- 11-14-2011, 07:29 PM #1
I currently use the following Apps for finding and listening to new music on the go:
However, I like to play my music VERY loud every I go (whether it be driving around or at a party). These apps have significantly lower volume levels at full phone volume than the Music (Zune) hub offers.
Anyone else experiencing this? Is there a way to fix it? Why is it like this?
11-14-2011, 08:01 PM #2
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Yes... I have to turn my volume to Max when I'm using my car radios aux input to make it a reasonable level.
I've noticed if I play podcasts from internet explorer (via mp3 download) it is very noticeably quieter. Usually it's to quiet to even use. I think I had the same problem when listening through the wpcentral app. I don't use Slacker or Last.fm or any of the others you mentioned to compare.
- 11-14-2011, 09:46 PM #4
11-14-2011, 10:48 PM #7
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I can tell you from a developer standpoint, that by default when you create an app the relative volume in the app is only set to 50%, you have to manually specify 100%. So I suspect, it is just lazyness and not enough people have complained to the app developers.
11-15-2011, 12:04 PM #9
- 105 Posts
The best long term solution is probably for companies to include better amplifiers for the line out. That costs more money though so it probably won't happen.
11-15-2011, 03:35 PM #11
- 481 Posts
The only correct way to do line out is to require the phone volume to be at max, then you control the volume at the amplifier. If you have to set it to, say, 22/30 when connected to a car and anything above that causes distortion then MS screwed up. Hopefully this is not the case.
- 11-15-2011, 04:57 PM #12
11-15-2011, 08:58 PM #14
- 53 Posts
I usually listen music at 7~10/30 with headphone, and at that level it doesn't sounds like there's any significant change in volume output.
But if I open the Bing search while the music is playing, the sound changed a bit, like drier than the music hub.
11-15-2011, 10:24 PM #15
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Personally, I didn't like my Focus' stock volume levels all around (but mainly how quiet my headphone jack was, headphones, 3.5 cable to my truck stereo, portable speakers, etc), so I went to xda and found the diagnostic codes for the phone's volume defaults. I wen't overboard the first time I adjusted them, almost needed new pants when I plugged the phone into my truck stereo and subs, but I dialed it in to a decent volume all around. I'm not technologically versed enough to verify this, but I did read somewhere that there was a separate diagnostic volume setting code that increased 3rd party app volume. But as mentioned above, I'm sure the app developers have the power to max their playback volume. It's possible, though, that the phone has x amount of room to increase app volume and the devs have y amount, whatever the ratio may be.
I'm kinda (ok, seriously) new here and I'm rather unversed on the rules of posting things like those diagnostic codes I mentioned. If someone could either clarify the policy for me, or just post the codes themselves to save the trouble, I'm sure it would help the OP out provided my method hasn't already been tried.