improve audio quality on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
Improve audio quality on Samsung Galaxy Note 10

In August 2019, Samsung introduced its Galaxy Note 10 to the world, which immediately became one of the best phones of the year.

  • The characteristics of the Galaxy Note 10 are very good, but can be further improved using some very simple tricks. 
Specifically, let's talk about audio. Yes, the sound of your Galaxy Note 10 is good, but you should know that there are several functions introduced by Samsung that can take you to ultra high quality.

9 tricks to improve the audio on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Use the UHQ optimizer

This function of the Galaxy Note 10 is very useful for improving sound quality when you are using wired headphones. Therefore, it should be noted that it only works when they are connected. Basically, what the optimizer does is add more data to the file so that it plays in ultra high quality (UHQ), without actually modifying it.

To enable it, go to Settings> Sounds and vibration> Advanced sound settings> Sound quality and effects> UHQ Optimizer and select the second option, Bit Enhancement and Bandwidth, which will make the audio sound much better when you are using the headphones.

Enable Dolby Atmos option

One of Samsung's most outstanding audio features is Dolby Atmos, which gives you cinema quality surround sound. In short, what this technology does is adjust the different sounds to give you the best immersive experience. This option, present in the latest devices of the manufacturer, comes to Galaxy Note 10 with a new feature: you can also enable it specifically for games.

To take advantage of Dolby Atmos, go to Settings > Sounds and Vibration > Advanced Sound Settings > Sound Quality and Effects and activate the option with its name. If your idea is to improve the audio while you play, enable the Dolby Atmos option for gaming.

Using a USB DAC with headphones

One of the details you may have overlooked about the Samsung Galaxy Galaxy Note 10 is that it lacks a headphone port. However, you can turn this disadvantage into an advantage to further improve the sound you hear with your headphones. For example, you can use a USB DAC that will allow you to play files with greater bit depth and sample rate, i.e. incredible audio quality.

Install Sound Assistant

Samsung has developed an application specifically to give you more control over your phone's audio. To use it, just download it from the Galaxy Store or the Google App Store. Then, open it to start modifying the advanced sound settings, and the app will show you some tips on how to do it.

Change step volume

With the previous application, SoundAssistant, you can modify the necessary steps to increase or decrease the volume. In this way, you can choose how many times you press the volume buttons to increase the volume from 0% to 100%, and vice versa. The smaller the number of the bar, the more you must press to go from one end of the volume to the other. Next, we tell you how many steps you could configure with each level:

1: 150 steps
2: 75 steps
3: 50 steps
4: 38 steps
5: 30 steps
6: 25 steps
7: 21 steps
8: 19 steps
9: 17 steps
10: 15 steps

Volume of steps in SoundAssistant

Changing the stereo channels

Your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 also allows you to change the left and right channels of your headphones, if you need to. Again, SoundAssistant is the application that allows you to make these kinds of configuration changes. In the Advanced Settings section, enable the Reverse Stereo option to reverse the audio outputs of your headphones.

Make use of the equalizer

Samsung has always been consistent in introducing its own sound equalizer into its smartphones. Why not use it to tailor the audio to your preferences? Go to Settings > Sounds and Vibration > Advanced Sound Settings > Sound Quality and Effects > Equalizer.

This gives you access to the sound tool menu of your Galaxy Note 10, with six preset modes: Normal, Pop, Classic, Jack, Rock and Custom, which allows you to manually modify the settings. If you prefer to have the phone adjust them for you, I recommend that you try the default modes until you find the one that best suits your sound preferences.

Individually control the volume of the apps

With the Individual app volumes option in SoundAssistant, you can select the applications whose sound you want to modify to give preference to some apps over others. But there is one negative detail in this function, and that is that you will be able to control the volume only from SoundAssistant.

To make sure this is not the case, and you can modify the sound whenever the app is open, enable the floating button so that the Sound Assistant appears on the screen whenever you adjust the volume. This way, you can individually control the volume of the apps without having to enter SoundAssistant.

Create a custom sound profile

Finally, we recommend the use of the Adapt Sound feature, which has been a must for Samsung phones in recent years. If you go to Settings > Sounds and Vibration > Advanced Sound Settings > Effects and Sound Quality, you will find an option called Adapt Sound, with different profiles that will adapt the sound of Galaxy Note 10 depending on your experience.

These default modes are interesting, but it's best if you create your own custom sound profile. Click on this option to start the process, which will take you to a test in which you will have to say if you hear several beeps or not. That way, your phone will know how to adapt the sound in your profile to be the best for calls, music and videos.

When you're done, give the profile the name you want and save it so it's enabled. Easy and fast, you don't need any more to adapt the sound of your Samsung Galaxy Note 10. By adding the other tricks included in this article, you can listen to music or watch movies with the best audio quality.