Hi there. I'm new here. I found your app through another user on Headfi. I recently picked up the new Shanling M3X which is a stunning DAP but the native Music App has a few shortfalls. So, I've been using Hiby Music App on the device. Today I commented that the Hiby App sounds great, sorts by Album Artist and Artist, but scrolling a large library is a bit laggy. It was suggested to give GoneMad a try and I did.
First off, WOW, its night and day lightning fast. I've got 17853 tracks on a 512GB card and your interface is fast and fluid - so congrats on that. But I notice 2 things that I would mind your comment on.
1. I've got several .M3U playlists on the sd card and the hiby app automatically picks them up and adds them to "Playlist" list. I've run a scan but so far have not been able to get GMad to recognize them. What am I missing?
2. I've been A/B comparing the sound output between GoneMad and Hiby. GoneMad is a much more fluid scrolling experience for sure, but music playback through the Hiby App is deeper, wider, more detailed and fuller somehow. Ive been going back and forth between same song(s) same volume and EQ off both players. Compared to Hiby GoneMad somehow sounds slightly veiled. Shanling Android DAPs utilize their in-house AGLO, Android Global Lossless Output to remove the restictions of Android audio rendering, but I'm wondering if there's a setting somewhere that I'm missing. I like the app, but there is a noticeable playback difference.
2) GMMP's engine was built when android had a lot more limitations on output so it will down sample down to 48hz or less and 16bit (for sources higher than that). It outputs via the android apis which may or may not pass through whatever custom audio code/dac/dsp the device has. There is nothing in place to take advantage of any custom hardware