bokeron2020 Posted March 23, 2011 Share Posted March 23, 2011 Hello.The very fisrt thing I've done with my new Motorola Defy is to install the trial version of Poweramp. I am new to Android, too.At first the difference with the Motorola player is so astonishing I couldn't believe it was the same phone. Now I've had some hours to play music and I've found something not so astonishing... but I suppose I'll have to live with. In one word, I've found sound distortion. I write this post to ask for help understanding how this program works, how android works, and how it all relates to the Motorola Defy.Please let me explain what's in my mind My previous phone was a low-end Nokia X-Series (5310). A music oriented phone wich, it seems, had a dedicated chip for sound processing. I frankly admit I don't know what this means or how it affects the output. The Nokia sounded quite good to my ears, almost as good as my old iRiver player.When I played the first song in the Motorola Defy I almost cry The sound coming from my earphones (Sennheiser, various models) was low, flat... it was awful. I tried the system effects' EQ hoping for some improvement... and what I got was... even more awful.Then I installed Poweramp and I was instantly happy. I adjusted the preamp, EQ, etc... and I got a lot more volume, a powerful bass, high frequencise could be heard at last... so yes, that was the word, I was happy. The sound, though slightly lower, was even better than my previous Nokia 5310.I've been playing some different songs since then, and I've sadly found distortion when hearing a bunch of them. It's mostly in the high frequencies, but I suppose is just a matter of time I find it in the lows also. Anyways, distortion is there. In some songs I can lower the preamp, or some EQ settings... but then I find some other song that distort even with the modified settings. If I adjust the preamp and EQ to play all songs without any audible distortion... then the volume isn't so different from the stock player, and the EQ while noticiable lacks the "punch" I was expecting.Nothing like this happened with my old Nokia. The volume was high, and only at maximum volume I got some distortion... that sounded like... I don't know how to explain it... like too high volume. The distortion in this Defy+Poweramp sounds like the high frequencies are being simply clipped because it can't handle them when the volume is too high.It is a lame explanation, I know, but I don't have the knowledge to explain it differently .Anyway... that's the problem. And I suppose there's no solution, but I'd like to understand what's going on, and what's so different compared to my old Nokia.Am I right believing Poweramp (or any other player) can't do anything about it because the limit is the hardware, not the algorithms used ?Did the Nokia used some kind of hardware EQ and The Defy/Poweramp can only do it in software ?Is it because the Defy can't deliver as much power as the Nokia?Or is it the sound processing hardware in the Defy so bad when compared to the Nokia dedicated chip ?Can someone shed some light on my darkness? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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