I have Samsung Galaxy S3. My equalizer/sound effect on spotify automatically turned off after couple seconds everytime I lock the screen of my phone or whenever I exit the sound effect window. I have to stay on that window in order for the sound effect to work. Anybody have the same issue with me? 😞
I have had this problem also. As long as the UI is on the EQ screen, it sounds phenomenal. However, if the screen locks or goes to another page, then the sound goes lame. You can still hear it of course, but at very poor quality vs when the EQ is working. It's like night and day. I hope they fix this soon because Rdio is starting to look a little better these days.
I frequently had this problem with a Galaxy Player 4.0. It's a media player, not the Galaxy S4 phone, and it runs Anrdoid 2.3.5. As I couldn't find an equalizer built into the relatively old OS, I installed a third party app called "Equalizer". There is a setting in that app that automatically turns on the equalizer when a music player is detected, but it only works with some apps. I turned OFF that switch and had a lot fewer problems with the equalizer shutting off. It would still shut off occasionally but it happened far fewer times after changing that switch.
I suggest trying a different equalizer (pick a free one) just to see if it's something with the equalizer.
I am switching phones (going from HTC EVO V to Nexus 4) and on the Nexus I have had no problems yet with the equalizer shutting off. I am running 4.2.2 on the Nexus and have had no problems so far, after a few days of Spotify listening, with the equalizer shutting off. This might be an OS issue that Spotify can't fix.
I have a gs3 and it does this too but it also turns back on by itself sometimes. It varies in how bad it is. Sometimes it turns off as soon as I leave the screen and other times it just turns off when I'm on other screens or have it locked. I have noticed it happens more often if I'm running enough stuff to noticably tax the performance of my phone.
You know nothing about true sound. Those artist's want you to hear each note. They want you to hear those crispy highs and them deep lows. Your comment is ignorant. You are ignorant. Yes, equalizers are necessary.