Hello Soundcore community,
I’m a very happy owner of the Motion+. I think it provides tremendous sound quality for the price and size.
I am pretty experienced with measuring and equalizing a speaker’s frequency response. As such, I’m confident that I can take full advantage of the 9-band EQ that Soundcore is building into their speakers. It’s such a great feature honestly.
The thing is that any speaker’s frequency response depends heavily on the environment that it’s placed in. Even just moving a speaker within a room can alter its sound enough that creating a new EQ becomes worthwhile.
As such, I am keeping a collection of EQ profiles for a variety of different placements (bed side, kitchen counter, outside table, outside ground level, …)
Of course, I am far from the only one who has realized that having different EQ profiles for different situations is really handy, and so, Soundcore has developed a very nice profile manager which is accessible on most new Soundcore speakers. With it, you can create as many custom profiles as you’d like, give them different names, and quickly switch between them.
However, for some reason, Soundcore is keeping this feature exclusively for newer speakers. With older speakers, even if they support the same 9-band EQ in the App, you have just one single Custom EQ tab. That means that the only way to “store” presets is to take a screenshot of it and you can only reapply a preset you created by putting the screenshot next to the EQ window and doing your best to put the sliders about where they are in the photo. Quickly switching EQ profiles to see which one sounds better is therefore also impossible. This is, quite frankly, really obnoxious and irritating.
Now, some might say that Soundcore’s new speakers are surely more advanced and that’s why they have more features like this, but from my, admittedly very limited, understanding, I would disagree.
Afaik, all custom presets are stored and managed locally on the phone and the speaker only keeps the active EQ preset in its own memory, regardless of whether the App has a profile manager or just one custom tab.
That means that, to the speaker, nothing changes either way and there’s no technical limitation for why Soundcore can’t activate the profile manager for older models.
That being said, please correct me if I’m misunderstanding anything.
With all that out of the way, here’s my suggestion/plea to Soundcore:
Please update your App so that all owners of Soundcore speakers with support for the 9-band custom EQ can also take advantage of your preset manager.
Thank you for reading this,