Getting the most out of our music is, for me personally, the most important aspect of listening to music anywhere. I can’t stand listening to songs through low quality boxes, and this is exactly the problem with many of our Samsung Galaxy S5 devices. It’s just not good in terms of real quality output. Sure, it gets the melody and voices out loud and clear, but the quality of it really is something that I’m not happy with.
So, what can we do about? Well, with the Samsung Galaxy S5 there’s really only 1 option, and that’s to gain root access, so that we then are able to install apps that will boost the quality of the songs that we listen to.
However, this doesn’t fix any hardware issue though, it’s just a temporarily fix, especially when you own a cheap phone or tablet, the following won’t help you at all.
Root Access To Get A Maximized Overall Song Playing/Output Quality
Because I want to be able to play any of the songs that I own in perfect quality, I’ll have to do the following every time I start up my Samsung Galaxy S5 device:
(Note: the following steps will require that you have already pre-rooted your Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, meaning that you need to already have root access by seeing the SuperUser or SuperSU icon, if you haven’t got this, then make sure to do it as soon as possible, otherwise you can’t follow the steps below.)
Step 1: Download and install Music Volume EQ. This app is an equalizer app, which allows me to fine-tune my audio settings. I can hear by the audio output of my Samsung Galaxy S5 what the problem is, and by using the equalizer I can modify the (low/mid/high) of any song to my likings.
Step 2: Get the Volume + Free app, it requires that you accept the terms and conditions every time when you want to open it, but other than that there should be no requirements to run this app (except for root access).
Once you opened this app, you’ll be able to completely adjust all volume settings. Keep in mind that it will do this for your entire Samsung Galaxy S5 OS, so if you do this you can only revert it by uninstalling the pap.
You’ll be able to adjust:
1 – Speaker Modifications
2 – Add Virtual Room Effects
3 – Modify some additional EQ settings.
4 – Change up the Volume levels
5 – Do a bass enhance.
So as you see, these are 5 great additional things that you can utilize to easily optimize your audio output of any of your songs, without being tech savvy or anything else.
It is required though that before you do this that you backup your data, (the same goes for when you try out the Galaxy S5 root) just in case. When I first started doing this, I completely messed up my sound settings, and I didn’t figure out what I had to change back. So if you can create a backup of the factory settings first, then you should have no issues like that, as there are so many things that you can change, it can be hard to track what setting output is incorrect.
Just a simple tip: That being said, another smart thing that you could do, is to actually keep a song open, and then just hit the settings tab and modify a couple of settings. That way you can hear live what the option was doing for the music output.
Step 3: Install the app called Speaker Boost. This is the final tool in my arsenal, which I just to finalize my settings and all 3 apps combined will definitely make sure that I have the most optimal sound output that my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone can handle!
With this app, you can actually bypass the maximum volume abilities on Samsung Galaxy S5, so you can literally blow up your speakers with this, so be careful with it! The reason why I put the volume over the maximum that’s allowed for my phone is because I noticed some distortion errors when playing certain songs, what happens is that the volume is too low, and therefore gets cranked somewhat.
The solution was to install Speaker Boost, and put the volume on 110% of normal, then afterwards I could go back to my Samsung Galaxy S5’s home screen, and adjust the volume back down as otherwise my eardrums would be dead in no-time!
Somehow this fixed my distortion issues that I had with many songs. So if you’re having that, make sure to install Speaker Boost for the simple sake of trying it out!