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post #481 of 539
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Originally Posted by ajamils View Post

With the advancement of cellphones are players like Z2 still relevant? I currently have HTC One X+ and it does all this player does plus more (comes with 64GB on board) so I am just trying to figure out why people still buy separate DAPs ? Does a DAP give you A LOT better sound quality then high end cellphones  ? 

I have had top end smart phones and I have not had one yet that has SQ as good as a dedicated media player. I will always want a separate device for music. I don't want to be hooked up to my phone when I'm trying to relax or sleep.

post #482 of 539
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Originally Posted by simonmay View Post

Hi,

Your saying to higher the priority of poweramp on the z2 : how do i make it : the music is choppy and i pretty sure it's because power amp has a low priority for the cpu....any hint would be more than appreciated....

 

Regards

 

Simon

Sorry I can't answer this question. You have gone beyond my technical knowledge.

post #483 of 539
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Originally Posted by ehead View Post

Hi, I'm hoping somebody can help out a noob here. After reading through this thread I'm under the impression...

 

The 'stock' player on this device does not support gapless playback or playlists.

 

It is possible to install your android music app of choice to remedy this situation.

 

My questions is... is the superior sound quality of this device due to it's 'stock' player? If so, if you end up using poweramp or playerpro or some other android player, is the SQ basically no better than what you're getting on your regular android phone using this same player?

 

Thanks for any info. Cheers.

It is possible to install android music apps to allow gapless playback and playlists however the huge problem for me is that this limits the max volume output substantially and EQing it can easily lead to distortion. I would gladly switch to an android app if this was solved because the stock app isn't as intuitive as some of the other ones plus lacks the things you mentioned and also I can't see a way to view file details through the stock player

post #484 of 539

Has anyone had a problem with PowerAmp scanning media folder library? I just got it installed and have been trying to get it to play my music files, but every time I boot up PowerAmp it'll start scanning my library and get about half way and stall.I can't figure out what is going on...maybe it takes a long time for the player to scan through 16GB of FLAC files? Idk. Anyone else have this similar problem?

post #485 of 539

Hi, I am from Perú. Right now we have offers from cowon. The Z2 16gb is 160 USD. It will last until 4. http://es-la.facebook.com/pages/cowon-peru/313322752107958

 

2.6 Soles (S/.) = 1 USD

post #486 of 539

Has anyone had reliability problems as my Z2 has just died on me after two months!
 

post #487 of 539

i own a z2, i was in it because ipod wasn't using wolfson chips.

 

Mine is in a drawer since i finally decided to go into old ipod direction.....

 

I find that the z2 in android is bad.

 

If you're interested i can sell it cheap, it's a white one 16gb + a 64gb micro sd.

 

Do you listen to mp3 or flac ?

 

Because with flac it's bad....unless you use another player than the player that comes with it: power amp is good.

 

But for me it's really a piece of crap, even tought it's brand new

post #488 of 539

I find the z2's sound quality is so far superior to ipod! If i get another z2 then its got to be black and at least 32 gb. I don't have a problem with andriod just think its silly that you can't create playlists.

post #489 of 539

maybe if you compare with an ipod 5.5 you'll change yor mind: that's what i did.

 

Anyway it's only a matter of taste.

 

The z2 is everything but stable..., the native player isn't able to play gapless albums (in 2013 ?)

 

I've an ipod 5.5th generation, that i bought used for 500$ (yes) , sound separation, depth, warmth is incredible to my point of earing....and if you walk....commands are so intuitive.

 

You can easily open it, replace the hard drive by an ssd or a sd....(that's what i did)

 

No bells and whistles: only music (alac), and great sound.

 

I don't wanna start a big mountain around the subject, only my humble opinion

 

I've already owned a cowon j3 that died within 3 months, a cowon z2 that is unable to play gapless (unless you use another music soft like power amp)....

 

that doesn't worth the bucks you pay for it.

 

I must recall myself next time i'm tempted to buy a cowon to slap me in the face.....ok there's something great: the oled screen (wich is great), but for music you don't need it.

 

regards

Simon


Edited by simonmay - 5/14/13 at 4:58pm
post #490 of 539
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Originally Posted by KElyas View Post

It is possible to install android music apps to allow gapless playback and playlists however the huge problem for me is that this limits the max volume output substantially and EQing it can easily lead to distortion. I would gladly switch to an android app if this was solved because the stock app isn't as intuitive as some of the other ones plus lacks the things you mentioned and also I can't see a way to view file details through the stock player

 

You do know that you should do the following:

 

1) Close all non- using apps (pictures, e-mail, etc)

2) Open the MIc App

3) hit the home button on the bottom menu.

4) Open you gapless music app of choice.

 

This helps eliminate the volume limiting bug on the Cowon D3.

 

Let me know if it works on the Z2

post #491 of 539

use power amp....definitely worth it.

post #492 of 539

Pretty much anything is better than the stock player, and theres lots of options now

neutron, poweramp, deadbeef, gonemad, rocketplayer, and the list goes on... and thats not to mention squeezeplayer or upnp capabilities.

 

I even find cowon's own Jetaudio Plus to be far superior to the music player.

 

Oh and replace the stock launcher while you're at it, I find it to be absolutely dreadful.


Edited by evilhippie - 5/18/13 at 2:40pm
post #493 of 539

  That's true.

Actually the best thing one can do is find a cowon j3 brand new.....i used to own one, but the screen died 2 months after i bought it....

their buttons are for really small fingers.

 

The j3 was simply a pmp, but it was really great.

post #494 of 539

I still find it interesting that Cowon hadn't recalled or made a hardware revision. A better CPU and the Z2 would be exemplary it seems.

post #495 of 539
yes but they prefer to hide behind internet, that's a shame.....looking for a still decent j3
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