Just look at your profile name from the bottom-left corner and see if the mic is enabled or not. A red slash over the icon means your mic is muted. Click on it to un-mute yourself.

Then, see if you’ve muted or deafened someone else from your server. If the answer is yes, they won’t be able to hear your voice.

There’s also a possibility that the server admin has muted or deafened you. Contact the owner of the server and talk to them.

Adjust the Audio Quality

Sometimes it does happen that the mic audio is not heard smoothly.

  • Open the app
  • Log into your account
  • Go to the User Settings menu in the bottom-left corner.
  • From the App Setting option, click on Voice & Video.
  • A pop-up notification will appear and ask you to allow the use of the microphone for Discord.
  • Click on Allow

Then adjust the input volume and output volume slider – drag it left or right – according to your needs and preferences.

Change the Discord Voice Channel Bitrate

The higher the bitrate, the more internet data you consume. The internet speed should be optimal for voice or video communication that’s lag-free. You’ll also enjoy a higher ping ratio. It might be best to remain at 64kbps or lower. But if you know that you have a great internet connection, go as up as 96kbps or even 128kbps.


  • Open Discord on your PC and click on the server
  • Hover your cursor on the voice channel
  • Click on Settings
  • Drag the slider left or right to adjust the bitrate
  • Click on Save Changes

On your mobile phone

  • Open Discord on your phone
  • Tap your Server icon
  • Tap the Voice Channel
  • Tap the three-dots icon
  • Select Channel Settings
  • Drag the slider left or right to adjust the bitrate.
  • Tap the Save icon.
  • It might be best to keep it between 30-64kbps.
  • Check role permissions and channel permissions.

Sometimes, the trouble comes from the server. What you need to do is to see if all the permissions are enabled or not. There should be permissions for Speak, Video, and Connect.

Paula J. Campos
Paula used to work at a health publication. She is a mother of two beautiful baby girls, and loves to write about all health problems she encounters every day with her family, and most importantly, she loves to share her solutions and natural remedies with us.