Listening to music has moved from large clunky audio equipment to small, mobile devices. While many argue that the sound is not the same, they have a point; but, the freedom with which we are now able to listen to our favorite tunes has become far more valuable than the quality, for most of the time. If and when you want that superb sound quality you can always stay at home and enjoy it. Until then, when you are out, you can enjoy almost as clear and crisp a sound from your mobile by using an equalizer and audio player. The one I have in mind is called Soundy – and it’s one to strongly consider.
Soundy works exclusively with SoundCloud, so if you don’t currently use SoundCloud as your music source, I would highly recommend it, if you are looking to increase the quality of music you listen to. Very much like the equalizers that you can buy for your home, Soundy supports several common sound tweaking elements in an easy to use format that is very intuitive. If you are not really sure about what you’re doing, no problem. Just playing around with the settings while you listen to music will give you an idea of what you get when you set different settings to different levels. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a musical expert to use an equalizer.
The app is free to download and will integrate smoothly with SoundCloud. Essentially, you will be playing your SoundCloud music from Soundy. Some of the features it offers are:
- Equalizer – as mentioned before, here is where you get control of bass, treble, speed, and overall sound quality. Play around to your heart’s desire to find the right balance for whatever you’ve listening to.
- Crossfade Playback – gives you a smooth transition from one song to the next.
- Player Queue – stack up your listening preferences so you have your own personal soundtrack. You can also mark your favorites and bookmark songs that are in your audio book. It’s also easy to find what you are looking for with the powerful search engine.
- AirPlay – play on Apple TV so all can hear
- Google Chromecast – use Chromecast to transfer the music to a TV
- Playback feature – you can control the speed of playback and you can also run it as a background music playback.
- Timer – want to listen to soothing music as you fall asleep? Soundy has a timer, so it will shut off around the time you nod off.
The overall look and feel of the app is clean. The background is a dark, almost slate, gray with white text, making it easy to read and use, and keeping the focus on the music, not the visuals.
If I could wish for anything, it would be to expand Soundy’s service to other cloud based music apps, like Pandora or Spotify. It would be nice to even include podcast apps. You could listen to podcasts as you lay in bed.
Until then, Soundy is still worth the download if you use SoundCloud to stream music. It will amp up your music listening experience to a level you never thought imaginable on a mobile device.