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post #136 of 192

 

  

 Now this is groundbreaking news, makes battery life comparable to my J3 ...hmmmm

post #137 of 192

Have any of you tried this speaker mod:

 

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/20/a-hardware-modification-gives-the-nexus-5s-underpowered-speaker-a-little-more-oomph/

 

Maybe I'm just bored, but I'm getting tempted.

post #138 of 192
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

Have any of you tried this speaker mod:

 

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/20/a-hardware-modification-gives-the-nexus-5s-underpowered-speaker-a-little-more-oomph/

 

Maybe I'm just bored, but I'm getting tempted.

 

None of us care about the speakers, they are adequate for notifying me of phone calls though.

post #139 of 192
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None of us care about the speakers, they are adequate for notifying me of phone calls though.

You're speaking a little broadly by speaking for everyone.

Of course the speakers are far less important. That doesn't make the possibility of improving their sound uninteresting.
post #140 of 192
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You're speaking a little broadly by speaking for everyone.

Of course the speakers are far less important. That doesn't make the possibility of improving their sound uninteresting.

 

I honestly don't think there's many people here who cares about that aspect at all, unless they're already a modder who might toss this one in with the rest.

post #141 of 192

Anyone using UE900. N5 is a terrible source for the UE900. 

post #142 of 192

Question about increasing the audio levels: Is it better to do this within an app or using a system-level mod?

 

PowerAmp has its own gain adjustment, which I leave at zero.

However, I recently performed this mod: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47593101

 

The mod made my experience with the GR-07's much better (I can actually hear them now). I would guess that modifying a system file would be preferable to app-level/software changes, but I don't know if it's causing different problems.

post #143 of 192
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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post
 

Question about increasing the audio levels: Is it better to do this within an app or using a system-level mod?

 

PowerAmp has its own gain adjustment, which I leave at zero.

However, I recently performed this mod: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47593101

 

The mod made my experience with the GR-07's much better (I can actually hear them now). I would guess that modifying a system file would be preferable to app-level/software changes, but I don't know if it's causing different problems.

 

Thank you, it works with Stock Rom which is awesome. Will try this weekend.

 

What does it mean to flash in recovery?

post #144 of 192
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Originally Posted by Inear View Post
 

 

Thank you, it works with Stock Rom which is awesome. Will try this weekend.

 

What does it mean to flash in recovery?

 

This mod raises the phone's volume by editing a few values in a file called "mixer_paths.xml"

That file is located in the protected portion of your phone (specifically in \system\etc), so you can't just edit it on a totally stock phone.

 

So there are two options:

(1) "Flashing in recovery" means that you enter the phone's recovery mode, transfer the files over USB using ADB ("android developer bridge", a command-line utility in the Android SDK). Transferring them by this method overwrites the original file, and achieves the mod.

 

(2) the other method (easier and safer in my opinion) is to edit the file directly. To do this, you need Root and a file explorer app (they recommend on in Post #2 in that thread). If you follow the directions in the post, it's not much different from just editing a text file on your computer.

 

To put it in perspective, I was able to do this mod while I was out walking my dog. just read which files to change, navigated to the file, changed two values from "15" to "20", saved, and rebooted. I obviously had Root first.

post #145 of 192
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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post
 

 

This mod raises the phone's volume by editing a few values in a file called "mixer_paths.xml"

That file is located in the protected portion of your phone (specifically in \system\etc), so you can't just edit it on a totally stock phone.

 

So there are two options:

(1) "Flashing in recovery" means that you enter the phone's recovery mode, transfer the files over USB using ADB ("android developer bridge", a command-line utility in the Android SDK). Transferring them by this method overwrites the original file, and achieves the mod.

 

(2) the other method (easier and safer in my opinion) is to edit the file directly. To do this, you need Root and a file explorer app (they recommend on in Post #2 in that thread). If you follow the directions in the post, it's not much different from just editing a text file on your computer.

 

To put it in perspective, I was able to do this mod while I was out walking my dog. just read which files to change, navigated to the file, changed two values from "15" to "20", saved, and rebooted. I obviously had Root first.

 

So when I got into recovery do I have to the N5 connected to my computer? I had originally transferred the file over to my N5 then got into Recovery and once I hit power it went to "No Command". 

 

For the second option, I would have to be rooted? By rooting I would end up wiping my entire device. What app do you use to back everything up and what is a good file explorer?


Edited by Inear - 3/8/14 at 12:01pm
post #146 of 192
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Inertianinja's mod increases default analog amp level by 5 or so, which helps a lot.

Similar to what faux kernel does but permanently without app.
Edited by loptimistk - 3/10/14 at 11:26pm
post #147 of 192

I am looking to replace my nexus 5 with another android phone for music listening. I am not really satisfied. I tried faux, V4A, DSP, etc..

Any suggestions?

post #148 of 192
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Originally Posted by ej8989 View Post
 

I am looking to replace my nexus 5 with another android phone for music listening. I am not really satisfied. I tried faux, V4A, DSP, etc..

Any suggestions?

 

GS3 I9300 or Note 2 with Exynos/Wolfson -- last Samsungs without audio issues. Some like HTC One but I have not tried it. 

post #149 of 192
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Originally Posted by ej8989 View Post
 

I am looking to replace my nexus 5 with another android phone for music listening. I am not really satisfied. I tried faux, V4A, DSP, etc..

Any suggestions?

So far GS3 is the best sounding phone I've had. 

post #150 of 192
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Originally Posted by ej8989 View Post
 

I am looking to replace my nexus 5 with another android phone for music listening. I am not really satisfied. I tried faux, V4A, DSP, etc..

Any suggestions?

Another option is the Fiio E18. I tried it out with my Nexus 5 and it works with Cyanogenmod 11 (I have the M3 version). 

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