Audio Quality in any Android smartphone matters a lot for music lovers who spend most of the time listening to music. Not all smartphones have the speaker quality or volume levels to make your stereo envious. These two issues – along with poor speaker placement – are the biggest factors getting in the way of you enjoying the sound coming from your smartphone. Here are a few tips to help you enhance sound quality and increase volume on your smartphone.
Change Your Settings
You can optimize your Android audio experience through the settings. Not all Android UIs have this feature, but MIUI has an inbuilt enhancer for using headphones.
Check the following thread to know more about setting up and how to use such a feature and enhance the audio on your device.
Download an Equalizer
Sometimes the default equalizer available in your device doesn’t meet all your needs. For example, Mi equalizer only works within the default music app and provides no control over audio played through other music players. It’s important to note that no app works miracles when the hardware is not working properly but with a couple of simple adjustments your sound quality can be improved significantly. So go the Play Store and get yourself a decent Equalizer. Some of such equalizers are:-
- Music Volume EQ + Bass Booster
- Bass Booster
- Equalizer FX
Understand Your Speaker Placement
You may find this suggestion unnecessary and silly. But the first thing you need to know is where is the sound coming from on your smartphone. Some phones like Redmi Note 4 have twin grills which may appear to be twin speakers, but only one of them will produce any sound. If your speaker is blocked then the sound quality will be low/bad.
Once you know whether your speakers are front-facing, at the bottom or on the back, you can make more intelligent decisions about how to position your smartphone to give speakers the best chance to shine. Don’t block them when holding your phone (a common mistake when gaming with bottom-mounted speakers) and point the speakers towards you, not away from you.
Check Whether Your Case Is Blocking The Speaker Grill
Protective cases and covers are inevitable for the long life span of your smartphone. Sadly these things will affect the quality of the sound you get from the speakers. All those vibrations coming from inside your phone will be obstructed by the additional layer of plastic or rubber that the manufacturer won’t have taken into account when designing its speaker system.
Also, some case makers would not account the exact configurations of the device and may block essential parts of the phone like the audio jack, microphone or speaker. So everytime before buying a case make sure that you check them to see that it won’t block anything.
Make Use Of Headphones
Listening to an audio/music file using a headphone and without a headphone – Audio quality on both instances are easily identifiable. The simple fact is that sometimes smartphone speakers may not be good enough to get decent sound quality out of, even with a fancy music app or EQ. This is where a decent pair of headphones can help you (some audio settings in your phone won’t even work without headphones plugged in).
Try A New Music App
If you find the stock music player app not up to your expectations, then you can replace them with one that gives more control over audio. Some of such third party apps are:
- Poweramp – An app with 10 band equalizer
- Equalizer music player booster – Has a 7 band equalizer
Both these apps have good audio tweaks, presets, bass boost and more. You can get these apps from Google Play Store.
There are users who cannot carry the headphones all along with them and still wants crisp n clear sound. Many apps out there claim to improve audio, but many of them are actually selling false promises. If you have a bootloader unlocked device or even more, a rooted device, then audio mods are options that can bypass the max volume of the Android system with a few simple tweaks. Some best mods available for Android are:
- Dolby Atmos
If you have any such tips in mind, do share them in the comment section