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Any Pandora users running Froyo

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By mempf, Member on 29th May 2010, 02:42 AM
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I have noticed that when I use Pandora on Froyo the audio quality is significantly worse than it was on stock 2.1 or cyanogenmod

I am aware of the High and Normal settings in the preferences however it does not help.

Under 2.1 (stock and cyan) Normal would sound alright and High would sound fantastic.

Under 2.2 (froyo) High sounds bad and normal is horrible.

Has anyone else noticed the sound quality drop in pandora moving to Froyo?

This is independent of the song being streamed and is very noticeable when using good headphones.
29th May 2010, 02:51 AM |#2  
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Are you using the stock 2.2 kernel or one with the audioboost patch?
29th May 2010, 02:54 AM |#3  
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I have tried using multiple kernels including stock, cyan 2.6.34 and ravens avs kernels. Does not effect the problem at all.
29th May 2010, 03:38 AM |#4  
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Re: Any Pandora users running Froyo
I'm running Paul's pre-root (including 4.06 radio and kernel that came with it) and sounds great to me, same as before (CM 5.0.6+oc/uv+audio mod+desire cam). In fact I'm not sure if I've reset it to stay on High with 3g yet since I updated. (Tmo USA N1 if it makes a difference ).

Wish I could give helpful input other than its possible. I know I wiped everything I could and flashed it over CM.
29th May 2010, 05:53 AM |#5  
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Running Paul's root with IntersectRaven's .34 kernel and Pandora sounds as good as it did with his kernel on CM5.0.6.
29th May 2010, 05:57 AM |#6  
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Haven't noticed a difference.
29th May 2010, 05:58 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by pokey9000

Running Paul's root with IntersectRaven's .34 kernel and Pandora sounds as good as it did with his kernel on CM5.0.6.

same here.
29th May 2010, 06:07 AM |#8  
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Hmmm, I will look into this more and report back if I find anything.
Thanks for the help guys.
29th May 2010, 06:13 AM |#9  
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I as well noticed this problem, tried resting/full wipe, restarting, toggling settings to no results. Terrible audio quality even in high. Other sounds are not affected it seems. Running kernel that the update brought.
29th May 2010, 07:02 AM |#10  
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Am I the only that has actually plugged the phone into an fm transmitter to use with my car stereo? Of course i am, you kids all have your bluetooth radios and your xms and syriusnessess. When using Pandora, the bass is much much louder in froyo than it was in all previous roms. Kernel with modded sound or not, the bass is big. So, yes, the sound is very different from what it used to be. Mids are too high and highs are meh... nonexistent. It doesn't sound bad on the phone or through earbuds, but unless you like rap, you probably won't like the sound coming through your car. But, I don't think that's anything some decent equilizer software can't fix. Personally, I think the sound is an improvement despite the focus on the lower end of the spectrum. In previous versions, it was to light and airy with no lowend.
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