Disable all audio post processing (Dirac)

pierre_nicolaspierre_nicolas Level 1
edited October 2021 in ZenFone 8

The zenfone now seems like the phone to buy if you care about audio quality.

✅ 3.5 mm headphone jack

✅ High quality, loud stereo speakers

✅ Supports all the Bluetooth streaming protocols and has a strong transmitter

But none of the reviews warned me that there's an always-on program constantly altering my audio.

Listening to music via LDAC on a Samsung, Sony, and HTC device all sounds the same, but with the zenfone sending audio, it is suddenly more compressed losing both clarity and dynamic range.

I will never understand why companies go to so much effort just to shoot themselves in the foot. Who wants a headphone jack in 2021 AND some chintzy audio enhancer messing with their audio?!

I can live with a lot of the quirks of this phone, but without the ability to completely disable the "audio wizard" I will be forced to return the phone.


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