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Old May 8th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is there anyway of increasing the volume whilst watching media on headphones, I have a hearing problem, and even with the volume turned up full, it still seems quiet

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Old May 8th, 2011, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For music playback the app PowerAMP has a preamp that you can set to increase volume output a bit, but that obviously won't help you with video.

This may also be worth a look, but again, I don't think this will help with video. I expect Supercurio will make a version of Voodoo sound for this handset sometime soonish, and then you'll be able to blast your eardrums all you like.
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You tried finding some samsung special codes, the ones where you enter a special combination in the dialer and can change volume settings manually? There might be one floating around.
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I am interested in this too.

I have a pair of klipsch image s2 I spend a fair amount of money on but the music and video playback is only loud enough when I am in a very quiet place.

Trying to watch videos while on the tube for example is impossible and the same is true for music playback.

I even found that with the standard headphones playback is pretty quite on your standard MP3's and MP4 movies.

Any help would be amazing
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Source code has been released for the SGSII, so I would expect Supercurio to cook up something for fixing any issues related to sound.
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I'm also experiencing this problem. The headphone sound is no where near loud enough - in the gym I can hear the awful dance music they play on the speakers over what I'm playing in the headphones. Also, I plug an aux into my car stereo, which I need to turn up as loud as it can go to make podcasts audible - which results in terrible hissing noise. In a nutshell - this problem is driving me nuts, and I'm completely shocked that a flagship phone would be released with such a basic fault.

I've been unable to find a solution anywhere on the net, if anyone else comes across one please let us know on here and I'll do the same.

Many thanks :-)
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Agreed, it's not loud enough, especially a bit problematic when attached to a car stereo or home receiver.
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Did you try PowerAMP's preamp settings?
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Pretty annoying really, i'm sure it will be fixed soon
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Agreed, PowerAmp will help with this. The only other thing that will help is a pair of headhpones with low impedance and high sensitivity, I've no idea what the bundled earphones are like as I don't use them. For reference i used a pair of Brainwavz ProAlpha, these have an impedance of 20ohms and a sensitivty of 115dB at 1mW and they are plenty loud enough (and I like it loud!), and that's considering I use MP3gain to level all my music to 91dB. You can get them, or the like, from AdvanceMP3.
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Have a look at AndroidAudioHacks 'Volume+'.
It is on the market as a paid App but go to the devs site and you can download it.
For further info the Market link is here.
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