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  1. athensparks

    athensparks New Member

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    i am having trouble with my motorola and slacker and pandora, the base is distorted. slacker said that it is a motorola problem or they would have fixed it. is motorola doing something to fix it or will the 2.1 upgrade fix it all? anybody have info on that??? big help
     
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    The base is distorted?
     
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    Sorry, couldnt resist. Small speakers will never have good response to the lower end of the sound spectrum. I haven't noticed it on pandora, but I dont listen to bass intensive music.
     
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    it's not the apps fault. it's Android and/or the hardware. watching movies, listening to music on the stock player, and the base is horrid and unacceptable.
     
  5. Rudy

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    So is your spelling. It's a frickin phone, what do you expect, a subwoofer?

    The Droid has one of the best/loudest phone speakers I have ever heard. I can't believe anyone is complaining.
     
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    You mean people use the Droid, or cell phones in general to play music without headphones?

    Scary. That would make my ears bleed.
     
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    All we need is an EQ and it would be fine.. lower bass a touch, and tweak the mids and highs.
     
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    And it would still sound like crap coming out of the cellphone speaker. ;)
     
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    i understand that you probably sit around and get a joy out of being a nerd, but i was asking a serious question and i have been on multiple forums for this issue. it also comes out distorted on my car stereo, my home boss speakers, and in my headphones that cost $100 so now that we have established it is not the speaker size, i will give some more detail. the sound from my mp3s is perfect but my slacker the bass is coming over distorted and the other forums said that it is not a slacker issue, but it is a motorola issue.

    So does anybody know if motorola has done anything to fix the issue? and will 2.1 fix it. because the new slacker update has done nothing to fix it.

    please don't reply unless you have done some research on it. this is not a simple solution issue.
     
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    Droid2 will have an optional subwoofer, it comes in a box you carry with the phone so you hear nothing but bass so you can not only annoy people in the car, but on the go. Man they think of everything nowadays.
     
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    lynx that would definitley help but not solve, but if you know of an equalizer app i could use that for now thanks.
     
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    The simple answer is that your mp3's are recorded at a much higher bitrate than the music streaming through slacker. You are streaming music through a service, and they lower the quality to improve streaming performance. Most likely an equalizer would help to correct this distortion, but the quality is always going to be better on mp3's than slacker.

    Here, I found more information on the quality from slacker.

    Via the web player and standalone internet radios (i.e. Logitech Squeezebox or Acoustic Research internet radio), it's 128Kbps MP3. If using any web browser other than Internet Explorer, the web player can fall back to 40Kbps AAC+v2 if you don't have a very high-speed internet connection. Via the Slacker portable devices, the iPhone app, and the Blackberry app (both cached and streaming), it's 40Kbps AAC+v2.

    I would say that 128Kbps mp3 would be the lowest quality mp3 you would have on the device, and thats for the web player. On the phone you are looking at 40Kbps bitrates, and although I'm sure it's with very advanced coding "AAC+v2" or what have you, but the quality of mp3's will always be superior.

    I should also add that I use my slacker player on my phone plugged into my home theater system that consists of an Onkyo reciever, 5 Infinity Speakers, and a Sony Sub, and it sounds fantastic. Even on the bass heavy 90's rap station (guilty pleasure).
     
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