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I want to request a gaming Mode for the Poweramp Equalizer. I play with TWS earbuds with aptx adaptative and have playable latency. I have tried to use another equalizers to play games like PUBG Mobile and CodM and this EQs decreases the sound quality and increases the latency x2 bc for some reason they increase the buffer size. I will attach 2 test. first without EQ and second with EQ. If it's possible to add a Game mode that have low or 0 latency penalty would be awesome

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Unfortunately, the added latency, which is not relevant or noticeable for the music playback, is very noticeable for any sort of  dynamicaly generated/played sounds. Usual Android audio and BT latencies are added to that.

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3 hours ago, maxmp said:

Unfortunately, the added latency, which is not relevant or noticeable for the music playback, is very noticeable for any sort of  dynamicaly generated/played sounds. Usual Android audio and BT latencies are added to that.

Well, that's why I ask you if it's possible to you to make a "gaming Mode" that could work with all the audio that comes from the phone, not only audiotracks(because obviously this doesn't work in games) like the "legacy mode" that the Wavelet app have that allows the EQ to work in any sound not only audiotracks but the issue with this is that only let you choose down to 1024 buffer size and thats what I think is adding the +100ms of latency. If you could make that same mode but with a buffer size like 192 could be low enough to add little to no latency. Instead of +100ms more like +10-20ms. Idk if it's possible to make this.Screenshot_20210826_151907.thumb.jpg.33549ad6e3f043000b4d45dbe43e4ec5.jpg

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6 hours ago, maxmp said:

@ClicK this legacy mode, unfortunately, is deprecated and doesn’t work on most popular android devices (for example, on Samsungs). Also DVC is not possible with it.

So, there's a newer, more sofisticated alternative to legacy mode that could work in almost any phone? I don't care and I think much people wouldn't care too if DVC can't work in a "gaming Mode" because in most competitive mobile games people want to rise the mids and highs frequencies to hear more footsteps for example. Just need to make sure that the mode doesn't increase latency more than 20ms and I think that would be possible with a low buffer size. In my case, i want to crank down the highs especially in 8k bc in my TWS highs are so high that hurts my ear. I will attach a screenshot of my EQ and you will see how far I had to lower the highs lol, it's ridiculous. Also, im not a expert equalizing, i just hear music and adjust what I think I like.Screenshot_20210827_114730.thumb.jpg.99a431e602bdda9c22d18b66e5efd137.jpg

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@ClicK there are old (Android 2.1 days) audio engine still in Android which is legacy mode is for, and you may have better chances with equalizers based on that (all these copycat 5 band equalizer apps). Some firmwares (esp. older Androids) allows processing the global audio session, and that could work for games as well.

Also some OEM provide some sort of global equalization, eg. Samsung does it. Usually those are few bands with minimal effect, but it may be enough for games. It won’t add much latency due to the filter type used.

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