In our days the sound of mobile phones has become a fundamental aspect, especially for those who seek a more than remarkable multimedia experience when listening to music. To achieve this, before going to the purchase of an extra device such as a speaker or headphones, fortunately there are different relative that can be taken into account.
In addition, the fact of wanting to improve the sound of our smartphone is not something new. That’s what headsets, different technologies, internal phone sound settings, and software updates were invented for. And it does not matter if you have a high, medium or low range, any Android terminal can always achieve a plus in sound quality, even though certain settings. And it is that high resolution audio has gradually become the best alternative to listen to music with the same quality of other formats of a few years ago, without compression and without loss.
Activate Hi-Res on your mobile
In our mobiles we can find that they are accompanied by different technologies related to sound. Something that users who want to buy a mobile to listen to music continuously should pay much more attention. In addition, some of them, such as the double speaker, allow you to listen to the audio of different contents with higher quality than ever. Although, another of these technologies that were designed precisely to achieve the highest quality in mobile audio is called Hi-Fi or Hi-Res.
When talking about Hi-Fi, we are actually referring to “High-Fidelity”, which translates into our language as High Fidelity. This technology, which not everyone knows, has a main objective, and that is the fact of being able to offer us a very high degree of similarity in terms of sound quality.
The Hi-Fi is able to perfectly recreate both the sound of a song and if we want to listen to the original recording images, since it achieves a precise and lossless resonance frequency. In general, many audio files such as FLAC, WAV, or even 320kb / s MP3 music are better listened to in this mode. However, you also have to be aware that by having it activated the battery consumption can increase greatly.
However, the first reason that we find to enable it on our mobile to activate is, basically, because it will improve the sound experience and will be able to offer us sound without any loss. So we can activate it whenever we want to enhance the audio when we go to listen to music on our mobile. Even, it will not matter if it is with the speaker itself that is integrated into the phone, since we can also enable it when we use other wireless devices such as speakers or headphones.
But, unfortunately for many, only some terminals have this extra functionality in their configuration, and they are generally those models that belong to the high-end range. Of course, we can easily check if we have it or not. To find this option, we will have to go into the sound configuration of our mobile device.
Although, we can also choose to use the faster method, and search directly for this option in the search box of the settings: Hi-Fi or Hi-Res. If in your case you have him, you will only have to click on his name to go to the function directly. Once inside, you will have to click on the switch that appears. In addition, a list of applications that support this functionality usually appears. Therefore, in this way, we will have the option of choosing those in which it will be activated automatically.
Set Hi-Res Audio
It is common for many of the different brands of smartphones to bet on having different audio enhancements on their devices. All with the aim that the user can optimize both the sound of music and that of videos or movies. However, not all phones come with these settings, but it is worth investigating to see if we have any of the lucky phones in our hands. And, in general, we will only have to access the settings of our phone and look for the sound settings. After this, there should be a section that refers to audio enhancement in the form of equalization or effects adjustments and sound quality.
The importance of hardware for sound
As we mentioned before, mobile phones with Hi-Fi sound are capable of reproducing high-resolution audio. And without having any type of loss or compression, as something that does happen in the traditional music files that we listen to every day. Especially in the different streaming platforms that exist today. In addition, for a terminal to reproduce sound in high definition, it will need to have a chip or an integrated DAC to be able to decode the different audio files.
By this we mean that a mobile phone compatible with high definition audio can encode and reproduce sounds with different sampling rates, being much higher than the standard that can be found, for example, on CDs. This is so since they offer 16 bit/ 44.1kHz while with high resolution audio we reach up to 24 bits/ 96 kHz or up to 192 kHz in some cases. Even today there are already many smartphones that exceed this.
Fortunately, there have been many brands that have been implementing different improvements in their mobile devices. They have even managed to improve the sound with different updates of their software, achieving greater optimization in music and sound.
However, not all phones have among their settings or hardware with the different features with which to listen to music at a high resolution. This is because one of the requirements to enjoy the highest quality sound on a smartphone is that it has the appropriate hardware. Above all, so that it is able to process and convert audio data into sound signals. Also, within the terminal itself, some have a fairly effective solution: digital amplifiers to offer high-quality sound.
Adjust the sound of wireless devices
In the event that our smartphone does not give more of itself, we will have to go to an alternative, which will be the use of a wireless speaker. In this way we will achieve the goal that our Android terminal sounds better when we are listening to music. And the best of all is that there are several tricks that we can put into practice to get a plus in the audio. And hopefully, we will only need to make adjustments on our mobile, since it will also depend on the options offered by the manufacturer of your terminal.
Therefore, the first step will be to investigate within our own smartphone in case it had some type of adjustment or sound enhancer that came standard. Although they may not be enabled by default. For example, Dolby technology is present in a large number of Android smartphones, even those that are in the entry range. In case of having this type of function, we can find it in the sound settings of the terminal.
In addition, we are a major improvement in the basic sound of a digital processing of audio signals. By this we mean that the audio we hear will be much more enveloping. Not only if we use the speakers of the terminal itself, but also if we are listening through headphones Bluetooth speakers.
In the same way, when we put on the headphones, whether they are Bluetooth or wired, we can also achieve higher quality. And, as in the previous case, we must first look inside the internal settings of our phone. One of the settings that will help us greatly will be to change the audio codec. However, this option is not present on all mobiles.
In the event that you want to activate it, it will have to be done from the developer options. And it has to do with the Bluetooth audio codec. To enable this extra menu, we will have to go to Settings> about device or Phone information> Complication number and press seven times in a row on this option. Then, it will surely ask us for the PIN or password that we normally use to activate these developer options.
Of course, the codec change usually works on many smartphones with a Qualcomm processor. In this way, we can go testing the one that best suits our needs, we can even increase its rate up to 32 bits.