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Iwantroca
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I am on Redmi 5 Plus and LDAC earbuds. I have tried using replay gain, resampler, dvc and output settings as mentioned in sticked post. But when i try to compare the audio to qobuz player one,  it does not sound that crisp and loud. I dunno I might be using some setting wrong. What should I look into? 

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@Iwantroca you can't really hear 24 bit, resampling, or other in-audible things, so it should be volume. As you're on Bluetooth, volume is affected by Absolute Volume, DVC settings, and "No DVC Headroom Gain" setting (that one takes effect when Absolute volume is enabled, DVC is disabled - this is for the default phone settings). Try to adjust it.

Also, volume is a relative thing, meaning players may produce different volume depending on their preamp, DSP, and other effective gains. In Poweramp all those are exposed and can be adjusted - if you, for some reason, want volume matched to some other player.

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As Max has said, Poweramp does not particularly aim to be just LOUD - as in "it goes up to 11" - and especially when using ReplayGain it may well be quieter than other apps. The human ear does have a tendency to equate volume with quality though, even though pushing up the volume too high can introduce clipping and distortion into the audio path. If you feel it is subjectively too quiet even with DVC on, and simply turning up the Android volume control does not help enough, you can increase the preamp setting in the Equalizer screen. If you are using ReplayGain, you can also increase its preamp gain in Settings > Audio > Replay Gain; I don't use heavy EQ boosts, so I have mine tweaked to +6dB for RG-enabled tracks, and -2.4dB for tracks without RG, which seems to nicely level up RG-embedded and non-RG (digital 100%) tracks fairly nicely, but it does sound a little quieter than it could so you might want to experiment a bit. 

Andre

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Thanks for suggestions @andrewilley. I am no longer using RG, I don't feel the need. Though I am using preamp and it very much enhances the loudness. I have realized, other player might be using some sort of equalizer setting to make the higher frequencies sound more upbeat. 
I just noticed something unusual now that despite enabling the absolute volume, the option inside DVC menu like I have posted in image above will still show absolute volume to be disabled. I have tried both toggling BT and restarting app. 

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Well I certainly can't argue with the fact that increasing the preamp gain control makes it louder. :)

It doesn't do anything apart from boosting the volume though - possibly to the extent where you might start to get clipping and distortion during 100% digital-level passages.

Andre

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