How to Improve Sound Quality on Your Android Phone

In this guide, we will be sharing some handy tips that will help you to improve the sound quality on your Android devices. While your smartphones might already be having a decent sound quality, but that shouldn’t be the end of the road. When it comes to audio, for many users, ‘decent’ might not be the right word. And they shouldn’t be blamed either. But if your device is offering an average or below average sound, then it doesn’t necessarily equate to hardware issues.

More often than not, you could easily tweak some in device settings and get more out of it. Along the same lines, there exists a plethora of apps and mods that should help you out. So in this guide, we will be compiling all such tips, tricks, and workarounds that will prove to be of great use. With that said, here are the various methods through which you could improve the sound quality on your Android device.

How to Improve Sound Quality on Your Android Phone

How to Improve Sound Quality on Your Android Phone

Before listing out the slightly advanced fixes, there are a few basic workarounds that you should try out. While these may sound along the obvious lines, but trust us, in some cases, this is all that is needed. And these basic tips usually take a minute or two. So without further ado, here are some of the basic tweaks that deserve your attention.

The Basic Tweaks

  • Start off with checking the position of the phone’s speakers, whether they are front-facing, bottom-mounted, or is placed on the back of your device. Then you should place your device accordingly so that it doesn’t end up covering the speakers. For example, while switching to landscape orientation, many users might end up covering the bottom-mounted speakers.
  • Likewise, keep your device in such a manner that the speaker is facing towards you and not the other way round. Along the same lines, you should make sure that there are no dust particles inside the speakers.
  • Furthermore, if you are using a case, then check that they don’t end up covering the speaker grills. In some instances, a rubber case might even absorb most of the sound vibrations, thereby giving out unpleasant sounds.

Keep these points in mind and they might improve the sound quality on your Android devices up to an extent. Apart from that, here are some other methods that you could try out.

Improve Sound Quality Using the In-Device Settings

Most of the OEMs nowadays ship their device with some handy sound tweaking options. These include the ability to manually adjust the bass, volume, treble, and other related settings. For example, in the case of Samsung, you could head over to Settings > Sounds and vibration. Within that, go to the Sound quality and effects option and make the desired changes as per the requirement.

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Samsung Sound Settings

Then OnePlus devices also come with Dolby Atmos. This will allow you to select the scenario-based adjustments from Dynamic, Movie, Music, etc. Then you could also make some adjustments to the earphone settings by manually adjusting the dB values or selecting from the preset profiles of balanced Warm and Nuanced. To access these settings, go to the Settings > Sound and Vibration and select the Dolby Atmos menu. Then tweak the audio settings as per the need.

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OnePlus Sound Settings

Likewise, MIUI also comes with some audio enhancer for your earphones. HTC is also a reputed player in this domain, thanks to its BoomSound, Dolby Atmos, and Surround sound features. So try each of the OEM specific tweaks and you should definitely be able to improve the sound quality on your Android devices.

Increase your Music App’s Streaming Quality

Most music players maintain a balance when it comes to streaming quality. They usually end up on a Balanced Note in order to maintain an equilibrium between sound quality and network usage. However, if you are having an unlimited data plan with decent speed, then you could easily switch over to Best streaming quality.

spotify streaming

For example, in the case of Spotify, head over to Settings > Music Quality and select the Absolute High option. The app will now stream music at around 320kbit/s. Along the same lines, if you are using Google’s Music Player, then head over to Settings > Quality on mobile network’ or ‘Mobile network stream quality’ and select the ‘Always High’ option.

Other music players also come with the aforementioned options inside the Settings menu. So set the app’s quality to very high and you should indeed be able to improve the sound quality on your Android devices.

Improve Sound Quality Using a Volume Booster App

You could easily find a ton of apps belonging to this domain. However, there isn’t any app as such that you could call the absolute best. It is mostly a hit and miss. The best way is to head over to Play Store and do a search for Volume Booster apps. Then check the app that has received maximum positive reviews and give it a shot.

volume booster apps

Just keep in mind that these apps are forcing the device speakers past their maximum capacity. This might sometime lead to more harm than good, not only to the sound output but to the device’s speakers as well. Therefore, always increase bass, volume, treble, and other related settings only within the acceptable limits.

Audio Mods for Rooted Users

If you are using a rooted Android device and looking for ways to improve the sound quality on your device, then the process is a little bit easier. As opposed to the general Play Store apps, in a rooted ecosystem, the Viper4Android turns out to be the absolute best. It beholds a plethora of tips, tweaks, and sound settings that you could try out. More often than not, it wouldn’t disappoint you.

Install ViPER4Android on Android 10 Devices

The biggest perks with these apps are the fact they are able to get administrative rights and superuser permission, hence they could carry out their task by directly accessing the system level files (as opposed to the earlier Play Store apps that work in a limited environment). But do keep in mind that rooting comes with a few risks as well. So decide accordingly whether you are ready to trade off on this front.

If your answer is in the affirmative tone, then refer to our guide on How to Install ViPER4Android on Android 10 Q Devices. For users on Android 9.0 Pie on earlier builds, they should head over to this guide: How to Install ViPER4Android on Android [] – Works on All Android Version.

With that said, we conclude the guide on how to improve the sound quality on your Android device. We have shared five different methods in this regard. Since there is no universal method as such, different users might get success via any of the aforementioned tweaks. Do let us know in the comments which method spelled out success in your case. Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Trick that you should check out as well.

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