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Questions regarding the audio output of an Android device in general, rather than a specific audio topic, like music.

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Leave ear-speaker active when using headset (cable/bt)

Is it possible to just use a headset's mic but keep the phone's ear-speaker active?
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1answer
344 views

Stereo audio input on any Android device?

Is there any Android device with a stereo audio input available? I understand there is the analog microphone input commonly available on the headphone jack, but I am hoping there is a device out ...
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2answers
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How do I determine which A2DP codecs my phone supports/is currently using?

Bluetooth's Audio Profile A2DP supports multiple codecs. All devices have to support SBC (subband codec), then they can support additional "optional codecs" like MP3 and AAC, or "non-A2DP" codecs ...
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5answers
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Is it possible to play sound in mono?

I'm in a workplace that only allows one headphone in. This makes some music pretty awful, only having one channel. I'd like to mix my audio into one channel, but this seems to be a bit more difficult ...
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1answer
1k views

Disable system “tick” sound

I have a Sidekick 4g. This device has a system wide "tick" like sound that plays every time I do various things (click links, click items in list of RSS app, click threads in messaging app etc...) I ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I remotely change the volume?

At home I often connect my android to some speakers, to listen to internet-radio. It would like to be able to change the sound-level through a command on my laptop. I can open an ssh shell to the ...
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0answers
609 views

galaxy s3 - clicking/crackling sound when button is pressed on headset

I listen to music on my international galaxy s3 with the included headset quite a bit. I don't know if this is a feature or bug but whenever I press a button on the headset's controls (volume, skip ...
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1answer
779 views

micro-usb headset on android 2.3

I have a samsung galaxy ace which I am trying to setup to work with a usb headset. The problem is that the usb headset has a micro-usb connector and my phone does not seem to be recognizing it at all. ...
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1answer
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Bluetooth headset kills other audio?

I have a bluetooth headset for voice calls on my HTC EVO 4G. When I connect it, voice calls work well, and other audio works before I try pressing the "call" button on the headset. The first time I ...
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1answer
4k views

Is there a way to use an Android tablet as a wifi handsfree device?

My situation: Android (4.0.3) tab hooked up to my car stereo using the headphones connector. Android (2.3.5) phone (HTC Desire HD), which I use to call, text, browse, etc. Since my car stereo's ...
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1answer
471 views

Loud Ringer Volume with Incoming Calls?

When I listen to Spotify, I all the time modify the lound-speaker button on the side but it is irritating when someone calls and the Ringer Volume is low so cannot hear it. Is it possible to set the ...
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5answers
68k views

Can I get my car's head-unit to play audio, via USB, from my Galaxy S3?

I've just moved from iOS to Android, purchasing the new Galaxy S3. Lovely phone; I'm impressed thus far. The only thing that I'm struggling with is playing audio, via USB, to my car's head-unit. ...
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switch off sound effects, when headphones are connected to phone

When I use headphones, music is only in headphones, but info sound(ie when I get email our IM message) is playing to phone dynamics. How to change this behaviour? Phone is Galaxy S plus.
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1answer
787 views

What determines if a phone will accept a microphone in the audio jack - hardware or software?

I have two Android phones: a Nexus S and a T-mobile G2. I just bought a new set of headphones that have a built-in microphone. The Nexus S seems to recognize audio input but the T-mobile G2 does not. ...
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1answer
919 views

The UI sounds on my Galaxy Nexus no longer play - how can I re-enable them?

I kind of like the touch sounds and unlock sound on my Galaxy Nexus, so I typically leave them enabled. Today I noticed that both of these sound effects had simply stopped playing, possibly after I ...
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2answers
11k views

What audio file formats does Android support?

What audio file formats does Android (ICS in particular) support? If this depends on the device, how can I find out?
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1answer
1k views

How can I digitally merge two sides of stereo into mono sound?

I'm deaf in one ear, which means I can't use earbuds as I can only hear one side. I've tried an adaptor that mixes both analogue signals electrically, but the sound quality is noticibly reduced. What ...
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1answer
352 views

How to increase headphone loudness beyond 100%?

I am very hard of hearing. Is there a sound amplification app one can use with earbuds? Earbuds with a microphone for a Droid are a non-issue but I don't know where to find an inexpensive app to work ...
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6answers
8k views

What are the options for streaming music from PC to phone?

I'm interested in being able to play music that's on my computer through my phone - mostly so I can plug the phone into speakers in different parts of the house. Looking for apps, I realise that there ...
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2answers
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I can barely hear the touch sounds on my Galaxy Nexus ICS

I enabled "touch sounds" (click sound when pressing buttons) on my Galaxy Nexus ICS but they are so faint I can barely hear them. The same is true for the screen lock sound. All other sounds are loud ...
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2answers
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My Beats Audio icon is no longer being displayed during playback

I bought an HTC One X and when I first started using it whenever I played audio I would have a little red Beats Audio icon shown in my notification bar. When you pulled the bar down it would list the ...
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4answers
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Is it possible to use android phone as bluetooth headset for ps3?

Does anyone know how to use the android phone as a bluetooth headset so that i can use it as a mic while playing several games (COD) for example. I'm using Ice Cream Sandwich and i have a Galaxy ...
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1answer
1k views

How to download an audio file from a web site? [duplicate]

Is there a way to download an audio file, such as a mp3-file from the Android browser to the device so I could listen to it later when I'm offline? Is there a way I should program the web site to make ...
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2answers
936 views

How to play hyperlink to mp3 on Android

When I lick on a link to a mp3 file on in web page on my Android phone. It starts playing it on Google music player, but as soon as I hit home button or back button it stops playing. I know why it is ...
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1answer
582 views

Android USB data/power over audio jack

Is it possible to connect my Android (Droid 2 Global) to my PC using an USB->Audio converter? Square is able to interface with their device over the audio jack on Android. iPod shuffles are ...
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4answers
3k views

Can I use my phone as an audio device via Wifi?

Is there any way to stream all audio from my (Windows) PC to my phone via Wifi, so that my phone acts like a sound card? I basically want to use my phone with my headphones as wireless headphones. It ...
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1answer
4k views

Call from Skype with front speaker

My phone has two speakers, one in front that is used during normal call, and one in the back (the "loudspeaker") that is used to play music and in hands-free mode. When I'm using Skype for Android, it ...
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1answer
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Bluetooth audio streaming issues with Droid X

When I stream audio from my Droid X via bluetooth, the playback is very stuttered. The audio skips approximately every 30 seconds to a minute. Each skip lasts about 0.5 to 1 seconds. This is the ...
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2answers
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Can Tablets deal with USB Sound Cards?

I've found this thing on eBay. It converts the USB to a microphone input and a jack-speaker output. I'm just curious, if my tablet is compatible with it as the description doesn't explicitly mentions ...
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1answer
544 views

Cable to send audio from iPhone to android phone via TRRS

This is a follow-up to http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/29099/designing-a-cable-for-bidirectional-communication-between-2-iphones-via-trrs-he The cable in the above link successfully ...
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0answers
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Phone mutes ringer when I dismiss alarms

I have a Motorola Electrify (the Photon but on US Cellular) running Android 2.3.5. Sometimes when I dismiss my alarm in the morning, my phone mutes its ringer for some reason. I'm fairly sure it ...
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1answer
3k views

Asus Transformer : no more sound after update to Ice Cream Sandwich

I updated my Asus Transformer TF101 to Android 4.0.3 last weekend and I have no sound anymore. Is this a known issue? How can I solve this problem?
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2answers
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How can I make a selected calendar notification behave like an alarm, that is, audible even on silent mode?

I keep my phone on silent most of the time but would like audible reminders for critical calendar reminders. Short of silencing everything else manually, is there a way to acheive this?
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2answers
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SMS and Gmail notification volume

Is there an app that can control the volume of notifications for separate apps like SMS and Gmail? I searched around and found a number of old threads that says it's not possible. There was an app ...
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2answers
2k views

Mute the external microphone when a headphone is plugged in?

I'm running Gingerbread on my Samsung Galaxy S II. I dock it on my dash in my car and plug a 3.5mm cord from the phone to my stereo aux input. I often listen to music from my phone through my car ...
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1answer
6k views

Is there a way to record sound coming from the speakers, like Audacity does on the computer?

I want to record an online lecture and for some reason it plays faster on my Kindle than it does on my computer, though it still requires a lot of buffering. I'd like to be able to record on the ...
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0answers
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Why is all audio suddenly phase cancelling on headphones? [closed]

When I listen to audio through headphones on my Galaxy S2, there's a phase-cancellation effect that attenuates any centered signal (so I often get most of the music but little of the vocal, or on ...
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2answers
2k views

Lost sound on my Xperia X8?

I'm having problems with my Xperia X8, where it doesn't have sound from it's speaker. No phone sound, music, games, and even alerts. On the sound settings, the volume settings are set correctly. ...
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2answers
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How can I increase the maximum speaker volume?

Is there a way, maybe even with root, to increase the maximum speaker volume? I own a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet, which are known for their crappy and quiet speaker. There are ways to replace the speaker ...
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9answers
59k views

How do I use an external microphone with my Galaxy Nexus?

How do I use an external microphone on my Galaxy Nexus, and what kind do I need? I know if it should use a jack plug (3.5 mm), but not all jack connectors are the same, and I don't know if the lower ...
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2answers
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How do I increase audio sound on my app for recording phone calls?

I have an Echo phone and downloaded an app for recording phone calls, both received and made myself. When it records, my voice is very loud, but you can barely hear the other line unless it is on ...
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5answers
37k views

Any success with external microphones for Android phones or tablets?

What's the best way to record a video with high quality audio? Specifically, this is for a presentation where a microphone could be placed by the speaker. I know that an app that records with the ...
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1answer
248 views

LG Optimus P690 - how to launch silently

Is there a way (without rooting) to skip the startup sound on LG Optimus P690 if sound was not disabled before turning the phone off?
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1answer
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Answering Machine on Android

Playing audio to telephony uplink is possible but Microphone input data is also transmitted. How to switch of microphone on android devices Is there a possibility to play audio to telephony uplink ...
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1answer
1k views

Android audio input

I know that on the iPhone you can plug in your guitar and other audio devices but can you do this on Android? Can any recording application do this?
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1answer
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Improving Galaxy Nexus's audio quality

I found out about this website through androidguys.com and I'm giving it a first shot. :) I remember when I had my Fascinate which is Samsung Galaxy S, I had Voodoo Sound Control app which helped to ...
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5answers
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How to stream audio from PC to Android Device over Bluetooth

I have a rooted Android Device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a PC(with Bluetooth dongle) running windows 7. My mobile has Bluetooth with A2DP support. I want to output the audio(not just music) ...
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2answers
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How can I make silent mode affect media volume too?

Silent mode is simple to toggle quickly and easily, but it only effects ringtone volume. I want it to work for media volume too, so I can use it to quickly toggle off game audio in public places. Is ...
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2answers
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Galaxy Nexus ringtones and notifications too quiet

I've recently ditched an iPhone in favour of an Android, Galaxy Nexus. Now I am missing calls and texts all the time because I simply don't hear the ring! I have maxed all the volume sliders in ...
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2answers
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How to make Android play music reliably, without chopping?

When I try to play music on Android 2.3 (using various players, including PowerAmp) on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 I get not reliable sound. Music pauses for a short time, for example, when: I press ...