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  1. I should say that I have posted this here, and not in bugs as it is not a Poweramp bug - the same problem happens on other players as well, including the stock Android music player on ICS. Also I have posted this in XDA OneX developer forum as the problem seems to be more phone related than app related, but I thought it would be interesting to post here too and see what others have experienced. So here we go... Got a very strange problem happening on my HTC OneX which has survived reboots and firmware updates. Suddenly in the last two days, if I start music playing (it doesn't matter which player - both Poweramp and the stock player exhibit the same problem), then switch off the phone screen and put it down, about 30 secs later, the music dramatically slows down - it's quite unlistenable. It would seem that possibly as the phone goes into deep sleep the processor is slowing and the music slows with it - there is also some crackling which might be expected with such an error. Prior to the start of this problem there had been no problems, no updates to rom, kernel or Poweramp or stock music player. It doesn't seem to be an app problem as more than one music player app exhibits the same behaviour. As I use my phone extensively for listening to music, this is an issue for me. Any idea? Regards,
  2. I should add that I know about good sound having spent much time with music and recording. So my question is not searching for 'magic effects'. :-)
  3. I use Poweramp on my original type HTC Desire and enjoy it. Is there any further benefit to running other DSP products alongside Poweramp, such as DSP Manager or PlayerPro DSP? Regards, J
  4. Now that I am awake, yeah I'm thinking DAC has to be hardware. It seems there is more to this than just hte DAC. Apparently earlier drivers weren't so good on the Galaxy S2, and headphone socket impedance was poor at 49ohms. Maybe they have improved on some of that on the Note. Time will tell.
  5. A bit more information. Here is a detailed lab test of the Samsung Galaxy S2 audio with has the same supposedly inferior DAC. http://www.anandtech.com/show/4686/samsung-galaxy-s-2-international-review-the-best-redefined/13 There seems to be two distinct areas of inferiority: a) background noises from system operations DAC deficiencies such as poor stereo cross-talk etc.
  6. Ooops. Forgot thread link... Here ya go... http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1323764
  7. I was rather looking forward to getting the new Samsung Galaxy Note, released today. As an audiophile and user of Poweramp, I am disappointed to see this thread on XDA which says that whereas the original Samsung Galaxy had the excellent Wolfson's WM8994 DAC, the later Galaxy S2 and the new Galaxy Note (the big one) now have the apparently poor performing Yamaha C1YMU823 / MC-1N2 DAC. Which left me thinking... does Poweramp actually use the built in DAC supplied with the phone, or does it do it's own DAC thing in software? Regards, John
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