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Droid audio max volume kinda low?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by alostpacket, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    Has anyone noticed this? I have listened on two different sets of headphones, and one set a very high end professional DJ pair. And, while the sound was nice and clear, it never quite got loud enough for my liking.

    Anyone else noticing this?

    *Can't wait for an EQ/Bass boost/something


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  2. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    how high end?
    if you are that into audio get yourself a portable headphone amp...
    Head-Fi.org: Headphones, iPod earphones, portable audio, MP3 players, high-end audio has the info.

    then again there is no support for loss-less flac audio yet on the droid either.
  3. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter


    Sony MDR V700

    Belive me too, I know how loud they should sound. Plugged into an ipod, my computer, just about anything else and they pump out quite a bit more.

    It's not the end of the world. It will probably save my ears as I'm sure I listen to music too loud :D But I was wondering if anyone else noticed the same thing.
  4. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    what are you listening to? mp3s? pandora? last.fm? ...?
  5. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter


    Edit: I should check the wave actually and be sure they are normalized. It's a start anyways. I think i could possibly batch convert.

  6. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    now that you mention it, while i have my bose headphone on, it never gets too loud. granted the loudest setting is loud, but the headphones can take more.

    listening to pandora... but levels on pandora vary from song to song :(
  7. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    i haven't really used my "nice" headphones with it yet... now that you mention it... the levels could use a boost all around. this would also help with the levels being a bit low for hooking into my car stereo. hook it in to listen to pandora while driving, that's what i do for the most part.

    yeah i was going to suggest normalization... but who wants to boost everything jsut for one device that is too low...
  8. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    wonder if any third party apps offer higher levels?

    wouldn't help me much with pandora, but maybe with mp3's
  9. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    not sure, anything with an eq would work but I have yet to find an app with one.
  10. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    my searches so far haven't turned up much either....
  11. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    Trying a batch convert to a -10db normalize of the average RMS. File 3 of 400 now Hehehe. Guess I'll leave it overnight.
  12. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    Mods: You know moving threads in here just puts them into ignore mode basically.
  13. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    not at all... i check these forums first! usually where the most answers are conjured.. ;)
  14. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    I guess I just don't understand the arbitrary line in the sand for this subforum. I mean what are we supposed to talk about in the main forum? How many screen protector threads and curious Blackberry users with a litany of requests can we have? :)

    Ah well, not a big deal to be honest -- and time for sleep. Thanks for all your help tonight BH!
  15. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    there is so much going on... just trying to keep it organized... have a good night alp...

  16. snapcase

    snapcase Android Enthusiast

    I have noticed that while Max volume for the speaker is quite loud, the max volume with a pair of headphones plugged in isn't all that loud comparatively.
  17. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    Yes, this was what I was noticing as well. It just needs a few db more of ooomf! :)
  18. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    how did this work out for you?
  19. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    haven't had a chance to try the songs yet but should have time tomorrow or the day after. I will definitely report back.
  20. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    I think the obvious solution is to make the Droid go to 11.
  21. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    Haha, indeed
  22. vonfeldt7

    vonfeldt7 Well-Known Member

    Is it just not as loud as usual, or is it incredibly quiet, even with the Droid's speaker? Something like this happened to me, and after resetting/pulling the battery, I finally had to wipe it back to factory settings. This cleared up the problem for me..
  23. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Thread Starter

    The speaker is fine, nice and loud. The audio in the head phones is like 80% of what I would expect kinda. Like I feel like various other devices would play the songs louder.

    I'm going to do a comprehensive test over the holiday in between egg nog and naps though, and will report what I find :)
  24. valorale

    valorale Lurker

    Looking for an answer to this one myself. I usually listen to music or watch videos while at the gym, this can be frustrating if someone behind me is pounding out on the treadmill, I can barely hear the audio anymore at max volume.
  25. doomedromance

    doomedromance Android Enthusiast

    I forgot where I read it and the exact reason and I can't find it for the life of me. So this might not be that useful. I read that the better quality headphones are quieter than cheap quality. I don't remember if it had to do with the drivers, drawing more power, or frequency range or whatever, sorry. But I remember reading that. I know when I had the big over the ear Skullcandy ones the max volume was loud, but not kill your hearing metal band loud like I wanted. (btw skullcandy are cheap plasticy pieces of junk, I don't recomend them at all. The bass sounds cheap bad and synthesized punchy. And they break, cause they're cheap plastic.) I had 20 dollar sony ones that were much louder.

    But as for the Droid volume, my Sony MDR-EX36V earbuds volume leave a lot to be desired but sound great and give awesome lows. But my Sony MDR-V6 are pretty damn loud. Maybe you're more deaf than me? Haha.

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