Boy you guys ( and gals) are not going to like this, but I think my particular Note 3 sounds like dog excrement. There, I said it. I have had it 24 hours. It sounds worse than the HTC EVO 4G that I had to trade in on the Sprint One Up program. Seriously. I plan on returning it for something else. I tried native player, Nuetron, Poweramp and I think the adapt sound did the best job. I listen to KCRW and however they do it, their net signal sounds very good. But on the Note it sounds dull, indistinct and lifeless. Same with Saavn. Pandora always sounds pretty fair, but not as good as KCRW. I can't live like this.
I listened with my HIFI REO (Kylin) and Arvana Live. I also use it in my car with a Kenwood 24 bit deck and Focal speakers. But the point is that these are the same things I used with EVO. Every time I plug in the Note 3 I just get bummed out.
I am 62 years. I listen at home to Magnapan 3.7 with Wyred4sound DAC and mono amps. This is my opinion. I will take advantage of the 14 day return policy and check out the One Max.
All above IMHO and YMMV.