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What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« on: April 30, 2018, 02:38:25 AM »
I bought a Moto Z2 Force about 6 months ago, and recently decided to put a card in it so that I can listen to music at work. I've got an old ipod that I've been relying on for many years, but it's only 120 gigs, and the battery is to the point that it hardly keeps a charge at this point. I put a 256 gig card in my phone today, and I'm using flac for the file type.

I downloaded vlc player, but I don't really like it so far. I might get used to it after using it for awhile, but it seems like a huge pain in the ass. I've also tried the play music app that came pre-loaded on my phone, and it seems to suit me a little bit better, but I'd like to get some opinions about various apps that are available.

On a side note, I'm using a pair of Marshall studio monitor headphones to listen to music, so sound quality is definitely a priority.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 02:59:31 AM »
I'm using PowerAmp on my Android phone, and in general I think it's excellent. Gapless playback isn't perfect, but it's better than a bunch of other apps I tried, and in pretty much all other regards it works really well for me.

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 03:02:59 AM »
I mostly just use Spotify, but for local audio files I use BlackPlayer EX.

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 05:35:23 AM »
Apple user here, so I just suffer thru iTunes and Spotify.  Both have pros and cons when compared to one another, but neither are great.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 06:16:55 AM »
Another satisfied PowerAmp user here.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 06:20:17 AM »
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 06:23:14 AM »
PlayerPro. 

Poweramp doesn't read all of my MP3 tags and filters hundreds of albums into unknown artist folders.  I don't feel like adjusting hundreds of albums, so I use PlayerPro, which works fine for me.  I recall really liking PowerAmp before having that problem several years ago.

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 09:05:26 AM »
I just use Spotify and occasionally Play Music on my phone (Galaxy S7) but I'm not that particular when it comes to mobile listening

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 12:30:09 PM »
I was trying to find one a month or so ago. I should have asked here.

Tried a couple, settled on JetAudio (free version). Does what I need it to, I like the interface. No complaints.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 03:57:45 PM »
Used Foobar for the longest time, but recently switched to Google Play Music when I realized I was getting free streaming with YouTube Red.

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2018, 07:06:24 PM »
I'm using PowerAmp on my Android phone, and in general I think it's excellent. Gapless playback isn't perfect, but it's better than a bunch of other apps I tried, and in pretty much all other regards it works really well for me.

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2018, 07:08:25 PM »
I literally have no idea what anyone is talking about in this thread.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2018, 07:10:39 PM »
I literally have no idea what anyone is talking about in this thread.

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2018, 07:14:21 PM »
I literally have no idea what anyone is talking about in this thread.

Marillion.

Oh. I don't play Marillion with my phone. Or ever.


Actually I like Script.




would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2018, 07:22:52 PM »
I literally have no idea what anyone is talking about in this thread.

Literally no one in this thread is shocked at this statement.
Can you imagine some alien race comes to a large nebula they've never seen before, and it just turns out it's the Federation's dumping ground for space-smile?
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2018, 07:52:29 PM »
Google Play Music can store 50K songs for free.  That's what I need, ripping my CD's to it.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2018, 12:15:18 AM »
I subscribe to Google Play Music. It's my go-to.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2018, 01:16:45 AM »
I use Google Play Music. I have a 128 GB SD Card filled with 128 kbps mp3 files (for lack of space). It is full and it has over 25 thousand songs. I will probably need a 256 GB SD card soon.

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2018, 02:25:04 AM »
I literally have no idea what anyone is talking about in this thread.

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2018, 10:40:20 PM »
I use Google Play Music. I have a 128 GB SD Card filled with 128 kbps mp3 files (for lack of space). It is full and it has over 25 thousand songs. I will probably need a 256 GB SD card soon.

128K?  My sympathies.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2018, 11:00:00 PM »
I bought Neutron and think it is great.
Great sound and lot"s of possibilities to tweak it just  the way you want.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2018, 02:57:50 AM »
I use Google Play Music. I have a 128 GB SD Card filled with 128 kbps mp3 files (for lack of space). It is full and it has over 25 thousand songs. I will probably need a 256 GB SD card soon.

128K?  My sympathies.
It's the only way it will fit. I only listen to it underway or at the gym, so it is not so important. At home everything is lossless.  ;D

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2018, 08:26:27 AM »
When do you ever need 25 THOUSAND songs all at the same time though?

I use Spotify and iTunes on my phone and use both those mediums to play music at home. In the car it's all CDs
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2018, 10:15:32 AM »
When do you ever need 25 THOUSAND songs all at the same time though?

I use Spotify and iTunes on my phone and use both those mediums to play music at home. In the car it's all CDs

I don't stream music at all (don't want to pay for a large data plan based on how much I listen to music on my phone.  I had a 64gb micro SD card, which kept about half of my collection.  It became a pain in the ass to swap albums on and off of my phone depending on whatever mood I was into (i.e. let's listen to EVERY _____ (Maiden, DT, etc.) album this week, when I normally only kept my favorite handful of their albums on the card).

So I upgraded to 128gb and then 256gb so I could keep my entire collection, plus have room for lots of pictures and videos.  Having my full music collection is convenient, since I can just pull up whatever album I want to hear on a whim and not have to worry about whether or not it's already on the card. 

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2018, 10:26:15 AM »
^  Exactly this for me too.
Can you imagine some alien race comes to a large nebula they've never seen before, and it just turns out it's the Federation's dumping ground for space-smile?
And TAC can suck it  :biggrin:, this is heavy in all the right places.  :tup

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2018, 11:21:44 AM »
When do you ever need 25 THOUSAND songs all at the same time though?

I use Spotify and iTunes on my phone and use both those mediums to play music at home. In the car it's all CDs
Well, I could ask you "when do you ever need the infinity of songs you can choose on Spotify and iTunes?" Simple. You feel like listening to something, you search for it on Spotify and you listen to it. It is available whenever you want. The only difference is that I prefer having it on my phone. I've never used Spotify (or similar) and will never use it.

And yea.. pretty much this:

I don't stream music at all (don't want to pay for a large data plan based on how much I listen to music on my phone.  I had a 64gb micro SD card, which kept about half of my collection.  It became a pain in the ass to swap albums on and off of my phone depending on whatever mood I was into (i.e. let's listen to EVERY _____ (Maiden, DT, etc.) album this week, when I normally only kept my favorite handful of their albums on the card).

So I upgraded to 128gb and then 256gb so I could keep my entire collection, plus have room for lots of pictures and videos.  Having my full music collection is convenient, since I can just pull up whatever album I want to hear on a whim and not have to worry about whether or not it's already on the card.

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2018, 10:51:01 PM »
Actually, the trend seems to be heading toward streaming than uploading.  Amazon is doing away with the uploading service and is now doing streaming only, which sucks for those who have rare CD's.  I hope GPM doesn't follow.  I don't want to pay a subscription fee.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2018, 06:52:18 AM »
I use the Apple Music subscription. Works well enough for me, Iím not nearly the audiophile that a lot of you guys are. I have iTunes but havenít used it in ages.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2018, 08:01:33 AM »
iTunes or VLC on my pc.

though I finally upgraded my cans to a set of PSB (wired) headphones

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2018, 11:00:18 AM »
It's Spotify and iTunes... I'm a simple man.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2018, 12:00:45 PM »
I'm with the GPM group here, being able to stream King Crismon and Transatlantic when at work is fantastic. The cell phone app is pretty simple to use and has a decent sound quality.
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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2018, 01:24:34 PM »
Spotify for the most part.

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2018, 05:27:31 PM »
Used to use PowerAmp but got a free month's trial for Google Play a couple of years ago and haven't looked back since. Think I've bought a total of 3 CDs since then...

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2018, 07:21:43 AM »
I use PlayerPro on Android. Best $5 I've ever spent.

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Re: What music/audio player do you use with your phone?
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2018, 08:54:09 AM »
Itunes, but not streaming.  I like the idea of streaming but my understanding is with any streaming comes larger data usage on your phone bill? We have a lower tier Unlimited data plan with Verizon so I'm not sure how streaming music works with a crappier signal., I've been Itunes from almost the beginning with all my CD's loaded in. Also my computers and phones are Apple, which makes everything seemless.