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Old October 15th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Am I the only one that "cups" my hand behind the speaker to get better quality sound? I could swear it sounds twice as good as without.

If you haven't tried this yet, play a movie or sound file and cup your hand behind the phone in such a way that it reflects the sound back toward your face. You might be surprised.

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Old October 15th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old October 15th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So I'm just the last one to know...awesome lol
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same, I wish the speaker was louder.
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Old October 17th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I cup my hands...but to be honest, I normally have my godly earbuds in...so no real need to! I like to keep things private sometimes when I listen to music and watch movies/tv shows.

The speaker itself is pretty good. It is decently loud, good quality...on a device as thin as it is...its damn great!
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yeah, it works =)

still.... is there a way to make it louder??
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HAHA i do the hand cup thing too. I think the only way to make it louder is attach external speakers with separate power supply
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yeah, it works =)

still.... is there a way to make it louder??
Try this
Using dailer punch in *#*#197328640#*#*
Follow the steps
[5] AUDIO
[1] HANDSET
[1] VOLUME
[1] SRC Speech RX Volume
[5]5_lvl : 88
Menu -> Key Input
Change to any number greater than 88 (Max:100)
OK

Press back to save.

Default values:
0_lvl: 63
1_lvl: 68
2_lvl: 73
3_lvl: 78
4_lvl: 83
5_lvl: 88
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I just wish that every time I record a band, even in a small venue that isn't blaring too loudly, it wouldn't over-modulate the recording. It really sounds awful sometimes.
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I messed up on the punches and now I cant get back to the
Try this
Using dailer punch in *#*#197328640#*#*
Follow the steps
[5] AUDIO
[1] HANDSET
[1] VOLUME
[1] SRC Speech RX Volume
[5]5_lvl : 88
Menu -> Key Input
Change to any number greater than 88 (Max:100)
OK
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ok I got it back but when I get to Change to any number greater than 88 (Max:100)
mine is empty is that good or bad?
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I just wish that every time I record a band, even in a small venue that isn't blaring too loudly, it wouldn't over-modulate the recording. It really sounds awful sometimes.
I'm with you on this. I wish you could turn down the mic, sensitivity or something.
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I'm with you on this. I wish you could turn down the mic, sensitivity or something.
I mean, if you look at mics in general, it's not that surprising that the quality on the phones suck. From my experience, the sound quality is better than any other phone I've touched so I'm not complaining. I don't know of any phones that actually sound good when recording video and audio.
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Try this
Using dailer punch in *#*#197328640#*#*
Follow the steps
[5] AUDIO
[1] HANDSET
[1] VOLUME
[1] SRC Speech RX Volume
[5]5_lvl : 88
Menu -> Key Input
Change to any number greater than 88 (Max:100)
OK

Press back to save.

Default values:
0_lvl: 63
1_lvl: 68
2_lvl: 73
3_lvl: 78
4_lvl: 83
5_lvl: 88
Wow man. Worked wonders for my speaker. Captivate froyo 2.2 changed lvl 5 on handset and speakerto 100. WOW
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You can also get pretty good room filling volume if you will prop the phone up with the speaker facing a corner of the room in a manner that does not block the speaker. Vary the distance away from the corner for the best effect at the desired listening point. (distance from the corner will vary depending on room dimensions)

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I just wish that every time I record a band, even in a small venue that isn't blaring too loudly, it wouldn't over-modulate the recording. It really sounds awful sometimes.
Just browsing though different threads here on android forums. I use to have this problem. Solution was to use a custom kernel with voodo sound. You can change the mic recording profiles and finally be able to accomplish this.
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I messed up on the punches and now I cant get back to the
Try this
Using dailer punch in *#*#197328640#*#*
Follow the steps
[5] AUDIO
[1] HANDSET
[1] VOLUME
[1] SRC Speech RX Volume
[5]5_lvl : 88
Menu -> Key Input
Change to any number greater than 88 (Max:100)
OK
Just tried this; My Level 5 was already at 92, so I went to 100. Hopefully it works better in the car - In the car I really couldn't talk on the phone w/o speakerphone. We'll see...

EDIT - After making some calls - 100 just doesn't seem loud enough - Maybe if I was at 75 previously, but 100 still sounds way too quiet. I keep reading about the SpeedMod kernel and how it also drastically improves headset volume. Maybe I'll try that next.
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Um. I went into the debug menu. Accidentally hit the wrong item (I think) and now I have NO sound for ringing or notification.

Can anyone tell me what the default values for Sidetone is? Right now, it's 0x0. Basically all the default values in that menu, if possible.

EDIT: Actually, let me make sure I'm in the right spot where stuff is messed up.

--Figured I was too impatient and a lost cause for figuring out myself, so I went with the factory reset. Guess I'm cool now. 2nd time in 3 weeks I have to reinstall all my apps, though. You live and you learn, eh? Haha.
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