1. Xelios's Avatar
    I've read a few times both on this forum and others that the Turbo's (and every other Moto phone too) speaker sounds horrible. And it does. Because Moto likes to enable an equalizer by default which makes it sound terrible and quiet in a lot of cases too.

    To disable this, go into settings, sound, and audio effects. Just set it off from there. You'll thank me, trust me on this. Just passing my previous knowledge around.
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    10-30-2014 09:58 PM
  2. Firedogee's Avatar
    Good advice. This is one of the first things I do every time I buy a Moto phone.

    PS. I personally believe this improves volume level as well.

    Sent Turbo fast from my 64GB Droid Turbo
    Xelios likes this.
    10-30-2014 10:18 PM
  3. Xelios's Avatar
    Yeah it does. They include the 3D stereo equalizer on by default for headsets too which sounds like trash. I can't believe they still do this, it makes no sense haha. Definitely helps increase the volume though.
    10-30-2014 10:57 PM
  4. delrey1900's Avatar
    This is really noticeable with the speakers on high volume. On lower volumes, the equalizer doesn't hurt it as much.
    10-31-2014 11:40 AM
  5. russel5150's Avatar
    I just turned mine off I'm trying to decide if this phone is as loud as my maxx and my daughters motox1 is..

    I've always liked the loud volume Motorola has.. Don't know if moving the speaker to the front has affected it much

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    10-31-2014 12:11 PM
  6. flipbeats's Avatar
    I don't know if it's me but I turned of the stock equalizer and put on the equalizer app. It kind of feels like without any equalizer at all it sounds louder and better. Is there something in this phone I am missing. I also miss my beats audio mixed with my equalizer on my Droid Dna.. Anyway to output more power into the sound when using headphones?
    12-17-2014 07:25 AM
  7. HappyFunBall24's Avatar
    ^^ I'd like to know that as well. And yes, I've also found that my music's sound quality and volume have been improved without 'Audio Effects' or the 'Equalizer' app. I didn't really test them with calls though, but by association...
    12-17-2014 10:07 AM
  8. PowrDroid's Avatar
    When I listen to music with earbuds in I like the Bass Punch setting. When I'm done listening to music I turn off the audio effects, as Xelios suggests.
    12-17-2014 10:11 AM
  9. LinuxWeather's Avatar
    The moto equalizer is far superior to the google stock equalizer on Play Music. On moto devices choosing the equalizer in music takes you to settings default for moto.

    On a N9/N6 for example, you go to the google equalizer and it sucks.

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    12-19-2014 06:58 PM
  10. vzwuser76's Avatar
    I wonder if the Motorola equalizer has a limiter or compressor when using the built in speaker. They might be doing that to save the speaker from blowing. When I used to do audio systems in commercial settings, the limiter function (anti clipping) would be enabled if there was a chance that a customer might drive the system past safe operating levels. The limiter essentially keeps the volume from exceeding a set level. By doing so, it prevents damage to the speakers or amplifier. And since most external speakers (full speakers, earbuds, and headphones) can handle higher levels, they wouldn't need that function enabled. Just a thought.
    12-19-2014 07:56 PM
  11. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    people who have done this, do you think it does enhance the call quality?
    12-22-2014 02:08 AM

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