This is a discussion on Nexus One Low Speaker Volume? within the Nexus One Tech Issues / Bug Reports forums, part of the Nexus One category; Originally Posted by Bishop6 Originally Posted by tonybhoy just used the audacity software and now its really loud good tool Is that because your 'rooted' ...
If you need an audio boost try a custom kernel like this one:
[Kernel - .33.3]intersectRaven's Kernel (new Hybrid AVS *Stable*) 04/29/2010 11:07am - xda-developers
you can even save more battery life with them, thats what they were supposed to
I'm using the latest 800mV kernel and its working great
The hands-free speaker is a weak point of the phones hardware... when the volume is up loud enough to hear, its so thin/tinny and distort its very distracting - bad speaker...
To those asking about software to help the sound, I don't see how anything other than a better actual speaker would help.
Ron Paul is correct.
Is it possible to plug in an external speaker to the headphone jack socket? I know that is not how it should be, but if it allows the satnav to be heard in the car then maybe it is necessary!
Are people finding the ring tones to be loud enough? I work outside a lot, sometimes with machinery running, and dont want to be missing calls.
I skipped to the end to post this, so please excuse if this was said...
First, my iPhone 3G had MUCH better volume for hands free than my N1. I can't understand people saying different, but then.
Anyway, the reason I figured the volume was low is the same as my alarm clock. The tiny hole that the sound come through. The speaker is MUCH larger inside. I pulled the battery cover, carefully pulled off the mesh covering the hole and enlarged it to about 4X. Then reinstalled the mesh (has glue backing on it) and now the volume is great.
The moral is you can't expect concert volume through a tiny hole.