Originally Posted by PPCG
Here is the way to increase the ZX1's output power
1. Make sure the xLoud & Clear Phase was checked in the sound setting
2. Lower down the volume
3. Go to Setting / Apps / ALL / Sound enhancements / then push "Disable"
After disable the Sound enhancements, EQ won't work anymore.
You have to restart the ZX1 to make it work again.
Originally Posted by T.R.A.N.C.E.
This actually works
It must be a glitch, I needed about 25% less volume to reach the same level loudness as before.
Mad props to PPCG for figuring this out!
But this does change the sound of the ZX1, It gives you its pure sound without the enhancements. It doesn't sound anywhere near as refined as before, but it has more impact and energy, its nice to know this little trick to hear the ZX1 unrestrained! I actually prefer the sound after this trick, its much more raw, sound stage better too.
I tried PPCG's steps above... it really opened up things dramatically, and I got that kick in output volume (the first time). The problem is now I've tried enabling the sound enhancements again so that EQ was turned back on, and then wanted to repeat the steps so that I have the order down. The next time I ran through it, nothing. I wonder what's going on? Frustrating, because I liked what I heard.
Edit- Also, now when I've got the sound enhancements enabled again, the preset ones seem to be doing nothing. The EQ still works, but not dynamic normalizer, clearaudio+, DSEE, the surround modes (I don't like them anyway), nothing.
Thoughts? I don't want to have to do a player reset and have to reload all my music!
Edit 2- Ok, weird.... so I plugged the unit in to get some charge going, and decided to try it again. The sound enhancements are all working again. I went through PPCG's steps and now I get the same bigger output power and sound expansion as the first time. Don't know what the trick is to getting this to work consistently!
Edited by cn11 - 4/24/14 at 4:28pm