How to Better the Sound Quality
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How to Better the Sound Quality of Your Tech Devices

You may believe that the sound quality of your smartphone, laptop, or tablet is adequate. But there’s a chance you’re mistaken and it might not actually be as good as you think. The truth is that many people can hear sounds on their devices that others cannot. These noises include hissing and buzzing sounds, clicks, and pops. Also, you may hear static-like noise during pauses in speech or music playback. Interference from nearby wireless signals such as cell phone towers and microwaves is the cause of some of these noises. Whatever the source of these noises, you can eliminate them by taking a few simple steps listed below to improve the sound quality of your tech devices.

  • Use an External High-Quality Audio Speakerphone

If the speaker’s sound quality on your smartphone, laptop, or tablet appears to be subpar, one solution is to use an external high-quality audio speakerphone. The poly sync family of speakerphones is one of the best examples of these audio devices.

This type of speaker will help to produce a much clearer and louder sound than the internal speakers of your smartphone or other devices that you are using. The trade-off for better sound quality is that you must buy and install an extra piece of equipment around your phone, laptop, or tablet to reap the benefits.

  • Use Headphones with Virtual Surround Sound – Wired or Wireless

If you do not want to buy a different audio device, choose high-quality headphones instead. Some models even include virtual surround sound effects, which create a 3D effect and increase the volume and clarity of your music or videos.

The disadvantage of this option is that it is not always practical in public places, such as when riding public transportation. Wired headphones also generally provide better sound quality than wireless headsets. However, this may be offset in part by having to deal with messy cables and recharging batteries in your headset.

  • Check for Dust and Lint on the Speaker Grill Holes of Your Device

Dust and lint can accumulate in your device’s speaker grill holes, interfering with its sound performance. This is easily remedied by using a fine bristle brush or an air blower to brush it away gently.

It’s also worth noting that you should do this regularly (once every three months), especially if you live in a humid area where micro-particles from cleaning products can attach themselves to your speakers.

  • Update Your Device’s Software and Drivers if Possible

Ensuring your devices’ software and drivers are up-to-date is another great way to improve the sound quality of your different devices. These updates when installed frequently can help resolve sound issues discovered and reported by other users. You can manually check for updates or automatically set your device to download them in the background, so you don’t forget.

  • Stay Clear of Certain Wireless Signals like Microwaves and Cell Signals Towers

Certain wireless signals, particularly those from microwave ovens or cell phone towers, can interfere with the audio frequencies in headphones and speakers. This will produce static sounds that reduce clarity and volume.

Certain radio frequencies may be more common than others, depending on where you live. For example, if you live near an airport, you are likely surrounded by many signals that affect your audio quality. The best way to resolve this issue is to avoid using these devices near these types of wireless signals.

  • Upgrade Your DAC

One of the best ways to improve the sound quality of your devices is to upgrade the DAC (digital-to-analog converter). This component is in charge of converting binary code into music or video signals, which are then transmitted to your speakers or headphones.

Many newer devices already include high-quality DACs, but if you have an older device or one that lacks a good DAC, you can easily upgrade it yourself. There are numerous options on the market, so conduct some research to find the best one for your needs and budget.

  • Use Preinstalled Sound Enhancing Apps or Music Equalizer

If you are not satisfied with the sound quality of your device, there are many apps and software available to help you improve it. These are usually divided into two categories.

  • Those provide general sound enhancements, such as boosting the bass or treble.
  • Music equalizers allow you to fine-tune the audio output to your tastes.

Many devices also have preinstalled sound enhancement features, so check to see if yours does and how to activate it.

Final Remarks

While there is no perfect solution for improving the sound quality of all tech devices, you can get closer to achieving the level of audio fidelity that you desire by using some tips listed above. Experiment with various methods to see what works best for you – with a little effort, you can make your devices sound amazing.