Audio quality and volume in android vs apple

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  1. DanielAr

    DanielAr Newbie

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    Hello,
    I have an ipod nano and when i play music using my headphones (Sennheiser Momentum 2 wired) the volume is way higher than my oneplus 6t (same audio file) (also the volume is higher in my brothers iphone x but still not as good as my ipod) , why is that? and can i make my oneplus like or close to my ipod?

    Thanks for the helpers
     
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  3. MrLyannMusic

    MrLyannMusic Rock Star

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    It has to do with the pre-amp, usually Apple includes a better one in their devices than other companies...
     
  4. kooper

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    You could try a bluetooth speaker. Most I have seen include headphone outputs as well as speaker. Might give you better pre-amp.
     
  5. No Avenger

    No Avenger Audiosexual

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    Yep, this is absolutely correct, therefore @ OP, there isn't much (nothing) you can do about it, but I'm not shure if this one
    is really true (but it could be). Loudness and quality are not the same.
     
  6. MrLyannMusic

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    in this case, Loudness is quality, although i have made some tests in the past,the Macbooks have a better pre-amp and somehow a cleaner more natural speakers and Jack output, how is it possible ? i really have no idea, it is probably just pre-amp related.
     
  7. Amelia26

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    Hi,
    This has to do with the volume limit. Go to settings => select Volume Limit.
    and adjust the volume.


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  8. Usemany

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    Apple has been doing a good job for that.
     
  9. BILIYA

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    my brothers iphone x but still not as good as my ipod) , why is that? and can i make my oneplus like or close to my ipod?Lucky Patcher Kodi nox
     
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  10. retroboy

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    Older Apple headphone amps used to be very good.
    I still have my 10 year old iPhone 3GS to listen to my music library. My Samsung S7 has pathetic volume output by comparison so I gave up on it for music use.
     
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  11. electriclash

    electriclash Audiosexual

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    try poweramp app
     
  12. retroboy

    retroboy Kapellmeister

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    I seem to remember the only way to boost the headphone amp circuit on Android is to root the phone ...but the trade off is distorting the audio signal. Unfortunately there's no simple fix for a weak headphone pre-amp.
     
  13. r4e

    r4e Audiosexual

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    On Android it's also OS related. When I used Android 8 Oreo, the sound was nice, loud and powerful.

    Since I got an update to Android 9 Pie, everything sound related is fcked up.
    Audio gets distorted when I set any low bass frequencies just a bit higher - even when the volume is low
    it sounds overdriven. If I crank up the volume to maximum I'm at the same level I had on Oreo when it was at 70%.

    So Android 9 is the worst OS when it comes to sound. Had to flash back Android 8 to get the sound right again.
     
  14. Kwissbeats

    Kwissbeats Audiosexual

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    I don't know where you from, but in the EU some devices are locked on lower volume because of the laws in place.
    Rooting and using a different OS build would be the only solution I guess, apart from artificially make it louder.
     
  15. Fleurpink

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    It was the same for me too but i download the 8 i installed it and now it is butter
     
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  16. r4e

    r4e Audiosexual

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    I found a better solution. I just bought an old HTC One M9 for 40€ + a new battery for 10€ (what a mess to build it in),
    installed Resurrection Remix OS on it and now use it as music player only. The old HTC One series used to have the
    best sound I ever heard from a device (using Headphones and Bluetooth speakers).

    Together with the very best music player app ever (PowerAmp 3.x), it's the perfect solution for me.
     
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