1. Royal Dream's Avatar
    Hey Android Central Community!!

    I just got my S9+ and couldn't be happier!!! Just left the s8 and decided it was time for a bigger phone.

    I don't use my phone for a whole hell of a lot but when I use it, I like it to work the way past ones have. I've come to a problem now. Google play music - galaxy s9+ - streaming to car audio..

    Let me be a little more clear....with the s8 I used to have problems with the equalizer dampening the sound when streamed into the truck. I listen to everything: rock, classic rock, hip hop, electronic, trance etc. I noticed with the s8 if I got a text message or any type of notification, it would sometimes dull the sound and not bring it back up to level. I would have to turn the truck off and the Bluetooth of my phone and reconnect the connection. I found if I turned the equalizer off through app selections, I could avoid this said problem.

    With the S9+ I IMMEDIATELY noticed a change in quality. It sounds, clearer, I could say. But the guitar riffs don't seem to have the effect they did. Listening to electronic or hip hop there is no bass with the volume at 12. I have to turn the volume to 19 in my truck. (2018 f150 with Sony speakers) with the s8, at 12, the mirror would shake.

    I have been through every option in the S9+ equalizer and have tried to adjust every option to get the original sound back, but I can not get it. Can anyone suggest an app to buy or download for free that I can adjust better...? I'm lost. I just want my old sound back!!!
    05-07-2018 01:20 PM
  2. monicakm's Avatar
    I know you said you've tried everything but you didn't specifically mention enabling Dobly Atmos.
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    05-07-2018 05:51 PM
  3. Royal Dream's Avatar
    I've tried doing that as well. When I switch to sirius radio it's louder then the stream. Way louder.
    05-07-2018 07:02 PM
  4. Royal Dream's Avatar
    I'm not sure how to fix this. I have searched endless times and can not find how to get the original sound back. Carry my s8 in my pocket for audio?!
    05-07-2018 08:14 PM
  5. Royal Dream's Avatar
    I know you said you've tried everything but you didn't specifically mention enabling Dobly Atmos.
    I've tried everything man.
    05-07-2018 08:15 PM
  6. irock1985's Avatar
    Have you tried using different Bluetooth codecs?

    In developer options you can change which Bluetooth format the phone is using perhaps you can raise it to a higher quality one and get more fidelity
    05-08-2018 01:39 AM
  7. Royal Dream's Avatar
    Have you tried using different Bluetooth codecs?

    In developer options you can change which Bluetooth format the phone is using perhaps you can raise it to a higher quality one and get more fidelity
    No I haven't checked that yet. Didn't even know about it!! My notification sounds come through LOUD! And my music isn't anywhere near the radio volume.
    05-08-2018 03:17 PM
  8. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    Have you tried a different music player?
    05-08-2018 03:23 PM
  9. irock1985's Avatar
    No I haven't checked that yet. Didn't even know about it!! My notification sounds come through LOUD! And my music isn't anywhere near the radio volume.
    Yeah based off of that it sounds like it's the actual app you're using isn't putting out the correct quality or a high-quality
    05-08-2018 03:31 PM
  10. Royal Dream's Avatar
    Yeah based off of that it sounds like it's the actual app you're using isn't putting out the correct quality or a high-quality
    I'm using Google Play music
    05-08-2018 05:06 PM
  11. Royal Dream's Avatar
    Have you tried using different Bluetooth codecs?

    In developer options you can change which Bluetooth format the phone is using perhaps you can raise it to a higher quality one and get more fidelity
    How do I change my codec?
    05-08-2018 05:12 PM
  12. Royal Dream's Avatar
    Have you tried using different Bluetooth codecs?

    In developer options you can change which Bluetooth format the phone is using perhaps you can raise it to a higher quality one and get more fidelity
    Turned it to highest quality. Didn't change anything
    05-08-2018 05:55 PM
  13. irock1985's Avatar
    Turned it to highest quality. Didn't change anything
    And I'll assume you put it to the highest quality inside of Google Play Music?

    If you do all of that and then I'm not really sure what the problem is
    05-08-2018 05:59 PM
  14. Royal Dream's Avatar
    And I'll assume you put it to the highest quality inside of Google Play Music?

    If you do all of that and then I'm not really sure what the problem is
    Sure did. Not sure what's going on. I take my s8 into the truck and stream and it's loud. Go back to s9+ and it's quiet lower
    05-08-2018 06:20 PM
  15. irock1985's Avatar
    Sure did. Not sure what's going on. I take my s8 into the truck and stream and it's loud. Go back to s9+ and it's quiet lower
    Ok one more thing to try.... Checking your Bluetooth settings see if you have dual audio enable and if so disable it
    05-08-2018 06:21 PM
  16. Royal Dream's Avatar
    Ok one more thing to try.... Checking your Bluetooth settings see if you have dual audio enable and if so disable it
    No, dual audio is disabled. Been trying to use Poweramp and Samsung music and cloud music importer to play different songs. Everything is the same. Nothing changes.
    05-08-2018 10:25 PM
  17. Royal Dream's Avatar
    Ok. I give up!!!! I have been messing with it for the passed hour. Both phones in my truck. Connected to sync. One is louder one is more quiet. Totally tried to force stop soundalive for the S9+ and it did nothing. I'm lost, and frustrated.
    05-09-2018 12:01 AM
  18. Royal Dream's Avatar
    OH MY GOD!!!! I FOUND A FIX!!!! anyone who is dealing with this problem. Go download equalizer fx pro from the playstore. It costs 2.39 to disable the equalizer but now my speakers are SCREAMING at me again!!!
    05-09-2018 09:19 AM

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