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

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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 ...
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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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Random Brief Sound Reduction Detection

Over the last two weeks I've noticed that my phone sound output will randomly drop to ~15% for about 3-5 seconds and then returns to normal. This happens to any type of audio source (Spotify, Google ...
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How do I adjust audio balance of my Android phone headphones out?

My headphones are disbalanced - one ear is louder than another, so I need to adjust the sound volume balance to get it right. How can I do it on Android?
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Is there a way to transmit all sound over wifi from my tablet to my pc?

I want to transmit my sound (from youtube, music files on the tablet, etc) from my tablet to my computer. The closest I can get is controlling my library of music on my computer, but I really want to ...
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How to completely turn off keyboard typing sound?

Android 2.1 - If I open my Gmail e-mails and I want to type then I just can't turn off the keyboard sounds. How can I turn it off? (not the notification, etc. all sounds, just the keyboard sounds.)
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Can't play full audio files

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, not to be confused with a small surf board, and I've run into a new problem this morning. I usually load some smutty audio books (ok, Star Wars audio books) to ...
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Phone doesn't react to headset

I have a regular headset, which works fine with phone another phone and my laptop. When I insert it into xperia z2 however, the phone doesn't appear to react at all. No audio is played through the ...
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How to work bluetooth with asus eeepad?

Odd question.. How do I get my bluetooth headset to handle the audio/mic for my tablet?
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Is there a way to enable the headphone output for audio while using HDMI for video?

I have a yarvik tab464euk tablet, which I'm mostly happy with in an it-was-cheap kind of way. However, there is a particular annoyance. I have a monitor which has a rarely-used HDMI port (my PC ...
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How to disable startup and shutdown sound on Samsung Galaxy S?

Is there a way to disable the sounds on phone startup and shutdown? When I had JF3 firmware, there were no sounds, but now on JM1 the sounds are there :(
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Samsung galaxy s4 audio static issue

I just upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I'm noticing a distracting static sound both in headphones and through the built in speaker. I notice it overlaid on the audio itself but it's very faint ...
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Stream music on Android to Desktop speakers

The canonical location for my music collection is the Android phone (synced from Mac at work), and I have a Windows PC at home connected to the speaker system. Is it possible to play the music on ...
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Can't hear people unless switched to speaker phone

I cannot hear callers unless my speaker phone is on...how can I fix this? I have gone to all the settings but it does not change anything. The caller can hear me ok but there is only a very faint ...
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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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Why can't I get Dolby Digital sound from Android TV box linked to Sony AVR?

I have just bought my 1st Android TV box (it's a Chinese CS918 rk3188 model) and since it has SPDIF/optical out I hooked that to my Sony AVR's optical input and set the device manager in the Android ...
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USB host mode with class compliant audio interfaces

I have an HTC EVO, and it is my understanding that the hardware supports USB host mode. I am still working to confirm this, but even if it doesn't, I understand other devices do, and that the Android ...
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Audio output to mini USB on Android 4.1

I am using Huawei Ascend Mate which is rooted, runs on Android 4.1.2 and I want to use my Logitech USB headset with my phone. I also have the USB OTG ( mini usb male to usb female ) cable which is ...
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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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Cannot hear audio from other side of phonecalls or voicemails

When I make a phone call (this includes to voicemail), I cannot hear the other party and the other party cannot hear me. The problem is isolated to calling. When I'm having this problem (or more ...
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Calendar Plays Wrong Sound

I have set the sound in both Personalize->Sound->Notification Sounds->Calendar and Calendar->Menu->Settings->Select Notification to the same sound, but Calendar refuses to play the ...
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How to get max of sound quality for music listening?

Yo, I like to listen to music through headphones, so I'd like to tweak the sound parameters on my phone and tablet to my taste. What can be done in this direction? My devices are not rooted.
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Callers cannot hear me unless I turn on speaker phone!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (SGH-S959G) and it is a Straight Talk phone (don't know if that makes a difference or not). Anyway, I have only had this phone for about 6 or 7 months. Around August 16, ...
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How can I disable the low-battery sound in Cyanogenmod?

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 running Cyanogenmod 11 (20140804-SNAPSHOT-M9-i9300). When the battery hits ~15% or 5%, an alert appears with a warning sound. How can I disable this warning sound ...
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Stereo to Mono Sound

Is there a way to digitally convert stereo sound tracks to mono ones, while playing? I need this feature because sometime I split my headset with other people, and hearing only one channel is quite ...
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Push audio over Bluetooth from tablet to phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy tab s and an htc one m8. I would like to play audio from the tablet and use the m8 as a Bluetooth speaker to play the audio . is it possible? Is there an app that does this? ...
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Why does my sound randomly stop working?

I have a rather old Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. A week or so ago it was having some serious problems which rendered it fairly useless, so I installed CyanogenMod on it. Since then, sound will randomly ...
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Samsung galaxy trend FM radio sound not going to earphones

my mom has Samsung galaxy trend android phone and she is having problems with earphones. She wants to listen to FM radio but the sound is not going to the earphones but plays through speakers. Are ...
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Making Android not respond to connecting headphones

My android (Galaxy sII, CM9) has this thing where if I connect/disconnect headphones (either audio jack or bluetooth) it responds to it. (Like turns the song on or off.) I use Poweramp for music. The ...
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Speaker went off - Xperia L

The loud speaker of my phone, Xperia L is off. I guess the headset plugged in event is triggered and so mutes the loud speaker. Can I do anything about it. I can't even answer or makes calls... have ...
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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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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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knockon sounds not playing

I have an LG G2 mini, and the turn on knockon feature never worked. "Settings/General/Gestures" show the option "grayed out" and activated. I can't deactivate it, and on top of it, it doesn't work (I ...
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Sound too low when making calls on Moto G smartphone

Everything is perfect, except that the call volume is way too low. I can barely hear it when it is completely silent, and if I'm at a coffee shop or something, no chance. Now, this would seem to be ...
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How to change Android's default key press sound?

The phone is rooted, I tried changing the file/s; /system/media/audio/ui/*.ogg and their permissions; -rw-r--r-- but still plays the default. Restarting the phone doesn't work also. Am I ...
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When I send or receive a call, the person on the other side can't hear me

When I make a phone call, people on the other tell me that my sound is like I am speaking in a huge water pot or something like a pot. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3.
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LG P880 sound problem

I have LG P880. The problem with my phone is that when someone is calling me, the phone doesn't ring. I receive the call, but no sounds at all. Does anyone have the same problem? Or what should I do?
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Audio Playback Error - Galaxy s2

Am getting the error message when I attempt to play audio files (mp3) when previously I was able to play them fine. OR I can play the files for a little bit (or sometimes 50% of the file) and then ...
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Samsung s3 makes “plugged in” noises while charging

I have recently bought a third party USB cable. I am still using the original wall adapter that I got. Now, I noticed that while charging, it sometimes makes the "plugged in" sound as if I had just ...
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How to turn off/mute the USSD notification sound in Jelly Bean?

I recently got my Lava Iris 501's OS updated to 4.1.1 and now it even chimes whenever my operator sends me a 'Last Call/SMS/Data Cost' notification. This happens even on the Silent/Meeting modes also. ...
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Mute notification sounds when on a call

I use a bluetooth earpiece, and whenever I'm on a call, notification sounds play on top of the call audio. The person on the other end can't hear it, but it's very annoying as I usually can't hear ...
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Find out which app is making notification sounds? [duplicate]

I've got a samsung galaxy tab 8, and a few days ago it started making a notification sound but with no notification banner.. I don't know what app is doing it and I didn't install anything around the ...
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Redirect audio from HDMI to default speaker

I have an Android tablet, and I have broken the screen. I am using the HDMI output to connect the tablet to my VGA screen with an HDMI to VGA adapter. However this adapter does not have a sound ...
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How to disable Notification Sounds on per-app basis?

I have an news app which gives me the option to get informed via push notification. I would like to receive this notification but I don't want it to make a notification sound. However the app doesn't ...
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Is it possible to cancel out echo when using a bluetooth handsfree?

Equipment used: I just bought a cheap Bluetooth handsfree from china: http://www.miniinthebox.com/mini-stereo-wireless-v3-0-headset_p1187467.html Explanation: This works perfect for me, and i don't ...
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No sound whatsoever on phone (on calls, or while playing a video or mp3)

I have a DOOGEE DG500 running Android 4.2.2. Apart from automatic updates for installed applications, no other applications have been changed recently. I switched my phone to the silent audio ...
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How to make volume buttons on earphones/headphones work with Android?

I'm on the hunt for a great sounding, non-in-ear set of headphones with working mic, play/pause, and volume buttons. I have Bang & Olufsen's EarSet 3i, which are among the best sounding ...
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Random volume changes with headphones

Starting a few days ago, every time when I plug my (Monster iSport Livestrong) headphones on my Galaxy S2, the audio volume just randomly either goes to silent or to maximum, and it keeps doing this ...
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Does QueueTube download complete videos or audio only?

There is a Queuetube app that enables listening to YouTube material while the application is minimized. YouTube app stops playing videos when minimized; this app plays sound only. Does this mean it ...
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Any app play VBR MP3 files?

Does any Android app play Variable Bit Rate MP3 files, while not demanding Internet access and access to my Contacts? I used soundconverter on my Xubuntu PC to convert MP4 files to MP3 and they ...