I get a much louder sound with the stock music player and absolutely no distortion at even the highest volume. Whereas with foreign players, such as PowerAMP and PlayerPro; distortion with the bass is very apparent when at a fairly high volume and they seem to have a volume cap too. Though that would probably be for the best with the ungodly amount of distortion that I can imagine would arise if I boosted the volume.
What's weird though is that once I click on the stock player while playing music from another app the distortion diminishes and the volume pumps up as if I am using the stock app. Does anyone else have/had this problem and do you know of a way to fix it so I won't be restricted to the stock app. By the way, I'm using the Cowon Z2 and the low volume is sufficient in quite areas but outside it's just not enough with my headphones that aren't very good at canceling noise. Thanks for reading.