[Q] Why is the headphone output on my handset so low?
Can anybody help me work this out? I can't understand why the volume output is so low on my Galaxy S2. At full volume with all the equaliser bands at maximum, i still find music being drowned out by normal street traffic. I've tried several sets of headphones, different music apps and the Volume Boost and Equalizer apps and the result is always the same. As a (completley subjective) mode of reference, my Galaxy S2 with max volume and maximized EQ settings seems to be around 60% of the volume of my old iPhone 3G with normal EQ settings.
I'm having a really difficult time working out if this is just completely subjective and this is actually normal for a Galaxy S2 or if my handset is defective. I don't have access to anybody else with a Galaxy S2 for comparison's sake and it's difficult to rely on opinions on the internet because people's perceptions of what is "loud" vary greatly. So I've got two questions:
1. Is there a way to definitively measure the maximum volume output of my Galaxy S2 and compare against other handsets? I've a sound card with a line in and a minijack-minijack cable so I'm assuming this technically possible with this equipment. Does anybody else with a Galaxy S2 have figures I can compare mine wth?
2. I'm in the EU. I've read that EU restrictions have been planned to restrict maximum headphone volumes on PMPs but I can't find anything saying that these have actually been implemented. If they have, I assume they can be bypassed by fiddling around in ServiceMode or by installing custom ROMs. Can anybody point me in the right direction of how to do this?
Sorry if this is a little bit nooby - this is actually driving me completely bonkers because I can't work out if it's all just in my head when nobody else I see on here seems to think this is an issue! Thanks.