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  1. betterstranger

    Poweramp Build 823

    Well, when I'm turning DVC ON it's quieter - to be precise - in Hi-Res output setup I turn "No DVC" option to ON (so that DVC is switched OFF) and it's louder and if I turn it "No DVC" to OFF it's getting quieter. BUT it's still 20% quieter than OPENSL with DVC ON ("No DVC" setting OFF). So the conclusion: when using PA704 (Hi-Res+DVC ON) I was using ~42% of volume on my 10 Ohms FLC8s. Now to get similar level I need 60%. The thing is FLC8s are very efficient. My Phonak Audeo (1 BA) with 32 Ohms and especially TDK IE800 (2x DM) with 32Ohms need a lot more firepower. And there is an additional thing of battery drainage... Well, strange. Maybe it's because of me using Android 7 not 8... As far as I know Oreo has problems with PA704 and to be honest I prefer PA704 to v3 823. They sound actually the same, there are no features I'd like to get (A/B repeat, more bands on EQ or possibility to set length of RWD/FF seek) and I find PA704 interface just better and simpler. Plus it's way better to use at night as you can set it to be almost all-black/dark in PA704.
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    FLAC vs lossy sound quality

    Seriously... It's so so old topic... check Head-Fi for that, there's a ton of info about the matter. It's just a waste of space. The main difference is that sometimes different versions have different masterings of recordings (ie. standard CD vs SACD).
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    Poweramp Build 823

    Then please try OpenSL+DVC ON and compare it to Hi-Res+DVC ON (you can also try with DVC OFF - should be louder than with ON) and 'no headroom gain' OFF. There's a huge difference in volume level for me.
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    Poweramp Build 823

    Hi Andre, In terms of volume loudness OpenSL+DVC ON is the loudest one. Hi-Res with DVC OFF is 2nd loudest (but on 60% vol it's like OpenSL with ~40% vol) and Hi-Res with DVC ON is by far the quietest. So it's quite strange to me. Should it be like that?? Honestly I didn't have any problems with PA704 - it always was in what mode I wanted. Mostly I'm using 320 CBR mp3s and even with quite nice earphones (FLC8s - 2BA+1DM) using 192/24 mode doesn't do me any favour (IMO the difference between 320cbr and 192/24 flac is just ommitable) - what is more interesting to me is playing straight through DAC without any Android OS interference. I prefer to get all I can out of my hardware because it makes bigger difference than any so called HQ recordings. Btw. I'm using Android 7 if it changes anything.
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    Poweramp Build 823

    Hi lads, I tried again to switch from alpha 704 to (this time) 823... and when I'm using hi-res audio output on my S7 Exynos (with Cirrus DAC) volume is way quieter than with opensl es output - and with DVC ON in output settings it's even quieter... So anyone could advise me? On 704 sound was way louder with Hi-Res ON... And Open SL output somehow sounds with worse dynamics of the sound than Hi-Res... :/ (despite being louder thanks to working DVC...)
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    Poweramp Build 816

    Hi guys, I've got one question... Actually is there any difference to aplha 704 in terms of sound? I've been using S7 Galaxy Exynos (Cirrus Logic DAC, android 7.0) and TBH I gave a beta with new UI a go... and I prefer by far the UI from alpha. Is there any difference is SQ (through DAC or any changes to EQ?) or the A-B repeat or changing the FFW/RWD seek lenght options have been added? Or the UI is the main difference?
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    Poweramp beta build-795

    First of all I have to say that I really appreciate all the work the dev made. But the new userinterface... I just installed the newest beta over my alpha 704 and I mean... I was just like "WTF is going on???" The sorting by folders is just total mess - everything on one screen. I've got everything sorted by folders and it's miles off from clarity of the previous version. It was actually so bad that I reverted instantly to the 704 alpha. On the other hand I had a feeling that my FLC8s sound better on my Galaxy S7 with the beta but I didn't do any testing as the UI is just no-go for me ATM.
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    RWD/FFW seeking length option

    Yes, it would be great to have user configurable skip. Of course I can say 'it can't be that hard, can it?' but as both of us know software developing is never as easy as it looks like for those who doesn't do it. Hopefully one day will have it. IMO those functionalities EQ, ffw/rwd skip, a/b repeat and other things connected directly to music playback are more important than the looks of the GUI... but then again, it's authors software and his vision what is important and what he would like to change.
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    A/B repeat

    Hello, Last one from me (also proposed it long time ago). Is there any chance to include A/B repeat? It would be great for making headphones comparisions or learning from audiobooks.
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    RWD/FFW seeking length option

    Well, maybe I didn't write precisly enough - I meant Fast Foreward/Fast Rewind step length. When you press and hold FFW/RWD button on main screen of the player the app starts to rewind or fastforeward the currently playing song. And the step of this FFW/RWD is 10s at the moment - I'd like to be able to set my length of the step - let it be 3, 5, 8, 10 or 15s or whatever - I'd like to be able to set the "precision" of FFW/RWD option ;-) Hopefully now it's more clear :-)
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    RWD/FFW seeking length option

    I wrote similar topic some time ago - I'd love if the possibility of choosing how long seek FFW/RWD would last (similary to jetaudio). ATM seek length of 10s is too much for my taste, I'd prefer it to be 5s. So the option to choose the length of the seek would be perfect! Otherwise except for lack of A/B repeat function and wish of more EQ bands (and more efficient EQ - maybe parametric one?) I love Poweramp and I've been using it for years now. Great stuff.
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    EQ Expansion

    More advanced EQ would be really cool. Honestly I completly don't care about visualizations or similar stuff. SQ is what matters and Poweramp rules thanks to use of the DVC and directly connecting to my Galaxy S7 Cirrus Logic's DAC. More advanced EQ (especially more bands) would be great!
  13. I decided that I should put my original post finally in the correct forum. Hello, First of all, that's my first post, so I'd like to say what a great app Poweramp is after using it for some time in trail version (both v2 and v3) I decided to buy it both because it's just so good and to support the makers. But I'd like to ask a question - would it be possible to add A-B repeating like in jetaudio between repeat and shuffle buttons - I just completly don't use all those rating stars and I used A-B repeating a lot in jetaudio (it's also great feature to compare headphones). I'd love this option. And another thing is a customisable FFW/RWD speed. I'd like to set my step of fastforewarding/rewinding the song while holding FFW/RWD buttons. At the moment it's way too fast rewinding for me, as I prefer shorter step. Also possibility of getting rid of this fade in/out while rewinding would be nice... Anyway, thanks guys for great app! :):)
  14. Hello, First of all, that's my first post, so I'd like to say what a great app Poweramp is after using it for some time in trail version (both v2 and v3) I decided to buy it both because it's just so good and to support the makers. But I'd like to ask a question - would it be possible to add A-B repeating like in jetaudio between repeat and shuffle buttons - I just completly don't use all those rating stars and I used A-B repeating a lot in jetaudio (it's also great feature to compare headphones). I'd love this option. And another thing is a customisable FFW/RWD speed. I'd like to set my step of fastforewarding/rewinding the song while holding FFW/RWD buttons. At the moment it's way too fast rewinding for me, as I prefer shorter step. Also possibility of getting rid of this fade in/out while rewinding would be nice... Anyway, thanks guys for great app! :):) EDIT: sorry... should be in feature requests forum I guess... just didn't see it in the beginning...
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