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Looking to blast some tunes? Check out these 8 Android music players

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Looking to blast some tunes? Check out these 8 Android music players
Are you looking to blast some tunes through your smartphone's loudspeaker or your earphones? You'll need a music player for that, and it's probably safe to say that the one available on your device by default is nothing more than 'acceptable'.

Indeed, many of us want players that go beyond the basics (you know, playing back songs), so features are an important factor when choosing one. And while that's true, some of us still prefer a simple-to-use, no-nonsense players, like Google's Play Music app (which now comes pre-loaded on a number of devices). In the slideshow below, we've picked 8 different players that somewhat differ in their purpose -- some are services that allow you to browse, listen, and purchase music from a central server or locally (e.g. Google Play Music), while other have a ton of extras fitted into them and offer local playback (i.e. songs on your phone). 

So, once again, are you looking to blast some tunes on your smartphone? The music player apps we've picked for your are as good a starting point as any. Take a look.

* Players arranged in no specific order.

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posted on 24 Jul 2014, 07:24 1

1. sss_ddk (Posts: 61; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I prefer folder players

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:11 6

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


PowerAmp Music is best in paid category and Google Play Music in free category. Overall PowerAmp is best.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:29 3

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I bought the full version and this is the best app I've ever purchased. I would give PowerAmp a 100 star review if I could. Nothing comes close.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:15

12. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1189; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Agreed, a lot of functionality and it's theming option is splendid. Minor point would be the need for a plugin for the lyrics if you don't have mp3's that contain the lyrics.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 07:44 2

2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


While poweramp is arguably the best, I'm using Apollo lately. Its a great free alternative. :)

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:05

3. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1275; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


+1 for Apollo. When my OPO gets here in a few hours, Apollo will be loaded on it.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:41

9. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 357; Member since: 07 May 2012)


let us know how the OPO performs

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:30 1

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I used Apollo when I rooted my devices. Can't match PowerAmp, but definitely comes #2.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:53

10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


As I said a "free alternative". Also its got a lot better.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:30

17. LikeMyself (Posts: 302; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Apollo is meh! Rocket Player is the best free alternative with cool options and good preset equalizers and the Pro equalizers are top notch! And the Dev is very active and humble!
In all, as long as the music players include their own media scanner, I'm cool with it, but this is so rare and often results in duplicated albums for some of my ripped music!! Apollo is currently frozen in my phone!

posted on 28 Jul 2014, 23:47

20. javy108 (Posts: 164; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Apollo is basic and smooth, kinda good.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:09

4. Settings (Posts: 706; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


+1 for doubleTwist. It let me stream movies to my PS3 via UPSP & DLNA. For free!

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:13

6. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


JetAudio for me. Great effects.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:07

11. andrejx (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


when listening to music it's about music isnt it? so for me NOOZY and XENO!

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:51 1

13. smallworld (Posts: 439; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I use the default music player on my phone.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:03

14. Totse2k15 (Posts: 276; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


MAVEN Music Player (Pro) for me. Better EQ.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:19

15. Tritinum (Posts: 280; Member since: 06 May 2014)


no Zplayer :( ..though Poweramp is undeniably the best in the list!

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:23

16. GoogleNexusPrime (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)


Musixmatch, hands down. Sine the last update it is quite beautiful. And not changed from it since last year because I can't live without its streaming lyrics over coverart.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 21:29

18. chebner (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I tried Power Amp a few years ago and didn't like something about it, though I can't remember what. I then tried Player Pro and have been using it ever sense. Works and sounds great, but you have to get the DSP pack for the best sound. The equalizer is much better with the DSP pack.

posted on 28 Jul 2014, 23:47

19. javy108 (Posts: 164; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


I love Google Play Music :) It feels so good to touch the 'My Library' button :3 such a great player.

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