Every mobile device has its own audio latency, which is the time delay between the audio and video outputs of the device. This is not a bug, but a consequence of audio processing. Hence, different devices require different audio offsets to synchronise the audio with the video (calibration).

Due to differences in human reaction times, the audio offset may vary slightly between different people using the same device as well.

Arcaea has a fixed time delay between video and note detection, and there is no setting to change it. Hence, adjusting the audio-video offset has the same effect as adjusting the audio-detection offset.

Offset Listings

This section lists standard note offsets for different devices. They can be used as an initial setting, then fine-tuned to suit your personal play style. The default offset for all devices is 0 (20 prior to 1.8.1).

If you'd like to add your own but aren't sure how, feel free to add a comment listing your device, OS version, and offset (also if possible, whether the setting is for headphones or speakers).

iOS

Device iOS version Offset Date Added Notes
iPad 2 9.3.5

94 - 98

50-70

2019-01-19

updated 2020-03-1

With headphones (no tap sounds), 32-bit architecture

Arcaea 2.4.8 with headphones, 32-bit architecture(no tap sounds)

iPad 3 9.3.5 110-125 2018-04-19 Internal speakers (no tap sounds), 32-bit architecture

iPad Air

10.3.1 10 2017-05-12  
iPad Air 11.0-11.3 10 2018-05-20
iPad Air 11.0-11.3.1 (+/-5 - 8)
iPad Air 11.4.1 125-135 2018-07-19 With fingertap sounds
iPad Air 2 11.0 10-30 2017-10-04 With headphones (no tap sounds)
11.0 80-90 2017-10-04 With headphones (no tap sounds)
11.0 125-135 2017-10-04 Internal speakers
iPad Pro (9.7") 11.0 22-30 2018-01-29
iPad Pro (10.5") 12.1.4 -7 ~ 0 2019-02-13 Speakers and headphones alike, Notes sounds
77 ~ 86 Speakers and headphones alike, tap sounds
iPad mini 9.3.5 -6 ~ 6 2020-04-10 Speakers and headphones alike, with tap sounds
iPad mini 4 11.0 135-140 2017-12-24
iPhone 5s 9.3.3 0 2017-03-23
iPhone SE 11.0 110 2017-09-27
iPhone 6 12.1.4 -34 ~ -31 2019-02-13 Speakers and headphones alike, Notes sounds
20 ~ 23 Speakers and headphones alike, no background noises
iPhone 6s 10.3.1 65 2017-05-17 With headphones
iPhone 7 11.1 5 2017-10-29 With headphones via adapter; if you're not a thumb player, this value may not be correct
iPhone 7s 11.2.6 90 2018-03-27 Onboard speakers, no tap sounds, desk play
11.3 5 2018-04-03 With headphones
iPhone 8 11.2.2 8-10 2017-01-26 With headphones via adapter; with tap sounds
iPhone XS 12.1.1 0 2018-12-12
iPhone XS 12.1.1 200 2018-12-12 With AirPods

Android

Device Android version Offset Date Added Notes
Alcatel Firce 4 6.0 280 2018-12-11
AQUOS ZETA SH-01H 7.0 65-80 2017-07-25 Slight adjustments depending on the song
ASUS ZenPad 3s 10 LTE 7.0 385 2017-12-08
ASUS ZenPad 3s 10 Z500M (4GB RAM/64GB ROM) 7.0 300(+/-50) 2018-05-16 With speakers
Google Pixelbook 7.1.1 159 2018-04-12 With speakers
Huawei Nova 3i 9.1.0 260 (+/-10) 2020-07-25 With speakers, no changes with headphones
LG Nexus 5X 8.1.0 110-130 2018-06-20 With headphones, no tap sounds
Motorola Moto G4 Play (XT1609) 7.1.1 176 (+/-10) 2018-04-27 Internal speakers, no tap sounds
Oneplus 3/3T 8.0.0 250 (+/-10) 2018-06-28 Headphones/thumb play. Add ~30-40 when using internal speakers.
Qua Tab PX 7.0 320 (+/-5) 2018-03-11 With headphones
Razer Phone 2 9.0 30 (+/- 5-10) 2020-07-25 Internal speakers, Dolby Atmos disabled. Hitsounds disabled. Headphones didn't seem to change much. Note that since 120hz isn't supported on Android, reducing the refresh rate to 60hz (as well as turning down CPU clock) in Game Booster can save battery.
Samsung Galaxy J6 9.0 ~155 (+/-20) 2019-10-08 With headphones (~190 with speakers)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 7.0 200-250 2018-05-20
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.0 ~271 (+/-20) 2020-5-5 With speakers (~172 (+/-20) with headphones), non-2019 edition, no hitsounds
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 7.0 225 +2019-01-23 With headphones (275 with speakers)
Xiaomi Mi A3 9.0 230 2020-01-08 Factory ROM, speakers/headphones, hitsounds not available
Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 9.0 150 2019-04-12 With headphones
Xiaomi Redmi 6A 9.0 150 2020-01-12 MIUI 10 ROM, no hitsounds
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 9.0 235-260 2019-08-24 ~260 with MIUI 10.4 ROM (no hitsounds), 0 with Pixel Experience ROM (Android 9/10) (hitsounds available)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (Pro) 10.0 30-60 (-/+5) 2020-07-12
  • +300 with bluetooth (no hitsounds)
  • +30 when using speaker and vice versa MIUI 11.0.1 ROM (hitsounds available)
Xiaomi Mi 9T 10.0 0 2020-07-28
  • With speaker or wired headphones. MIUI 12 Global Stable ROM.
Xperia XZ SOV34 7.0 25 2017-12-08
Xperia Z2 Tablet 5.0.2 ~372 2018-04-27 No tap sounds
Xperia Z4 Tablet 7.0 25-35 2018-04-27 With headphones; tap sounds enabled
Xperia Z5 SOV32 6.0 359 2017-08-10
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