Brand new Moto G4 Play as of today. Really like just about everything about it. It’s much bigger than I expected and has a higher quality feel as well. (This replaced a Moto X 2nd gen that died.) But there’s a big problem, possible deal breaker for me. I just bought new speakers and an amp for my workshop and this phone was to be the main music source, via Spotify, partially because of the 128G microSD slot. Anyway, for the last week or so I’ve been rocking out my speakers with a 10 year old ipod touch that cranked out tunes louder than I could tolerate with the amp only turned up 3/4 of the max setting… Now, with my new Moto G4 play phone and the volume turned up to 100% on both the phone and on the amp, the sound level is simply not loud at all. It’s well below a setting that I think most people would consider “loud”, not just me, let alone approaching anything intolerable or dangerous.
Long intro, but am I missing something? I got the pop-up warning on the phone about “turning up past this setting can cause hearing loss” and turned it up past that. Still not at all loud. Turned off ‘normalize volume for all tracks’ in Spotify and still not loud. Equalizer setting in spotify is turned off. So, anything else I should check? Or is this just an issue with Moto phones or Android in general? Is there a workaround? I’m not a phone-rooting guy so if that is the solution I’m probably not interested.
Any help or guidance appreciated.
Note: the speakers and amp are nothing fancy – Dayton b652 speakers and a really small Dayton DTA-120 amp which is designed to work things like phones, ipods, etc. Together, really quite loud with ipod touch; not loud at all with my new phone.