Anyone heard the both the Rockbox app for android and the Neutron app for android?
Which one sounds better and why?
I have tried both and found Neutron does quite well in the sound dept, but Rockbox when tweaked correctly, sounds fuller, cleaner and has more tune ability than any other audio app I tried. Rockbox paired with my JVC Fx1x's sound amazing when EQ'd properly. Just take a little time to set up the advanced EQ and frequencies and experiment with whatever monitors you use.
I have tried all popular players. Neutron sounds best, but it is laggy. Using Poweramp.
Difference is sooo little. Even if compared directly it is difficult to fix, but still Neutron manages better. Didn't notice any differences between Poweramp and Rockbox.
That's really weird ! My findings are the complete opposite... PowerAmp unEQ'd being more bass flavoured with Neutron being completely neutral.... and better for it.
Indeed, it seems that you may be right.. Maybe it's PowerAmps poorer noise and IMD+Noise levels rather than neutrality that made me favour Neutron player.
Originally posted by ClieOs
Okay, I was measuring another amp for another review so I took the time to RMAA Neutron (32bits core) vs. Poweramp as well. The setup is: Galaxy Tab 7+ (line-out) + O2 + CX300 feed into Behringer UC222's line-in (only the software players are different). The majority of the measurement are similar, except for one area. Neutron is SIGNIFICANTLY less noisy then Poweramp, both in Noise Level as well as in IMD+Noise.
It is official, Neutron FTW!
To me, Rockbox doesn't add any coloration to the sound on Android, unless you do it yourself with the many settings available. I can't speak to Neutron....I used it for one whole day and got rid of it. I didn't like the UI, or the fact that the parametric EQ only offered 4 bands to adjust. Rockbox gives you 10 bands of parametric goodness, plus it offers the Meier-style crossfeed algorithm.