Speaker sound quality?Support


  1. Twiz

    Twiz Well-Known Member

    While it is QUITE loud enough even on very low volume, the sound quality is drab to say the least. Almost seems over amplified? I am assuming this isn't a defect? I haven't activated the phone yet so I am wondering what call quality will be.

    Almost forgot to mention...I was testing the mic quality by trying to record a video of the cat snoring. Yep, nice low pretty quiet sound. When I played it back, I couldn't even tell it was snoring. It only sounded like a crackling speaker. Very very odd.

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  2. JBentleyR

    JBentleyR Well-Known Member

    Turn the volume down a little?
  3. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Guides Guide

    You can try this mod or use FauxSound (an app which requires you to be running a compatible kernal)

    I've also seen this thread which isn't for the feint of heart, but might be the perfect fix, especially if you have an earlier N5.
  4. Twiz

    Twiz Well-Known Member

    It's down to the point that I almost can't hear it.
  5. Twiz

    Twiz Well-Known Member

    Mine is the new N5 with the larger speaker holes. It's actually too loud so I don't think that would help. If I set it at s comparable level to my other phone, the N5 I'd set at about 15% volume and my old phone at 100%.
  6. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Guides Guide

    Have you checked to see you haven't accidentally boosted the levels in the EQ of your music App?
  7. kman9637

    kman9637 Well-Known Member

    You know that the N5 is mono right?
  8. Twiz

    Twiz Well-Known Member

    Wow! I didn't know Google Play Music had an equalizer!!! :) Going to play around with the settings. Right now they are all flat. Thanks!!!
  9. Twiz

    Twiz Well-Known Member

    Yep! Knew that one! :) Wondering what the other opening is for though.
  10. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Microphone ;)
  11. AndroidProf

    AndroidProf Well-Known Member

    You might also try an equalizer or an app with an equalizer. then reduce the high nots and increase the bass. But if your speaker does a scratch like sound, then its best to get yourself a better one. I had a problem like this with my Nexus, I tried alot of apps and they would work, but then I decided to get the speakers changed and the quality was so good I pitied myself for wasting time with apps. Since then, I get good quality speaker sound and it gets better when I increase the tremble with other apps... It doesn't cost much and it doing so will serve your ears better. Good luck.
  12. JBentleyR

    JBentleyR Well-Known Member

    But good quality stereo when using headphones!
  13. Twiz

    Twiz Well-Known Member

    UPDATE: I played around with the equalizer and it sounds slightly better. It sounds good with earphones though. Guess the speaker kinda sucks. LOL!!


    I did notice something interesting though. The Google Play Music equalizer is different on my RAZR Maxx than it is on the Nexus 5 and my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 even though they are the exact same version number. The Maxx has a lot more settings.
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  14. asalex040479

    asalex040479 Member

    Equalizer on N5 will decrease your maximum volume. Not sure about quality improvements. I'm speaking about Play music equalizer.
  15. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member

    My speaker is pretty loud and clear. Rarely use it though.
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