12-18-2013 09:52 AM
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  1. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    Ok I did your test with headphones. It seems like between volume levels 12/13 (out of 15) on the Galaxy Nexus matches the Nexus 4's maxed out 15/15 volume.
    for me it was galaxy s volume 7/15 = nexus 4 volume 8/15. why are you listening to it at 15/15 btw? bad for hearing if you use that all the time....
    12-11-2012 11:12 PM
  2. FYourProblems's Avatar
    what about with headphones?
    Same dealeo. With small little earbuds it's not as bad, but when I listen through my cans it is much less loud. I think just the aux output isn't as strong as some phones.
    12-11-2012 11:41 PM
  3. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    Same dealeo. With small little earbuds it's not as bad, but when I listen through my cans it is much less loud. I think just the aux output isn't as strong as some phones.
    i did it with audiophile grade IEM's. I can try it with my over the ear headphones, but honestly i feel too lazy right now...
    12-11-2012 11:48 PM
  4. BobbyTheNinja's Avatar
    for me it was galaxy s volume 7/15 = nexus 4 volume 8/15. why are you listening to it at 15/15 btw? bad for hearing if you use that all the time....
    I only did it to test it out and the Nexus 4 at max isn't that loud to begin with. I also never use headphones anyway. I prefer a receiver/speakers over headphones.
    12-11-2012 11:49 PM
  5. BobbyTheNinja's Avatar
    Same dealeo. With small little earbuds it's not as bad, but when I listen through my cans it is much less loud. I think just the aux output isn't as strong as some phones.
    That makes sense because I noticed a bigger difference with the max volume in my car than testing it out with headphones. I'm going to try the same volume test tomorrow in my car when I get a chance and see how far off the volumes are in both phones.
    12-11-2012 11:52 PM
  6. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    I only did it to test it out and the Nexus 4 at max isn't that loud to begin with. I also never use headphones anyway. I prefer a receiver/speakers over headphones.
    i just used headphones because i wanted to see how audio output would compare with a different device. what the actual audio output is (speakers, headphones, etc) shouldn't really vary. also, i didn't want to go to my car because its cold outside lol
    12-11-2012 11:53 PM
  7. BobbyTheNinja's Avatar
    i just used headphones because i wanted to see how audio output would compare with a different device. what the actual audio output is (speakers, headphones, etc) shouldn't really vary. also, i didn't want to go to my car because its cold outside lol
    Yeah when I test it in my car tomorrow, I'm expecting it to be the same result. About 2 or 3 volume level difference between my Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4, but since it's with speakers, the gap between 12/15 to its max 15/15 on my Galaxy Nexus will sound bigger than on headphones.
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    12-11-2012 11:58 PM
  8. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    Yeah when I test it in my car tomorrow, I'm expecting it to be the same result. About 2 or 3 volume level difference between my Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4, but since it's with speakers, the gap between 12/15 to its max 15/15 on my Galaxy Nexus will sound bigger than on headphones.
    hmm... good point. i'll try it in my car and report back tomorrow.
    12-12-2012 12:01 AM
  9. SportsAndTV's Avatar
    Anyone ever try a little amp for use in the car?

    Amazon.com: Fiio E6 Headphone Amplifier - E6: Electronics
    12-12-2012 08:59 AM
  10. mzanette's Avatar
    Hoping for a software fix/mod for this. I struggle with listening to music in the car because the output is so low. I pretty much have to crank my car stereo all the way up and it's still not crazy loud. Seems about half as loud as my old iPhone used to output.
    12-15-2012 06:47 PM
  11. FYourProblems's Avatar
    Hoping for a software fix/mod for this. I struggle with listening to music in the car because the output is so low. I pretty much have to crank my car stereo all the way up and it's still not crazy loud. Seems about half as loud as my old iPhone used to output.
    Same here... I hope this issue gets addressed by Google. It seems like every phone has this too, so I can't just send it back to Google and get a proper one.
    12-15-2012 07:13 PM
  12. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    i've used pandora before and didn't really see that much of a difference with my previous phone. i guess i'll pay more attention next time
    12-16-2012 12:13 AM
  13. supernice44's Avatar
    I love everything about my N4 except this glaring issue with the aux volume. I live in NYC and listen to various content through headphones anytime I am on the subway, and my N4 puts out way lower volume compared to my old Droid X. Does Google have a way for us to give feedback about what we'd like to see in future updates to hardware and software? I didn't see anything on the N4 support page...
    12-16-2012 10:02 AM
  14. BobbyTheNinja's Avatar
    I love everything about my N4 except this glaring issue with the aux volume. I live in NYC and listen to various content through headphones anytime I am on the subway, and my N4 puts out way lower volume compared to my old Droid X. Does Google have a way for us to give feedback about what we'd like to see in future updates to hardware and software? I didn't see anything on the N4 support page...
    This is the only place I can find for feedback on this issue: https://code.google.com/p/android/is...etail?id=41034
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    12-16-2012 07:38 PM
  15. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    12-17-2012 01:26 AM
  16. badbrad17's Avatar
    Hmm. This is not good.

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    12-17-2012 02:18 AM
  17. supernice44's Avatar
    This is the only place I can find for feedback on this issue: https://code.google.com/p/android/is...etail?id=41034
    Thanks, Bobby! I didn't realize this issues page existed. I starred a few other issues as well :-)
    12-17-2012 06:34 AM
  18. BobbyTheNinja's Avatar
    I saw that, but I don't want to have to root and install a custom recovery on my phone to fix the issue. Even though that's easy to do, I want to leave my phone completely stock.
    12-17-2012 12:35 PM
  19. mzanette's Avatar
    I saw that, but I don't want to have to root and install a custom recovery on my phone to fix the issue. Even though that's easy to do, I want to leave my phone completely stock.
    People in the thread are saying it works with stock, so really all you need do is root (which I already am). I think I'll try this soon.
    12-18-2012 08:48 AM
  20. soma4society's Avatar
    Now I see what you're saying. My problem is that at max volume, the Nexus 4 isn't nearly as loud as most other phones.
    +1

    This is one of the few gripes I have about the phone. however, I just had a JVC stereo installed in my older accord, and I use the N4 with it over Bluetooth and the volume is just fine on that device. Where I do get a little frustrated is around the home where I've got some older computer style speaker set ups, with a 3.5mm plug, in different rooms. On those speakers, the volume--even on max--isnt high enough, and is actually rather low when compared to how loud they used to be with my iPhone. Hope its addressed in an update if possible.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    12-18-2012 01:31 PM
  21. SLCChris's Avatar
    What have you learned in trying this? I'd like to know if this is a legitimate fix.
    12-20-2012 12:54 PM
  22. SLCChris's Avatar
    People in the thread are saying it works with stock, so really all you need do is root (which I already am). I think I'll try this soon.
    I meant to include your quote. Have you tried this fix? What do you think of the end results?
    12-20-2012 12:56 PM
  23. bobjohnson201's Avatar
    I just was using spotify in my car today with my n4. It was fine. With my old phone I have volume 2 clicks away from the max, and the car stereo's volume setting at like 20. With the nexus I put the phone volume at the max and the car stereo volume around 18-20, and it was the same as the previous phone. This leads me to conclude one of the following possibilities:
    1. My nexus is not affected by this issue
    2. My previous phone (galaxy s) also had a low volume output
    3. I listen to lower volume levels than you guys
    badbrad17 likes this.
    12-20-2012 01:47 PM
  24. hawkman44's Avatar
    i have the same issue....very frustrating

    Posting here:

    Issue 41034 - android - Audio Output of Android 4.2.1 on Nexus 4 Very Low - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting

    ...will hopefully help Google/LG to recognize there's a problem here and to fix it !
    12-24-2012 03:14 PM
  25. badbrad17's Avatar
    Tried it today in my car and it is much lower than my SGS2. But it was still loud enough with room to spare.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
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    12-25-2012 12:37 AM
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