07-19-2017 09:44 PM
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  1. Niv77's Avatar
    Hey V20 users.
    What app are you using for playing music?
    I have experienced Xplayer 3D
    And it blew me away. However the trial ended already so I just want to know if there's a better app than that before purchasing it.
    Thanks!
    07-11-2017 09:13 AM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Hey V20 users.
    What app are you using for playing music?
    I have experienced Xplayer 3D
    And it blew me away. However the trial ended already so I just want to know if there's a better app than that before purchasing it.
    Thanks!
    Xplayer to see the difference....I haven't heard much about it.
    Poweramp paid version....I'd have to install it to see the difference.
    07-11-2017 11:18 AM
  3. LuvMusic's Avatar
    Xplayer to see the difference....I haven't heard much about it.
    Poweramp paid version....I'd have to install
    I too don't know much about Xplayer but every time I test out another player, I come back to Poweramp. I've been using it since I had Original Droid and it just works well. Well supported user group and many skins. Updates have started to slow down but it does everything I want it to. IMHO, well worth the licensing fee.
    07-11-2017 11:29 AM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Tried Xplayer.... I don't think it as good as poweramp. A lot of gimmicky presets. It does not identify my FLAC filez....not a deal breaker. Try Poweramp and see what you think. Its a two week trial.

    By the way I couldn't find Xplayer in the play store because they call it something else. I side loaded it and it worked fine until I updated it in play store at which point it tells me my trial is over. If I installed it prior must have been long ago because I don't recall.
    07-11-2017 11:31 AM
  5. LuvMusic's Avatar
    Tried Xplayer.... I don't think it as good as poweramp. A lot of gimmicky presets. It does not identify my FLAC filez....not a deal breaker. Try Poweramp and see what you think. Its a two week trial.

    By the way I couldn't find Xplayer in the play store because they call it something else. I side loaded it and it worked fine until I updated it in play store at which point it tells me my trial is over. If I installed it prior must have been long ago because I don't recall.
    Thanks Mike, you saved me some work. I generally get a little suspicious of music players that talk about things like 3D sound....indicates to me maybe too much signal processing happening which is generally not good for SQ.
    07-11-2017 11:36 AM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Thanks Mike, you saved me some work. I generally get a little suspicious of music players that talk about things like 3D sound....indicates to me maybe too much signal processing happening which is generally not good for SQ.
    Some of the presets I tried where just awful. Poweramps presets only effect EQ settings. There are some reverb settings you can play with or use their presets, but I usually run my music clean with just EQ changes.
    07-11-2017 11:58 AM
  7. Niv77's Avatar
    Ooh. I tried Poweramp before during the days I really didn't care about the music so my trial is done already. I forgot how Poweramp sounds. So I'll buy the Poweramp since it's cheaper then I'll see.
    Anyway, a lot of people really recommends Poweramp
    Will there be any difference between Poweramp Trial and Pro?
    07-11-2017 02:17 PM
  8. LuvMusic's Avatar
    Ooh. I tried Poweramp before during the days I really didn't care about the music so my trial is done already. I forgot how Poweramp sounds. So I'll buy the Poweramp since it's cheaper then I'll see.
    Anyway, a lot of people really recommends Poweramp
    Will there be any difference between Poweramp Trial and Pro?
    No difference in functionality / performance between the Trial and Pro. Trial is full-featured but only lasts for 5 days, I think.
    07-11-2017 02:44 PM
  9. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I just use the stock player if I'm listening to my own music. The only time I'd worry about the sound quality is on my car stereo. I just did some custom tuning on it so things sound great right from the phone with a flat EQ. Custom sound tuning on the phone isn't going to sway me. It is a little anemic looking, though.

    About the only thing I would like is a built in file explorer. I have some random tracks (mostly drum cadences if you want a sample of my music interests) that are all in one folder. But because they are all from different schools and such, using the artist/genre/album browser is pointless. If there's a music player that would let me navigate right to the folder those are stored in and play from there, I'm interested.
    07-11-2017 04:15 PM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Ooh. I tried Poweramp before during the days I really didn't care about the music so my trial is done already. I forgot how Poweramp sounds. So I'll buy the Poweramp since it's cheaper then I'll see.
    Anyway, a lot of people really recommends Poweramp
    Will there be any difference between Poweramp Trial and Pro?
    I forget but trial only lasts 2 weeks....I am running the alpha(beta) version which you search for on the internet
    07-11-2017 04:42 PM
  11. middbrew's Avatar
    I forget but trial only lasts 2 weeks....I am running the alpha(beta) version which you search for on the internet
    Bringing up the Alpha version is a good point. I believe that's the only version of PowerAmp that takes advantage of the Quad DAC.
    07-12-2017 10:43 AM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Bringing up the Alpha version is a good point. I believe that's the only version of PowerAmp that takes advantage of the Quad DAC.
    I'm not sure that's true. I know there was some controversy going back about one of the other music players not recognizing or not utilizing the Quad DAC to its fullest potential however every music player
    I 've tested works.
    07-12-2017 11:46 AM
  13. middbrew's Avatar
    I'm not sure that's true. I know there was some controversy going back about one of the other music players not recognizing or not utilizing the Quad DAC to its fullest potential however every music player
    I 've tested works.
    Ok, thanks, that's good to know. I thought the stable version of Poweramp couldn't take advantage of the Quad DAC whereas the Alpha version could.
    07-12-2017 04:49 PM
  14. LuvMusic's Avatar
    About the only thing I would like is a built in file explorer. I have some random tracks (mostly drum cadences if you want a sample of my music interests) that are all in one folder. But because they are all from different schools and such, using the artist/genre/album browser is pointless. If there's a music player that would let me navigate right to the folder those are stored in and play from there, I'm interested.
    The file / music explorer in PowerAmp is very powerful, you can view by either folders or the traditional views like artist or song. You can also specify which folders to include and retag your drum cadence files so they are easier to find. Might be what you are looking for.
    07-12-2017 09:22 PM
  15. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    PowerAmp is nice but it is really outdated. I left it behind a few months ago and am using PlayerPro now. It's a bit heavier handed but is overall a better player IMO. The album artwork management is far superior for one.
    07-12-2017 09:59 PM
  16. middbrew's Avatar
    PowerAmp is nice but it is really outdated. I left it behind a few months ago and am using PlayerPro now. It's a bit heavier handed but is overall a better player IMO. The album artwork management is far superior for one.
    The PlayerPro sounds nice. What about PowerAmp do you think is outdated?
    07-13-2017 01:17 PM
  17. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    The PlayerPro sounds nice. What about PowerAmp do you think is outdated?
    The UI just needs to be updated. They are on the right track with the Beta version but there are no themes in beta so you're stuck with the black and white, which just looks so dated.

    Also, the tag editing is horrible in PowerAmp. You have to do one track at a time. With PlayerPro, you can do entire albums at a time. Plus, you can edit tags on the SD card. PowerAmp hasn't been updated in over a year. I feel like a paid app should have somewhat regular updates to keep up with the OS and be constantly improving the app. I've used PowerAmp since 2014 but had to leave it behind. I might go back if they update it soon.

    As I said, the album artwork editing is so much better with PlayerPro. You also can have artist pictures for when you're browsing by artist. It just has a much more modern feel to it and while I've only been using it for about 4 months, I've already had a few updates in that time, which tells me that the developers are actually developing. Lol
    07-13-2017 03:09 PM
  18. middbrew's Avatar
    The UI just needs to be updated. They are on the right track with the Beta version but there are no themes in beta so you're stuck with the black and white, which just looks so dated.

    Also, the tag editing is horrible in PowerAmp. You have to do one track at a time. With PlayerPro, you can do entire albums at a time. Plus, you can edit tags on the SD card. PowerAmp hasn't been updated in over a year. I feel like a paid app should have somewhat regular updates to keep up with the OS and be constantly improving the app. I've used PowerAmp since 2014 but had to leave it behind. I might go back if they update it soon.

    As I said, the album artwork editing is so much better with PlayerPro. You also can have artist pictures for when you're browsing by artist. It just has a much more modern feel to it and while I've only been using it for about 4 months, I've already had a few updates in that time, which tells me that the developers are actually developing. Lol
    Thanks for the reply. I'll check it out.
    07-13-2017 03:22 PM
  19. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The UI just needs to be updated. They are on the right track with the Beta version but there are no themes in beta so you're stuck with the black and white, which just looks so dated.

    Also, the tag editing is horrible in PowerAmp. You have to do one track at a time. With PlayerPro, you can do entire albums at a time. Plus, you can edit tags on the SD card. PowerAmp hasn't been updated in over a year. I feel like a paid app should have somewhat regular updates to keep up with the OS and be constantly improving the app. I've used PowerAmp since 2014 but had to leave it behind. I might go back if they update it soon.

    As I said, the album artwork editing is so much better with PlayerPro. You also can have artist pictures for when you're browsing by artist. It just has a much more modern feel to it and while I've only been using it for about 4 months, I've already had a few updates in that time, which tells me that the developers are actually developing. Lol
    I don't care for player pro. I guess its a personal choice.
    07-13-2017 11:12 PM
  20. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I don't care for player pro. I guess its a personal choice.
    What are you using? I tried Stelio and I liked it but had issues with album artwork and it has some serious flaws with the UI. PlayerPro isn't perfect but it's the best one I've found so far besides PowerAmp.
    07-13-2017 11:19 PM
  21. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Poweramp. No contest.
    07-13-2017 11:48 PM
  22. Mike Dee's Avatar
    What are you using? I tried Stelio and I liked it but had issues with album artwork and it has some serious flaws with the UI. PlayerPro isn't perfect but it's the best one I've found so far besides PowerAmp.
    Power amp Alpha
    07-14-2017 04:51 AM
  23. LuvMusic's Avatar
    Power amp Alpha
    How is the Alpha version working for you, stable? Do you notice a difference in SQ between the Alpha and current release versions?

    Thanks Mike!
    07-14-2017 10:40 AM
  24. Joeykool's Avatar
    I'm using pulsar... it seems ok.... anybody have any input on it?
    07-15-2017 12:32 PM
  25. Joeykool's Avatar
    I just tried poweramp and then played the same song on pulsar. volume was louder and bass and Treble better on pulsar.

    is there something that needs to be adjusted in the settings in poweramp?
    07-17-2017 10:49 AM
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