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Support how is your Inc's music sound / headphone output quality?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Labcoat, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Labcoat

    Labcoat Member
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    I've recently come to the conclusion that the sound quality on the Droid Incredible is sub-par. I'm talking about the headphone output when playing music MP3's or Pandora streaming ... not call/reception quality. The sound is just not as clear, bass is very muddy, and treble is compressed.

    Anyone else make these observations? Maybe it's just my phone? Fwiw, I compared the Inc against a Creative Xen Micro MP3 player and a Nu Force USB DAC on my PC. Headphones I tested were with decent Westone UM2 and Grado SR80. Most of my audio sources were electronic / trance MP3's at high bit rate, which tend to have a very full range of bass & treble.

    I'm assuming this is just HTC's electronic design ... choice of DAC's, opamps, etc.

    Thanks in advance for your shared experiences about audio quality.
     

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  2. yojoe600

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    sorry but i can not complain... i think the music sounds great... this is a phone not a dedicated media playing device
     
  3. kingsfan

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    I will have to agree with Labcoat. While I hated EVERYTHING else about my Blackberry Storm, the sound quality while listening to my music, Slacker, Pandora, etc was much better than my Dinc. The Dinc's sound quality is a bit sub-par, as is the volume. Just my opinion.
     
  4. freddyttt

    freddyttt Well-Known Member
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    try mixzing player and tweak it.

    sounds great to me;)
     
  5. pdavey

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    The sound on mine is great. I personally believe the quality issue is due to headphones. I was using a pair of in the ear Klipsch and it was pretty good. I recently upgraded to the beats tour in ear headphones and the sound is outstanding. I highly recommend them.

    One other thing to check is the recording quality of your MP3's and itunes. It makes a big difference in sound quality. I either convert at 256K or 192K. Never have a sound quality issue.
     
  6. pdavey

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    The sound on mine is great. I personally believe the quality issue is due to headphones. I was using a pair of in the ear Klipsch and it was pretty good. I recently upgraded to the beats tour in ear headphones and the sound is outstanding. I highly recommend them.

    One other thing to check is the recording quality of your MP3's and itunes. It makes a big difference in sound quality. I either convert at 256K or 192K. Never have a sound quality issue.
     
  7. Stupifier

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    I want the max volume to be louder.....seems like we got shorted and the Dinc music player does not pump music loud enough. Anyone got any suggestions....?
     
  8. septimas

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    Agreed
     
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  9. mrspeedmaster

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    I didn't think much of it until I had a Galaxy S. Side-by-side comparison, the Incredible's audio output is very appalling.

    It is all in the DAC.The Galaxy S uses a Wolfson Audio processor. Hence, it sounds so good. I have no idea what HTC uses. It must be something very cheap or generic; possibly something that comes with the snapdragon chipset.
     
  10. sabrewings

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    I use the 3.5mm jack for Pandora in my car all the time. Decent OEM aux input setup. No complaints about quality, but I have adjusted the equalizer on my stereo to compensate.

    I think Android just needs some good EQ options.

    Also, FWIW, I use earbuds to Pandora at the gym and have no complaints there.
     

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