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Android: Neutron Music Player – feature-laden player

Summary

Neutron Music Player is a truly sublime music player for audiophiles and regular music lovers alike with excellent Hi-Fi audio rendering. The app is truly jam-packed with features offering all the essentials that any music lover needs and a lot more.

The app gets our strongest recommendation. It’s definitely worth its modest price; great value for money.

What else does the app offer? We’re not going to even attempt to summarize everything the app offers. But there’s so much more to explore such as (in no particular order) a clock, normalization, tag editing, speaker overload protecting filters, crossfade, ratings, extensive audio hardware configuration options, 64-bit audio processing, profiles, together with extensive user interface customization. Unlike many other players, there’s also oversampling and PCM to DSD conversion, and DSP functionality Frequency Response Correction which is for flattening of the frequency response of the output device (headphones) and it supports open source database of presets (AutoEq).

While the interface is really good, there’s scope for improvement. And some of the default settings are not perfect. For example, the top panel has items that are always visible that most users will infrequently access, whereas the ubiquitous search is only shown in landscape. But this is really a minor criticism as if you don’t like the defaults, they are easily rectified. Just about everything can be configured including what icons are shown in the panel.

Neutron Music Player is mature software with development starting in 2011 and actively maintained. The software is written in C and C++ and runs on an operating specific interface layer on top of Neutron’s native core. For Android that interface layer is written in Java. Neutron uses its own sound, graphics, database, networking libraries with the user interface using OpenGL ES.

Website: neutroncode.com
Support: Forum, Google Play
Developer: Neutron Code Limited
License: Proprietary

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Streaming media
Page 4 – DSP Effects
Page 5 – Summary

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