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post #1 of 10
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I have a note 3 and a galaxy s3.
Both perform extremly well with my two dac, an asus muses and a chinese custom board with xmos usb.
In my home I have also 2 pc, a portable sony and a nuc intel with dedicated linear power supply, but the quality is not the same as my android source + UAPP PLAYER.
I use for my nuc jriver or Pupmpd,
I like the sound of Pupmpd, but the android source are more enjoable and have the best sound.
Anyone have similar experience?
Why android sound so gooood?
post #2 of 10

I love my android phone for audio. What I use:

 

Samsung Galaxy s2 Epic 4g Touch

 

Viper Audio Mod (needs to be rooted)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2191223

 

Poweramp

 

Flac/320kpbs audio

 

64 gb external sd card

 

Sennheiser HD 280...is BASSY/ Clear  on this setup :D

post #3 of 10

I use my SGS3 with my ASG-1 IEMs if I don't have my iPad with me. Then when I get home I slip the case off, dock it, then listen. Serves as music server streaming 16/44.1 via USB OTG.

 

post #4 of 10

have you tried neutron music player? the sound could be even better.

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by thesurvivor90 View Post
 

have you tried neutron music player? the sound could be even better.

 

Or WORSE - it hisses on my S3. Killing the 64-bit processing and all other sound tweaks (at which point I would no longer have any reason to endure that UI) reduces the hiss but not entirely. I can hear it between tracks, and only goes away when I shut down NeutronMP. I don't get the same hiss off Media Monkey (or PowerAmp, or even the stock player app), between tracks or when I hit pause - nothing, nada, zilch. I never noticed that hiss when I had the original Galaxy S. On the S3 it happens through the headphone out but even louder when using USB OTG.

In any case my amp has its own crossfeed, so I'm not really missing Neutron's sound tweaks as that's the only one I use. Even then I don't really use the hardware crossfeed on my amp now. If I still had my SR225 I'd probably keep using either crossfeed for it.


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 12/29/13 at 6:53am
post #6 of 10
I had no problem with neutron on Sony. However, sound is even better with clearaudio+ on stock walkman player. Neutron is certainly better sounding than playerpro. But can't beat walkman with clearaudio+ on.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by blessedangel View Post
 

I love my android phone for audio. What I use:

 

Samsung Galaxy s2 Epic 4g Touch

 

Viper Audio Mod (needs to be rooted)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2191223

 

Poweramp

 

Flac/320kpbs audio

 

64 gb external sd card

 

Sennheiser HD 280...is BASSY/ Clear  on this setup :D

 

I've got an S2 galaxy as well which I never could get a decent sound out of. Find it lacking detail quite badly. That audio mod seems to be designed to boost bass? Or is it an all round improvement?

post #8 of 10
Try neutron. Trial is available. Also try the walkman port from Xperia z. Walkman player's clearaudio+ gives big sound.
post #9 of 10

if you tried Oppo find clover, you will be surprised with its superb sound quality.

it has burr brown DAC inside the handphone +dirac HD tech.

 

i ever tried sony experia J, Ipod touch 5 gen, iphone 4s, samsung s3.

But this one has much beter quality to my ears. on this case i use the standar Sennheiser cx300 ii

or sometimes at home connect it to marantz pm6004 + Q Accoustics 2020i

post #10 of 10

Any ideas on Oppo Find 7 sound quality? Same burr brown DAC? I use currently Kamerton on Nexus One and sound is really good. Now I am thinking to upgrade phone since Nexus one becomes outdated, but it looks like most flagship phones are crappy from sound stand point

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