My thoughts exactly. It sounds better even with the stock earphones which I was blown away by their quality after letting them sit in the box for a week because I assumed they were shít. By the way if you still have those in the box, whip them out and compare to the usual included ear*buds*.... Samsung's are in-ear earphones and sound really really good and even have adjustable ear thingies.
I wish the other music players had the "5.1". Obviously it's not 5.1 but it makes my song's sound a lot better with earphones. I thought it was a gimmick but for whatever reason it DOES sound better. But damn I can't even search for stuff with the Samsung because there's the music database bug whenever I go to search. =(.
In my opinion, I feel that the "5.1" feature of the music player modifies the equalizer in a way that increases the mid-range that the engineers of the music did not intend. For that reason, and because I don't like the way it sounds, I do use the "5.1" feature.
Maybe they should have called it "Surround" instead of "5.1". 5.1 means that you have 5 full frequency channels and an LFE channel.
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How do I make the 5.1 surround sound work in the music player?
when ever I tap the 5.1 button it says "5.1 channel can only be activated when sound effects are off"
I tried turning off the equalizer but I still can't turn it on...it sounds great with movies and watch a movie it let's me turn it on easy...I just tap the little on screen buttn and it turns on
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The Equalizer has to be set to Normal and Effect also set to normal to use the 5.1. Personally I don't like the 5.1 so my Equalizer is set to Rock and Effect is set to Bass Enhancement. I swear the music on this player sounds so much better than on my iPod!!!
I don't believe its 5.1 either but it does seem to have clearer sound but it all comes down to personal preference and it makes very little difference to me, either way the audio output on the captivate is very good.
I am assuming samsung epic 4g and captivate are similar handsets.
I personally love the 5.1 effect and I feel trapped as well :-(
The other thing that I hate about this is that it works best with samsung OEM headphones only.
It really depends on the song. I've found situations where 5.1 sounds great for some songs, and other's it sounds like I'm sitting in a metal trashcan. Either way, due to consistency, I'm satisifed with the default, which in my case is 5.1 off.
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