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CNET Editors' review
Rocket Music Player combines cool features with an attractive layout and fantastic audio quality. It's a near-perfect blend of style and substance. Since it gives you most of its great features for free, there's no question that you should try it.
This app is one of the rare apps that sounds better without headphones than it does with them. It sounds great even on mediocre speakers. It has some advanced audio-tweaking settings like limiters, fading, and gapless playback. There's an equalizer, but you need to pay $4 to unlock all of its features. You can only tweak a few elements of your songs with the free version. Luckily, the free version is completely ad-free, so you can focus on this app's great, minimalist layout. When you're listening to music, it shows all the usual album art and other goodies you'd expect. You can even see them from the app's two widgets--a 4X1 and a 4X2--that both let you tap into Rocket Music Player's rating system. You can create and modify playlists as you listen. You can change the app's layout with downloadable themes, too. You don't need to download anything to play tracks with the app, as it supports most of the common music formats.
This app runs circles around the default media player on Android and around most third-party downloads, too. Rocket Music Player is simply one of the best ways to listen to your songs on your smartphone or tablet. If you haven't bought into a streaming service for your gadget, give it a shot.
From JRT Studio:
Rocket Music Player was designed with both the easy and advanced listener in mind. The easy to use interface allows you to browse to the music you want to hear faster without getting bogged down in details and extra buttons. Additionally, advanced options give you an opportunity to create your own music listening experience.This free version contains key features focused on streamlining your music player interaction including: Browse and play your music by albums, artists, genres, songs, podcasts and playlists Create playlists within the player iSyncr Live Lists dynamically update while playing Fade in and out when playing and stopping songs Controllable from the lockscreen Podcast bookmarking 4x1 and 4x2 widget Support for most scrobbling appsWhen combined with iSyncr, an app for syncing your iTunes music with your Android device, Rocket Music Player allows you to: Sync new playlists and playlist changes back to iTunes Sync podcast bookmarks to and from iTunes Sync song ratings to and from iTunes iSyncr Live Lists dynamically update while playingTo take your music listening to the next level, upgrade Rocket Music Player with the Rocket Music Player Premium Unlocker. The Premium version unlocks the following features: Album art downloading Gapless playback Crossfading Play Apple Lossless (ALAC) Albums marked gapless in iTunes will play gapless when used with iSyncr Start/stop time from iTunes is used when used with iSyncrIn the works: Equalizer Preamp Folder view Tag editinghttp://www.jrtstudio.com/RocketPlayer/FAQ** There is a known issue on some HTC devices including the Incredible where music stored on the internal memory is not visible by some music players, we have made sure that Rocket Music Player works smoothly with these devices even when music is stored internallyRecent changes:New: Pause/Skip using the status notification on Android 4.0 and laterNew: Gray status notification iconNew: Adds in fast forward and rewind by holding down on the buttonsNew: Turn on/off fadingBug Fix: Live Lists from iSyncr perform better dynamicallyBug Fix: Rocket Player can again be used with the "Car Home" appBug Fix: "Save Battery" mode in the premium version had some issuesContent rating: Everyone
What's new in this version: New: Pause/Skip using the status notification on Android 4.0 and laterNew: Gray status notification iconNew: Adds in fast forward and rewind by holding down on the buttonsNew: Turn on/off fadingBug Fix: Live Lists from iSyncr perform better dynamicallyBug Fix: Rocket Player can again be used with the "Car Home" appBug Fix: "Save Battery" mode in the premium version had some issues
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"Does it all, and well."
Version: Rocket Music Player 1.0.4
Equalizer (in the paid version), good playback quality, simple to use, intuitive. Responsive developer helps promptly if issues arise.
They don't pay you to use it.
As good as any music player out there, and its equalizer puts it above most of the rest. It meets all my music playing needs, plays nicely with iSyncr since it is from the same developer. And the developer is as good and responsive as you can get - not always the case these days.
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