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post #271 of 548
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post


I assume the phone has to be rooted first?

 

Yes, and that will most likely void your warranty. I held off for a while, but I'm glad I installed V4A.

 

I don't know if you are aware that you have to go into setting in Poweramp (Audio--then Advanced Tweaks--Audio Thread Priority and select Highest) to get the cleanest sound. I also set Audio Buffer Size to Huge.

post #272 of 548
I've been testing all morning actually. Not scientifically of course, just my own ears with two albums. Paul Simon's Surprise (so much background details) & Leonard Cohen's Ten New Songs (I'm not sure production gets smoother than this, stand up Sharon Robinson).

Players are Neutron, Poweramp & Jetaudio.

No matter what I do - even with all EQ's flat or off - Neutron always sounds cleaner. This is using AKG Q701's. When I tweak Poweramp it always ends up a mess. There's a distinctly 2D feel to the Poweramp sound. Jetaudio isn't as bad but has way too many options for its own good. It does sparkle a bit but even with everything off it tends to sound very processed.

To be honest, when I came to Android audio I was unprepared for any differences at all. I had wrongly assumed that, with the signal flat, all players would sound the same.

I'll be sticking with Neutron in future because it just does a better job of letting me hear the music.
post #273 of 548

PowerAmp and Viper4android are a really good pairing, the result with good IEM is above average :)

If you not use V4A, for me Neutron is a good choice also.

 

Latest version of V4A have audio improvement, time to update ;)

 

FX version: v2.3.2.6 (2.3.2.5 hotfix)
1.Bug fix.
2.New LPA detection feature.
3.Improve driver performance.
4.New profile format.
5.USB/Dock effect fully supported.
6.x86(Atom/Core i3/i5/i7) platform fully supported.
7.True octa-core fully supported.
8.Improve audio quality for super audio quality driver.
9.New navigation drawer ui mode.
10.Fix dynamic system.
11.A lot of improvements.
12.Fix profile load and save issue (2.3.2.5).
13.New app icon, great thanks to YanYangFeiXue.


Edited by Migou67 - 3/19/14 at 6:55am
post #274 of 548
To be honest the sonic differences between n7 and neutron are nearly impossible to differentiate. The main difference is that n7 is worlds ahead in the ui department vs neutron, while sacrifising near to none music playback quality. Imo n7 is the best music player when using viper4android.
post #275 of 548
To be fair it sounds more like v4a is the enabler, irrespective of the player used subsequently. On a locked device though, in my particular case, the difference between Poweramp & Neutron is night & day. No matter what I do with the EQ it's never as good as Neutron.
post #276 of 548
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

To be fair it sounds more like v4a is the enabler, irrespective of the player used subsequently. On a locked device though, in my particular case, the difference between Poweramp & Neutron is night & day. No matter what I do with the EQ it's never as good as Neutron.

 

I have experienced the same sonic result before I rooted my Note2, for me V4A is a great software audio piece, this include the drivers and the many quality DSP available.

 

But I know it can be time consuming to root your device, mainly if you are not used with Android system.

post #277 of 548
I thought I'd give N7 a go and see what the deal is. I quite liked the novelty if the interface and so bought the full version. I went to download album art and suddenly there's some problem with my SD card. Nothing else has a problem with my card. There's plenty space on the card and N7 has allowed me to choose the specific folder I store my music in ("card music") as it's library source and it sees my music. So why can't it download the album art? Is this maybe a kitkat issue? Or is N7 just £2.50 down the drain?
post #278 of 548

Hi friends.

 

I used Neutron for more than a year and for me was the best until instal USB AUDIO PLAYER PRO.

 

I have a S4 GT i9505 and I simply hear nusic with the headphones that come with the phone and I can notice the sound diference betwen both audio apps.

 

Zorrofox, have you try USB AUDIO PLAYER PRO?

 

I would like to know your opinion.

 

Thanks.

post #279 of 548
I've got it installed and gave it a go when I first switched to Android but it just sounds the same as all the other players to me. The only one which breaks ranks for me is Neutron. Since you've posted this though I'll give it another go tonight and see if anything has changed.
post #280 of 548
I like neutron and gizmo for WiFi streaming from my computer and jriver. Both sound the best out of the many apps I've tried

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post #281 of 548

For rooted users flat Poweramp + V4A is the best choice.

For non-rooted I think Noozy + Eizo Rewire combination could provide a good compromise.

post #282 of 548
I think you are wrong.
post #283 of 548

Today, Do we still need UAPP to stream 24/96 bits out to an external DAC ? (I am thinking using the Chord HUGO as DAC/AMP).

 

I thought 4.4 will bring some sort of improvement on the USB Audio side ? 

 

Besides, has someone tested the  Note 3 + Chord HUGO ? 

post #284 of 548
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

Today, Do we still need UAPP to stream 24/96 bits out to an external DAC ? (I am thinking using the Chord HUGO as DAC/AMP).

 

I thought 4.4 will bring some sort of improvement on the USB Audio side ? 

 

Besides, has someone tested the  Note 3 + Chord HUGO ? 

 

It seems like a lot of people have the Hugo around head fi.  I'd get one, but it's track season and my car needs new track tires and will need brake pads again not to mention track fees.  Ugh too many expensive hobbies.  Maybe I should just quit hookers and drugs. j/k  I don't even want to listen to a Hugo.  I'm afraid that it'll be so much better than my RSA predator  I'll have to buy one.  Better to be ignorant and save money.


Edited by vegasf1 - 4/20/14 at 4:12am
post #285 of 548
Someone tried Blackplayer?
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