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Any way to increase the max line out/headphones volume? [answered]

asked 2013-12-27 10:41:56 +0200

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updated 2014-01-30 11:12:08 +0200

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This is even after I get to the volume warning and keep going. My old phone (Apple iPhone 4) was far louder at full than the Jolla.

I don't mind having to mess around with pulseaudio or whatever else to get it done either.

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Audio volume level on N9 is louder also ...

Kaacz ( 2014-01-17 13:28:43 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-12-28 06:04:44 +0200

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Found a fix here

Tried djselbeck's fix, not a good one in my experience. Any touchscreen activity other than taps caused audio to stop.

Had much better luck with the following. pactl set-sink-volume sink.primary 120% and now it matches the max volume I'm used to.

Apparently I should be using the format that pacmd uses, set-sink-volume sink.primary 0x12000 if I want to put it in a config file, but the one that pulseaudio seems to use, /etc/pulse/arm_qct_msm8930_cdp.pa freaks out if I add anything in it.

Can't seem to find where it logs to either so I have no idea exactly what's going on.

Good enough for now so I'll mark this as closed.

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I tried Every thing but it didnt work letterly

sosok ( 2014-01-20 23:46:47 +0200 )edit

Not good enough. This does cause digital clipping, the audio becomes horrible quality-wise.

Reopen the ticket maybe? This solution is not good. Also, for me, the fix djselbeck suggested doesn't work, jolla resets the file's contents if I try to replace it/edit it.

alcalinebattery ( 2015-06-13 15:08:07 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-12-28 06:25:53 +0200

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If the volume is too low only in Android Apps, install an Android volume control app.

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Which app is that exactly? Is it on F-Droid?

umko ( 2014-01-11 01:48:21 +0200 )edit

@umko I'm using Volume Booster Pro via Aptoide store, but I suppose there are plenty of choises in several stores

simo ( 2014-01-11 15:40:00 +0200 )edit

Volume+ 2.0.0 beta seems to work very well at least for the loudspeaker with Android's YouTube app. It can be downloaded from Releases section in the site's forum, registration is required (I downloaded it directly with Sailfish browser).

hana ( 2014-01-12 00:13:14 +0200 )edit

It seems I am to stupid for these volume booster apps. No one works for me. Anyway, how should they be able to increase the volume? Isn't there a config file anywhere where I can set some value and then the android apps are louder again (like before)?

hullabaluh ( 2015-01-02 01:17:12 +0200 )edit

I'll try Viper4Android... later I add the results.

UPDATE: So, Done. I remember Viper4Android from Android devices. It is a amazing DSP (various stereo effects, spatialization, reverb, volume leveling, and a little boost, EQ and many more, also supports x86 Andies).

For that is required rooted Alien Dalvik (it is in Open Repos). Installation was bit klunky, because V4a installs it's own drivers on first launch, Ok, I launched it together with Superuser tool (inclooded with rooted AD), but finaly I got it through Google play music (Settings.... Equalizer). And it promted to restart phone... Restarted...

And I found that, the Android apps can not determine, what kind of audio gear is used - headphones, internal speaker, BT or else. They are working in internal speaker mode. But audio device selection is left in care of SFOS.

iKeivs ( 2015-07-24 19:02:44 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-12-27 11:29:35 +0200

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Check the pactl and pacmd from CLI. It mIght be also a problem with the impedance of the headphones you use. Anyway, prolonged listening with too high volume will damage your ears...

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"Damage your ear" - Ah, so its a feature, not a bug! ;)

sifartech ( 2014-10-07 22:40:38 +0200 )edit

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