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My HTC One running stock KitKat doesn't sound as good as it used to when I had the 4.3 rom. I think somehow the audio drivers aren't as good. Is anyone else experiencing this? I hear the old popping sound from the speakers time to time when sound starts up like I used to with 4.1.2. If anyone else has this problem post about it, thank you!
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My HTC One running stock KitKat doesn't sound as good as it used to when I had the 4.3 rom. I think somehow the audio drivers aren't as good. Is anyone else experiencing this? I hear the old popping sound from the speakers time to time when sound starts up like I used to with 4.1.2. If anyone else has this problem post about it, thank you!
I definitely have the same issue, but mainly with notification sounds. Playing media files works well...
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I had this same problem. My fix was editing the build.prop file.
-Using a file explorer with ability to R/W /system (I use ES File Explorer), navigate to the build.prop file found in /system
-Then find the line that reads lp.decode=true
-Change "true" to "false"
-Save the file then reboot

If I understand correctly, when set to true, it's using a "power saving mode" for audio, which helps battery life, but reduces audio quality.
This did the trick for me, hope it helps you!
 
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I had this same problem. My fix was editing the build.prop file.
-Using a file explorer with ability to R/W /system (I use ES File Explorer), navigate to the build.prop file found in /system
-Then find the line that reads lp.decode=true
-Change "true" to "false"
-Save the file then reboot

If I understand correctly, when set to true, it's using a "power saving mode" for audio, which helps battery life, but reduces audio quality.
This did the trick for me, hope it helps you!
I came from 4.2.2 and I didn't notice any difference to 4.4.
I assume you mean "lpa.decode=true" ?
This can be found @ 50% in ES editor. I didn't test this. Maybe I will try if more guys can hear any difference, to see for myself. Nice find though, CD =)
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