Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a Samsung Galaxy running Android. When I put music to max, it's not loud enough in my ear phone.

How can I boost it beyond the maximum volume? On Linux I can do this with ALSA; is there a way to do it in Android?

Follow up:

All of them are paid media players so FREE is almost unavailable. Using for the moment: Cubed

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted

As far as I know audio amplifying circuits will have a fixed amplifying ratio (gain). By adding resistance (either digitally or using analog POT) on the input (or output?) signal the volume is reduced. Hence in my opinion it can't be done.

Switching over to in ear phone buds like:enter image description here instead of: enter image description here will provide better noise isolation and there by improve listening experience. If the music is being played from files stored in the phone, you can edit them to increase volume with audio editing tools like Audacity.

share|improve this answer
GT-S5660 - i am using. I downloaded some apps speaker boost but its not enough. – YumYumYum Oct 8 '12 at 6:13
I downloaded, Poweramp media player which has extra EQ and effects works great, and two other speaker booster software. Problem resolved. And with your guide i will fire and rock more sound on my ear thanks a lot!! – YumYumYum Oct 8 '12 at 6:28
All the best to your auditory nerves ;-) – Narayanan Oct 8 '12 at 6:32
@YumYumYum Don't forget that these in-ear buds often have a max output of 80 to 110dB. Since they're in your ear canal, that 110dB is an effective 110dB. Just be warned that you can easily get permanent hearing disorders if you don't watch out with these. – MDeSchaepmeester Nov 5 '12 at 16:45

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.