By keeping the headphone jack in place, the LG V40 can deliver high-quality audio signals using the built-in Hi-Fi DAC. Of course, for convenience, but at the expense of audio quality, the handsets can still go wireless. How can you fully exploit the audio capabilities of the V40? Let's explore that.
Internal adjustments to the LG V40
If the hardware volume keys fail, users can adjust the settings through the Sound Quality and Effects menu. Similarly, the option to normalize the volume is also available. While Spotify offers this feature in its app, other streaming services are not available. This preventive function effectively mitigates disturbing volume changes.
If you adjust the EQ settings and not what you want more, reduce it to avoid less distortion.
When working with cheaper earphones or headphones the equalizer is practical. There are quite a few EQ presets that you can choose from, and messing around with them makes a significant difference in the audio properties.
- Normal: This maintains a neutral profile that does not add emphasis to any particular frequency
- Classic: Sub-bass, vocals and really high frequencies get a boost. This is good for people who want more commercial consumer sound quality.
- Pop: The bass reproduction is emphasized even more, but the sub-bass is under-emphasized compared to the "classic" mode.
- Rock: If you & # 39; For artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, this is good for you.
- Hip-Hop: It makes sense that bass and vocals are the stars of this EQ preset. This really works only for bass-heavy music, with acoustic ballads oddly heard by these preset sounds.
- Jazz: Piano, saxophone and vocals are all noticed by the 1kHz and 4kHz spikes.
- Latin: This option vaguely reverts to the "Jazz" settings, but adds more heights oomph .
- Acoustic: The slight draft particularly increases the perceived fundamental frequency of 4kHz guitars, increasing the bodes for vocals and their harmonic resonances.
- Electronic: Sub-bass and treble get the most changes. The corresponding increases play well with synthesized music.
- Lounge: This is always entertaining by name. It increases the lowest and highest frequencies while decreasing the center frequency range. In this way, the listeners get the mood of a song, without singing the prey too much forward.
- Vocal Booster: This keeps the lowest frequency responses almost untouched while increasing the voice frequency range. The bass boost makes the voices sound natural instead of ringing like a call.
- Treble Booster: Working with bass-heavy headphones like beats or most training options can counteract their overreaction
- Bass Boosters: Earbuds with poor isolation and false ear tips will benefit from this preset.
The ready-made options are practical and effective, but the custom option results in more detailed modifications – similar to the Sony WH-1000XM3 app. However, twisting the virtual buttons may result in undesirable distortions. Instead, try to lower the knobs according to the frequencies that you want to emphasize less during playback.
This section is somewhat more comprehensive and requires that the LG V40 be connected via cable . This activates the Hi-Fi Quad DAC, while wireless listening allows only 3D sound compensation.
DTS: X 3D Surround
This setting emulates a three-dimensional space, and the listener has three options: Wide, Front, and Side to Side.
If you want to access the V40's most comprehensive audio capabilities, you'll need a wired connection.
- Wide: This adds vocals and center frequencies to the reverb. While this provides a pleasing sound than "front," it's overly appealing to my taste, and under-emphasizes the vocals.
- Front: This option is the only one I would not recommend. The modified audio playback made things sound "slender". In addition, the heights hiss and make your ears tired.
- Side by Side: If I want to use this feature, I choose this mode. It increases the perceived spatial consciousness without creating an echo chamber esque. While the volume is significantly increased with this mode, this is pleasant for occasional listening and commuting.
Take advantage of the LG V40 Hi-Fi Quad DAC
. First, you get a definition for a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) : it just converts a digital signal to an analog one. That's it!
The additional sound presets may seem curious. The EQ presets we have already discussed above. While it seems that this is an overlooked redundancy, it is not. Instead of adjusting the sound after processing, the DAC presets are applied during the conversion process, resulting in a more accurate calibration. As shown in the diagrams, the actual frequency response is what changes in the order of decibels.
- Normal: As with the "normal" EQ preset, the audio remains virtually untouched. Use it if your headphones are already an ideal answer for your ears.
- Improved: If you consider yourself an indiscriminate listener following the line with the average consumer, this is for you. It slightly enhances the midrange and at the same time increases clarity by raising the heights.
- In detail: Bass is not for everyone, and when that idea hits you, the detailed preset may be the best. Instruments and vocals are capitalized, with two valleys in front of 4 kHz and 10 kHz, to prevent the mids from masking the treble frequencies.
- Live: This adds a declining emphasis to the low and high frequencies. I least used this option.
- Bass: Bassheads will pull to this preset as they maximize bass response but sacrifice vocal clarity.
What sounds good to your ears is different from what sounds good to you. Not to mention that the sound quality also depends on which headphones are used. However, if you're using a bass-heavy headset – such as a pair of beats – you may want to do something about it by enabling the "detailed" preference. Who knows, you might want to go the entire nine yards and hear with active bass preset. It's not as if the studio sound is for everyone .
Digital filter options
This is pretty neat and a feature I did not want. If you can adjust the spectral delay, the mood of a song may change. LG's descriptions describe how the short, sharp and slow filters change the sound. If you use one of them, I recommend either short or sharp, as this results in a slow interruption in instrumental resonance.
The Balance option nested in the Sound Quality and Effects menu does not match the accessibility balance option that allows for mono mode. Instead, users can adjust the balance between the two sides within a range of 6 dB between 0 dB and -6 dB.
Allows developer settings to enforce the use of certain Bluetooth codecs, sample rates, and bit depths.
All Android 8.0 and newer phones can access developer settings. If your headset does not recognize that your phone supports high-quality codecs, you can use these settings to force detection. The same is true if your phone does not recognize that your headphones support aptX, for example.
- Open the general settings.
- Go to "About the Phone" and select "Software Info".
- Tap "Build Number" seven times.
- Go to the general settings and scroll until you see a tab labeled "Developer options".
- From here, scroll down to the bottom of "Networking" to set the Bluetooth codec, audio sample rate, audio bits per sample, audio channel mode, and LDAC playback quality.
Whether you use one, none or all of these settings, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to understand how each feature works. Now stop reading and listen.
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