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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Brumcentral, May 8, 2011.

  1. Brumcentral

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    Hi

    is there anyway of increasing the volume whilst watching media on headphones, I have a hearing problem, and even with the volume turned up full, it still seems quiet
     

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  2. NZtechfreak

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    For music playback the app PowerAMP has a preamp that you can set to increase volume output a bit, but that obviously won't help you with video.

    This may also be worth a look, but again, I don't think this will help with video. I expect Supercurio will make a version of Voodoo sound for this handset sometime soonish, and then you'll be able to blast your eardrums all you like.
     
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  3. chocobosandwich

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    You tried finding some samsung special codes, the ones where you enter a special combination in the dialer and can change volume settings manually? There might be one floating around.
     
  4. shaunyjames

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    I am interested in this too.

    I have a pair of klipsch image s2 I spend a fair amount of money on but the music and video playback is only loud enough when I am in a very quiet place.

    Trying to watch videos while on the tube for example is impossible and the same is true for music playback.

    I even found that with the standard headphones playback is pretty quite on your standard MP3's and MP4 movies.

    Any help would be amazing :)
     
  5. NZtechfreak

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    Source code has been released for the SGSII, so I would expect Supercurio to cook up something for fixing any issues related to sound.
     
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  6. dale7_uk

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    I'm also experiencing this problem. The headphone sound is no where near loud enough - in the gym I can hear the awful dance music they play on the speakers over what I'm playing in the headphones. Also, I plug an aux into my car stereo, which I need to turn up as loud as it can go to make podcasts audible - which results in terrible hissing noise. In a nutshell - this problem is driving me nuts, and I'm completely shocked that a flagship phone would be released with such a basic fault.

    I've been unable to find a solution anywhere on the net, if anyone else comes across one please let us know on here and I'll do the same.

    Many thanks :)
     
  7. FrankLM

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    Agreed, it's not loud enough, especially a bit problematic when attached to a car stereo or home receiver.
     
  8. NZtechfreak

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    Did you try PowerAMP's preamp settings?
     
  9. KING LUFF

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    Pretty annoying really, i'm sure it will be fixed soon
     
  10. NuckinFutz

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    Agreed, PowerAmp will help with this. The only other thing that will help is a pair of headhpones with low impedance and high sensitivity, I've no idea what the bundled earphones are like as I don't use them. For reference i used a pair of Brainwavz ProAlpha, these have an impedance of 20ohms and a sensitivty of 115dB at 1mW and they are plenty loud enough (and I like it loud!), and that's considering I use MP3gain to level all my music to 91dB. You can get them, or the like, from AdvanceMP3.
     
  11. Beards

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    Have a look at AndroidAudioHacks 'Volume+'.
    It is on the market as a paid App but go to the devs site and you can download it.
    For further info the Market link is here.
     

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