1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General Phone is not nearly loud enough! Anyone else?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aci78, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. aci78

    aci78 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    221
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010

    Jun 29, 2010
    221
    6
    56
    Seattle- ish
    I bought this phone with one of the major selling points being the HD audio, thinking the massive amounts of music I play through my phone would sound good. Well, it sounds fine, but it has to be the quiestest external speaker of any phone I've owned, and the sound thru a headset isnt much better, either. Anyone else notice this?

    Maybe when they unlock the boot loader, we will get the code to adjust the audio volume to a respectable level. I know it's possible, the ringer and other audible tones get very loud.
     

    Advertisement

  2. ickster

    ickster Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    347
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2011

    Jan 22, 2011
    347
    41
    43
    N. Texas
    Totally agree. Once I downloaded volume+ from market this was no longer an issue for me though.:cool:
     
  3. mygt8a4re

    mygt8a4re Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011

    Feb 1, 2011
    71
    6
    16
    Bradenton, Fl
    just as ickster mentioned, download volume + from the market. do a search on volume + here on the forums as well so you can find the proper settings within the app so you dont get distortion or damage your speaker.....
    I would like to mention that I personally get great sound with both headsets ive tried, my skullcandy earbuds & my motorola s9 BT headset, both sound great & are very loud. Id say overall (at full volume) it may not be as loud as some of my previous phones but still too loud for me to have at full volume...
    last note, a friend of mine at work just got the Sensation & all his sounds are more quiet than mine, especially his speakerphone volume. Mine isnt very loud by any means but we both noticed that in call & speakerphone on my Sensation was much better than his. Im guessing there may be more to it than just "low volume" speakers, some phones could have other issues!
     
  4. nateap87

    nateap87 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    505
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011

    Mar 21, 2011
    505
    51
    78
    California
    Hd audio applies more towards headphones. This was highly emphasized in many reviews
     
  5. aci78

    aci78 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    221
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010

    Jun 29, 2010
    221
    6
    56
    Seattle- ish
    I bought Volume +. It's a great app, thanks for the heads up.
     
  6. agtitan

    agtitan Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011

    Jul 22, 2011
    1
    0
    5
    there is no app called volume +, nor any discussions on the forum about one. Could you be more specific
     
  7. aci78

    aci78 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    221
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010

    Jun 29, 2010
    221
    6
    56
    Seattle- ish
    that's funny, it popped right up when I typed it in android market. Typed volume +.
     
  8. mygt8a4re

    mygt8a4re Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011

    Feb 1, 2011
    71
    6
    16
    Bradenton, Fl
    sorry, hadnt popped in this thread for a bit, search for volume+ (sound boost), will cost $1.60 in the market (support the dev for looking out)....I found the app a while back at another forum & a member there came up with some perfect settings that worked great....messing w/ the settings on your own could get a bit crazy (cause distortion/possibly blow the factory speaker)....ill look those up for you....
     
  9. mygt8a4re

    mygt8a4re Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011

    Feb 1, 2011
    71
    6
    16
    Bradenton, Fl
    Want to start by giving credit to MattMJB0188 over at androidcentral.....
    heres the settings to use for best quality with volume+ :

    Speaker Settings

    Speaker Modifications ENABLED
    VR Effects ENABLED
    Virtual Room Effect ENABLED

    Basic Settings

    EQ Settings GOOD QUALITY
    Volume Level +8
    Bass Enhance +1
    Virtual Room 0

    Speaker Modifications ENABLED

    Band 1 16,5
    Band 2 16,5
    Band 3 16 7
    Band 4 16,8
    Band 5 16,9
    Volume Level 10
    Bass Level 1
    VR Level 1
     
    johnblaz2000 likes this.
  10. aci78

    aci78 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    221
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010

    Jun 29, 2010
    221
    6
    56
    Seattle- ish
    thanks. I'll try those settings.Still think this phone should come much louder stock, though. This phone is ridiculously quiet.
     
  11. mygt8a4re

    mygt8a4re Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011

    Feb 1, 2011
    71
    6
    16
    Bradenton, Fl
    aci78, I do agree. My 1st Sensation was very quiet, wich is what led me to the research of volume+....this along with a few other problems led me to return the phone for a replacement. My more recent Sensation (july 17th) does not have as bad of a sound problem (currently do not use volume+) and also does not have the problems I had previously. Its more quiet than other phones I have had but is very "doable", speakers is louder in every way than my previous Sensation (shows theres more to it than speaker alone, BUT this can very depending on what phone you came from!!)...Just as the 1st of any new style phone (D.C. processor w/ sense 3.0 in our case) there are going to be problems that most of the time get fixed in near future updates. Im one of the guys who jumps on new phones right off the bat and rolls w/ the punches, just my thing I guess, lol....
     
  12. Dbott1

    Dbott1 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011

    Jul 31, 2011
    4
    0
    5
    When I search for volume+ in market closest match is volume control + I'm guessing this isn't the app you guys are referring to?
     
  13. mygt8a4re

    mygt8a4re Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011

    Feb 1, 2011
    71
    6
    16
    Bradenton, Fl
    look at my response 4 posts back before yours....
     
  14. Dbott1

    Dbott1 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011

    Jul 31, 2011
    4
    0
    5
    Got it thanks.
     
  15. kimpiet

    kimpiet Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2011

    Aug 10, 2011
    3
    0
    5
    I'm new here and new to the Android market. will this volume+ app make my phone ring louder? sorry for the dumb question but I have it as loud as it will go and still have a hard time hearing it....
     
  16. aci78

    aci78 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    221
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010

    Jun 29, 2010
    221
    6
    56
    Seattle- ish
    If it's just the ringer volume, try the free version. If you like to tweak bass, treble, highs, lows, etc- volume plus is well worth it in my opinion.

    One thing I read when I went to do the update was that they recommend Cyanogen 7 to best utilize this app. Unfortunetly, not an option for our phone until it's unlocked.
     

Share This Page

Loading...