All smartphones not have the speaker quality or volume levels to make your stereo envious. These two issues along with poor speaker placement can get in the way of you enjoying the sound. Here are a few tips to help you improve sound quality and increase volume on Android. You can try a speaker booster or volume booster app, but plenty can be improved with a little audio know how.
1. Check your settings
You could optimize your Android audio experience through the settings. Not all Android UIs have this feature, however, so it won’t work for everyone. If your device has it, the procedure is easy, though. And once you’ve done it for the first time you will be able to quickly enhance your audio settings in the future.
For Samsung devices you need to plug in whichever audio device you want to use (if you’re using one) and do the following:
– Enter Settings and tap Sounds and vibration.
– From there hit Sound quality and effects. You should have a series of options to enhance your audio experience.
MIUI from Xiaomi has an enhancer for headphones. Just toggle it on and pick the type you’re using. You should have a choice between in-ear and normal headphones.
Xperia UI allows you to use the ClearAudio setting and has an equalizer. You can get to it through the settings.
With HTC’s Sense UI you can toggle BoomSound but there’s really no reason to turn it off, as the audio is terrible without it on. You can’t optimize your audio settings from Oxygen, LG UI, or Stock Android.
2. Download a new music app
You have the option of replacing the stock music app with one that includes more audio control. We recommend Poweramp or PlayerPro as our top music apps for Android. Both are jam-packed with audio tweaks, presets, bass boost, and more. Just make sure your music folders are checked in the app settings.
You can download for free on PlayStore:
Poweramp offers a 10-band EQ for serious tuning. You’ll have to pay a couple of bucks to access all the best features but once you do you’ll never look back.
Several of our readers have also recommended PlayerPro as an alternate music app. The software offers advanced audio configuration options as well as many ways to customize the visual experience too. PlayerPro costs $3.99 but there’s also a free trial version available for the curious.