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You could try the beats Audio mod, I found it worked great for the ZTE Cresent.
Much richer sound, you can get the installer off the Play store.
Not tested it on the G300 Yet but its on my list.

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You could try the beats Audio mod, I found it worked great for the ZTE Cresent.
Much richer sound, you can get the installer off the Play store.
Not tested it on the G300 Yet but its on my list.


DO NOT TRY beats audio on your g300, I put it on and now my phone can't get past the boot screen, I'm currently trying unbrick it.

Edited by leefal, 21 September 2012 - 11:46 PM.

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DO NOT TRY beats audio on your g300, I put it on and now my phone can't get past the boot screen, I'm currently trying unbrick it.


Beats audio installer worked fine for me.

Edited by noobi, 22 September 2012 - 03:37 AM.

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worked here too

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The audio qaulity is standard really,just like all androids apart form high end devices,but none of that matters.

What matters is two things:

1) Headphones
2) Music playing software


I personally use sennheiser headphones,and poweramp from market,which is by far the best in sound quality.


software has next to nothing to do with sound quality.

The internals of the phone and the headphones are the most important part and also you need to have internals and headphones which suit each other.

e.g. if your going to be using HUGE studio type headphones which need a lot of power to be driven, then i do not know of a single phone which can use them to their full potential without an external amplifier.

also the best SQ is usually produced by using an external amp and a digital signal (not the headphone out socket).

you need all of the below to make decent SQ

1. Good Phone Internals
2. Good Headphones
3. External Amp (if required)
4. Decent File Quality

the best phone for sound quality that i know of is the nokia N8 believe it or not because it can do digital audio out through it's USB which can then be processed by a FIIO DAC and then by a FIIO Amp and then to the headphones, but that means carrying 3 different devices and a lot of wires/connectors.

the second best option for sound quality is an iphone using the dock connector (not headphone out) to connect to a FIIO Amp and then to the headphones, which means carrying two different devices and a lot of wires/connectors.

therefore the best option is usually just to have 2 different devices if your after SQ, a phone and a Cowon device but even they differ in SQ so try and get the best you can afford.

if your going to be using in ear headphones, then usually phone internals are good enough to power them, and the best SQ will be through buying a phone with high end components in them. the S3 and iPhone are roughly the same in that compartment. a phone like the G300 will never be able to compete with high end internals that those phones have, the chips are a lot more expensive.

so to sum up all of the above:

1. If you have BIG headphones buy a Cowon or use an external amp (and DAC).
2. If you have in-ear phones buy a top of the range mobile with high end chips (http://www.head-fi.org/ has more information on which phones have the best components)
3. Software has practically nothing to do with SQ, all it can do is manipulate the sound (Equ on iphone is the best app out there for manipulating sound quality, afaik there is no app which comes close to it on android so far).

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I did eventually decided to buy a G300 and have found the sound quality to be absolutely fine, and pretty comparable with my old ZTE Skate. I use in-ear headphones. Thanks for all your comments.

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has that beats audio got uninstall now?

I d/l'd it to my phone then deleted it after finding it didnt have uninstall...*didnt open the app*

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e.g. if your going to be using HUGE studio type headphones which need a lot of power to be driven, then i do not know of a single phone which can use them to their full potential without an external amplifier.


IIRC most phones were high impedance earlier on, until complaints about poor performance with cheap headphones began to surface. Again IIRC, Apple were the first to lower impedance on the headphone outputs.

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IIRC most phones were high impedance earlier on, until complaints about poor performance with cheap headphones began to surface. Again IIRC, Apple were the first to lower impedance on the headphone outputs.


apple have always had low power iirc, they were always designed to be used with in ear phones (the ones they came with). but their internals have always been high quality, not the best but really good (so that if someone did purchase decent in ears, they could use them with their products). just that they were designed for a specific use and for that use they are good.

if your an audiophile then the G300 is never going to sound good, people who usually ask about SQ on a forum like this usually have no idea what SQ is. head fi is where audiophiles ask questions.

i have a pair of sennheiser hd25 mk ii's which are around £125-£150 RRP not to be confused with the cheaper versions with similar names which are a much lower quality headphone. i bought them because they are really easily driven, and are studio quality and practically indestructible. i use them with an ipod because i have always had an ipod, but when it breaks, it will be replaced by a cowon device.

no budget phone will ever come close to cowon in terms of SQ, the internals are worlds apart.

Edited by Sonny Atwal, 23 September 2012 - 11:03 AM.

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So beats mods is not working for me on b944, Dsp is being very temperamental, some of the eq's on the market are working a treat.

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Now I have the G300 ant I think I have done a step back in audio quality from my Nokia X6... :blink:
What app do you use to play music???

I'm in Infusion B944 B05 and the DSP's adjustements are not a solution for me.

(excuse my english)

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Now I have the G300 ant I think I have done a step back in audio quality from my Nokia X6... :blink:
What app do you use to play music???

I'm in Infusion B944 B05 and the DSP's adjustements are not a solution for me.

(excuse my english)

Robert


There is an app on the play store called 'beats audio installer' and it actually installs beats audio into your phone. Once installed, you should have a better sound experience, similar to the HTC range of phones.

If you do get it, you need to be rooted and you MUST make a nandroid backup before you install it. This app was not designed especially for the G300, but it should work with any phone. Just in case it does wrong, just restore to the nandroid backup.

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I will try it tonight.
Thanks

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There is an app on the play store called 'beats audio installer' and it actually installs beats audio into your phone. Once installed, you should have a better sound experience, similar to the HTC range of phones.

If you do get it, you need to be rooted and you MUST make a nandroid backup before you install it. This app was not designed especially for the G300, but it should work with any phone. Just in case it does wrong, just restore to the nandroid backup.


Finally don't work for me... :(

1) I do backup from recovery
2) Install the market free app (not the maikel8mobile
3) Reboot and... stuck on the boot logo.
4) Take battery out to reboot... stuck on the boot logo (two tries)
5) Restore the nandroid backup...

Still angry about the sound quality :(

Edit: Rom Infusion B944 B05

Edited by RC_cat, 23 November 2012 - 12:07 PM.

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I made a lot of ROM changes on my G300 and some ROMs have worse sound than others. Now I just found some "S3 mode". I like it for its smoothness and utilities but sound is very badly. No trebles, no details only lowbass has some potentional, but Im not fan of lowbass. Im using still the same headphones (Hifiman RE-0 (G300 is not strong enough for my AKG K701 ofc:) )) and sound is different on some ROMs. You can also try Best sound player. At first start it will detect your ears + headphones quality and set ekvalizer to "better sound" for you. Not working on hifiman because all test sounds are hearable so it just boost bass for richer sound. Now im trying beats audio installer, but same as RC_cat... stuck on boot logo. Installing DSP effects to ROM where its not implemented has no effect for me. I can boost bass, add "echo", re-set equalizer to some random positions... nothing will change the sound.

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I used the Beats Audio installer, but it seems to me that my battery life is worse since - anyone know is this likely? If so, presumably I can restore to factory settings in the usual way (and then root and restore my 5irom unlocked IMEI)

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