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Music player should have equalizer and balance l/r controls.

asked 2014-01-14 22:19:30 +0300

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updated 2014-07-24 10:48:23 +0300

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General sound is not very good,and balance control is crucial for people suffering hearing loss on either ear.

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Sound not being good needs a general fix from jolla not an equalizer from a audiophil perspective! The hearing loss is a valid point for 'balance' but that is a thing you do not get very often from mobile devices nowadays do you?

chemist ( 2014-01-14 22:27:53 +0300 )edit

I have played FLAC recordings on my Jolla and through an expensive set of Sennheiser headphones and sounded good to me. Would still like balance and equaliser:)


richardski ( 2014-01-15 00:01:51 +0300 )edit

For me this used to be THE problem with the N900 & N9... Back then I waited for 3rd party software. I guess this won't be any different. That Italian guy brought us a player with EQ for the N9 2 months after the release. I hope someone will be so kind in the near future as well

cjannack ( 2014-01-28 21:56:36 +0300 )edit

Would be nice with a UI in Settings to enable and configure a GStreamer parametric eq in the output chain. (I haven't done the research, just guessing that Sailfish uses GStreamer for most audio :D)

Joakim ( 2014-02-04 12:54:46 +0300 )edit

Couldn't agree more! An equalizer, best customizable, would really be needed. I am using the Apple headphones from my iPhone and, what can I say, it sounds crappy with the Jolla. I know these headphones are not the best, but they worked well with the iPhone ... because there was an equalizer!

Deonith ( 2014-02-06 20:51:52 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-24 14:11:33 +0300

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updated 2014-02-24 14:11:52 +0300

Apple does not subscribe to general standards very well so Apple's headphones are not the best to use with Jolla. Try a decent set of headphones and you will be pleasently surprised at how good it can sound.

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..of course, I am pleasantly surprised! Owned an iPhone, between N900 and Jolla. From there I know quite well how bad the sound quality could be. But still - I think that's no excuse. These settings are basics in mobile phones these days.

Maettu ( 2014-02-24 18:49:14 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-10-09 23:30:43 +0300

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Agreed the Jolla has a nice sound via decent headphones. However, if in need for equalizer, player QuasarMX has been ported to Sailfish OS (available in Jolla Store), and it has equalizer + much more as a paid option. Even the free Lite version is already a great player :)

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answered 2017-01-24 15:32:47 +0300

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Any news about this here?
I always had an equalizer with my opo on android, the sound with sailfish is just horrible. :(
And i really dislike the look and feel of this QuasarMX thing. -.-

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i'm not sure what the state of development is, but SailPlayer is the only other one I know of implementing equaliser.

r0kk3rz ( 2017-01-24 17:58:19 +0300 )edit

The main problem of very poor sound in Jolla device is HW. There is no way that some player make sound hi-fi when you have bad chip on the device. It is basically the same problem as poor camera pictures.

sepuka ( 2017-01-25 10:52:43 +0300 )edit

The sound quality isn't all that bad, I've heard worse. However, it looses against my Fiio X1.

What annoys me more in terms of hardware is that if I use headphones that need a bit more punch out the 3,5mm, the Jolla can barely hold up. I use the Beyer Dynamic DT770 Pro, 32 Ohm version and yet I have to crank up the volume beyond the warning, almost to the maximum. With some cheaper Sennheiser PX-100 headphones, the volume is fine at lower levels.

OTOH, this is also the case with some Samsung Galaxy Flagships. I guess, mobile phones and Hi-Fi headphones just don't go well together.

Venty ( 2017-01-26 12:35:21 +0300 )edit

Yes, the sound is decent at least with QuasarMX but you cannot expect much from it. I'm always carrying external DAP because it has way better sound. I hope new Jolla phone (or phone with official Sailfish support) will have good HW.

sepuka ( 2017-01-27 10:39:59 +0300 )edit
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