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Old 05-02-2012, 21:19   #1
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Default Z2 Sound Volume with Third Party Apps

As everyone knows, the D3 suffered from a volume decrease when using any other third party app for music.

Can anyone that owns a z2 confirm whether or not the volume drops when using a third party music app?

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Old 05-03-2012, 00:24   #2
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I use Rockbox and Poweramp, both sound as loud as the stock player. The current firmware fixed that problem.
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Old 05-04-2012, 22:41   #3
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As everyone knows, the D3 suffered from a volume decrease when using any other third party app for music.

Can anyone that owns a z2 confirm whether or not the volume drops when using a third party music app?

Thanks
its true. some apps suffer a volume decrease. im using tunein (internet radio app) and the volume is a lot softer than some other apps like poweramp.
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Old 05-07-2012, 18:31   #4
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Rob_127

Thanks for answering. Initially I was mad because now I would have to get a Z2.

However, since it is a firmware fix, it would seem like it is possible to do the same with the D3. Now I am mad if they don't fix the D3.
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Old 05-22-2012, 21:43   #5
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im running the newest firmware and poweramp is nowhere near as loud as the stock player
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Old 05-23-2012, 00:39   #6
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im running the newest firmware and poweramp is nowhere near as loud as the stock player
Try changing the eq settings on poweramp
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:27   #7
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no matter what the configuration it ends up being distorted at louder volumes. theres gotta be a fix for this :/
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:08   #8
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I have used Poweramp and the volume is significantly louder. Nearly blew my ears off.
But the volume on the little speaker is much lower but i dont use that anyway.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:51   #9
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Even if I use jetAudio (an app created by Cowon!) the volume is significantly lower and the distortion starts at volume level ~40.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:57   #10
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Even if I use jetAudio (an app created by Cowon!) the volume is significantly lower and the distortion starts at volume level ~40.
Did you use build in volume? You press the up/down icon on the left.
Edit: nvm it's the same thing.

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Old 05-29-2012, 01:43   #11
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Even if I use jetAudio (an app created by Cowon!) the volume is significantly lower and the distortion starts at volume level ~40.
Thank you
I haven't noticed that a jetplyer for android is out.
I will test it today evening.

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Old 05-29-2012, 04:52   #12
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Sorry i just have not got this issue with lower volume.
But I have lost volume to the speaker at the top of the player.
I have used Poweramp and the new Jetaudio.
Both are fine for me.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:30   #13
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I never had issues with sound level, with any 3rd party apps. Actually sound level is even higher than with stock app.
My issue is that except stock app, all 3rd party app have background noise, hiss and distortion.
I must admin that I have high-end in ear monitors and most of Z2 owners will not notice any difference, but it is quite clear.
Stock app is perfectly "silent" on the other hand.

I hope at some point Cowon will fix this.
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Old 05-29-2012, 18:53   #14
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Well, Hopefully one of the four things happen soon before the 32gb drops and I get this.

1) Stock player is updated for full cover album (it looks like it is a small square at the right corner of the player) and various other options are streamlined into the bottom menu bar.

2) Android 3rd party apps need to be updated for better support of the z2's hardware/software.

3) Cowon needs to try the third party apps and see how they can fix the Z2 firmware to have the hiss, distortion, and other audio problems fixed through their hardware/software.

4) Maybe it's time for Kizune to roll up his sleeves and show Cowon a thing or two ... at least after Cheetah XT gets out of beta...
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Old 05-29-2012, 22:01   #15
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Am I the only one wondering if the stock app has some sort of noise reduction in it, in light of the comments being made?
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