One thing that Android has been struggling to catch up in is the ability to play and otherwise manipulate music. Even the biggest Android fans sometimes have to admit that, despite Android being the better operating system, both Apple and Windows Phone 7 have a much more polished music experience than Android. That’s not to say that Android isn’t catching up. With the release of Google Play Music sometime ago and just general UI and usability improvements, Android is catching up fast. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t require help from outside sources or that those outside sources aren’t appreciated.
DSP Manager with Beats Audio for CyanogenMod 9 and AOKP
Anyone running an AOSP ROM knows what DSP Manager is. For those who don’t know, DSP Manager is an equalizer application that changes the sound device wide. This means that any changes you make to the sound quality come through on anything from your phone playing music to playing ringtones. It’s been a part of CyanogenMod for years now and it’s one of those essential applications that everyone should know how to use. DSP Manager has been updated and released for Android devices and this time, it comes packing HTC’s Beats Audio to help improve the sound quality even more. The list of currently supported devices are as follows:
- MyTouch 4G
- Desire HD
- Desire S
- Inspire 4G
- Galaxy Tab Plus
- Amaze 4G
- Galaxy S2
- Sensation XL
With this, users on all these devices should be able to tinker with their device sound equalizer til their heart’s content and even have an opportunity to check out Beats Audio. As smartphones have begun replacing MP3 players entirely since the on board storage and SD card sizes have gone way up, it’s good to see Android developers taking an interest in making everything sound better. To download DSP Manager, go to XDA-Developers to get the download links.