Originally Posted by Carlos4996
But the thing is the same thing happens when I pair it with my cmoy amp
How loud are you putting the bass?
Thing is, if you are EQing the bass up on your phone, and outputting using an AMP with no DAC, the phone output still matters (you would need an external EQ for this to work anyway), so if you are outputting an already bad signal, you will get rubbish out.
An amp offers the best quality when given a clean sound. So, I'd advise to lower the EQ down on the phone, and set the phone to about 60%-70% volume, and no higher to get the cleanest signal possible to the amp, and get an amp especially for bass boost if that is what you want, like the ZO2 people are talking about on here instead of the cmoy, or pair it with both...
EQ on media players like phones work by software only most of the time. When the music is being decoded, it adds an extra EQ layer on top of the signal it already has, boosting a signal not capable of being boosted cleanly, and sends it out to the headphone jack from what I know.
I find EQ sounds terrible on my S3 with every piece of software I've tried, and certainly couldn't be boosted +6 or whatever on the bass frequences without sounding crap.
EQing down doesn't damage the sound as you aren't trying to add something that isn't there in the signal.
You need a proper hardware based EQ.
So don't be worried about that. Your phone's EQ settings just cannot do it justice. Even at low volumes, it is still boosting low frequencies that the software can not manage, so the Cmoy amp is just amping up the bad signal being given to it.
It won't correct a distorted signal.
Edited by musical-kage - 1/26/13 at 11:14am