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  1. mikem3223

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    Does anyone know of a way to adjust the eq on music? Either by custom or rock, rap, jazz, etc.

    Also, is there anyway to make it so that music will cut off if headphones are unplugged? I have accidentally unplugged my headphones at work and the music starts blasting and I am embarassed.

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    There isn't a built in EQ for any Android phones and the only music app that has one has received terrible reviews. There was talk of a native EQ coming out for Android a while back, but I have not seen anything new recently.

    There may be an app to control volume between headphoned and non-headphoned use, but I have not found one. This usually happens to me when I am listening to music and then take a call. The music pauses and then blasts out of the phone when the call is ended.
     
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    Lack of native EQ/presets is oddly my biggest gripe with this phone. I've been scanning pretty regularly to find an app or news of an update with EQ.

    Such a glaring oversight on HTC's part!
     
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    I don't think you can really just blame HTC for this one. I don't think any Android phones have EQs so it may be a compatibility issue with the OS. That is pure speculation on my part obviously, but you would figure bluetooth voice dialing would be an easy one too.
     
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    Ah, I wasn't aware it could be an issue beyond HTC products. Either way, I'm keeping my eyes peeled and ears tuned for any talk of an EQ development -- whether built into an OS or as an add-on app.
     
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    Thanks to both of you. I'll let you know if I find anything. It seems odd that they wouldn't have such a thing.
     
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    Didn't I read somewhere that one of those Samsung Android phones with the custom Touchwiz music software have what your asking for? If so all we need to do is figure out how to port it to other Android devices.
     
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    Wait wait wait. Wait wait. There's a built in EQ in the music app? Why haven't I found it? I'm looking for bass in all the wrong places.
     
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    actually music = media volume control in the settings, and the call volume is adjusted during an active call . so this can be resolved.

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    Alas, not having an EQ on a phone that can double as a music player is inexcusable. A friend of mine literally just found out about this on his Nexus this morning. He was super pissed. Even his old crappy BB had one. I have nice inner ear canal headphones just for listening to music at work and songs sound like crap on the Eris. This is a HUGE oversight by Google, HUGE!!
     
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    Googles core focus is search, that's where they make their billions. as with all things Google, they throw out random projects see what works and run with it. media is not their core business, which is why they bought youtube. operating systems isn't their core business (yet), their music app sucks compared to most others. if you compare it to any mp3 player on the market its lagging way behind. they could probably care less about doing updates to the audio player. That's why the market comes into play, they provide core functions while developers can come in and design the fun stuff like media functions.

    think of windows... their media functions are crappy, now think winamp, itune(crap), vlc, foobar, media monkey, and yes media center (came way after windows media player) they are better media players from 3rd parties. then you have audio enhancements like SRS audio sand box and foobars built in stuff, and winamps plugins.

    there are audio companies I saw trying to get in on the android game, like SRS announcing getting into the android game and who knows maybe dolby will stick a finger or two, so im sure something will be coming out in the next year or so to fix this missing EQ.
     
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    Oh, I understand that completely. What I am talking about is when you are already listening to music and receive a call. The music is paused and then when you hang up the call the music blasts again at a very high volume from the phones speaker. What I really should be doing is going into audio manager while I am on the call and turning the media volume down though.
     
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    I'm not even talking about a music app. I don't care if their music app sucks. That's not their core business and I'm fine with that, let the market take care of providing good music apps (pandora, last.fm, rhapsody, etc.) I just want a generic audio equalizer in the sounds settings of the phone. Even crappy multimedia systems in cheap cars have that. Just 5 frequency bands would be enough. Heck 3 would be better than none, treble, mid-range, and bass.
     
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    I get it now... ya, sounds like you need a volume leveling app since it sounds like you have the typical TV scenario... watching nice movie, commercial comes on and scare the crap out of you with dish soap... movie comes back on, you get comfy.... commercial break screaming to sell your gold... movie back on... comfy again.... and the cycle continues...
     
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    someone will make an app for that sooner or later... but ya I would like the same function leave it to a search company to miss an equalizer on a phone operating system he he he. I guess if you had IBM come in and make cars... they would forget the brakes....
     
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    From my research I don't even think it's possible. The android SDK provides no hooks to change the frequency response of the phone. You can do an EQ for an individual app by changing the sound you feed to the audio processor, but that only affects that one single app. You can't change the frequency response of the phone itself.

    If it were possible, someone would have done it by now.
     
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    I think that is the main problem that developers are running into right now. The music apps that I listed above have EQs, but they don't really function the way people want them to.
     
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    actually it is possible, saw in the news from Mobile World Congress, SRS Labs is doing something called trumedia that is supposed to be able to change the audio effects of the entire phone. I have their plugin on my HP laptop (Audio Sandox), and my one Samsung TV has it in there somewhere. but I didn't see any date when they would actually release anything to the public. If its even close to what they can do on my laptop... im going to be the FIRST one to get their app. they make my crappy laptop speakers sound pretty sweet (for laptop speakers) and you can change it based on the type of music or the type of stuff your listening to, movies or music or voip.

    so ya, it is possible.
     
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    Would that work for recording as well? A couple of generations ago, Apple improved the recording software on its iPods so that you could record in 16-bit stereo. I have a Belkin Tunetalk, which is a stereo mic made to plug into the iPod, and the recording quality is extremely good.
    I've downloaded several audio recording apps from the Market and tried them on the Eris - they all make sucky recordings. Is it something inherent in the device or the OS?
     
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    Interesting. I look forward to that coming out.
     
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    Don't quite understand the need for an eq. Get a better pair of headphones. I've never heard a software eq that actually made anything sound better, different maybe but at the cost of accuracy. My two pennies. The eris sounds fine not great but no worse than most mp3 players.
     
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    I have a pair of Sennheiser ear canal headphones. They sound amazing on my Sansa with some EQ tweaking. And no, I don't just pump up the base, I'm not in high school anymore. I wish you could hear the difference between a song on my Sansa and the same song on the Eris. There is a big difference.
     
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    Oh I bet there is, a dedicated music player versus a phone...I wont argue that! plugging my headphones into my marantz or rotel make the phone sound like poo. I've just never used a software eq that made a difference that wasnt detrimental somewhere else.
    I just disagree with the "inexcusable" part :p if I'm going to listen seriously, I have a rig for that, if I just need some background noise at work while streaming pandora I can live with the audio shortcomings of the phone, no eq is gonna make it sound like I'm at home on the couch with a beer in hand!
     
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    Please try our astro player Astro Player It has built in equalizer.
     

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