Are there any other accessible music player apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch besides the built-in one?
Submitted by Josh C. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
iOS & iPadOS
I'm not a big fan of the built-in music app on my iPhone because of it's soft volume and lack of features. I'm thinking about getting an iPod Touch soon, and from what I hear, the built-in music app on the iPod Touch is the same as the one on the iPhone. Are there any other accessible music player apps for the iPhone and/or the iPod Touch?
You could try either Dirac you could try Headquake, or if you're looking for music streaming try Pandora or Songza
I'm just looking for an app that will play the songs I've synced to my iPhone/iPod Touch with more features and either louder or more adjustable volume than the built-in Music app. I'm looking for something that has a customizable EQ, and possibly effects like time stretch, pitch change, surround sound, etc. The volume slider in the built-in Music app just controls the main sound volume, but I'd like to have a volume slider that controls the volume of the player and not the main volume.
Try an app called TuneShell. It is probably one of the most feature-packed players that is capable of decoding most formats including lossless audio.
Headquake should work as well
Yes tune shell is probably the app you are looking for.
Below are a couple of app reviews that I have posted. Tune shell http://youtu.be/L4MKCm3eiRc Headquake http://youtu.be/3uPRZWA7oMY
The one thing I don't like about alternative music players is that they don't update the iTunes play count information. At least they don't in iOS 6. I'm not sure if this was opened up in iOS 7. I use play count and last played date to manage moving songs on and off my iPod through smart playlists. I wish the alternative players could do this.
Thanks to everyone who responded. I did some research on Headquake, and it doesn't appear to have some of the features I want. TuneShell may be what I go with, since it can play lossless audio, and I have a bunch of WAV files I've recorded. I don't use smart playlists, so the play count issue isn't a factor for me.