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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gwcaton, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. gwcaton

    gwcaton Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I just bought one of these tablets and so far the only thing I dont really like is the sound . The volume is so low I can hardly hear it without holding it up close to my ear. All settings are set to the max as far as volume goes. Music is hard to hear, sound from games and videos is hard to hear and notifications are damn near impossible to hear.
    Is this normal for this product ? Do I have a hardware or software problem?

    Any help appreciated.

    TIA !

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  2. gwcaton

    gwcaton Android Expert
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    Additional info: if I use headphones the sound will blow your eardrums out if on high and even on the lowest volume setting it is still just a little too loud but useable. Any ideas? Bad internal speakers ?
    TIA !
  3. mohammad.sham

    mohammad.sham Newbie

    Yes, its internal spkr are of that type only. They are made to consume less power.
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  4. gwcaton

    gwcaton Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply. I will probably keep it and root/mod it just for the experience even if i have to use external speakers or headphones.
  5. lucsp

    lucsp Lurker

    Method for sound boost.
    - Open the 'Root Explorer' app
    - Go into the '/system' folder
    - Then go into the '/etc' folder
    - Navigate down to the 'init.sh' file
    - (Long) Press on it until a menu appears, and then navigate to 'Open in Text Editor' and select it.
    - At the bottom of the text, add these 2 lines (type them exactly as they are printed here) :

    alsa_amixer sset 'Playback Boost' 2
    alsa_amixer sset 'Capture Boost' 3

    - Press the Menu button, then press 'Save & Exit'
    - Reboot your tablet, enjoy better volume!

    Do not forget to try UdroidX153 ROM

    UDROIDX153 FinalH.rar - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download
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  6. Bjay

    Bjay Lurker

    Does it have to be rooted to do this?? Im having the same problem
  7. dizzycoco

    dizzycoco Lurker

    Hi I got all the way through to the end of the process you recommend and it told me I was unable to save the changes. Any ideas or recommendations? Many thanks
  8. csj2k

    csj2k Lurker

  9. KD271158

    KD271158 Lurker

    Thanks! Been looking for this .
  10. nicci star

    nicci star Lurker

    I have the opposite problem on my WM8650. If I listen to anything through headphones, on the lowest sound setting it is unbearably loud. Can I use the above method to make the sound lower? Thanks!
  11. nicci star

    nicci star Lurker

    Can I use this method to lower the sound in a tablet? I have the opposite problem where my headphone volume is ridiculously loud on the lowest setting. I can't even listen to things over headphones, no matter what app or website I'm using.

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