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post #151 of 249

Yeah Neutron is good, I actually prefer the stock CM9 player myself ATM but if I was going to use anything else it would be Neutron for sure. I think SQ was just ever so slightly better with Neutron than the stock CM9 player, however Neutron didn't want to read a bunch of my FLAC and WAV files from my SD so I uninstalled. Also DSP manager isn't cross-compatible with Neutron, which means no hardware EQ or bass boost. Other than those two problems it was great; if they were fixed I would use it for sure, the UI wasn't stellar but it didn't bother me too much.

 

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I hear the difference. I've since switched to neutron MP. I actually like it better in some ways not just the sound. There are some bugs which I hope will be worked out of the ui, but other than that it's fantastic.

Edited by Gilly87 - 5/16/12 at 4:30am
post #152 of 249

i tried all the popular music player for android and neutron have the best sq just the UI is weird

 

any setting for the eq? i got lost in all the setting..also i make the sound worst playing with the eq myself lol
 

post #153 of 249
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so what would you suggest to improve the situation?

If its coming from the phone, I'm afraid there's no solution. You can try using less sensitive headphones, maybe they'll help, but they won't go as loud.

post #154 of 249

That's strange.  When supercurio did an evaluation of the Nexus, he noted it had a very black background.  Perhaps using some non conductive solvent to clean the terminals may help?

 

I use JH-16s with the Nexus (with and without the JH-3a) and have had nothing but the blackest of backgrounds.

post #155 of 249

I am currently using a stock kernel/ROM on an un-rooted Galaxy Nexus. I listen to music on my ATH-M50's using poweramp on my Nexus and hear no background noise whatsoever. But I wanted to know, as a dedicated follower to forum's concerning the Nexus's sound potential, if I hookup a fiio E17 via AUX out on my Nexus if that would make it considerably louder/ give it better sound quality? or would it work at all considering I haven't rooted my phone yet? The reason I ask is because I was looking in to purchasing the Vsonic Gr07 IEM's, however their high impedance(50Ω) has me worried they won't be loud enough, and require an amp. I am aware that USB out>Amp isn't available(yet), but I don't understand the difference between usb out and aux out. What should I do to hook up an amp to this capable portable source?

post #156 of 249
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I am currently using a stock kernel/ROM on an un-rooted Galaxy Nexus. I listen to music on my ATH-M50's using poweramp on my Nexus and hear no background noise whatsoever. But I wanted to know, as a dedicated follower to forum's concerning the Nexus's sound potential, if I hookup a fiio E17 via AUX out on my Nexus if that would make it considerably louder/ give it better sound quality? or would it work at all considering I haven't rooted my phone yet? The reason I ask is because I was looking in to purchasing the Vsonic Gr07 IEM's, however their high impedance(50Ω) has me worried they won't be loud enough, and require an amp. I am aware that USB out>Amp isn't available(yet), but I don't understand the difference between usb out and aux out. What should I do to hook up an amp to this capable portable source?

No. Don't double amp. Portable amps from headphone-outs are silly. Unless you just want to destroy your ears with obscene loudness and the M50s aren't doing it for you.
post #157 of 249

Thanks, what would you recommend then? Do you think I should get a separate DAP such as a Rocoo-P or Hifiman HM-601?

post #158 of 249

I just ordered a Galaxy Nexus 4G, pretty excited.  It sounds like Neutron offers the best sound quality app.  I'll have to give that a shot, what about Equalizer?

post #159 of 249
Eh I tried all of the programs, neutron, winamp, player pro with dsp. All the eqs; equalizer, volume boost, volume +. And the best sound quality is power amp with an eq customized, tone bumped and limit on. Neutron comes close but it's super confusing and hideous haha. Better sound quality than my ipod touch 5g, yet for some reason with my m50's I feel like I want more..
post #160 of 249

I'm listening to both Mog and Spotify on my Galaxy Nexus using optical (digital) line out to my Fiio E17 dac/amp. Phenomenal wow factor compared to listening straight out of the headphone jack on the phone.

 

So my GN is docked into the multimedia dock, mini toslink optical cable to the Fiio E17. Gain @ 6db, Sennheiser 280's.

 

I'm sure you could make this portable by ripping out the circuit board in the dock, making a portable case for the phone with it, and a short mini toslink cable to the fiio. Still pocketable. Anyone want to try?

post #161 of 249
Does that give you a significant boost in sq using line out on your e17??
post #162 of 249
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Does that give you a significant boost in sq using line out on your e17??

Yes, significant.

post #163 of 249
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I'm listening to both Mog and Spotify on my Galaxy Nexus using optical (digital) line out to my Fiio E17 dac/amp. Phenomenal wow factor compared to listening straight out of the headphone jack on the phone.

 

So my GN is docked into the multimedia dock, mini toslink optical cable to the Fiio E17. Gain @ 6db, Sennheiser 280's.

 

I'm sure you could make this portable by ripping out the circuit board in the dock, making a portable case for the phone with it, and a short mini toslink cable to the fiio. Still pocketable. Anyone want to try?

 

Do you have a link to the multimedia dock?

 

Thanks.

post #164 of 249
Thanks Alpine. Im in a bit of a dilemma, should I get a Fiio e17 for my nexus, or a rocoo p separately? I wanna drive an hd600.
post #165 of 249
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I'm sure you could make this portable by ripping out the circuit board in the dock, making a portable case for the phone with it, and a short mini toslink cable to the fiio. Still pocketable. Anyone want to try?

 

That sounds amazing, I hope someone gives it a shot.

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