It’s a known fact that most smartphone speakers don’t really deliver when it comes to a decent audio quality or even a feature-packed music app. Therefore it is understandable that smartphone users would try and find alternative ways to ensure that they get the most out of their handsets, in terms of an audio experience. If you are sailing on the same boat, here are a few things you should consider to improve your Android device's audio experience:
Look into your audio settings
The audio experience on your Android device can easily optimized by heading into its settings. Unfortunately, not all smartphone interfaces come with this feature, so this option won’t be helpful for everyone. If your device has the feature then you’ll will be able to quickly change the settings to your liking, at any time.For TouchWiz users, have the audio device you wish to use connected and then head into Settings. Select the Sound section, tap on Audio settings and you’ll see a variety of options to use in the optimization of your audio experience.Xiaomi’s MIUI offers an enhancer option for when you’re using headphones. You can toggle it and select whether you want to normal headphones or in-ear ones.Sony devices feature an Xperai UI which offers an equalizer as well as a ClearAudio feature within its settings. On HTC’s Sense UI you can play around with BoomSound while the audio experience can be enhanced on Stock Android, Oxygen and Optimus from the settings.
Install a better music app
If the above options are not to your liking, then replace the stock music app with a third party music app, with better features and more audio controls. There a ton of great music apps available on the Play Store, for instance you could try out Poweramp or Equalizer+. These two music apps are loaded with bass boosts, presets, audio tweaks and so much more.You’ll find a five-band EQ on the Equalizer+, with the Poweramp offering a 10-band EQ for added tuning. Getting all the best features may cost you a few bucks, but it will all be worth it once you do.
Install an EQ
Other than Sony devices and the OnePlus 2, most phones offer default audio controls that are less than comprehensive. Though a couple of devices incorporate a standard EQ, the functions are only accessible for audio that is played on the default music app and not any other music player.Therefore it is advisable, you check out the Play Store for a decent EQ. As a suggestion, try out Bass Booster or Music Volume EQ.
Find out where your speaker is placed on your device
Determine where the sounds on your device come from, as this will help you find out where the problem is coming from. For instance, if your device’s audio quality is low or non-existent, chances are the speakers may be blocked by something.Once you know whether your Android device has speakers placed at the front, back or even mounted at the bottom, you can better know how to position the device to make the most of your smartphone speakers. For example, avoid holding the area where your speakers are located and always make sure they are faced towards you, for a better audio experience.
This is where a great pair of headphones can make a difference and they won’t even cost you much.
Boost speaker volume
For those with rooted Android devices, there are multiple options in terms of apps that can achieve this. With a few tweaks here and there, these apps are capable of offering volume controls way higher than those on your Android system. If rooting isn’t for you then there are still a couple of tricks you can attempt that will work just as well.For example, you could place your phone in a corner and point the speaker output towards it to produce louder and bassier sound vibrations as opposed to the way it would in any other area of the room. The same tactic works for when you put your phone in a hollow container, an empty box or even a bowl, the speaker sound suddenly becomes louder.What other ways do you employ to boost the quality of your device’s audio? Let us know in the comments.