Android Market is all over the news for the stupendous growth it managed to achieve in such a short span of time. Searching for the right applications in Android Market, with over 600,000+ apps already, is a classic needle-in-a-haystack problem. We have already pitched in to help you choose the right set of Siri alternatives and top launchers for Android from that burgeoning list of apps, now let’s take a sneak peek into the best music player apps available for Android.
PowerAmp is undoubtedly my favorite music player app for Android so far. Nice and simple music player app that just works. Equalizer available with widest range of presets possible. Sound quality of my headphones and car audio(via AUX connection ie.) are remarkably better now, thanks to PowerAmp. Moreover, PowerAmp is available for free download and use for a 14 day trial period so that you can get a feel of fully functional PowerAmp before deciding on whether to buy it or not. An offer too hard to ignore I believe.
You probably must have heard about DeaDBeeF for Ubuntu by Alexey Yakovenko before.DeadBeeF music player for Android is his latest creation. Like its desktop counterpart, DeadBeeF for Android is simple, lightweight and fast and can play music formats of all kind, can play online radio(shoutcast) too. Free version of DeadBeeF is ad supported.
PlayerPro music player is perhaps one of the most popular music player app for Android with over a million downloads already. It boasts of features like Mixable audio effects for Android 2.3 devices, Dolby and SRS sound effects for HTC devices equipped with HTC sound enhancement, home screen widgets, 14 stunning skins, lock screen widgets with a number of customization options and so on. Like PowerAmp, PlayerPro music player trial version is available for a 10 day free use. PlayerPro paid version is a standalone music player and hence you have to uninstall trial version if you intend to purchase it.
What makes Neutron Music Player different from the rest is its uniquely designed UI and 32-bit audio decoding/processing capability. Neutron is a comparatively new player in the market and is already getting wide accolades for its sound quality and several nice and intuitive UI design choices. Some of its features include lock screen/home screen widgets, clock mode, sleep timer, night UI mode with colorful audio visualization etc. Try Neutron trial version first.
With over half a million downloads, NRG Player is yet another popular music player for Android. Features include graphical equalizer with preset saving function, Last.fm scrobbling, App Widgets and lock screen etc. 10 day trial version of NRG Player is available.
UberMusic is a beautiful, highly skinnable music player for Android. It is designed by Federico Carnales, the same developer who created my favorite homescreen launcher for Android,LauncherPro. Free live wallpaper included that shows album art from your music collection. Some other interesting features include true shuffling that avoids playing the same song twice, minimalistic status bar that you can still swipe down to see your notifications, 6 different widget sizes(fully skinnable) and so on. No trial version available unfortunately.
Mixzing might just be the most familiar name after PowerAmp when it comes to third party music player apps for Android. It has been downloaded more that 50 million times already which still is lower than PowerAmp’s download estimates. Mixzing can display lyrics for millions of songs, automatically save playlist and can help you discover new music with spot-on recommendations. Mixzing has graphic equalizer for MP3, AAC/M4A and OGG files and lock-screen widget to control player while phone is locked as well.
On a side note, if you are thinking about purchasing any of the music player apps listed above, as a matter of fact any app from Android Market, I will recommend you to wait for 2 more days. Applications from Android Market have been downloaded more than 10 billion times and Google is celebrating the occasion with a massive sale of popular applications at a pittance. Two more days to go and the application you intend to purchase might just appear for $0.10 sale in Android Market. Good luck and thanks for reading.