HTC has included a way to create custom HTC 10 Audio Profiles for you (and others), and you simply have to follow these steps to set things up.
Yesterday I showed you how to switch between HTC BoomSound modes on the HTC 10, but these will only work for the internal speaker system. So, if you’re not using headphones when you listen to music or watching video, then you have the option to choose between a Music mode and a Theater mode.
When you go and plug in a set of headphones though (or connect some via Bluetooth), then you have the option to create your own custom HTC 10 Audio Profile.
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Unless you have told HTC to not show you the prompt in the past, you’ll see a dialog box appear when you connect some headphones to the HTC 10. This is a little ‘wizard’ setup guide of sorts that will initiate the HTC 10 Audio Profile feature and it will walk you through the entire process from here. I feel HTC has done a great job of introducing this feature to the user, but some might have told HTC they didn’t want to mess with it at that time.
If you have done that, you still have the ability to set up custom HTC 10 Audio Profiles by diving into the Settings application that that’s what I show you in the video below.
HTC 10 Audio Profiles
- Plug in or pair your headphones to the HTC 10
- Tap on the ‘Set Up’ option
- Tap on the ‘Start’ button at the bottom of the screen
- Proceed with the step by step wizard guide until the audio profile is set up
Now, there are two different ways that you could go about this. As shown in the video above, I just walked you through the simple/question option of the wizard guide for the HTC 10 Audio Profile. There is a more accurate method (the second option that you see after completing Step 2 as detailed above), but it is hard to demonstrate on a video. It will also be different than how you set yours up since it is tailored to our own ears and hearing capabilities.
Whichever method you go with though, the process should be simple and I applaud HTC for setting it up the way they did. So to start, you simply need to plug in some headphones (or pair them via Bluetooth) and you should see a dialog box pop up. If you don’t see this box appear, then dive into the Settings application and tap on the BoomSound option as I show you at the end of the embedded video.
After you go through the setup wizard, your personal HTC 10 Audio Profile is created and you shouldn’t have to tinker with it anymore. If you notice some things sound off though, then you can come back and create a new profile to see if you can get it exactly like you want. You’ll do this by launching the Settings app and then tapping on the BoomSound option from within the Phone section of the HTC 10.
This will give you the ability to disable the BoomSound audio effect entirely (as shown int he image above), disabling just the Dolby headphone effects, disabling your personal audio profile (or enabling a secondary one), as well as creating a new personal HTC 10 Audio Profile. I would have liked to see HTC including the Plus button on this main screen, but you just have to tap on any of the personal audio profiles listed and you’ll see the Plus symbol button that you can tap to create a new one.
I love to see HTC focusing on audio so much with the HTC 10 (and most of their other devices too) as it seems so many smartphone manufacturers simply do not put that much effort into the audio experience. While it might be a niche segment of the consumer base, HTC has done a great job at showing everyone their flagship smartphones offer one of, if not the best audio experience.