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I'm convinced the Audio Effects does nothing. Doesn't matter if it's Speaker or Wired Stereo, I hear no difference in audio settings if I change them or turn them off and on again. I can't remember if they actually worked in 4.2x, but they sure don't seem to do anything in 4.4.

Can someone confirm that, in fact, you hear a difference?
 
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I'm convinced the Audio Effects does nothing. Doesn't matter if it's Speaker or Wired Stereo, I hear no difference in audio settings if I change them or turn them off and on again. I can't remember if they actually worked in 4.2x, but they sure don't seem to do anything in 4.4.

Can someone confirm that, in fact, you hear a difference?
I hear a major difference. Audio quality goes way down if I turn on audio effects while using headphones. It's night and day. I have no idea why Motorola enabled them by default.
 
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I hear a major difference. Audio quality goes way down if I turn on audio effects while using headphones. It's night and day. I have no idea why Motorola enabled them by default.
it's just an app, right? i can't imagine my phone being defective because there's no difference in audio when switching the settings. i'm completely stock, so i don't know what the issue is.

i'll open an incident with moto if i have to, just wanted to get a consensus.
 
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ok hold the phone... maybe it's just slacker. doing some more testing, but apparently the settings do nothing to slacker audio quality.
 
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I'm convinced the Audio Effects does nothing. Doesn't matter if it's Speaker or Wired Stereo, I hear no difference in audio settings if I change them or turn them off and on again. I can't remember if they actually worked in 4.2x, but they sure don't seem to do anything in 4.4.

Can someone confirm that, in fact, you hear a difference?
It works for me on stock 4.4 with Google Play music. I hear a pretty tangible difference on all settings. Maybe try turning the lower frequencies all the way down/up (on custom settings) then toggle and see if that makes a difference.
Thanks for mentioning this; I've turned it off. Always thought my music sounded a little off on my usual IEMs.
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ok hold the phone... maybe it's just slacker. doing some more testing, but apparently the settings do nothing to slacker audio quality.
doesn't work for pandora either. DOES work for Google Play Music.

well, at least i know there's nothing wrong wtih my device.
 
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doesn't work for pandora either. DOES work for Google Play Music.

well, at least i know there's nothing wrong wtih my device.
I've actually never gotten it to work with anything on mine. Play Music, Pandora, Podcast Addict, etc. all don't work. I think I've only gotten it to work with poweramp when I was testing it but I use poweramp's own DAC so that's the only app I don't need it for.

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