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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by Migou67 View Post

 

You can also give a try to Noozxoide EIZO-rewire™ PRO, it has done wonders on my Note2 (also a Wolfson), it's compatible with your S3, no root, is free and you can use it with any player : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2039716


I can confirm this app is excellent, thanks. Did great things to my s3 

post #17 of 36
Thread Starter 

What player are you using with Noozxoide EIZO-rewire™ PRO? Did you disable direct volume control of the player? 

post #18 of 36

Poweramp. Yes

post #19 of 36
Thread Starter 

I just tried reinstalling Noozxoide EIZO-rewire™ PRO. The SQ seems better now.  When you install Noozxoide there is another option now available in Poweramp called "Music FX". I've enabled that.

 

The Noozxoide site on google play states:

SETUP AS DEFAULT FILTER (reboot when necessary)
Settings > Sound > Music Effects > Choose “Noozxoide EIZO-rewire™ PRO Series”

 

But when I go to Sound settings there is no Music Effects options to enable Noozxoide. I assume when you disable direct volume control, Noozxoide becomes the default. Am I right? I also feel there is a drop in volume. Does that occur to you as well? Thanks

post #20 of 36

Strange. Even my galaxy s2 has better sound quality than my laptop's onboard IDT soundcard. I use Cyanogenmod's Apollo music player, haven't changed it in ages so i dont know how it compares to other players. But overall it makes a very nice portable setup with me E11.

 

And yes, volume drop is normal.

post #21 of 36
Thread Starter 

Maybe the pairing with E11 makes it sound better than your laptop?. Does E11 really improve the SQ of your GS2? I'm listening to my GS3 now with Noozxodize but I'm still disappointed. Seems like the bass is bloated. I've tried the Apollo player but I still prefer PowerAmp.

post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by zamorin View Post

Maybe the pairing with E11 makes it sound better than your laptop?. Does E11 really improve the SQ of your GS2? I'm listening to my GS3 now with Noozxodize but I'm still disappointed. Seems like the bass is bloated. I've tried the Apollo player but I still prefer PowerAmp.

I dont use my phone for playing music without the E11 often, but i can tell you the soundstage widens just a bit and the sound generally gets cleaner, and more full sounding. I mostly like it for the EQ Bass adjustments. I find myself using it a lot when switching from genre to genre.

 

What version of the S3 do you have? Is it the international quad core or the U.S dual core?

post #23 of 36
Thread Starter 

The Malaysian GS3 is the international version with quad core. I thought both versions came with the same wolfsten chip.

post #24 of 36
From my knowledge, the dual core S3 has either a qualcomm or yamaha chip, but its not as good as the wolfson on the international

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post #25 of 36

HI  :)   i was just passing on this site when i saw your issue i registered. you are lucky :D cuz i had the same issue like you for a long time tell i made my galaxy S3 sound a hell lot better than my  HP laptop.

 

first from my experience software EQ and players  like noozxoide, poweramp ...etc  wont really change  SQ that far cuz they are just editing a software equalizer , so it will give you a placebo effect not a real better SQ . (that's why sometimes after u install a new EQ   or a player you think SQ became better..... but  the moment you compare it with another pc or laptop you will be shocked again  and again :( just the same way it happens to me over  and over)  

 

my point is that if your laptop SQ is better than your phone with the WM1811  , this doesn't mean that the laptop sound card is better  .

 

it may be like this because the stock software came with your galaxy S3 is limiting the WM1811 full potential , but with the right tweaks i am going to explain here, your WM1811 well be tuned to a real better SQ as if u are hearing the music from a more superior device :D    (btw  your device must be rooted)

 

it took me 1 year to play with all different kernels  , players , sound mods  until i finally found the right combination of these mods  to  enhance (loudness , sound stage , clarity + activating true bass(hardware true bass)  not software level ;)   .   all changes came with these  mods  will enhance you hardware sound chip quality .

 

follow these steps carefully :

 

1)  root you phone

2)  Download Syiah kernel 1.9.1  (also download "Stweaks" from playstore  to controll the kernel features)

3)  Download Acid audio mod Samsung optimized (it replaces stock sound lib  and drivers with a better tweaked one)

4)  download DTS audio enhancement ( gives you true WOW  , true hardware Bass , true SRS )

5)  download Walkman player ported from sony xperia Z ( or any player you want , for me  i think walkman player is better fro clarity and cinema dolby effects) 

 

before you flash these files make sure you WIPE CACHE and DALVIK CACHE  first :)

 if u donno how   to root   your device or  how to  flash  zips   just ask me and i will explain in details

 

seems a pain in .....   i know :D   but will spare you more painful ways   and time waste  in trying to change SQ with EQ  and  players from playstore.

 

here is the links:

 

http://d-h.st/vNM (syiah kernel  thanks to "gokhanmoral" the kernel developer)

 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/3eapg03tovsiv4l/%5BSamsung%5DAC%21DAudioEngine%5Bv5.0%5D_signed.zip   (acid audio thanks to "TEAM AC!D")

 

http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23050663588004852   (DTS audio   thanks to "Zero infinity"  developer of the mod)

 

http://d-h.st/QMM   (sony walkman player  thanks for "Ravi" for the galaxy s3  port ) 

 

 

here we go  , have fun :)

post #26 of 36
Thread Starter 
Hi Jellytooth,
 
Thanks for the detailed response. I did try Syiah Kernal with CRdroid ROM but I don't remember the audio quality. I'll try your method this weekend. This will work with Omega ROM right? because I plan to install that over the weekend.
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by zamorin View Post

Hi Jellytooth,
 
Thanks for the detailed response. I did try Syiah Kernal with CRdroid ROM but I don't remember the audio quality. I'll try your method this weekend. This will work with Omega ROM right? because I plan to install that over the weekend.

 

Dnno if it will work on omega , but i really recommend that you install these 4 mods on stock rom.

 

i tried purelook HD  rom ,  carbon rom , cyanogen ....etc   , and  still wasn't satisfied by SQ  tell i flashed these 4 combinations on stock jellybean 4.1.2.

 

btw u can replace  syiah kernel with any other kernel that support the old voodoo sound code (was official code for galaxy S i9000) made by "supercurio"  (boeffla kernel , persus kernel, sapec kernel , siyah kernel )  

 

these 3 kernels really enhance the WM1811 hardware capablities  so much .

 

still wait  for "supercurio"  to release his official voodoo sound port  for galaxy s3 and you will find that S3  will be the dream phone for audiophiles wink_face.gif

post #28 of 36

Hello jellytooth and welcome to Head-Fi smile.gif

 

Just to let you know that Noozxoide is not just a software equalizer :

 

tech: this app uses emulation technologies communicate with the compatible libraries as a medium (alsa driver) and interprets directly to the DAC chip and doesn't require external libs, it simply took over it, brought to you by "Noozxoide SoundXEMU" sound-cross-emulation)

Compatible DAC-2-EMU: Tegra 2/3 (100%), Sabre (100%), Wolfson (100%), Realtek (70%), Yamaha (40%), Cirrus Logic (80%), Texas Instruments (90%), Qualcomm (50%)

 

I personally use Noozi with Poweramp on my Note2 and the sound is better than on my laptop.

 

Anyway your approach is much better for sound quality than just installing a third party software, thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences.
post #29 of 36

I like Noozi on my note 2 for it simplicity and I don't have time to root, flash kernel, install the softwares and configure it, but I expect that the result can be better ...


Edited by Migou67 - 8/7/13 at 3:57am
post #30 of 36
Thread Starter 

I had the GS1 before this GS3 and actually I loved my GS1 audio and offcourse I had Voodoo installed. I feel the GS1 had better sound. Didn't know Supercurio is developing Voodoo sound for GS3. That's great news!

 

Migou,

 

Maybe Noozie is not working on my GS3 properly because they tell you that the phone cannot be rooted.

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