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  1. Upright

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    Does anyone feel that EVO's media audio output volume is low? I am a former iPhone user and IMO there is a noticeable difference in the overall output db level compared to iPhone only when playing audio files like mp3 and .wav. Does anyone know if there is a way to boost the audio output volume for non rooted users? Is there an app that could help?
     

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    I'm having a similar issue with horrible audio quality and low volume coming from the headphone jack. I emailed HTC about the bad quality, and their response was: your mp3's are too high bitrate, you need to lower the quality of the mp3's to get better quality sound.

    Yeah, that doesnt sound right. My $20 mp3 player from 5 years ago, can play 320kb mp3's at perfect quality. This evo when connected to my surround sound system sounds like a telephone when playing mp3s. So they told me to LOWER the bitrate of the mp3s to get better sound...
     
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    ^sitlet, you could have a bad EVO, my EVO doesn't sound as clear as my iPod, but its not unbearably horrible either...Swap it out!
     
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    ^ well that doesn't sound right at all.
    Most likely you got an email response from a complete
    moron. Hopefully all of them aren't that stupid.

    Not sure why the audio output is so bad. I've tried searching
    the googles for info about the dac and opamp but haven't
    found any real info.

    Some generations of the iphone used better dacs and amps
    than others, but overally I thought the 3g I had sounded pretty
    decent.

    Sad to suggest this, but a mini headphone amp might be your
    best bet when doing any major listening.

    Cheap ones can be had. The Fiio E5 gets decent reviews from
    all but the audiophiles. I haven't tried it out yet, but I will be getting
    one from amazon soon. They sell for less than 20 and they're very
    small.
     
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    i not real pleased with the volume either.. for voice calls or anything.. even with speaker phone enabled..
     
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    You may have tried this already for voice call volume, but under Settings>Call>Other Call Settings>Hearing Aids, it says it will amplify in call volume.
     
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    Thanks for the response and suggestion,..but I'm not sure I want an extra peripheral attached to my phone as I do most of my listening at work and I like to stay as slimline as possible. I guess I'll more than likely end up going with one of the volume hacks the guys over at xda are working on. Going the volume hack method will require me to root (something I was trying to hold out as long as possible on doing) but I need more volume. :)

    Here are a few of the threads over at xda if anyone is interested.



    Volume hack for android - xda-developers

    Volume Issues - xda-developers
     
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    Mine is loud enough to hear with headphones while mowing a lawn and enough to bust my ear drums.
     
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    Mine works fine.
     
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    marked, i would like to see an EQ and louder
     
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    I agree ^^^. I use my phone through an aux port on my car stereo, and I have to crank the car stereo up to get the music to sound OK... I dug this thread up in hope that something has come up since.
     
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    It works, I accidentally turned this on when I first got my EVO and the volume was almost too loud, so it will probably be just right for you.
     
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    mixzing : )
     
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    Got it and loooooove it! good call!:D
     
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