MP3 Volume Low even at 45 (100%)

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by EnerG, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. EnerG

    EnerG Active Member

    Has anyone found the volume of the MP3s is too low? Even with the volume at max (45) the volume of most of my MP3 is quite low compared to the volume of the other sources such as radio.

    Any known solutions to this ? I gather "normalizing" the MP3s volumes can be done but are there other ways?
     
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  2. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Not that I'm aware of. I use a bunch of mp3s on my phone and they are not normalised. How do you play them? Through USB or through aux? Can you turn the volume up on the phone or mp3 player? If it's a USB stick I doubt there is a way.
     
  3. DO you have the Volume turned up on your PHONE? If your Phone is only set to say 50% volume, the result of the Car's audio will be low - even when cranking up the volume on the Car's audio.
     
  4. EnerG

    EnerG Active Member

    Thanks guys, I think I will give this a test. It is a Bluetooth transfer of the audio file so it should be bypassing the phones settings altogether. As I recall, the volume was similar when I plugged the phone in directly via USB but i will again test this to be 100% certain.

    Normalizing is something that can be done via software. It looks at your music collection and adjusts the songs gain in a supposedly lossless manner. There are any number of utilities that will do this but for now I will be trying out MP3Gain which is available on SourceForge.net
     
  5. Technically that is the right thing to do rather than expect the player to make up for that deficiency.
     
  6. Murry

    Murry New Member

    I can bet your phone is at a low volume setting.
     
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  7. EnerG

    EnerG Active Member

    I don't see why the phones volume would have anything to do with playback in the car. My phone is always kept at the maximum volume level. As far as I understand, this is a file transfer via Bluetooth, so it should be the same thing as if it were on a FOB plugged into the USB port.

    One thing I did notice that was unusual was that it would not load mp3 files before having Google Music first read the mp3 library.

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  8. Murry

    Murry New Member

    Phones have different volume settings for internal speakers, AUX and Bluetooth audio. I would definitely try to pump the volume up once your Kona and phone are connected and music is playing.
     
  9. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    How do you play the music? If you play over Bluetooth, it is not a file transfer! It "streams" over Bluetooth like it does with a Bluetooth headset. And Android (not sure about Apple but I assume it's the same) has a separate volume setting for Bluetooth, so it will be different for calls vs. music.

    However, I notice a difference between my radio and Android auto volume settings as well. My Android auto setting for music (Google music) is about 20, my radio volume is about 7 and my phone call volume is almost at maximum.

    So I see where you're coming from. Although I never bothered to check my phone call volume while talking on the phone driving (not a good idea anyways).
     
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  10. EnerG

    EnerG Active Member

    You sir are a genius. It is indeed streaming rather than a file transfer. After a great deal of digging I was able to find the volume for the streaming app. I couldn't discern if it was the Google Play Music or some Samsung app on the Note10.

    At any rate thank all of you for your help on this. Props to @Murry as well :)
     
  11. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    No problem!
    I decided to make a video about all the different ways of playing your own music in the Kona:

    I hope this might be helpful for people to decide what might be the best way for them.
     

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