Equalizer settings

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Nov 12, 2015 4:58:19 AM via Website

I used to have an iPhone 4 before i got my Nexus 5. For a while now I've been disappointed in my music. It just doesn't sound like it used to. I realized its the equalizer settings.

I usually use Google Play Music but the equalizer in it is HORRIBLE so I just keep it off. Everything sounds very digital with it on.

Then I tried an equalizer app called "Equalizer" by Smart Android Apps. It did amazing things! My music sounded full of life again! But it didn't make all my music sound great. I realized some songs had muted instruments and vocals. Things weren't balanced right.

Then I tried the lauded Power Amp. Wasn't too impressed with the presets.

Next came Jet Audio. The presets made some music sound good but most of it was pretty "meh"

On my iPhone I just had to set the equalizer to Acoustic and it made almost everything sound amazing! Everything was balanced, nuanced, punchy where it needed to be. It is how I expect my music to sound. It was the closest I've heard to how my dad's high end stereos sounded growing up.

So short story long, I'm looking to emulate the iPhone Acoustic equalizer settings on my Nexus 5. I'm sure the iPhone had a better DSP but if I could come close I'd be happy. Can anyone recommend a good equalizer or music app and the settings I need to tweak to make my dream a reality?

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Nov 14, 2015 7:42:13 PM via Website

I found an equalizer (thru a lot of trial & error searching) that works great. You can even customize and save your own sets. They also have a lot of good presets. It's called "Music Volume EQ" by K&K Design and it's free thru Google Play Store. Hopefully this will help you, it really helped me.

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Nov 14, 2015 7:52:57 PM via Website

Thanks for the tip! I'll give it a try.