How to use the graphic equalizer in your E71 and E71x — sound — Nokia E71

Saturday, July 4, 2009

How to use the graphic equalizer in your E71 and E71x

The other day I was going through the post on Tekseven on “Optimize Music Quality on the Nokia E71 / Nokia E71x”. Some of the suggestions to improve the sound quality of your E71 and E71x are

  1. Invest in a quality headsets.
  2. Invest in a quality 2.5mm to 3.5mm convertor.
  3. Adjust music player settings and equalizer.

The last suggestion was particularly interesting but what was surprising for me was that the media player has options for sound settings and graphic equalizer settings. I had never seen those options. While trying to follow the instructions in the post I could not find the graphic equalizer. The post had no information where one could find the sound and graphic equalizer settings. Finally I found the settings and decided to share the information.

  1. Go to Menu –> Media –> Music Player. The screen you would get is similar to the one below listing the Music and any Podcasts that might be there on your phone.
    Screenshot of Music Player on E71
  2. Selecting music would list all the playlist and songs on your phone. Refer to the screenshot below.
    Music playlist in E71 in the media player
  3. Select ‘All songs’ and you get a list of all songs,
  4. Select one song by clicking the center button of joystick and the media player would start playing the selected song.
  5. When the song is being played press the options button (left button) and you would get the menu with one of the option being equalizer (check the screenshot below).
    Media Player on E71 with the equalizer option
  6. Select equalizer and you would get the presets available for the equalizer which are bass booster, classical, Pop and Rock.
    Media player's equalizer options on E71
  7. You can also create your own preset by using the options (left button) and selecting new preset.
    A new preset option for graphic equalizer on E71
    The graphic equalizer is handy and it does improve the quality a bit depending on the type of music you are listening to.
  1. Follow the first 4 steps listed above
  2. After that bring up the options menu by clicking the left button. One of the option would be Audio settings (screenshot below)
    audio settings in E71 for media player
  3. Select audio settings and the next screen would give you the options of setting the balance, loudness and stereo widening (see the screenshot below).
    Audio settings on Nokia E71
  4. It is recommended that the balance should be set to exactly in the center and loudness and stereo widening is off. This is the recommended settings but you can play around with it and check for yourself which one works better.

You can use both the equalizer and audio settings to tweak the sound output of your E71 or E71x to customize it according to your personal preferences. However, these settings do not help in eliminating the hiss which customers complaint about on E71 and E71x.

If you tweak the sound settings please share the audio and graphic equalizer settings that work the best for you.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the trick is to use the "music stand" setting under enhancements with one of those 4 pole 2.5mm to 3.5 stereo converters.

then create a custom bass boost eq setting or 2.

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