You can just listen to music on your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus as it comes out of the headphones. But you can also adjust the sound to suit your own taste – or let the device optimize it for you. If you already had a high end Galaxy, you may already know these options, but we explain below how it works.
Reasonably deep in the Settings of the Galaxy S9 (Plus) is some nice options hidden for those who like to play with the sound. They are not all equally usable, and there is a lot of mockery for the audio enthusiast. But to be honest: Adapt Sound is and remains for many a lesser known, but very fine feature.
Set Galaxy S9 Equalizer
Suppose you like to listen to music on your Galaxy S9 with thick headphones in the silence of your own home. Then Adapt Sound is unnecessary. But if you just use nice earphones while in bus / train or on the bike, then the function can be a godsend. Thanks to a simple test, the Galaxy S9 knows how to optimize sound so that you can hear all frequencies – despite ambient noise and headphones quality.
To set this up you go via Settings to Sounds and vibrate . Scroll down, and tap the Sound Queue option . and effects . You can manually adjust the equalizer of the Galaxy S9 to your own taste. For this, preferably tap the Advanced heading to display the 9-band EQ. If you want the phone to do the work for you, scroll down and select Adapt Sound .
You can choose one of the standard sound profiles in the Adapt Sound menu, which focus on your age. Finally, the ability to perceive high tones decreases as you age, and so the Galaxy S9 can compensate for this. But much more effective is the option Add personal sound profile .
If you choose that, the device gives you some instructions. Find a quiet place with little ambient noise, and put on the headphones that you usually use when you are on the road with your device. Tap Start when you are ready to begin the test. You will now hear a long series of beeps – some audible, others barely, or even just not at all. Indicate for each tone whether or not you can hear it. The tones play left or right, and have all kinds of frequencies. In this way, the Galaxy S9 compiles a profile of which sound frequencies do and do not get through well in your ears, in combination with your headphones.
When you have completed the test, you can save your personal sound profile. You can also listen directly to a piece of music where you can switch between sound with and without Adapt Sound . Tap Save , and you’ll notice that you hear a lot of music much better now – especially in a busy environment.
Incidentally, the Dolby Atmos function fulfills a similar function for many. But if you listen carefully, there is a world of difference between both options. In our opinion, Dolby Atmos is still to be praised when you listen to sound through the Galaxy S9 stereo speakers, but with headphones … the distortion is exaggerated. But: everyone has his or her own taste, so do not hesitate and experiment especially with all sound settings.